Lovers of food porn have quite a banquet coming their way, as Netflix just announced that they've re-upped for three seasons of the chef documentary series, Chef’s Table. So you can go ahead and put “Netflix and chill” on your calendar for Friday, May 27, which is when the second season of the show premieres with six new episodes available for streaming.
Season two will feature Alex Atala (Dom, Brazil), Ana Ros (Hiša Franko, Slovenia), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, United States), Enrique Olvera, (Pujol, Mexico), Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Thailand) and Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, The Aviary; United States). With all that, the new season should probably come with a warning that it will inspire a severe case of wanderlust, in addition to hardcore hunger pangs.
Creator David Gelb’s first season of the show gave viewers an in-depth and highly personal look into top international chefs’ lives, cuisines and crafts—and each episode is insanely beautiful (Gelb is also behind Jiro Dreams of Sushi, so that should give you an idea of the quality).
Later in 2016, there will be four special episodes dedicated to four of the world’s most renowned French chefs (ooh la la). And it’s worth noting it’s not just four French hommes either: Adeline Grattard (Yam’Tcha) will be highlighted along with Alain Passard (L’Arpege), Michel Troisgros (Maison Troisgros) and Alexandre Couillon (La Marine).
The fourth season will feature six chefs in early 2017. You’ll have to sit tight for profiles of Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen, United States, Japan), Jeong Kwan (Chunjinam Hermitage, Baekyangsa Temple; South Korea), Nancy Silverton (Mozza, United States), Tim Raue (Restaurant Tim Raue, Germany), Virgilio Martinez (Central, Peru) and Vladimir Mukhin (White Rabbit, Russia).
In case you want to brush up on the first season of Chef's Table, the profiles included Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy), Francis Mallman (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur, Argentina), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Stone Barns, United States), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant, United States), Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant, Australia) and Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken, Sweden).