Chef’s Table, the successful documentary series that focuses on innovative chefs around the world has announced the new lineup for seasons five and six.
Season 5 debuts on Netflix on September 28. The chefs featuring in this series include Albert Adria, the brother of Ferran Adria who today runs a restaurant empire in Barcelona with restaurants like Engima, Tickets and Pakta among others.
The season also features Cristina Martinez who is known for her Philadelphia based barbecue and taco restaurant and her work advocating for immigration rights.
The other two chefs in season 5 are Bo Songvisava who applies the principles of slow food to Thai cuisine has her restaurant in Bangkok called Bo.Lan. You can read our interview with Bo here. The chef together with her husband Dylan Jones run the restaurant and they are vocal advocates of sustainable and ethical farming using organic ingredients as possible.
The fourth episode features Musa Dagdeviren who has a group of restaurants in Istanbul Turkey that focus on traditional Turkish cuisine.
Season six will be released in 2019 though no date has been announced yet. The series will feature Dario Cecchini, a butcher and chef in Panzano in Chianti who became famous for organising a funeral during the mad cow disease when it was forbidden to eat the ‘bistecca alla fiorentina’ or t-bone steak. He is known for his Shakespearean quote “To beef or not to beef”.
For the first time, Chef’s Table also heads to London to feature Asma Khan, the chef and owner of Darjeeling Express, an Indian restaurant in London that grew from a popular supper club that she created after deciding to ditch her legal career.
The two other chefs are Mashama Bailey, chef of the Grey in Savannah, Georgia in the US and Sean Brock who opened three restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina. He recently announced the departure from the restaurant group that made him a star but is currently working on new projects in Nashville.
Chef’s Table has been highly successful and has featured various chefs including Italy’s Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson, Virgilio Martinez, Dominique Crenn, Alexandre Couillon, Alain Passard and Corrado Assenza to mention a few names.