If you’re like me and love Jon Favreau, and you’re also a fan of the 2014 film Chef, which was simply an awesome movie to watch. I’ve got a brilliant thing for you here. Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi are teaming up for a new Netflix cooking series called The Chef Show!
Favreau and Choi worked together on the movie Chef, and in this new cooking series, the two friends “experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some bold-face names in the entertainment and culinary world. The two will go from sharing a meal with the Avengers cast in Atlanta to smoking brisket in Texas with world-renowned pit-master Aaron Franklin, to honoring the legendary food critic Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles.”
Some of the guests featured on the show include Gwyneth Paltrow, Bill Burr, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, The Russo bros., Andrew Rea, Evan Kleiman, Jazz Singsanong, Robert Rodriguez, David Chang, Aaron Franklin and more. Favreau had this to say in a statement:
“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. 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. 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!”
Check out the trailer of The Chef Show below.