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Chef's Table Season 7 - What We Know So Far

There aren't too many shows that truly delve into the Michelin-Starred restaurant world quite like Netflix's Chef's Table. The series is directed by David Gelb, who was also behind the documentary Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, and has introduced fans to shots of some of the best cuisine ever offered, as well as the intriguing and at times underdog career stories of the world's most talented chefs.

The show has even earned itself numerous Emmy nominations since its debut in 2015, which is ironic given that Gelb recalled having an uphill battle even getting the show picked up. As he told Deadline once, no one seemed interested in a food show without a celebrity host. Now the series that lets each episode focus solely on a particular chef has been running for six seasons, and has even generated a few spin-offs in 2016's Chef's Table: France and 2020's Chef's Table: BBQ

If you thought of the latest Chef's Table spin-off as a great appetizer but still craved more, you'll be pleased to learn that a new season of the main series has been given the green light. Here is what we know about season 7 of Chef's Table so far.

When is the release date for Chef's Table season 7?

Netflix hasn't revealed a release date yet for Chef's Table season 7. However, Netflix did confirm that season 7 of the series is on the way. In addition, Netflix also confirmed another season will arrive after that one. According to Food & Wine, this was revealed initially during Netflix's FYSEE Food Day, a 2019 event that celebrated Netflix food shows like Chef's Table, The Great British Baking Show, and Somebody Feed Phil.

With word of the next two volumes of the series being confirmed a couple of years ago, it's still not known just how far into production the team of Chef's Table was into the upcoming season. Things are left even more fuzzy thanks to a global pandemic that started the following year after Netflix made the announcement. Past seasons of the series have premiered in February, April, and May, so it's possible season 7 could premiere in the first half of 2022. However, with Chef's Table: BBQ premiering in September 2020, it's entirely possible the series could make a surprise return during that same month in 2021.

Who are the chefs of Chef's Table season 7?

There hasn't been a reveal yet on who will be the starring chefs featured in the next season of Chef's Table. However, during FYSEE Food Day when the next two seasons of the series were confirmed, it was also revealed by Netflix that the show had locked in at least eight chefs. It's probably a safe bet to say that these eight chefs could be split up for both volumes. For example, as Delish highlighted, Netflix revealed the cast for both Season 5 and 6 at the same time, which totaled to eight chefs split evenly for both seasons.

We can also expect the next season to feature some captivating chefs with backgrounds we won't forget. For instance, last season featured Mashama Bailey, who, after years spent in New York kitchens, returned home to Savannah, Ga. and turned an old Greyhound Bus Station that was historically segregated into a award-winning restaurant called The Grey. Her episode did a wonderful job not only engaging us with her career but also showing off her mix of African and Southern cuisine.

What are the locations in Chef's Table season 7?

Currently, the locations that Season 7 of Chef's Table will travel to are unknown. Usually, the locations of each episode are largely dependent on the restaurants of the chefs the series chooses to focus on for each episode. Netflix may have confirmed the number of chefs featured, but without knowing the cast, we're left in the dark on where the next season will go. There are also global travel restrictions due to the pandemic that might have also largely affected production. For instance, the CDC still has certain travel restrictions on entry into the U.S. from quite a few countries, including some featured on Chef's Table like France, Brazil, and the U.K. 

Yet Chef's Table is a globetrotting series. Even the spin-off Chef's Table: BBQ only had two locations featured in the U.S., while the two other episodes focused on Lennox Hastie and Rosalia Chay Chuc traveling to Sydney, Australia, and Yaxuna, Mexico, respectively. So if Chef's Table can help it, the next season will continue its trend of featuring restaurants from all over the world, although it won't be surprising if there are a few more featured from North America.