The Chef Show

10 Best Episodes of The Chef Show

Writer, director and food enthusiast Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi explore food in and out of the kitchen with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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#15 - Remembering Jonathan Gold (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Late food writer Jonathan Gold's reviews helped so many chefs. Jon and Roy honor his memory with KCRW's Evan Kleiman and Jitlada's Jazz Singsanong.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 70 votes.

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#14 - Late Night Burger (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Roy and Jon re-create Holeman and Finch's late-night burger, then sample Chad Robertson's take on a grilled cheese and a delicious dessert by Nina Subhas.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 33 votes.

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#13 - Chef Film Recipes (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Roy and Jon revisit the best dishes from the film "Chef," including Scarlett Johansson's favorite pasta and the oft-misunderstood chocolate lava cake.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 85 votes.

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#12 - Roy's Italian Cuisine (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Roy teaches Jon his unique preparations for a selection of Italian dishes, including artichoke salad, lasagna, and (of course) spaghetti and meatballs.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 30 votes.

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#11 - Milk Bar Bake Sale (Season 2 - Episode 1)

At Milk Bar in LA, chef Christina Tosi teaches Jon and Roy how to "take back the bake sale" with her elevated preparations of cookies, pies, and cakes.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 30 votes.

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#10 - Skywalker Ranch (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Jon's worked on amazing films at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch. Now he works on dishes with Roy and Dave Filoni using fresh produce from the property.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 40 votes.

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#9 - Wexler's Deli (Season 1 - Episode 19)

Jon and Roy visit Micah Wexler and Michael Kasser of Wexler's Deli to make some traditional Jewish deli staples and also concoct a few new variations.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 27 votes.

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#8 - Extra Helpings with Babish and Dave (Season 1 - Episode 14)


Jon and Roy cook up some bonus recipes with Andrew Rea of "Binging with Babish" and "Ugly Delicious" host David Chang.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 35 votes.

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#7 - Best Friend (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Roy brings Jon into the kitchen at his Las Vegas restaurant, Best Friend, where the two cook up some of Chef Choi's favorite dishes.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 30 votes.

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#6 - Border Grill (Season 1 - Episode 16)


While in Las Vegas, Jon and Roy stop at Border Grill for a lesson in modern Mexican cuisine from co-owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 34 votes.

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#5 - Hog Island (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Jon and Roy study, harvest and prepare oysters in Tomales Bay, California. Then, the two get in on a barbecue at Hog Island Oyster Co.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 34 votes.

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#4 - Guerrilla Tacos (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Jon and Roy head to Guerrilla Tacos, where they enjoy some off-menu breakfast burritos and help Chef Wes Avila prep his flagship tacos and tostadas.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 34 votes.

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#3 - Jessica Largey (Season 2 - Episode 3)

James Beard Award-winning chef Jessica Largey welcomes Roy and Jon to help cook up her unique takes on pork meatballs, grilled cabbage and roast duck.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 31 votes.

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#2 - Wolfgang Puck (Season 1 - Episode 15)


Jon and Roy visit chef Wolfgang Puck at his Las Vegas steakhouse CUT to test Jon's omelet-making skills and prepare some incredible cuts of meat.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 37 votes.

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#1 - Pizzana (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Jon and Roy visit Chef Daniele Uditi at LA's Pizzana, where Jon tries his hand at making Neapolitan pizza and some meticulously measured meatballs.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 40 votes.

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