The BEST Episodes of Chef's Table
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Chef's Table takes viewers inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned culinary talents.
#1 - Grant Achatz
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.
#2 - Alex Atala
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 27, 2016
A look at chef Alex Atala wild spirit and love for the Amazon and his restaurant (D.O.M), in Brazil.
#3 - Massimo Bottura
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.
#4 - Virgilio Martínez
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2017
At his restaurant Central, chef Virgilio Martinez creates visually stunning, edible ecosystems using obscure ingredients indigenous to his native Peru.
#5 - Christina Tosi
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.
#6 - Gaggan Anand
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 27, 2016
Exploring how celebrity chef Gaggan Anand reinvented traditional Indian food when he opened his award-winning restaurant.
#7 - Mashama Bailey
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Niki Nakayama
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2015
In her award-winning Los Angeles restaurant N/Naka, Niki Nakayama brings equal parts creativity, passion and expertise to her kaiseki cuisine.
#9 - Albert Adrià
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 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.
#10 - Jeong Kwan
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.
#11 - Magnus Nilsson
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.
#12 - Dario Cecchini
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.
#13 - Corrado Assenza
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#14 - Jordi Roca
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#15 - Musa Dağdeviren
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.
#16 - Cristina Martínez
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#17 - Francis Mallmann
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 26, 2015
From isolated Patagonian islands to French Michelin three-star restaurants, chef Francis Mallmann celebrates his wild, open-fire cooking style.
#18 - Enrique Olvera
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 27, 2016
Mexican chef Enrique Olvera converts street foods and traditional ingredients into award-winning culinary dishes.
#19 - Tootsie Tomanetz
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2020
Custodian by day, pitmaster by night: Meet 85-year-old Tootsie Tomanetz, whose Hill Country barbecue has made her a legend in Texas and beyond.
#20 - Asma Khan
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 22, 2019
On her unlikely journey from Calcutta tomboy to celebrated London chef, Asma Khan has shattered conventions and created new opportunities for women.
#21 - Dan Barber
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#22 - Bo Songvisava
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 2018
Bo Songvisava revives the near-forgotten flavors of authentic Thai cuisine at her sustainable restaurant in Bangkok.
#23 - Sean Brock
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 22, 2019
Obsessive. Perfectionist. Workaholic. Sean Brock's dedication to reviving lost flavors reinvigorated Southern cuisine -- and nearly destroyed him.
#24 - Ivan Orkin
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#25 - Nancy Silverton
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.