October 8, 2018
Issue 12 2018
TV Series Review

Chef’s Table (2015-)

4/5 stars

Chef’s Table is the greatest foodie show I have ever seen. And I love food.

It is a documentary show that focuses on one chef per episode, looking deep into their motivations and inspirations. The chefs are all world-renowned in the culinary field in one way or other. The scope spans the world, from pastry chefs to Michelin star chefs to small town chefs creating exquisite food. Some of the most colourful include Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen in Tokyo and New York city and Corrado Assenza of Caffé Sicilia in Noto, Italy. The latter even saved the Romana Almond, native to Sicily, through his dedication to agriculture in the region. Brilliant stories.

The cinematography is wonderful throughout the show, with creative ways to display the foods and the chefs at work. I could watch just the title sequence itself of each season over and over again. The show has four seasons so far, with twenty-two episodes in total. If you are interested in vibrant stories, travel or exquisite cuisine then Chef’s Table is definitely for you. Give it a go - you won’t regret it