Trailer: Chef’s Table Season 3 offers a taste of its new menu
Staff Reporter | On 09, Feb 2017Reading time: 4 mins
“I make food that I wanna eat and I’ve never made any apologies.” That’s the sound of one of the world’s top chefs explaining why they do what they do. That’s the secret ingredient to Netflix’s original docu-series, which skirts the usual cooking formula of explaining how to make something and instead serves up a portrait of the people behind the food.
Season 3 will take us on a trip around the world, with chefs featured including Jeong Kwan (South Korea), Tim Raue (Germany), Ivan Orkin (New York), Vladimir Mukhin (Russia), Nancy Silverton (California) and Virgilio Martinez (Peru). The show will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this month, previewing episodes showcasing Kwan and Raue, who will be in attendance at the event. Chef’s Table Season 3 will then launch globally on Netflix on 17th February.
Here’s your first taste of the series’ new menu:
Netflix serves up Chef’s Table in Berlin Film Festival
21st January 2017
Netflix will serve up two courses from Chef’s Table Season 3 at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Continuing a growing trend of streaming services screening TV shows at festivals, Netflix’s food docu-series will play in Berlinale’s “Culinary Cinema” strand. After a brief detour to France for Season 2.5, the third run of the show once again spans the globe, featuring six chefs – some renowned, others yet to be discovered – and giving us an insight into the lives and kitchens behind these culinary talents. The creators have broadened the series scope, moving from the rarified world of Michelin starred chefs to a Buddhist temple chef living in the countryside of South Korea.
The episodes at the festival will feature South Korea’s Jeong Kwan and, naturally, German chef Tim Raue. With Restaurant Tim Raue, the 34th best restaurant in the world, Raue has put German cuisine back in the world food conversation mixing Asian influences with German ingredients. After a difficult childhood, Raue eventually found solace in the kitchen and began his rise as a influential chef with his food reflecting the multicultural backdrop of modern Berlin. A practicing buddhist nun who has lived since the age of 17 at the Baekyasa Temple south of Seoul, Kwan has been called by The New York Times a “philosopher chef.” If you ask Kwan, she says she is simply a cook who prepares temple food to help clarify and energize the mind for mediation. In many ways her food is the original “farm to table” style of cooking, using time tested methods of fermentation, foraging and dehydrating in her daily preparations for the monks, nuns and visitors to the temple.
Both chefs will attend the festival, alongside showrunner David Gelb and director Abigail Fuller. Chef’s Table Season 3 will then launch globally on Netflix on 17th February.
Chef’s Table Season 3 looks as drool-worthy as ever
11th January 207
Chef’s Table Season 3 heads to Netflix this February and the cooking series looks as drool-worthy as ever, judging by these first images of the show’s third run.
“Chef’s Table may not teach you how to make all things you see, but it leaves you savouring every morsel. This isn’t just food porn; it’s food porn you want to marry and take home to meet your parents,” we wrote in our review of the show’s second season.
Season 3 sees the documentary series once again showcase six chefs around the world, offering viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents.
A Boardwalk Pictures production, Chef’s Table is created, executive produced and directed by David Gelb. Clay Jeter, Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn and Abigail Fuller return as directors. Fried and McGinn are executive producers with Dane Lillegard as Co-Executive Producer for Boardwalk Pictures.
After a short mini-season last year dedicated solely to French cuisine, the creators are broadening their menu once again for the upcoming run, moving from the rarified world of Michelin starred chefs to a buddhist temple chef living in the countryside of South Korea.
This season’s chefs include:
Jeong Kwan, Baekyasa Temple (South Korea)
Vladimir Muhkin, White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
Tim Raue, Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
Virgilio Martinez, Central (Lima, Peru)
Ivan Orkin, Ivan Ramen (New York, NY)
Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza, (Los Angeles, CA)
You can see them all in beautiful close-up below, before gaping in awe at them in full action from Friday 17th February.