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Chef’s Table… a new Netflix behind the scenes Documentary Series


If You Liked ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ You’ll Love the Director’s Mouthwatering New Netflix Series

If You Liked 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi,' You'll Love the Director's Mouthwatering New Netflix Series photo

N/Naka in L.A. is one of six restaurants to star in a new docu-series from the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Credit: Netflix

In 2012 we were captivated by the story of master sushi chef Jiro Ono, whose unbreakable work ethic brought him national fame—not to mention three Michelin stars for Sukiyabashi Jiro, his 10-seat restaurant in the basement of an office building off a Tokyo subway station.

Now, Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb returns with Chef’s Table, a new Netflix-exclusive documentary series on six of the world’s most awe-inspiring chefs that premiers April 26. Each of the six hour-long episodes profiles a different chef: Dan Barber (Blue Hill, NYC); Niki Nakayama (N/Naka, Los Angeles); Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Italy); Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken, Sweden); Ben Shewry(Attica, Australia); and Francis Mallmann (Restaurante Patagonia Sur, Argentina). We chatted with Gelb about the new series and life after Jiro.