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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Lenny Henry ...  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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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 January 1993 (UK) See more »

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Шеф-повар! See more »

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Stereo

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Quotes

[Everton applies for a position Gareth's wife just asked him to create]
Gareth: Well, you've got two things going for you. One, we're old school chums. And two, your timing is absolutely, totally, marriage-ruiningly perfect.
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Featured in The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005) See more »

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Serious Profession
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Performed by Omar
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A Chef's point of view:
17 August 2003 | by riggy001See all my reviews

I have worked my way up in the kitchen brigade over the last ten years and am now Chef-Patissiere at a four-star (US system) establishment and must say that I see many similarities with my profession and this series. Granted, Gareth Blackstock (Lenny Henry) exaggerates the tension for the purpose of comedy, but truly good humour is rooted in truth. I only wish I were as quick-witted about my sarcastic comments and scathing remarks as he. It's a slightly exaggerated, comedic portrayal of actual kitchen antics, and I think it is well represented. The characters are all believable, with the exceptions of Cyril and Reneé. The only character lacking is the slow-witted scullion (dish machine operator). I love the show! I give it four and a half of five stars.


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