Chef's Table

The BEST episodes of Chef's Table

Every episode of Chef's Table ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Chef's Table!

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

Last Updated: 8/9/2022Network: Netflix
Grant Achatz
226 votes

#1 - Grant Achatz

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/27/2016

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.

Directors: Brian McGinn
Alex Atala
200 votes

#2 - Alex Atala

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/27/2016

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

Directors: Clay Jeter
Massimo Bottura
464 votes

#3 - Massimo Bottura

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/26/2015

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

Directors: David Gelb
Gaggan Anand
161 votes

#4 - Gaggan Anand

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/27/2016

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

Directors: David Gelb
Christina Tosi
106 votes

#5 - Christina Tosi

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/13/2018

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.

Directors: Andrew Fried
Virgilio Martínez
95 votes

#6 - Virgilio Martínez

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/17/2017

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

Directors: Clay Jeter
Niki Nakayama
259 votes

#7 - Niki Nakayama

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/2015

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

Directors: Andrew Fried
Mashama Bailey
72 votes

#8 - Mashama Bailey

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/22/2019

Inside a former segregated bus station in Savannah, Georgia, Mashama Bailey pays homage to history as she puts a new spin on Southern food traditions.

Jeong Kwan
147 votes

#9 - Jeong Kwan

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/17/2017

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.

Directors: David Gelb
Watch Now:iTunes
Corrado Assenza
87 votes

#10 - Corrado Assenza

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2018

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.

Directors: Brian McGinn
Magnus Nilsson
211 votes

#11 - Magnus Nilsson

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/26/2015

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.

Directors: Brian McGinn
Musa Dağdeviren
65 votes

#12 - Musa Dağdeviren

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2018

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.

Directors: Clay Jeter
Jordi Roca
86 votes

#13 - Jordi Roca

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/13/2018

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.

Directors: David Gelb
Albert Adrià
59 votes

#14 - Albert Adrià

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/2018

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.

Directors: Jim Goldblum
Francis Mallmann
275 votes

#15 - Francis Mallmann

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/26/2015

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

Directors: Clay Jeter
Watch Now:Amazon
Cristina Martínez
74 votes

#16 - Cristina Martínez

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2018

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.

Directors: Abigail Fuller
Enrique Olvera
151 votes

#17 - Enrique Olvera

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/27/2016

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

Directors: Clay Jeter
Watch Now:Amazon
Dario Cecchini
63 votes

#18 - Dario Cecchini

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/2019

Charismatic Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini grew up eating every part of the cow but steak. Now he's out to change how the world thinks about meat.

Ivan Orkin
127 votes

#19 - Ivan Orkin

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/17/2017

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.

Directors: David Gelb
Dan Barber
298 votes

#20 - Dan Barber

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/26/2015

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.

Directors: Clay Jeter
Nancy Silverton
129 votes

#21 - Nancy Silverton

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/17/2017

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

Directors: Andrew Fried
Watch Now:Amazon
Sean Brock
55 votes

#22 - Sean Brock

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/22/2019

Obsessive. Perfectionist. Workaholic. Sean Brock's dedication to reviving lost flavors reinvigorated Southern cuisine -- and nearly destroyed him.

Asma Khan
57 votes

#23 - Asma Khan

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/22/2019

On her unlikely journey from Calcutta tomboy to celebrated London chef, Asma Khan has shattered conventions and created new opportunities for women.

Ben Shewry
209 votes

#24 - Ben Shewry

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/26/2015

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

Directors: Brian McGinn
Dominique Crenn
166 votes

#25 - Dominique Crenn

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/27/2016

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.

Directors: Andrew Fried

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