Chef's Table

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Chef's Table
Chef's Table.jpg
Cover photo for Netflix's Chef's Table
GenreDocumentary
Created byDavid Gelb
Directed by
  • Brian McGinn (6 episodes)
  • Clay Jeter (5 episodes)
  • David Gelb (4 episodes)
  • Andrew Fried (3 episodes)
  • Abigail Fuller (2 episodes)
Presented byBoardwalk Pictures, Supper Club
Theme music composerAntonio VivaldiWinter, The Four Seasons (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297) – Recomposed by Max Richter
ComposersDuncan Thum (14 ep.), Silas Hite (3 ep.), Matt Abeysekera (1 ep.), Sarah Schachner (1 ep.), Danny Bensi (1 ep.), Saunder Jurriaans (1 ep.), Sebastian Örnemark (7 ep.)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes30
Production
Executive producers
ProducersDanny O'Malley (11 ep.), Drew Palombi (9 ep.), Claire Dagress (6 ep.), John Henion (6 ep.), Michael Hilliard, et al.
CinematographyAdam Bricker (9 ep.), Will Basanta (5 ep.), Matthew Chavez (1 ep.), Chloe Weaver (1 ep.)
EditorsJason Moll (18 ep.), Matt Mascia (17 ep.), Robinson Eng (14 ep.), Jay Garcia (12 ep.), Brianne Hunt (12 ep.), Brian Triebwasser (12 ep.), Hannah Tripp (12 ep.), Dante Pasquinelli (9 ep.), et al.
Running time50 minutes (roughly)[1]
Production companiesNetflix, Boardwalk Pictures, Supper Club, FINCH, Itaca Films
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatDigital (HDTV)
First shown inWorldwide
Original releaseApril 26, 2015 (2015-04-26) –
present (present)
External links
Netflix

Chef's Table is the first original Netflix documentary series, and premiered on April 26, 2015. The series focuses on specific chefs, exploring their philosophies and approaches to cooking. The series was renewed for a seventh and eighth season on May 20, 2019.[2]

Background[edit]

Each episode of the series focuses on a specific chef, and explores their personal philosophies and approach to cooking.[3] Creator David Gelb considers it a follow-up to his documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Both documentaries make use of cinematography and production techniques based on traditional filmmaking rather than reality television.[4]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
Volume 16April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
Volume 26May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
Volume 36February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
Volume 44April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
Volume 54September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
Volume 64February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)

Episodes[edit]

Volume 1 (2015)[edit]

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season

Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
1 1 Italy Massimo Bottura Italy Osteria Francescana
Modena, Italy
David Gelb April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
2 2 United States Dan Barber United States Blue Hill Restaurant
New York City and Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, New York), United States
Clay Jeter April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
3 3 Argentina Francis Mallmann Argentina Patagonia Sur
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay Jeter April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
4 4 United States Niki Nakayama United States n/naka
Los Angeles, United States
Andrew Fried April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
5 5 New Zealand Ben Shewry Australia Attica
Melbourne, Australia
Brian McGinn April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)
6 6 Sweden Magnus Nilsson Sweden Fäviken
Järpen, Sweden
Brian McGinn April 26, 2015 (2015-04-26)

Volume 2 (2016)[edit]

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season

Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
7 1 United States Grant Achatz United States Alinea
Chicago, United States
Brian McGinn May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
8 2 Brazil Alex Atala Brazil D. O. M.
São Paulo, Brazil
Clay Jeter May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
9 3 France Dominique Crenn United States Atelier Crenn
San Francisco, United States
Andrew Fried May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
10 4 Mexico Enrique Olvera Mexico Pujol
Mexico City, Mexico
Clay Jeter May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
11 5 Slovenia Ana Roš Slovenia Hiša Franko
Kobarid, Slovenia
Abigail Fuller May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
12 6 India Gaggan Anand Thailand Gaggan
Bangkok, Thailand
David Gelb May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)

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Volume 3 (2017)[edit]

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
13 1 South Korea Jeong Kwan South Korea Chunjinam Hermitage at Baekyangsa
Jangseong County, South Korea
David Gelb February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
14 2 Russia Vladimir Mukhin Russia White Rabbit
Moscow, Russia
Brian McGinn February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
15 3 United States Nancy Silverton United States Mozza
Los Angeles, United States
Andrew Fried February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
16 4 United States Ivan Orkin JapanUnited States Ivan Ramen
Tokyo, Japan closed
New York City, United States
David Gelb February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
17 5 Germany Tim Raue Germany Restaurant Tim Raue
Berlin, Germany
Abigail Fuller February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
18 6 Peru Virgilio Martínez Peru Central
Lima, Peru
Clay Jeter February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)

[5]

Volume 4: Pastry (2018)[edit]

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
19 1 United States Christina Tosi United States Milk Bar
New York City, United States
Andrew Fried April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
20 2 Italy Corrado Assenza Italy Caffè Sicilia
Noto, Italy
Brian McGinn April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
21 3 Spain Jordi Roca Spain El Celler de Can Roca
Girona, Spain
David Gelb April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)
22 4 United States Will Goldfarb Indonesia Room 4 Dessert
Ubud, Indonesia
Brian McGinn April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)

Volume 5 (2018)[edit]

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
23 1 Mexico Cristina Martinez United States South Philly Barbacoa
Philadelphia, United States
Abigail Fuller September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
24 2 Turkey Musa Dağdeviren Turkey Çiya
Istanbul, Turkey
Clay Jeter September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
25 3 Thailand Bo Songvisava Thailand Bo.lan
Bangkok, Thailand
Andrew Fried September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)
26 4 Spain Albert Adrià Spain Tickets
Barcelona, Spain
Jim Goldblum September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)

Volume 6 (2019)[edit]

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
27 1 United States Mashama Bailey United States The Grey
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Abigail Fuller February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)
28 2 Italy Dario Cecchini Italy Solociccia
Panzano, Tuscany, Italy
Jim Goldblum February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)
29 3 India Asma Khan United Kingdom Darjeeling Express
London, United Kingdom
Zia Mandviwalla February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)
30 4 United States Sean Brock United States Husk
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Clay Jeter February 22, 2019 (2019-02-22)

[6]

Chef's Table: France[edit]

Chef's Table: France
GenreDocumentary
Created byDavid Gelb
Directed byClay Jeter, Brian McGinn , Andrew Fried, Abigail Fuller
Presented byBoardwalk Pictures, Supper Club
Theme music composerVivaldi - Winter, The Four Seasons (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297) - Recomposed by Max Richter
Original languageFrench
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producersAndrew Fried, David Gelb, Brian McGinn, Lisa Nishimura, Matt Weaver
ProducersDane Lillegard, Brian McGinn , Andrew Fried
Running time50 minutes
Production companiesNetflix, Boardwalk Pictures, Supper Club
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatDigital (HDTV)
First shown inWorldwide
Original releaseSeptember 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
External links
Netflix

A spin-off, titled Chef's Table: France was released in September 2016.

Volume 1 (2016)[edit]

No.

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
1 Alain Passard (L'Arpège in Paris, France) David Gelb September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
2 Alexandre Couillon (La Marine in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, France) Clay Jeter September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
3 Adeline Grattard (Yam’Tcha in Paris, France) Andrew Fried September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
4 Michel Troisgros (La Maison Troisgros in Roanne, France) David Gelb September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)

Chef's Table: BBQ[edit]

Chef's Table: BBQ
GenreDocumentary
Created byDavid Gelb
Presented byBoardwalk Pictures, Supper Club
Theme music composerVivaldi - Winter, The Four Seasons (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297) - Recomposed by Max Richter
Original languageUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producersDavid Gelb, Brian McGinn, Andrew Fried
ProducerTBA
Running time45-50 minutes
Production companiesNetflix, Boardwalk Pictures, Supper Club
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatDigital (HDTV)
First shown inWorldwide
Original releaseSeptember 2, 2020 (2020-09-02)
External links
Netflix

A second spin-off, titled Chef's Table: BBQ premiered on September 2, 2020.[7]

Volume 1 (2020)[edit]

No.

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Chef Restaurant Directed by Released date
1 United States Tootsie Tomanetz United States Snow's BBQ
Lexington, Texas, United States
Zia Mandviwalla September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02)
2 Australia Lennox Hastie Australia Firedoor
Sydney, Australia
Brian McGinn September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02)
3 United States Rodney Scott United States Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Clay Jeter September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02)
4 Mexico Rosalia Chay Chuc Mexico Cochinita Pibil
Yaxuná, Mexico
Zia Mandviwalla September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02)

Reception[edit]

The series has been well received since it aired in 2015 and has been praised for its cinematography, score, and production.[3][8]

Chef's Table has been parodied numerous times. Gods of Food, which satirizes Chef's Table and the restaurant industry, was produced by the YouTube comedy channel CollegeHumor.[9] The IFC series Portlandia parodied the series in an episode about an airport sushi chef.[10]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref
Chef's Table Season 1
2015 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Duncan Thum for "Francis Mallmann" Nominated [11]
2015 International Documentary Association Awards Best Episodic Series Chef's Table Won [12]
2016 James Beard Foundation Award Visual and Technical Excellence Chef's Table Won [13]
Chef's Table Season 2
2016 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing - Short Form Documentary in Television William McGuigan Nominated [14]
2016 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Chef's Table Nominated [11]
Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program David Gelb for "Gaggan Anand" Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Duncan Thum for "Grant Achatz" Nominated
2016 International Documentary Association Awards Best Episodic Series Chef's Table Nominated [15]
2017 James Beard Foundation Award Best Television Program, on Location Chef's Table Won [16]
Chef's Table Season 3
2017 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Chef's Table Nominated [17]
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program Will Basanta for "Virgilio Martinez" Nominated
2018 James Beard Foundation Award Best Television Program, on Location "Jeong Kwan" Won [18]
Chef's Table Season 4: Pastry
2018 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program Adam Bricker for "Corrado Assenza" Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chef's Table (TV Series 2015-)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. ^ RenewCancelTV (2019-05-20). "Netflix's 'Chef's Table' Renewed For Season 7 & 8". RenewCancelTV. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  3. ^ a b Stein, Joshua David (2015-04-24). "TV Review: Netflix's 'Chef's Table' Digs Deep Into Creative Life". Eater. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  4. ^ Marsh, Calum (2019-05-01). "How Chef's Table Turned Food TV Into Mouthwatering Art". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  5. ^ a b Carra, Mallory (September 2, 2016). "When Does 'Chef's Table' Season 4 Premiere? The Netflix Series Will Be Back With More Food Porn". Bustle.com. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. ^ RenewCancelTV (2019-01-25). "'Chef's Table' Renewed For Season 6 On Netflix". RenewCancelTV. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  7. ^ "Video: "Chef's Table: BBQ" - Official Trailer - Netflix". The Futon Critic. August 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Breheny, Emma. "How does Chef's Table season 5 stack up?". Gourmet Traveller. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  9. ^ Morabito, Greg (2019-08-21). "How Rekha Shankar Created a Pitch-Perfect 'Chef's Table' Parody With 'Gods of Food'". Eater. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  10. ^ "This 'Portlandia' Spoof of 'Chef's Table' Is All Too Perfect". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  11. ^ a b "Chef's Table". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "2015 IDA Documentary Awards". International Documentary Association. April 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  13. ^ "The 2016 Beard Award Winners!". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  14. ^ "2016 Golden Reel Awards Awards". mpse.org. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  15. ^ "2016 IDA Documentary Awards". International Documentary Association. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  16. ^ "The 2017 James Beard Media Award Winners". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  17. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  18. ^ "The 2018 James Beard Media Award Winners". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  19. ^ Hipes, Patrick (12 July 2018). "Emmy Nominations: 'Game Of Thrones' Tops Noms, With Netflix & HBO Leading Way – Full List". Deadline. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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