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Roy Choi and Jon Favreau Are Turning Chef Into a TV Show

Netflix’s quest to take over food TV continues: Over the weekend, the online network announced that not only is Chef’s Table coming back for two more seasons, but that the powers that be have managed to reunite L.A. chef Roy Choi and producer/actor/director Jon Favreau for their own cooking series, The Chef Show.

The program gets its name from the 2014 movie, Chef, which starred Favreau as a chef who decides to open a Cuban food truck with his son in Miami. Choi was brought on as a consultant for the film, creating all the dishes featured, before being promoted to co-producer.

In the trailer for the show, Favreau says he and Choi fell out of touch after filming, but you’d hardly know it. The format of the show is pretty vague at the moment — there’s a mixture of cooking and eating — but viewers can definitely expect a lot of celebrity cameos, including Gwyneth Paltrow, the Avengers cast, David Chang, and comedian Bill Burr. The Chef Show premieres on Netflix on Friday, June 7.

Roy Choi and Jon Favreau Are Turning Chef Into a TV Show