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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1996   1994   1993  
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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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28 January 1993 (UK)  »

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Everton Stonehead: [reading an article about a documentary on Chef] BBC bosses boycott bollocking Blackstock.
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Featured in BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016) See more »

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Serious Profession
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Performed by Omar
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A chef's quest for perfection leads to hilarity....
27 March 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Chef Gareth Blackstock cares about nothing so much as preparing the finest meals for the guests at his restaurant, often to the frustration of his beautiful, intelligent wife and long-suffering staff. Chef understands how difficult he can be in his never-ending quest to be the best. He describes himself as knowing nothing else: he has no hobbies, doesn't help out friends, or go out at night. In fact, he (loudly) describes himself as "a personality problem under a silly white hat." The humor is rapid-fire and intelligent, as Chef verbally eviscerates anyone who dares to come between him and a perfectly prepared plate of food. Lenny Henry is acerbic perfection as Chef Blackstock, exhibiting both broad humor and extremely dry, biting wit, and still remaining a sympathetic character. Highly recommended for Brit-com lovers and anyone who enjoys sly, rapier sharp, lightning fast wit!


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