Preparing a sumptuous meal is no easy task by any means, and it is never easy for the chefs to survive in such a competitive field without being innovative. In a bid to shed more light on the challenges, setbacks, and triumphs of being a world-class chef, Netflix’s popular food documentary show, ‘Chef’s Table’, brings the stories of some of the world’s best culinary experts to viewers’ screens.
Netflix had initially announced that Season 5 and Season 6 of ‘Chef’s Table’, would arrive on its platform on September 28, 2018, and fall 2019, respectively. However, Netflix pushed the release date of Season 6 forward, and it premiered on the streaming service on February 22, 2019. Now that Season 6 is out, there’s speculation about if, and when Netflix will be coming out with Season 7 of this immensely popular show.
Chef’s Table Cast: Who’s in it?
Season 6 introduced Indian chef Asma Khan, Italian chef Dario Cecchini, and American chefs Mashama Bailey and Sean Brock as its four stars. While ‘Chef’s Table’ used to feature six chefs each in its first three seasons, the show shifted to featuring only four chefs per season from Season 4 onwards. Earlier seasons of ‘Chef’s Table’ had featured world-renowned chefs like Massimo Botura, Magnus Nilsson, Grant Achatz, Alex Atala, Enrique Olvera, Dominique Crenn, Nancy Silverton, Gaggan Anand, and Christina Tosi, to name a few.
The show is created by David Gelb, who is known for his earlier food documentary, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ (2011), which brought to viewers the story of Jiro Ono, a 93-year-old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a three-Michelin-starred sushi eatery in Tokyo. Gelb’s documentary, when it was released, was praised by critics far and wide, and clocked a whopping 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Understandably, ‘Chef’s Table’ is seen as a follow-up to ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, albeit in a much larger scale.
Chef’s Table Plot: What’s it about?
‘Chef’s Table’ is the first Netflix Original documentary series that takes viewers inside the lives and kitchens of some of the most successful and renowned chefs in the world. Each episode focuses on one such chef, and interestingly, restaurants headed by 11 chefs featured in the show fall among the world’s 50 best restaurants.
Like all seasons before, Gelb had to go through an overwhelming number of chefs to pick the four stars for Season 6. He believes that there are numerous great chefs in the world at present and that they all have incredible stories to tell. However, in the end, getting selected for the show depends on whether chefs are available and whether they are willing to give the makers the time to make the show the way they want it.