Since 2019, the year Chef’s Table 6th season was released, you may have been feeling the absence of the series. Don’t worry; we have a list of shows like Chef’s Table that you can watch until Season 7 arrives on Netflix. The show was renewed for a 7th and even an 8th season back in 2019, but the creators seem to be busy with other food-related shows. For instance, Chef’s Table: BBQ came out in 2020, and now on September 7, Chef’s Table: Pizza will be available on Netflix.
Although these shows may be suitable for people who liked the original Chef’s Table, they still focus on 1 type of food, which may be boring for many. So, we prepared a list of shows like Chef’s Table that display a variety of food from different parts of the world.
1. Street Food
The 1st show on the list is Street Food, created by David Gelb (also the creator of Chef’s Table) and Brian McGinn. This docu-series explores street food around the world. It has 3 volumes, the 1st of which focuses on Asia. The 1st volume visits street food stores and store owners in Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines. The 2nd volume visits Latin America and explores the street food of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia. The 3rd volume takes place in the U.S. and visits the following cities: California, Oregon, New York, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Florida.
2. The Final Table
One of the best food shows on Netflix includes The Final Table (2018- ), a reality show mixed with a cooking competition. In the series, 12 teams of 2 professional chefs compete to create dishes from countries chosen for each episode. In every team, chefs are paired according to their personal or professional lives before the show. So, each chef knows who they are paired with. In each episode, a different dish is cooked by the teams. These dishes include tacos, English breakfast, pasta, Thanksgiving dinner, kaiseki, and more.
The Final Table is hosted by Andrew Knowlton, who had guest judge appearances in previous cooking shows like Iron Chef America (2005-2018) and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen (2005- ).
Another show on our list of shows like Chef’s Table is Cooked (2016), a Netflix docu-series focusing on the history of cooking. The series is based on a book with the same title written by Michael Pollan. Pollan also stars in the series with his son Isaac. Pollan is an acclaimed food writer, and you get the chance to watch him explore how cooking transforms food and gives shape to our world.
4. The Chef Show
Another cooking show you can watch while waiting for Chef’s Table Season 7 is The Chef Show (2019- ), presented by actor and director Jon Favreau with chef Roy Choi. It turns out Favreau trained under Choi’s tutelage when he was preparing for his role in the movie Chef (2014). So, this show was inspired by their previous training together. The series features the 2 cooking with and interviewing guests. A few of the show’s guests included the comedian Bill Burr, the actor Robert Downey Jr., the president of Marvel Studious Kevin Feige, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comedian, and actor Seth Rogen, and more.
5. Somebody Feed Phil
Somebody Feed Phil (2018- ) is among the best food shows you can imagine. Throughout the series, Philip Rosental goes from 1 city to another, trying the cuisines of each city he visits. The show has 5 seasons and a total of 27 episodes. Suppose you love seeing food from the world cuisine. In that case, you will love this series as Rosental tries out the food of various cities such as Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Bangkok, Venice, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Montreal, Seoul, Marrakesh, Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, Madrid, and many others.
6. Salt Fat Acid Heat
The last series on our list of shows you can watch before Chef’s Table Season 7 is Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018), a cooking documentary on Netflix with the best food shows. The series is based on a book of the same name, Samin Nosrat. The series has 4 episodes, each focusing on what Nosrat proposes as the 4 elements of successful cooking: salt, fat, acid, and heat. In each episode, Nosrat travels to a different region to show how that local cuisine uses a particular element. The 4 countries Nosrat visits in the series are Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the U.S.