Netflix Seats Viewers at the ‘Chef’s Table’


Netflix has been on a hot streak of late, with hit shows “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Daredevil” and “Bloodline” all debuting in the past two months. Now the streaming video service has reserved a seat at six of the hottest restaurants in the world with its new docu-series “Chef’s Table.”

Created by David Gelb, the director of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” “Chef’s Table” takes viewers inside the lives and kitchens of internationally renowned chefs. Each episode is centered around a single chef and shows off their creativity, love of food and attention — one could even say obsession — to detail.  The first season features Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Jãrpen, Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy).

While there’s no word yet if the new show will get a second season, Gelb says the culinary possibilities are endless.

“There are so many awesome chefs in the world right now and they all have incredible stories,” Gelb recently told the Los Angeles Times. “So it was really a matter of who’s available and willing to give us the time that we need to go in depth.”


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