Review: The Chef Show - Season 1-2 (2019-2020)
Chef Roy Choi worked on the 2014 movie "Chef," which starred Jon Favreau, who also wrote and directed the flick. Choi and Favreau reunite for this cooking travelogue series. The friends travel to different locales around the world and celebrate different flavors, cultures and people. They experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary industries. Favreau and Choi not only embrace their passion for food, but they also showcase their love of bringing people together for a delicious meal. On the journey, the duo shares a meal with members of the "Avengers" cast in Atlanta and smokes brisket in Texas with renowned pitmaster Aaron Franklin.
If you're a fan of cooking shows, The Chef Show is definitely worth checking out. Jon Favreau's love for cooking seems honest and genuine. As Favreau explores the culinary world with Chef Roy Choi as his guide, you can feel the shared enthusiasm as they visit culinary greats like Wolfgang Puck. The guests are fantastic and although some episodes are better than others, they are all worth a watch because it seems like Favreau and Choi are just having a blast. Seeing Favreau nerd out about sourdough bread is perhaps one of the most relatable things and despite all Favreau's success and accomplishments in filmmaking its very nice to see how humble he is to be able to participate in this food journey with his friends. Even though you probably won't be able to pick up any new recipes to try out at home, The Chef Show is very interesting and entertaining. It might just inspire you to try making your own sourdough loaf.
Swin: 9/10 - Honestly good.
Created by: Jon Favreau
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Jon Favreau, Roy Choi
Number of Seasons: 2
Number of Episodes: 25