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The Final Table

The Final Table

  • Premiered: 
    November 20, 2018
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Robin Ashbrook & Yasmin Shackleton 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking, celebrity

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Andrew Knowlton, THE FINAL TABLE features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy. Each one-hour episode focuses on a different country and its cuisine, with celebrity ambassadors, food critics, and the country's greatest chef eliminating teams until the finale. In the last episode, only one of the competing chefs wins a place at the Final Table, joining these nine legendary culinary icons: Enrique Olvera (Mexico), Andoni Aduriz (Spain), Clare Smyth (UK), Helena Rizzo (Brazil), Vineet Bhatia (India), Grant Achatz (US), Carlo Cracco (Italy), Yoshihiro Narisawa (Japan) and Anne-Sophie Pic (France). Netflix released the 10-episode first season of THE FINAL TABLE on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.

The 12 teams include (listed with their associated restaurants and location, and hometowns):

- Aaron Bludorn (Cafe Boulud: New York, New York, USA, from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA) and Graham Campbell (Castlehill Restaurant: Dundee, Scotland/United Kingdom, from Oban, Scotland)

- Darren MacLean (Shokunin: Calgary, Canada, from Innisfail, Canada) and Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium: Los Angeles, California, USA, from Houston, Texas, USA)

- Shin Takagi (Zeniya: Ishikawa, Japan, from Ishikawa, Japan) and Ronald Hsu (Lazy Betty: Atlanta, Georgia, USA, also from Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

- Alex Haupt (101 Gowrie: Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Sydney, Australia) and Ash Heeger (Ash: Cape Town, South Africa, from Umtata, South Africa)

- Shane Osborn (Arcane: Hong Kong, China, from Perth, Australia) and Mark Best (Bistro by Mark Best: Hong Kong, China & Singapore, from Sydney, Australia)

- Monique Fiso (Hiakai: Porirua, New Zealand, from Wellington, New Zealand) and Amninder Sandhu (Arth: Mumbai, India, from Jorhat, India)

- James Knappett (Bubbledogs/Kitchen Table: London, United Kingdom, from Newmarket, United Kingdom) and Angel Vazquez (Salome, Into/Angurio: Puebla, Mexico, also from Puebla, Mexico)

- Jessica Lorigo (Topa Sukalderia: San Sebastian, Spain, from Buffalo, New York, USA) and Johnny Spero (Reverie: Washington DC, USA, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

- Collin Brown (Chef Collin Brown: London, United Kingdom, from Trelawny, Jamaica) and Colibri Jimenez (Casa Morales/My Bowls: Oaxaca, Mexico, from Morelos, Mexico)

- Esdras Ochoa (11 Westside/Salazar/Mexicali Taco & Co.: Hong Kong, China & Los Angeles, California, USA, from Mexico City, Mexico) and Rafa Gil (Highest Hotel in the World: Hong Kong, China, from Bataguassu, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazi)

- Charles Michel (Nomad Culinary Artist: Ecuador, Colombia, France & London, from Bruges, France) and Rodrigo Pacheco (Boca Valdivia: Manabi, Ecuador, from Quito, Ecuador)

- Manuel Berganza (Tapas Club: Singapore, from Gijon, Spain) and Benjamin Bensoussan (Honest Greens: Madrid, Spain, from Paris, France)

Ambassadors and food critics include:

- United States: Colin Hanks and Dax Shepard (Ambassadors); Sam Sifton (Food Critic)

- Mexico: Martha Higareda and Julio Cesar Chavez (Ambassadors); Mariana Camacho (Food Critic)

- Spain: Miguel Bose and Ana Polvorosa (Ambassadors); Borja Beneyto (Food Critic)

- United Kingdom: Gary Lineker and Cat Deeley (Ambassadors); Jay Rayner (Food Critic)

- Brazil: Alessandra Ambrosio and Bebel Gilberto (Ambassadors); Josimar Melo (Food Critic)

- India: Ranganathan Madhavan and Hasan Minhaj (Ambassadors); Rashmi Uday Singh (Food Critic)

- Italy: Alessandro Del Piero and Eleonora Cozzella (Ambassadors); Andrea Petrini (Food Critic)

- France: Esterelle Payany (Ambassador); Francois-Regis Gaudry (Food Critic)

- Japan: Hikari Mori and Yuji Ayabe (Ambassadors); Akiko Katayama (Food Critic)


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Old School