The second season of “Chef’s Table,” set to premiere on May 27, will be followed by a four-episode run later in the year dedicated French chefs. A fourth season highlighting another six chefs is slated for release in early 2017.
Gelb is the director of 2011’s “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” currently available to stream on Netflix, about 85-year-old Tokyo sushi master Sukiyabashi Jiro. The first season of “Chef’s Table” debuted in April 2015.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to follow such a visually stunning and engrossing first season than to profile 16 more exceptional chefs and to share their deeply personal stories with our members around the world,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary programming.
The following international chefs will be featured in upcoming seasons:
- Season 2: Alex Atala of Dom (Brazil), Ana Ros, Hiša Franko (Slovenia), Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn (U.S.), Enrique Olvera of Pujol (Mexico), Gagan Anand of Gaggan (Thailand), Grant Achatz of Alinea, Next and the Aviary (U.S.)
- Season 3: Alain Passard of L’Arpege, Michel Troisgros of Maison Troisgros, Adeline Grattard of Yam’Tcha, Alexandre Couillon of La Marine
- Season 4: Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen (U.S./Japan), Jeong Kwan of Chunjinam Hermitage, Baekyangsa Temple (South Korea), Nancy Silverton of Mozza (United States), Tim Raue of Restaurant Tim Raue (Germany), Virgilio Martinez of Central (Peru), Vladimir Mukhin of White Rabbit (Russia)
“Chef’s Table” is created, executive produced and directed by Gelb and produced by Boardwalk Pictures. Clay Jeter, Andrew Fried and Brian McGinn return as directors, with Abigail Fuller directing as well. Fried and McGinn are exec producers with Boardwalk Pictures’ Dane Lillegard as co-executive producer.
Pictured above: Chef Dominique Crenn from season two of “Chef’s Table.”