Chef's Table

Chef's Table is the first original Netflix documentary series, and premiered on April 26, 2015.

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

BackgroundEdit

Each episode of the series focuses on a specific chef, and explores their personal philosophies and approach to cooking.[2] 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.[3]

Series overviewEdit

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)

EpisodesEdit

Volume 1 (2015)Edit

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

Volume 2 (2016)[4]Edit

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

Volume 3 (2017)[4]Edit

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

Volume 4: Pastry (2018)Edit

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

Volume 5 (2018)Edit

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

Volume 6 (2019)[5]Edit

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

Chef's Table: FranceEdit

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

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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: BBQEdit

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.[6]

Volume 1 (2020)Edit

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

ReceptionEdit

The series has been well received since it aired in 2015 and has been praised for its cinematography, score, and production.[2][7]

Chef's Table has been parodied numerous times. Gods of Food, which satirizes Chef's Table and restaurant industry, was produced by the comedy YouTube channel CollegeHumor.[8] The IFC series Portlandia parodied the series in an episode about an airport sushi chef.[9]

AwardsEdit

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
[10]
2015
International Documentary Association Awards
Best Episodic Series
Chef's Table
Won
[11]
2016
James Beard Foundation Award
Visual and Technical Excellence
Chef's Table
Won
[12]
Chef's Table Season 2
2016
MPSE Golden Reel Awards
Best Sound Editing - Short Form Documentary in Television
William McGuigan
Nominated
[13]
2016
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Chef's Table
Nominated
[10]
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
[14]
2017
James Beard Foundation Award
Best Television Program, on Location
Chef's Table
Won
[15]
Chef's Table Season 3
2017
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Chef's Table
Nominated
[16]
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
[17]
Chef's Table Season 4: Pastry
2018
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
Adam Bricker for "Corrado Assenza"
Nominated
[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chef's Table (TV Series 2015-)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Marsh, Calum (2019-05-01). "How Chef's Table Turned Food TV Into Mouthwatering Art". Vulture. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ RenewCancelTV (2019-01-25). "'Chef's Table' Renewed For Season 6 On Netflix". RenewCancelTV. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  6. ^ "Video: "Chef's Table: BBQ" - Official Trailer - Netflix". The Futon Critic. August 17, 2020.
  7. ^ Breheny, Emma. "How does Chef's Table season 5 stack up?". Gourmet Traveller. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "This 'Portlandia' Spoof of 'Chef's Table' Is All Too Perfect". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  10. ^ a b "Chef's Table". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "2015 IDA Documentary Awards". International Documentary Association. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  12. ^ "The 2016 Beard Award Winners!". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  13. ^ "2016 Golden Reel Awards Awards". mpse.org. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  14. ^ "2016 IDA Documentary Awards". International Documentary Association. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  15. ^ "The 2017 James Beard Media Award Winners". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  16. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "The 2018 James Beard Media Award Winners". www.jamesbeard.org. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  18. ^ Hipes, Patrick. "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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