Season 6 | Danny Bowien
This season of The Mind of a Chef dives into the expansive imagination of Danny Bowien, chef and owner of New York's Mission Chinese Food. Danny’s Origin story informs much of his playful and constantly evolving cuisine: Born in Korea, adopted & raised by a devoutly Christian white family in Oklahoma. After his mother passed away when he was in his late teens, Danny's perspective shifted and he decided to head to San Francisco for culinary school. His twenties, like most people's, were a series of highs and lows - culinary school, stints at fine dining restaurants in NY and SF, abusive chefs, falling in love and reconnecting with his Korean roots, and stumbling into what became a food movement, the original Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco.
SEASON 5 | LUDO LEFEBVRE
Enter the mind of chef Ludo Lefebvre in S5 as we follow the world-renowned chef from LA to Paris, and discover how he bacame one of the most influential members of the food scene in Los Angeles and beyond.
SEASON 4 | GABRIELLE HAMILTON
Enter the mind of chef Gabrielle Hamilton in the first eight episodes of S4 of the James Beard Award-winning show The Mind of a Chef - best-selling author of "Blood, Bones, and Butter," and owner of New York City's famed restaurant, Prune.
SEASON 4 | DAVID KINCH
Enter the mind of chef David Kinch in the final eight episodes of S4 as he reflects on his inspiration, creative drive, and the unforeseen challenges faced by chefs in their pursuit of excellence.
SEASON 3 | MAGNUS NILSSON
Enter the mind of chef Magnus Nilsson in the final eight episodes of S3 as he brings viewers into his meticulously planned and executed kitchen at Fäviken for an all-access look at what it takes to run, manage, and maintain standards at what some people say is the most creative and surprising restaurant on the planet.
SEASON 3 | EDWARD LEE
Enter the mind of chef Edward Lee in the first eight episodes S3 as he embarks on adventures that take him out of the kitchen and into the depths of what moves and motivates him – seeking the history of what it means to be a chef, the key to making a perfect bourbon, the call of the culinary siren, and the American South.
SEASON 2 | APRIL BLOOMFIELD
Enter the mind of British-born Chef April Bloomfield in the final eight episodes of S2 as we watch her wrestle with the demands of opening a restaurant, test menu ideas, obsess over ingredients and techniques, explore past inspirations, and cook with her mentors and contemporaries.
SEASON 2 | SEAN BROCK
Enter the mind of Sean Brock in the first eight episodes of S2 as he obsesses over an ever-growing collection of seeds and recipes, aims to help to preserve the integrity of traditional Southern food ways, and shines the spotlight on the untold varieties of rice, beans and grains which once made America's agriculture the envy of the world.
SEASON 1 | DAVID CHANG
Enter the mind of David Chang for sixteen episodes in as he explores cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia, traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal, sharing a kitchen with some of the most famous chefs on earth...all the while all the showing his drive thirst for knowledge combined with a need to constantly push boundaries.