In recent years, Netflix has proven its worth as both an original drama producer and exclusive revival platform (Arrested Development, anybody?). An upcoming episodic documentary focused on food, however, will give Netflix firm footing in yet another genre. Chef’s Table, according to its Netflix press release, will “[feature] six of the world’s most renowned international chefs, and [offer] viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents.”
The six-part project is being directed by David Gelb, who handled the 2011 critically-acclaimed documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The series will take viewers to restaurants in multiple countries, including Australia, Sweden, and Argentina, and will place heavy emphasis on the chefs behind the culinary magic.
Chef’s Table is scheduled for release on April 26th, and Netflix has released a trailer to whet your appetite. The footage is loaded with high-definition close-ups, intimate profiles of each chef, and some of the most beautiful dishes ever put to plate.
As the old culinary saying goes, “you eat with your eyes first.” And Chef’s Table is shaping up to be a true feast.