Looking for interesting Cooking & Food Shows to help you improve your kitchen and hosting skills, discover new cuisines and learn more about the world? Here is a curated list of shows currently available on Netflix that provides a mix of:  How-To Cooking Shows; Cooking Competitions; Baking Shows; Documentary Travel Shows and more, updated monthly.

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Bake Squad

This new series is a baking competition show that does not feel like competition show, as the contestants genuinely get along and are supportive of each other. Each episode has the four expert bakers compete to win the business of a client planning a special event, with highly inventive concoctions. The client picks one design from the four options, which will then be made for their occasion. Viewers are enjoying the nice and friendly vibes of the show, a nice diversion from the many prevalent hyper-competitive alternatives.

Themes: Baking, Competition

See Bake Squad on Netflix for episode details.


The Big Family Cooking Showdown

In this cooking competition formatted show, the goal is to name Britain’s family with the best home cooks, from a group of 16 competing teams. The theme of the series is families who make ordinary food that is extraordinary. Based on viewer reactions, you will likely love Season 1, but do not be surprised if you are disappointed with Season 2.

Starring: Angellica Bell, Tommy Banks, Zoe Ball

Themes: Competition, Family Cooking, Home Cooking

See The Big Family Cooking Showdown on Netflix for episode details.


Best Leftovers Ever!

Creative and resourceful cooks compete with the challenge of turning boring leftovers into enticing new dishes. Being quick and inventive are critical traits for this unique cooking competition show. Most viewers love the concept, but were less than thrilled with the host.

Starring: Jackie Tohn, David So, Rosemary Shrager

Themes: Competition, Leftovers

See Best Leftovers Ever! on Netflix for episode details.


The Chef Show

Actor, writer, director and food enthusiast Jon Favreau teams up with celebrity chef Roy Choi to explore food in and out of the kitchen, with VIP guest chefs and friends. Besides being the creator of the famous LA-based gourmet Korean-Mexican taco truck Kogi, Choi also trained Favreau for the well-liked food truck/road trip movie Chef.

Starring: Jon Favreau, Roy Choi

Themes: How-To, Celebrity Chefs, Celebrities

See The Chef Show on Netflix for episode details.


Chef’s Table

This Emmy-nominated series, created by David Gelb of Jiro Dreams of Sushi fame, showcases culinary stars from around the world and their personal journeys of how they are redefining the gourmet food experience. Each episode demonstrates impeccable production value on par with the highest quality documentary films. Seasons 1-4 tend to be loved universally by viewers, while some viewers complain that there is not enough focus on the food in more recent seasons.

Creator: David Gelb

Themes: Documentaries, Celebrity Chefs, Restaurants, Travel

See Chef’s Table on Netflix for episode details.


Chef’s Table: BBQ

Another Emmy-nominated series from Netflix and David Gelb. This version explores the savory and smoky world of barbecue, showcasing acclaimed chefs and pitmasters from the US, Australia and Mexico.

Creator: David Gelb

Themes: BBQ, Documentaries, Celebrity Chefs, Restaurants, Travel

See Chef’s Table: BBQ on Netflix for episode details.


The Great British Baking Show

A long-running, popular cooking competition show that has amateur bakers facing 3 challenges per episode, encompassing 10 weeks per season, in hopes of being named the UK’s best amateur baker. Viewers love the easy-going, good natured tone of the show, as well as the friendliness of the contestants.

Starring: Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding

Themes: Baking, Competition, British, Amateurs

See The Great British Baking Show on Netflix for episode details.


Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan

A must watch for anyone interested in Indian food, as this series explores the history and flavors of regional Indian cuisine, from traditional Kashmiri feasts to the vegetarian dishes of Gujarat.

Themes: India, Documentary, Travel, History

See Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan on Netflix for episode details.


Salt Fat Acid Heat

A four-part series where chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world (US, Italy, Mexico and Japan) to explore the four basic elements that can make or break a dish: Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat. The goal of this instructional cooking show is to demonstrate how to effectively use these critical elements while cooking. Viewers seeking more details on the topics covered should consider Nosrat’s book of the same title.

Starring: Samin Nosrat

Theme: How-To, Cooking, Travel

See Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix for episode details.


Street Food: Asia

Produced by the creators of Chef’s Table, this documentary series explores the cultural significance of local cuisine of several Asian countries, while intimately sharing the craft, toils and dedication of a few representative street vendors. Nine vibrant cities are visited across the following countries: Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Theme: Cooking, Travel, Culture

See Street Food: Asia on Netflix for episode details.


Taco Chronicles

As the name implies, this series explores the long and rich backstories of the most popular taco styles. The show is touted for having mouth-watering imagery that is sure to make you grave tacos!

Creator: Pablo Cruz

Theme: Cooking, Culture, Travel

See Taco Chronicles on Netflix for episode details.


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