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Food

Netflix's First Docu-Series From 'Jiro Dreams Of Sushi' Director Will Profile Famous International Chefs

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Ikura Uni at n/naka (Photo by Zen Sekizawa courtesy of n/naka)
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On the heels of bringing on successful original series like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, Netflix announced today they're getting their first original docu-series—and it'll be about famous international chefs.

The six-part series, Chef's Table, will be helmed by Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will follow six renowned chefs: Niki Nakayama of Los Angeles' n/naka, Dan Barber of New York City's Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns, Ben Shewry of Australia's Attica Restaurant, Magnus Nilsson of Sweden's Fäviken, and Francis Mallmann of Argentina's El Restaurante Patagonia Sur.

"We want to continue to support the best in non-fiction storytelling," said Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix, at Toronto International Film Festival's Doc Conference. "While some stories are best told as feature length films, others, like Chef's Table, greatly benefit from being able to communicate their story in a multi-episodic fashion. We're fortunate to have the flexibility to match the story with the best format."

The series will be directed by Gelb, Andrew Fried, Brian McGinn and Clay Jeter.

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And if you haven't seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi yet, we highly suggest it as the 2011 documentary is streaming on Netflix now. Here's the trailer: