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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.
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Series cast summary:
Dan Barber ...  Himself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Massimo Bottura ...  Himself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Bill Buford ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Lara Gilmore Lara Gilmore ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Francis Mallmann ...  Himself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Niki Nakayama ...  Herself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Magnus Nilsson ...  Himself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Ruth Reichl ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Ben Shewry Ben Shewry ...  Himself - Chef 1 episode, 2015
Grant Achatz ...  Chef 1 episode, 2016
Gaggan Anand Gaggan Anand ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Colman Andrews Colman Andrews ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Garima Arora Garima Arora ...  Herself 1 episode, 2016
Alex Atala Alex Atala ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Luiz Américo Camargo Luiz Américo Camargo ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
David Chang ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Dominique Crenn Dominique Crenn ...  Herself 1 episode, 2016
Mason Florence Mason Florence ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Dylan Fried Dylan Fried ...  3 year-old girl 1 episode, 2016
Daniel Humm Daniel Humm ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Valter Kramar Valter Kramar ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Alec Lobrano Alec Lobrano ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Anna Morelli Anna Morelli ...  Herself 1 episode, 2016
Enrique Olvera Enrique Olvera ...  Himself 1 episode, 2016
Ana Ros Ana Ros ...  Herself 1 episode, 2016
Ko Iwagami ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Jeong Kwan Jeong Kwan ...  Herself 1 episode, 2017
Virgilio Martínez Virgilio Martínez ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Vladimir Mukhin Vladimir Mukhin ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Ivan Orkin Ivan Orkin ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Tim Raue Tim Raue ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Nancy Silverton ...  Herself 1 episode, 2017
Julien Walther Julien Walther ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Albert Adrià 1 episode, 2018
Conrado Assenza Conrado Assenza ...  Himself 1 episode, 2018
Musa Dagdeviren Musa Dagdeviren ...  Himself 1 episode, 2018
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Will Goldfarb Will Goldfarb ...  Himself 1 episode, 2018
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Jordi Roca Jordi Roca ...  Himself 1 episode, 2018
Bo Songvisava Bo Songvisava ...  Herself 1 episode, 2018
Christina Tosi ...  Herself 1 episode, 2018
Mashama Bailey Mashama Bailey 1 episode, 2019
Sean Brock Sean Brock 1 episode, 2019
Dario Cecchini Dario Cecchini 1 episode, 2019
Asma Khan Asma Khan 1 episode, 2019
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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

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26 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Matt Preston, the Melbourne food critic from the Ben Shewry episode, is one of the judges on Masterchef Australia. See more »

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What IS an "auteur"?
16 May 2015 | by linkogeckoSee all my reviews

"Chef's Table", created by David Gelb (of "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" fame) might at first glance seem to be yet another show celebrating food but in retrospect its title makes it clear that its main theme is the chefs themselves. It certainly celebrates food in the way that no movie or show about an artist can't help but to celebrate their work (and does so magnificently with some of the sexiest "food porn" ever shot) but "Chef's Table" is almost entirely about the creators. What makes their creativity tick? Where do they come from? How does their personal past and present influence their work? How do they live? What does their artistic "voice" say about what food could and SHOULD be?

From an attempt to challenge the ultra-traditional notions of cooking in Italy to trying to find an identity for a still-being-defined Australian cuisine. From the oddly modern and crucial-for-the-future appreciation of the old ways of farming and foraging (which still can't help but be influenced by current advances in technology) to the almost unavoidable requirement of having at least some traditional studies in France or under French chefs (like at least half of the 6 chefs featured so far in this series have). From the importance of rigor and effort to achieve perfection to the importance of experimentation and relaxation to achieve, well... perfection; "Chef's Table" shows us the many challenges, contradictions and impulses that these chefs have had to face in order to be recognized amongst the best in the world, but most importantly, to have a voice of their own.

While shows like Anthony Bourdain's tell us the wonders of food by means of traveling externally and seeing the infinite possibilities found around the world, "Chef's Table" shows us the wonders of traveling inwards, of finding infinite possibilities in one's own memories, origins and desires. The defining elements that tie all of these chefs together is that they all needed cuisine as a way to express themselves and that they've had to carve niches of their own to be able to feel comfortable and satisfied in being themselves, in saying what they WANT to say. Much like when one first knows of the existence of "film language" and in doing so begins understanding and appreciating the art form far more than before, "Chef's Table" is a series that makes one understand "food language" in the best way possible: directly from 6 of its most honestly individual voices, from 6 of its own "auteurs".


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