Top 5 Culinary Series Guaranteed to Boost Your Career

A good series should keep you thinking as well as keep you entertained and what's better for a chef to be thinking about than food? Check below to see our top picks for the best series that can boost your culinary career.

  1. Somebody Feed Phil/I'll Have What Phil's Having - In this series, “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal travels the globe to take in the local cuisine and culture of Bangkok, Lisbon, Mexico City, and more. As he travels around the world and puts local delicacies into his mouth, his joy becomes contagious. After all, he's not there to judge. He's there to encourage everyone to try new food. 2 Seasons have already been released on Netflix and are about an hour long per episode! It’s not too late to start your journey with him!

  2. Chef’s Table: France - This is a sneak peek into the bold new flavors of France with chefs who are pushing  the boundaries of fine dining and reinventing a rich culinary tradition. Exploring these various dishes and culture is impactful for the simple reason that French cuisine has -- and continues to have -- a monumental impact on food around the world. Only 1 Season has been released on Netflix and is about 45-50 minutes long per episode. You can start your binging now!

  3. Chef’s Table -  This Emmy-nominated series shows culinary stars around the world who are redefining gourmet food with innovative dishes and mesmerizing desserts. Each episode adds an emotional component by delving into a famous chef's backstory. Making meals may not always be pretty, but this docuseries exposes the passion behind the meal. There are 6 seasons released on Netflix with each episode lasting for about 45 minutes to an hour each. This series will surely get you hooked!

  4. Ugly Delicious - Star chef David Chang leads his friends on a mouth-watering, cross-cultural hunt for the world’s most satisfying grub. Ugly Delicious takes the pretentiousness out of food programming, highlighting the importance of the ugly and delicious world of home cooking. Chang isn't the only host of the series, though, giving a collection of unique voices a chance to shine. And that's great, especially for those out there who find his brash sensibilities an acquired taste. There are currently 2 Seasons of this on Netflix with each episode running for 45 minutes to an hour each. You can still catch up!

  5. Cooked - As Michael Pollan, acclaimed food writer, explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world. Cooked breaks down the food docuseries format into four parts: "Fire," "Water," "Air," and "Earth." Each episode focuses on each of the planet's powerful elements to explore just how these resources are connected to sustenance, impacting the day-to-day foods we eat. This show definitely highlights the different perspectives of the world on topics from sustainable crops to food prep to the simple joy of enjoying dinner with family around a table. 1 Season has been released on Netflix with each episode running from 50 minutes to an hour long. You will surely be enlightened by this show!


Overall, while series can be a great way to boost your culinary knowledge from home, nothing compares to real-world experience in some of the best kitchens of the world, luckily for you, we can help you with that! 

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