The Best Episodes of Chef's Table

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2019

Chef's Table takes viewers inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned culinary talents.

Grant Achatz

#1 - Grant Achatz

Season 2 - Episode 1

Discover the amazing story of one of the greatest innovators, how he started experimenting with flavors, textures and aromas, and how he battled a disease that almost killed him.

star 8.56
185 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
Alex Atala

#2 - Alex Atala

Season 2 - Episode 2

A look at chef Alex Atala wild spirit and love for the Amazon and his restaurant (D.O.M), in Brazil.

star 8.25
174 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Massimo Bottura

#3 - Massimo Bottura

Season 1 - Episode 1

By blending Italian tradition and artful modernity, chef Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana has been ranked the third best restaurant in the world.

star 8.14
392 votes
Directors: David Gelb
Christina Tosi

#4 - Christina Tosi

Season 4 - Episode 1

Christina Tosi's love of junk food serves as inspiration for her unconventional desserts, such as cereal-milk ice cream and "crack pie", served up at New York's popular Milk Bar.

star 8.09
78 votes
Directors: Andrew Fried
Virgilio Martínez

#5 - Virgilio Martínez

Season 3 - Episode 6

At his restaurant Central, chef Virgilio Martinez creates visually stunning, edible ecosystems using obscure ingredients indigenous to his native Peru.

star 8.05
74 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Jordi Roca

#6 - Jordi Roca

Season 4 - Episode 3

Unexpected circumstances leave Jordi Roca in charge of desserts at his brothers' famous restaurant. His inventive creations go on to achieve critical acclaim in the culinary world.

star 8.00
58 votes
Directors: David Gelb
Albert Adrià

#7 - Albert Adrià

Season 5 - Episode 4

After two decades as the creative director of El Bulli, Albert Adrià continues to innovate with his “culinary amusement park”, a group of forward-thinking restaurants located in the same neighborhood of Barcelona.

star 8.00
25 votes
Directors: Jim Goldblum
Gaggan Anand

#8 - Gaggan Anand

Season 2 - Episode 6

Exploring how celebrity chef Gaggan Anand reinvented traditional Indian food when he opened his award-winning restaurant.

star 7.97
131 votes
Directors: David Gelb
Bo Songvisava

#9 - Bo Songvisava

Season 5 - Episode 3

Bo Songvisava revives the near-forgotten flavors of authentic Thai cuisine at her sustainable restaurant in Bangkok.

star 7.96
25 votes
Directors: Andrew Fried
Niki Nakayama

#10 - Niki Nakayama

Season 1 - Episode 4

In her award-winning Los Angeles restaurant N/Naka, Niki Nakayama brings equal parts creativity, passion and expertise to her kaiseki cuisine.

star 7.96
214 votes
Directors: Andrew Fried
Jeong Kwan

#11 - Jeong Kwan

Season 3 - Episode 1

Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan believes food and cooking serve a spiritual purpose beyond physical nourishment. Based at a remote temple complex south of Seoul, her simple vegan meals are inspiring top chefs around the world.

star 7.92
112 votes
Directors: David Gelb
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Cristina Martínez

#12 - Cristina Martínez

Season 5 - Episode 1

Cristina Martínez continues her family’s long tradition of barbacoa at her restaurant in Philadelphia. Her food has garnered widespread acclaim and given her the opportunity to become an advocate for undocumented immigrants.

star 7.92
37 votes
Directors: Abigail Fuller
Magnus Nilsson

#13 - Magnus Nilsson

Season 1 - Episode 6

Far from any city, far from most fresh ingredients, chef Magnus Nilsson has created one of the world’s great restaurants in frozen Järpen, Sweden.

star 7.88
172 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
Corrado Assenza

#14 - Corrado Assenza

Season 4 - Episode 2

Corrado Assenza uses the best produce and dairy from his native Sicily to make some of Italy's finest gelati, granita and cannoli at his humble sweets shop in Noto.

star 7.82
62 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
Musa Dağdeviren

#15 - Musa Dağdeviren

Season 5 - Episode 2

Musa Dağdeviren works to document and preserve regional cuisine in Turkey. He tries to keep the tradition alive by showcasing regional dishes at his restaurant Çiya in Istanbul.

star 7.76
29 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Enrique Olvera

#16 - Enrique Olvera

Season 2 - Episode 4

Mexican chef Enrique Olvera converts street foods and traditional ingredients into award-winning culinary dishes.

star 7.75
126 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Francis Mallmann

#17 - Francis Mallmann

Season 1 - Episode 3

From isolated Patagonian islands to French Michelin three-star restaurants, chef Francis Mallmann celebrates his wild, open-fire cooking style.

star 7.74
223 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Dan Barber

#18 - Dan Barber

Season 1 - Episode 2

Celebrated chef, dedicated farmer and food industry revolutionary Dan Barber is leading a fight to change the way we think about, and grow, our food.

star 7.63
245 votes
Directors: Clay Jeter
Nancy Silverton

#19 - Nancy Silverton

Season 3 - Episode 3

Celebrated L.A. chef Nancy Silverton's obsession with baking drove her to pioneer artisan breads before turning her attention to mozzarella and pizza.

star 7.61
98 votes
Directors: Andrew Fried
Will Goldfarb

#20 - Will Goldfarb

Season 4 - Episode 4

After finally achieving recognition in New York, Will Goldfarb suffers yet another setback and decides to relocate to tropical Bali half a world away to start anew.

star 7.61
46 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
Ivan Orkin

#21 - Ivan Orkin

Season 3 - Episode 4

Personal tragedy prompts Long Island-born chef Ivan Orkin to move to Japan, where he receives acclaim for his style of ramen making. Orkin then returns to America, where he's helping lead a ramen revolution.

star 7.60
95 votes
Directors: David Gelb
Dominique Crenn

#22 - Dominique Crenn

Season 2 - Episode 3

Exploring how Dominique Crenn's zest for life and love of family led her to become the first female chef in America to earn two Michelin stars.

star 7.54
140 votes
Directors: Andrew Fried
Ben Shewry

#23 - Ben Shewry

Season 1 - Episode 5

New Zealand chef Ben Shewry's strong connection with nature and dedication to finding new tastes have made his Australian restaurant Attica world famous.

star 7.51
171 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn
Ana Roš

#24 - Ana Roš

Season 2 - Episode 5

Slovenian chef Ana Ros gets inspiration from the ingredients she finds in her secluded surroundings to create unexpected recipes.

star 7.50
116 votes
Directors: Abigail Fuller
Vladimir Mukhin

#25 - Vladimir Mukhin

Season 3 - Episode 2

Chef Vladimir Mukhin brings a modern interpretation to traditional Russian cuisine at his Moscow restaurant, White Rabbit.

star 7.49
91 votes
Directors: Brian McGinn