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Jon Favreau, Roy Choi team on “The Chef Show” at Netflix

Global streaming giant Netflix is plating a new food series with actor and Iron Man and The Lion King director Jon Favreau and celebrity food truck chef Roy Choi. The eight-episode series ...
May 21, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix is plating a new food series with actor and Iron Man and The Lion King director Jon Favreau and celebrity food truck chef Roy Choi.

The eight-episode series The Chef Show sees Favreau (pictured, right) and Choi (left) blending food and culture, cooking with friends and family and enjoying conversation over a home-cooked meal. The two previously worked together on Favreau’s 2014 narrative feature film Chef.

Guests on the show include Gwyneth Paltrow (center), Bill Burr, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, the Russo brothers, Andrew Rea, Evan Kleiman, Jazz Singsanong, Robert Rodriguez, David Chang, Aaron Franklin and more.

The Chef Show is executive produced and directed by Favreau. Choi and Annie Johnson also serve as EPs.

“During the production of Chef, I developed a much deeper understanding of the ways in which we express our emotions, share our cultures and seek meaningful connections through the act of cooking and eating,” said Favreau in a statement. “I am so nostalgic about that time and those experiences — this series gives me the perfect opportunity to get back in the kitchen and create some new memories.”

“I’ve always wanted a straight up cooking show since I was a child,” added Choi. “I grew up on Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme, Sara Moulton, and obviously Emeril’s first show had a huge impact on my life. There is something timeless and beautiful about cooking straight to camera. The only snafu was, I’m not a natural born entertainer so doing it alone was always out of the question. But then I met Jon and we built such an amazing friendship over the movie, Chef. We both kinda didn’t want it to end. And through this friendship I found my cooking soulmate and a child’s dream is now a reality. Julia and Jacques meet Jon and Roy.”

Elsewhere, Netflix is renewing popular culinary shows Chef’s Table and Somebody Feed Phil.

Chef’s Table has received an order for a seventh and eighth season. The series is produced by Supper Club and Boardwalk Pictures. For Supper Club, executive producers are David Gelb and Brian McGinn. For Boardwalk Pictures, Andrew Fried is EP, awith co-executive producer Dane Lillegard.

Somebody Feed Phil has been renewed for an undisclosed number of new episodes. The series is produced by Lucky Bastards and Zero Point Zero Production, Inc. For Lucky Bastards, executive producers are Phil Rosenthal, Rich Rosenthal and John Bedolis. For Zero Point Zero, executive producers are Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.

The series orders were announced as part of Netflix’s FYSEE Food Day, hosted by Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski.

Watch a trailer for The Chef Show below:

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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