David Gelb’s ‘Chef’s Table’ to Be Netflix’s First Original Reality Series

Six-part series will take viewers into the lives and kitchens of six renowned international chefs

Last Updated: September 9, 2014 @ 4:42 PM

Netflix will launch its first original reality series, David Gelb‘s “Chef’s Table,” in 2015. It will be a six-part series.

“Chef’s Table” follows six renowned international chefs, giving viewers an opportunity to go inside their lives and kitchens.

The chefs featured include: Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy).

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“Chef’s Table” is executive produced by Gelb, Matt Weaver, Andrew Fried of Boardwalk Pictures and Brian McGinn. It’s directed by Gelb, Fried, Brian McGinn and Clay Jeter.

At the Toronto International Film Festival Doc Conference on Tuesday, Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary and comedy at Netflix, said: “We want to continue to support the best in non-fiction storytelling. While some stories are best told as feature-length films, others, like ‘Chef’s Table,’ greatly benefit from being able to communicate their story in a multi-episodic fashion. We’re fortunate to have the flexibility to match the story with the best format.”

The deal was negotiated by WME.