Parents' Guide to

The Chef Show

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Movie-based reality cooking series is fun but a bit bland.

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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+
Just a teen reviewing here. I’m obsessed with food shows and this one did not disappoint. You really get to know about the chefs, their culture, their families, and how they got so good at their craft. Because they aren’t out right talking to a camera it feels authentic, and the hosts have lovely banter that really doesn’t feel awkward at all. It goes to show that anyone can cook and the chefs come from all places and walks of life. It’s also just really entertaining to do a deep dive into chefs’ specialties!! No sex, they drank alcohol once or twice but it’s not focused on for more than 10 seconds!

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age 13+

Amazing Show for Foodies and Movies Go-ers! Just don’t watch when you are hungry :)

This is a really fun show to watch and features many celebrities ranging from Gwenyth Paltrow to Seth Rogen. Some are chefs , like Cristina Tosi and David Chang, while others are not. Features celebrity chef Roy Choi . The only thing I would mention is that this show swears (f words, s words) in regard to how delicious the food is, which is understandable and, in my opinion, generally harmless. I would definitely recommend for anyone who loves food or movies (as the creator is a famed director) and is bored on Netflix.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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At one point, Favreau explains that he and Choi started filming themselves cooking in their free time, presumably when Favreau wasn't directing features and Choi wasn't running his food truck empire in Los Angeles. That's exactly what The Chef Show feels like: something that was done in the producers' spare time. Neither of the hosts are particularly charismatic, the celebrity guests are mostly an afterthought, and the show doesn't feature enough detailed instruction to really teach anyone how to make the food. It feels more like a DVD extra than a series.

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