DAVID GELB'S DOCU-SERIES "CHEF'S TABLE" TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX IN 2015
September 9, 2014 - Toronto, CA - Netflix, the world's leading internet television network, is expanding its original documentary initiative with its first original docu-series, David Gelb's "Chef's Table." The six-part series, from the lauded filmmaker of "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" will premiere in 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available.
Speaking today at the Toronto International Film Festival Doc Conference, Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, 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."
"Chef's Table" features six of the world's most renowned international chefs, and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents. 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, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy) .
"Chef's Table" is executive produced by David Gelb, Matt Weaver, Andrew Fried of Boardwalk Pictures and Brian McGinn. The series is directed by David Gelb, Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn and Clay Jeter.
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