The Chef Show

10 Worst 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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Chef Show - S1E18

#10 - Pasta a la Raimi (Season 1 - Episode 18)

Jon and Roy invite director Sam Raimi into the kitchen to bake sourdough bread and southern biscuits.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 30 votes.

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#9 - David Chang (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Jon and Roy head into the kitchen to make dueling fried rice recipes, before welcoming in David Chang to cook and discuss some classic Korean dishes.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 61 votes.

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#8 - Tartine (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Chefs Chad Robertson and Chris Bianco take Jon and Roy through their intricate processes for artisan bread baking, fermentation and coffee roasting.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 33 votes.

The Chef Show - S1E2

#7 - Avengers Atlanta (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Roy and Jon assemble some of the Avengers, including Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland, to help conquer an obscene amount of food in Atlanta.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 93 votes.

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#6 - Aaron Franklin (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Roy and Jon travel to Austin to grab tacos with Aaron Franklin and then learn the intricacies behind preparing his famous Franklin Barbecue brisket.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 60 votes.

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#5 - Robert Rodriguez / First Friday (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Roy and Jon make pizza and chat creativity with Robert Rodriguez, then embark on a food truck cooking (and eating) bonanza in Venice, California.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 67 votes.

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#4 - Seth Rogen (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Seth Rogen knows how to break down chickens, so Jon and Roy put him to work as they prep two distinct chicken dishes.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 46 votes.

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#3 - Hot Luck (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Aaron Franklin brings Jon and Roy to Hot Luck, Austin's "anti-food-fest food festival," where the duo serves up Roy's iconic short ribs.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 55 votes.

The Chef Show - S1E20

#2 - Extra Helpings with Candace Nelson (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Jon and Roy revisit some sweet and savory bonus recipes from Pizzana chef Daniele Uditi and Sprinkles founder Candace Nelson.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 29 votes.

The Chef Show - S1E1

#1 - Gwyneth Paltrow / Bill Burr (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Roy and Jon cook a Goop-friendly pepper pot with Pepper Potts herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. Then comic Bill Burr swings by to make some sandwiches.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 112 votes.

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