Why is nobody eating anything in the new trailer for Chef’s Table?

The menu of top chefs featured in Netflix's new documentary series is tantalising. Pity we haven't seen enough of the food yet


From Italy to Australia, Netflix’s new documentary series Chef’s Table features six of the world’s top chefs sweating over a hot stove – or, in one case, open log fire. So why is nobody eating anything?


The new trailer for the series teases our taste buds, but doesn’t give us much to go on in terms of what the food actually looks and tastes like, which is a shame given the quality of the grub on offer.

Instead, we’re offered morsels of dramatic soundbites with a drizzle of spoon fiddling, served on a bed of Beethoven strings. Yum.

Now while nobody wants a Gregg Wallace-style close-up of someone munching on a delicate sushi roll, some idea of who’s actually chowing down on these gastronomic delights might have been 

We’ll just have to wait until 26 April to see what filmmaker David Gelb, director of acclaimed Jiro Dreams of Sushi, has cooked up.

Oh, and just in case you were planning a decadent dinner escape, here are the six chefs appearing over the course of the six-part series:

Massimo Bottura (chef at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy)

Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA)

Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia)


Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden)