Chef's Table

10 Best Episodes of Chef's Table

In this Emmy-nominated docuseries, find out what's inside the kitchens and minds of the international culinary stars who are redefining gourmet food.

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#1 - Grant Achatz (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Superstar American chef Grant Achatz wants to wow diners with mystery, emotion and magic just as much as he does with flavor and beauty.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 209 votes.

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#2 - Alex Atala (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Brazilian chef and adventurer Alex Atala relies on his wild spirit and love for the Amazon to show diners how an open mind pays off in deliciousness.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 185 votes.

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#3 - Massimo Bottura (Season 1 - Episode 1)

By blending Italian tradition and artful modernity, chef Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana has been ranked the third best restaurant in the world.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 432 votes.

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#4 - Gaggan Anand (Season 2 - Episode 6)


With his passion for reimagining what traditional Indian food can be, celebrity chef Gaggan Anand created the best restaurant in all of Asia.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 147 votes.

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#5 - Christina Tosi (Season 4 - Episode 1)

At New York hot spot Milk Bar, Christina Tosi channels her love of junk food into irresistible treats like cereal-milk ice cream and "crack pie."

The episode was rated 7.88 from 102 votes.

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#6 - Niki Nakayama (Season 1 - Episode 4)


In her award-winning Los Angeles restaurant N/Naka, Niki Nakayama brings equal parts creativity, passion and expertise to her kaiseki cuisine.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 238 votes.

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#7 - Jeong Kwan (Season 3 - Episode 1)

In South Korea, Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan approaches cooking as a spiritual practice. But her meals have left some of the world's best chefs in awe.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 136 votes.

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#8 - Mashama Bailey (Season 6 - Episode 1)


Inside a former segregated bus station in Savannah, Georgia, Mashama Bailey pays homage to history as she puts a new spin on Southern food traditions.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 72 votes.

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#9 - Magnus Nilsson (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Far from any city, far from most fresh ingredients, chef Magnus Nilsson has created one of the world’s great restaurants in frozen Järpen, Sweden.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 199 votes.

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#10 - Virgilio Martínez (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Using little-known ingredients from across Peru, chef Virgilio Martínez creates gorgeous, edible ecosystems in his innovative menu at Central.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 91 votes.

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#11 - Corrado Assenza (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Inspired by the orchards and farms of his native Sicily, Corrado Assenza turns out rich gelatos, almond granitas, crispy cannoli and other delicacies.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 87 votes.

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#12 - Musa Dağdeviren (Season 5 - Episode 2)


At Istanbul's Çiya, "food anthropologist" Musa Dagdeviren meticulously re-creates regional Turkish dishes in a bid to keep them from going extinct.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 64 votes.

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#13 - Jordi Roca (Season 4 - Episode 3)

When a twist of fate left Jordi Roca in charge of pastry at his brothers' famous restaurant, he stunned everyone with his wildly inventive creations.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 87 votes.

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#14 - Albert Adrià (Season 5 - Episode 4)


After years as the creative director of El Bulli, innovator Albert Adrià now presides over an "amusement park" of genre-bending Barcelona eateries.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 58 votes.

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#15 - Francis Mallmann (Season 1 - Episode 3)

From isolated Patagonian islands to French Michelin three-star restaurants, chef Francis Mallmann celebrates his wild, open-fire cooking style.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 254 votes.

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#16 - Cristina Martínez (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Drawing on her family's rich barbacoa tradition, Cristina Martínez has become a Philadelphia food star -- and a voice for undocumented immigrants.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 74 votes.

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#17 - Enrique Olvera (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Chef Enrique Olvera transforms Mexico's most savory street foods and traditional ingredients into award-winning dishes at his Mexico City restaurant.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 138 votes.

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#18 - Dario Cecchini (Season 6 - Episode 2)


Charismatic Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini grew up eating every part of the cow but steak. Now he's out to change how the world thinks about meat.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 63 votes.

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#19 - Tootsie Tomanetz (Season 7 - Episode 1)

Custodian by day, pitmaster by night: Meet 85-year-old Tootsie Tomanetz, whose Hill Country barbecue has made her a legend in Texas and beyond.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 27 votes.

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#20 - Dan Barber (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Celebrated chef, dedicated farmer and food industry revolutionary Dan Barber is leading a fight to change the way we think about, and grow, our food.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 283 votes.


Last updated: feb 08, 2023

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