‘Chef’s Table: Pizza’ is a spin-off to an original Netflix series of the same. This time around with a particular focus on pizza and the chefs who elevated the level of the dish by adding their creativity, passion, and uniqueness to it. The six-episode series, with each featuring an individual chef’s journey, is now available to stream on Netflix.
Chirs Bianco from Phoenix, Arizona elevates every single ingredient used in pizza. Believing it’s worth doing right, Bianco basically started the Pizza Revolution.
Gabriele Bonci from Rome, Italy experimented with pizza believing it is more than basic food. By adding everything that may feel right on the dish, he took his pizza to the television screens. In the process, he found himself struggling between his identity as a chef and as a celebrity.
Ann Kim from Minneapolis, Minnesota introduced pizzas with Korean comfort food deeply rooted in her personal cuisine. Considered one of the highly respected chefs in the country, Kim fought through family expectations to find her passion in something she loves.
From the village of Caiazzo, Franco Pepe, who comes from a dynasty of pizza left to redefine the idea of a Pizzeria and a pizza chef.
Going up against the wishes of his family, Chef Yoshihiro Imai from Kyoto, Japan brings a pizza that is very Yoshihiro, very Monk, and very Kyoto.
Sarah Minnick from Portland, Oregon serves some of the best pizza & ice cream in the city. She brings in veggie-centric unique pizzas by finding ingredients that are beyond Farmer’s markets.
The show manages to capture the attention of the viewer in the opening few seconds of each and every episode. Pizza aside, it tells us where the heart of the chef lies.
Moving on, apart from pizza being the main focus, the show also explores the chef’s life on a personal level. Their ups and downs in life and their further goals before finding their way to the pizzas.
These personal stories and experiences may manage to grab the attention of regular viewers who might not be restaurant owners. Thus, these regular viewers could find themselves relating to the featured chef on an emotional level. To add a cherry on top, they might want to visit the restaurants featured in the show.
It’s the ’emotion’ of the story that mostly keeps the show afloat. That emotion works for the first three stories, which are quite engaging. It all fades away in the latter half of the series when regular viewers might start losing their attention. Thus, viewing it as more or less like a regular food documentary.
Chef’s Table: pizza is certainly a show that you will find intriguing. It comes with hits and misses. You may not find yourself invested in each and every episode and might end up skipping if the intro of the episode doesn’t hit you hard enough.
Chef's Table: Pizza
Director: Brian McGinn, Abigail Fuller, Zia Mandviwalla, Danny O'Malley and Clay Jeter
Date Created: 2022-09-07 12:30