Arts & Entertainment | May 20, 2019 10:14 am

Jon Favreau and Roi Choi Team Up for New Star-Studded Netflix Series ‘The Chef Show’

The actor/filmmaker and chef will be joined by plenty of guest stars

Jon Favreau and Roy Choi speak onstage at the Netflix FYSEE Food Day.
Jon Favreau and Roy Choi speak onstage at the Netflix FYSEE Food Day.
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

One of the biggest names in Hollywood is heading into the kitchen to cook up a brand new Netflix series with one of the most iconic figures in food.

Filmmaker Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi have paired up for Netflix’s The Chef Show, Eater reported. The show will feature the stars’ favorite destinations for cooking and cuisine across the country, including a dinner in Atlanta, a tribute to Los Angeles food writer Jonathan Gold, and a taste of Texas at Austin’s acclaimed Franklin Barbecue. The show will also include regular guest star appearances, including visits from Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., David Chang, Evan Kleiman, Jazz Singsanong, Andrew Rea, Bill Burr, Robert Rodriguez, Tom Holland, Kevin Feige, and Joe and Anthony Russo.

The show’s stars first met when Choi served as the culinary consultant on the set of Favreau’s 2014 comedy Chef.

“During the production of Chef, I developed a much deeper understanding of the ways in which we express our emotions, share our cultures and seek meaningful connections through the act of cooking and eating,” said Favreau in a statement. “I am so nostalgic about that time and those experiences — this series gives me the perfect opportunity to get back in the kitchen and create some new memories.”

Favreau, who also serves as The Chef Show‘s director and producer, is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in Hollywood at the moment, scoring major hits with big titles like The Jungle Book, the Lion King remake and the forthcoming ten-part Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

The other half of the duo has made an even bigger name for himself in recent years as well. After publishing the acclaimed memoir L.A. Son, Choi expanded his culinary empire and has worked on a number of food TV projects.

The Chef Show premieres on June 7.

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