Chef! (1993–1996)

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Famous chef Gareth Blackstock struggles with dividing time between wife Janice and the restaurant. It's a good thing he can let off steam with his remarks.

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 Gareth (20 episodes, 1993-1996)
Roger Griffiths ...
 Everton (19 episodes, 1993-1996)
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...
 Janice (18 episodes, 1993-1996)
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A comedy, conceived by Lenny Henry, playing the *finest* chef in England, possibly the world. Chef! is set in the kitchen of _Le Chateau Anglais_, the finest French restaurant in England. Gareth Blackstock, the aforementioned chef, embodies all the worst qualities of someone at the top of their profession... Written by Michael Masterson <mjm@wru.org>

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[an article about Everton has appeared in a prestigious gastronomic magazine]
Crispin: Show it to him, Everton.
Everton Stonehead: Well, I...
Crispin: Look, he's bound to see it sooner or later. It's much better to have courtesy on your side.
Everton Stonehead: I was afraid he might be a bit pissed off.
Crispin: Oh no, he won't be pissed off.
Everton Stonehead: Oh, good...
Crispin: He'll be incandescent with blind and barbaric fury. Next to Chef, Mount Pinatubo will be an irritating, unripe zit. The killing fields of Kampuchea will be as a bouncy castle.
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EVERTON!!!
26 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

`Chef' is an utterly hilarious show that I love to catch an episode of on BBC America. Lenny Henry's portrayal of the short-tempered Gareth Blackstock is right on the nose. It's hard to believe, but I have met a couple people quite like him. Unlike them, here you can sit back and laugh at these poor souls who are forced to work with him. My dad says it's just a show about a guy shouting at people, but I disagree. Few if any people have such a great wit when they're angry. `Chef' is about a man who has a great deal of frustration like many of us, but, unlike most of us, he's not afraid to vent it at the people who much of time deserve it. It's painfully funny, too.


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