Chef's Table Chefs Whose Food You Want To Eat The Most

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Chef's Table Chefs Whose Food You Want To Eat The Most
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Vote up the Chef's Table chefs whose food you'd most want to try.

If you consider yourself a "foodie," or just a normal person who appreciates a good meal, you're probably already watching Chef's Table on Netflix. One of the best original Netflix shows, the documentary series is shamelessly serious about food. The Chef's Table cast is made up of big name chefs, one of which is profiled each week. Installments dive deep into that chef's passions, struggles, mindset, and reasons for creating. Every avid viewer has a mental list of their favorite Chef's Table chefs. Maybe you saw the Francis Mallmann Chef's Table episode and immediately dreamed of dining by a roaring fire in Patagonia. Perhaps you loved the episode about Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan and hope to one day make a pilgrimage to her temple. Whatever appeals to you about the chefs featured on the series, use this list to recall your favorites and plan the Chef’s Table restaurants you want to hit up next time you happen to be in the right city.

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  • Massimo Bottura

    Massimo Bottura

    92 votes

    Restaurant: Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy
    Featured In: Season 1, Episode 1 
    Food: Italian dishes like A Potato Wanting to Be a Truffle, The Crunchy Part of Lasagna, and Oops I Dropped The Lemon Tart 

  • Francis Mallmann

    Francis Mallmann

    53 votes

    Restaurant: El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Featured In: Season 1, Episode 3
    Food: Uses open-fire cooking methods to create truly unique foods like trout baked in clay and lamb smoked in the forest

  • Dominique Crenn

    Dominique Crenn

    52 votes

    Restaurant: Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, California
    Featured In: Season 2, Episode 3
    Food: Experimental French dishes like abalone and brioche with waygu butter stand out as favorites 

  • RestaurantMozza and chi SPACCA in Los Angeles, United States
    Featured In: Season 3, Episode 3
    Food: Artisan breads and other carby delights like ricotta and egg raviolo 

  • Dan Barber
    56 votes

    Restaurant: Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, United States
    Featured In: Season 1, Episode 2 
    Food: A farm-to-table advocate, Barber works closely with plant breeders to develop better tasting crops, so picture things like a simple tomato marinara sauce, but made with the absolute best-tasting tomatoes imaginable

  • Alex Atala

    Alex Atala

    38 votes

    Restaurant: D. O. M. in São Paulo, Brazil
    Featured In: Season 2, Episode 2
    Food: Brazilian-inspired foods made with jambu, a Brazilian herb that numbs the lips and tongue, causes salivation, and changes the flavors of the dishes