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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[a customer just asked for extra salt]
Gareth: I hate you more than you can possibly imagine!
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Featured in The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (2004) See more »

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22 October 2001 | by (Lowell, Mich. U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I was gripped from the first by CHEF!, a crazy, yet urbane "sit-com." It is the principal's devastating use of malicious wit and language combined with the undeniable seductiveness of his wife which I find so pleasing about this searies. Too bad there were only three seasons, but one can see how the audience must have been pretty small.


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