Netflix is ordering another helping of Chef’s Table, and it’s going for a double portion.
The streaming giant’s series was its second ever documentary to be commissioned, and quickly won over audiences with its portrait of some of the world’s top chefs, crafting a mouthwatering combination of human interest and food porn. Created by David Gelb as a follow-up to his documentary Jiro Dreams of Sush, it has since gone on to become one of Netflix’s longest-running originals, dishing up six seasons – and one spin-off season, focusing on French chefs.
The menu has become increasingly diverse over the years, with Season 6 featuring Sean Brock (South Carolina), Asma Khan (India + UK), Dario Cecchini (Italy) and Mashama Bailey (Georgia), exploring how Asma grew up in India and now works to bring pride to her mother, staffing her kitchen entirely with women, and how Mashama, another Southern US cook, admires the resilience of her culture, the beauty of survival and acknowledges her heritage with a restaurant housed in a formerly segregated bus station.
Now, within a couple of months of the sixth season’s debut, Netflix has ordered two more seasons of the show. The order comes as the streaming giant gets a real taste for culinary TV, with Gelb also creating Street Food for the site, and other series including Somebody Feed Phil, Nailed It!, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Sugar Rush, Ugly Delicious and The Final Table. Its newest dish is The Chef Show, reuniting Jon Favreau and Roy Choi from the popular 2014 film, which arrives on Friday 7th June.