This is a Netflix Original Series that follows Jon Favreau and Chef Roy Choi as they aim to create some awesome food and to generally reunite after their critically acclaimed work on the film “Chef”. The two are going around on trucks, or heading to restaurants in order to cook a wide array of delicious looking food items.
The two are clearly close, and have a great time as they showcase a wide range of meals with various techniques. You can clearly see there’s a sense of passion within this and enjoyment, no matter who is brought onto the screen. Not only do you get to see these two interact with well known culinary names, there’s some others thrown into the mix. That includes a short time with Gwyneth Paltrow who didn’t know she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming apparently. Others include a large Avengers roster of key members whether that’s on-screen or off.
They’re in this during one large segment, and they bring some interesting details with them. This show is largely just two pals going around and really getting into the art of the craft. You get a full sense of their background, why they’re doing this and it displays some awesome food.
You also get a full presentation of the process behind the cooking. This is done in a fun way, you get a sort of splash in the air showing the ingredients. Then the two with whatever guest actually prepare it entirely before your eyes.
Some of the longer cooking meats have a time jump, but for the most part you’re seeing the full process to the point you could potentially replicate it. This is of course to a degree, it’s just nice to see something realistic cooking wise. It also seems like everyone is having fun, and it’s just an easy thing to watch. I also really enjoyed their little break segments that had this funky truck rolling around.
The Chef Show Season 1 delivers an enjoyable look at the culinary art with a good group of people cooking. The two leads definitely deliver whether it’s just the two of them, or when they’re with others. It provides some laughs, fascinating learning situations and just a relaxing atmosphere. You’re never sure what’s going to happen next, or where they’ll be.
It’s always a treat as the food definitely looks delicious, some of those sandwiches and meat creations were too savory. It was a fun watch, definitely enjoyed seeing this casual attitude from some really interesting people. It was well shot, the places looked fancy and you always had a clear viewing of the actually food during its preparation. I learned a fair bit and laughed at times too since they had some rather funny guests in this.
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