Parents' Guide to

Chef's Table

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Documentary series on chefs and food is thoughtful, diverse.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Inspiring and beautiful!

Fun to travel the world and see each chef create edible art! There is some swearing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

As with any documentary series that changes its subject each episode, the quality varies throughout the series, but if you're a lover of food and food culture, this show will have something for you. Some episodes present a simple narrative where the chef cooks something, people like it, and they repeat this until they find success -- so there's no real struggle or insight into what it takes to be a capital-G great chef. But at its best, Chef's Table goes to great lengths to present unique and compelling points of view from all over the world. Chefs like Buddhist nun Jeong Kwon or Brazilian punk Alex Atala do so much more than cook; they present entire philosophies on how food can impact and improve people's lives.

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