The Mind of a Chef

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The Mind of a Chef
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GenreCooking
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes86 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Jonathan Cianfrani (season 2 & 4)
  • Nari Kye (season 4)
  • Gillian Brown (season 5)
  • Alexandra Chaden (season 3 & 6)
Running time
  • 23 minutes (seasons 1–5)
  • 23–25 minutes (season 6)
Production company(s)Zero Point Zero Production
Release
Original network
Original releaseNovember 9, 2012 (2012-11-09) –
present
External links
Official website

The Mind of a Chef is a non-fiction television series on PBS narrated and executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, and combines travel, cooking, history, and science.[1] Each season follows a different chef, or pair of chefs, and examines their beliefs and philosophies on cooking and the culinary arts.

The first season premiered on November 9, 2012 with host David Chang.[2] Season 2 premiered on September 7, 2013 and starred chefs Sean Brock and April Bloomfield. Season 3 premiered on September 6, 2014 and stars chefs Edward Lee and Magnus Nilsson.[3] Chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and David Kinch were featured in Season 4.[4][5] Season 5 featured chef Ludo Lefebvre.[6]

In 2017, Zero Point Zero Production released the sixth season, featuring chef Danny Bowien, on Facebook Watch. It premiered on November 13, 2017.[7]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
116November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)PBS
216September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07)December 21, 2013 (2013-12-21)
316September 6, 2014 (2014-09-06)December 20, 2014 (2014-12-20)
416September 5, 2015 (2015-09-05)December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
514October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13)
68November 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)December 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)Facebook Watch

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Noodle"November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
22"Pig"November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
33"Memory"November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
44"Spain"November 9, 2012 (2012-11-09)
55"Rotten"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
66"Rene"November 16, 2012 (2012-11-16)
77"Simple"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
88"Gluttony"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
99"Chef"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
1010"Japan"November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
1111"New York"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
1212"Fresh"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
1313"Soy"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
1414"Sweet Spot"November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
1515"Smoke"December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)
1616"Buddies"December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
171"Southerners"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinSeptember 7, 2013 (2013-09-07)
182"Seeds"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinSeptember 14, 2013 (2013-09-14)
193"Rice"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinSeptember 21, 2013 (2013-09-21)
204"Louisiana"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinSeptember 28, 2013 (2013-09-28)
215"Preserve"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinOctober 5, 2013 (2013-10-05)
226"Roots"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinOctober 12, 2013 (2013-10-12)
237"Lowcountry BBQ"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinOctober 19, 2013 (2013-10-19)
248"Senegal"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinOctober 26, 2013 (2013-10-26)
259"London"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinNovember 2, 2013 (2013-11-02)
2610"Sea/Salt"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinNovember 9, 2013 (2013-11-09)
2711"Curry"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinNovember 16, 2013 (2013-11-16)
2812"Italian"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinNovember 23, 2013 (2013-11-23)
2913"British Classics"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinNovember 30, 2013 (2013-11-30)
3014"Farmer"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinDecember 7, 2013 (2013-12-07)
3115"Leftovers"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinDecember 14, 2013 (2013-12-14)
3216"Restaurateur"Michael Steed & Claudia WoloshinDecember 21, 2013 (2013-12-21)

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
331"Origin"Anna Chai & Michael SteedSeptember 6, 2014 (2014-09-06)
342"American"Anna Chai & Michael SteedSeptember 13, 2014 (2014-09-13)
353"Argentina"Anna Chai & Michael SteedSeptember 20, 2014 (2014-09-20)
364"Louisville"Anna Chai & Michael SteedSeptember 27, 2014 (2014-09-27)
375"Kentucky"Anna Chai & Michael SteedOctober 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)
386"Latitude"Anna Chai & Michael SteedOctober 11, 2014 (2014-10-11)
397"Impermanence"Anna Chai & Michael SteedOctober 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)
408"Bourbon"Anna Chai & Michael SteedOctober 25, 2014 (2014-10-25)
419"Winter"Anna Chai & Michael SteedNovember 1, 2014 (2014-11-01)
4210"Spring"Anna Chai & Michael SteedNovember 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)
4311"Creation"Anna Chai & Michael SteedNovember 15, 2014 (2014-11-15)
4412"France"Anna Chai & Michael SteedNovember 22, 2014 (2014-11-22)
4513"Traditions"Anna Chai & Michael SteedNovember 29, 2014 (2014-11-29)
4614"Locality"Anna Chai & Michael SteedDecember 6, 2014 (2014-12-06)
4715"Documentation"Anna Chai & Michael SteedDecember 13, 2014 (2014-12-13)
4816"Fäviken"Anna Chai & Michael SteedDecember 20, 2014 (2014-12-20)

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
491"Prune"Siobhan WalsheSeptember 5, 2015 (2015-09-05)
502"Garbage"Siobhan WalsheSeptember 12, 2015 (2015-09-12)
513"Rome"Siobhan WalsheSeptember 19, 2015 (2015-09-19)
524"Hunger"Siobhan WalsheSeptember 26, 2015 (2015-09-26)
535"Past"Siobhan WalsheOctober 3, 2015 (2015-10-03)
546"Hustle"Siobhan WalsheOctober 10, 2015 (2015-10-10)
557"Napkin"Siobhan WalsheOctober 17, 2015 (2015-10-17)
568"Evolution"Siobhan WalsheOctober 24, 2015 (2015-10-24)
579"Fire"Siobhan WalsheOctober 31, 2015 (2015-10-31)
5810"Legacy"Siobhan WalsheNovember 7, 2015 (2015-11-07)
5911"Ocean"Siobhan WalsheNovember 14, 2015 (2015-11-14)
6012"Strawberry"Siobhan WalsheNovember 21, 2015 (2015-11-21)
6113"Balance"Siobhan WalsheNovember 28, 2015 (2015-11-28)
6214"Restrictions"Siobhan WalsheDecember 5, 2015 (2015-12-05)
6315"New Orleans"Siobhan WalsheDecember 12, 2015 (2015-12-12)
6416"25 Bites"Siobhan WalsheDecember 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)

Season 5 (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
651"Best Of: Eggs"Morgan FallonOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)
662"Legends"Morgan FallonOctober 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)
673"Fried"Morgan FallonOctober 15, 2016 (2016-10-15)
684"LudoBird"Morgan FallonOctober 22, 2016 (2016-10-22)
695"Strip Malls"Morgan FallonOctober 29, 2016 (2016-10-29)
706"La Mer"Morgan FallonNovember 5, 2016 (2016-11-05)
717"Le Végétale"Morgan FallonNovember 12, 2016 (2016-11-12)
728"Joie De Vivre"Morgan FallonNovember 19, 2016 (2016-11-19)
739"Tous Au Bistro"Morgan FallonNovember 26, 2016 (2016-11-26)
7410"Instinct vs. Discipline"Morgan FallonDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)
7511"LudoBites"Morgan FallonDecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)
7612"Surf N Turf"Morgan FallonJanuary 14, 2017 (2017-01-14)
7713"Dessert"Morgan FallonJanuary 6, 2017 (2017-01-06)
7814"Birds"Morgan FallonJanuary 13, 2017 (2017-01-13)

Season 6 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byOriginal air date
791"Genesis"Alex BravermanNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
802"Threshold"Alex BravermanNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
813"Mentor"Alex BravermanNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
824"Family"Alex BravermanNovember 20, 2017 (2017-11-20)
835"Risk"Alex BravermanNovember 27, 2017 (2017-11-27)
846"Unexpected"Alex BravermanDecember 4, 2017 (2017-12-04)
857"Classics"Alex BravermanDecember 11, 2017 (2017-12-11)
868"Multiverse"Alex BravermanDecember 18, 2017 (2017-12-18)

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2013 & 2014, The Mind of a Chef won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Program, On Location.[8][9]

Year Ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2014 41st Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Culinary Program The Mind of a Chef Won [10]
2018 45th Daytime Emmy Awards Nominated [11]
Outstanding Culinary Host Danny Bowien Nominated
Outstanding Directing in a Single Camera Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel or Educational and Informational Program The Mind of a Chef Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brion, Raphael (May 22, 2013). "The Mind of a Chef Season Two, This Time With Sean Brock and April Bloomfield". Eater. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Orchant, Rebecca (October 10, 2012). "'The Mind Of A Chef,' Anthony Bourdain And David Chang's New PBS Show To Debut November 9th (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Season 3 Of 'The Mind Of A Chef' Will Star Edward Lee And Magnus Nilsson - Food Republic". Food Republic. April 8, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Robard, Matt (March 13, 2015). ""The Mind Of A Chef Season 4" To Star Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton - Food Republic". Food Republic. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Robard, Matt (May 1, 2015). ""The Mind Of A Chef Season 4" To Star Manresa's David Kinch - Food Republic". Food Republic. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Lurie, Joshua (August 15, 2016). ""The Mind of a Chef" Season 5 Stars Chef Ludo Lefebvre - Food GPS". Food GPS. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Pomranz, Mike. "The New Season of Mind of a Chef Is Now Out on Facebook Watch". Food & Wine. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "James Beard Foundation Award - 2013" (PDF). JamesBeard.org. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "James Beard Foundation Award - 2014" (PDF). JamesBeard.org. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "'The Mind of a Chef' Wins Big At Daytime Emmys - Food Republic". Food Republic. June 23, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  11. ^ Heller, Corinne (April 29, 2018). "Daytime Emmy Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. Retrieved April 30, 2018.

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