“Iron Man” director Jon Favreau and award-winning chef Roy Choi are teaming up for “The Chef’s Show,” a new cooking series that launches June 7 on Netflix, the streamer announced Sunday. Watch the trailer below.
“The Chef’s Show” reunites Favreau with Choi — who inspired and served as a technical adviser on Favreau’s 2014 dramedy “Chef” — and, per the official description, will feature the duo experimenting “with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world.”
The series will see the duo trying culinary and cultural fare from across the country, including a meal with Favreau’s Marvel Cinematic Universe cast mates in Atlanta, a tribute to food critic Jonathan Gold in Atlanta, and smoking brisket with pitmaster Aaron Franklin in Texas. Guests throughout the first season include: Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Burr, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, the Russo brothers, Andrew Rea, Evan Kleiman, Jazz Singsanong, Robert Rodriguez, David Chang and many more. For full episode descriptions visit media.netflix.com.
“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,” Favreau said 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,” Choi said. “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!”
Favreau directs “The Chef’s Show” and executive produces alongside Choi and Annie Johnson.