Updated: February 1, 2023

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’s a curated list of shows currently available on Netflix that provides a mix of:  How-To Cooking Shows; Cooking Competitions; Documentary Travel & Cultural Shows; and more, updated monthly.

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The American Barbecue Showdown

Netflix American Barbecue Showdown Cooking Competition Show

To maintain the spirit of summer outdoor cooking and entertaining year-round, here is a fun and friendly food competition that has eight of the country’s best backyard smokers and pitmasters vie for the title of American Barbecue Champion. Viewers tend to like the low key, minimal drama approach to the production, and appreciate the explanations provided about the cooking processes and meat selections. Season 1 was shot in Georgia, first premiering in September 2020 on Netflix.

Themes: Barbecue, Competition

See The American Barbecue Showdown on Netflix for episode details.


 

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

The Big Family Cooking Showdown on Netflix

In this cooking competition 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

Big Family Cooking Showdown Video Trailer from the BBC

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


 

Best Leftovers Ever!

Best Leftovers Ever Show on Netflix

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.

Best Leftovers Ever! | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

The Chef Show

The Chef Show on Netflix

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.

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The Chef Show | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

Chef’s Table

The Chef's Table Show on Netflix

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 1-6 tend to be loved universally by viewers, while some viewers have complained that there is not enough focus on the food in latter seasons.

Creator: David Gelb

Themes: Documentaries, Celebrity Chefs, Restaurants, Travel

See Chef’s Table on Netflix for episode details.

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Chef's Table | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


 

Chef’s Table: BBQ

The Chef's Table BBQ Show on Netflix

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.

Chef's Table: BBQ | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

Chef’s Table: Pizza

Netflix Chef's Table: Pizza Food Documentary Series

Pizza is the latest extension and focus of Chef’s Table, the culinary hit franchise. The documentary series travels to a few intriguing spots across the world (Italy, Japan, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon) to explore the passionate creativity of renowned chefs in their aspirations of raising an “ordinary dish” to an art form.

Each episode, 45-minutes in length and totally six for the season, will feature one chef: Chris Bianco (Phoenix); Gabriele Bonci (Rome), Ann Kim (Minneapolis), Franco Pepe (Caiazzo, Italy), Yoshihiro Imai (Kyoto, Japan), and Sarah Minnick (Portland, Oregon).

Though we understand that this show is focused on new approaches to pizza, we cannot help but be distracted that not one chef from New York or Chicago was included. To us that would be analogous to not including any chefs from Texas, North Carolina, Memphis, or Kansas City, when exploring new approaches to barbecue.

Premiered September 7, 2022

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

Chef's Table: Pizza | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

Cooked

Cooked, Neflix Documentary Food Series

A cerebral and beautifully photographed documentary mini-series where acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores the science of cooking and the cultural impact of its various methods. The series is based on Pollan’s book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation and is segmented over four parts, each focused on a given element: Fire; Water; Air; and Earth. Culinary topics investigated include: bread-making; barbecuing; pot cooking; instant meals and highly processed foods; the nature of gluten; and fermentation and the role of microbes for foods like chocolate and cheese.

The mission of the series can best be described by this quote by the series’ host:

Is there any practice less selfish, any time less wasted then preparing something delicious and nourishing for the people you love? – Michael Pollan

Host: Michael Pollan

Creator: Alex Gibney

Themes: Documentaries, Culture, Science, Health, Travel, History

See Cooked on Netflix for episode details.

Cooked | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


 

Million Pound Menu

Million Pound Menu Restaurant Competition Show on Netflix

Million Pound Menu is a restaurant competition reality show that follows the format of Shark Tank – aspiring restaurateurs get the opportunity to pitch their new restaurant ideas to a small group of potential investors. Contestants that progress through elimination rounds gain the opportunity to demonstrate their food concepts with a pop-up restaurant over a couple of days.

This show will be especially liked by anyone interested in learning about the restaurant industry. The amount of seed capital necessary to launch a top-flight restaurant in a major city may be surprising to some. Lastly, the host, Fred Sirieix, has an impressive background having been an award-winning general manager at Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton.

Starring: Fred Sirieix. See the bios of the restaurant investors on BBC Two.

Themes: Competition, Restaurants, Business, Ventures, British

See Million Pound Menu on Netflix for episode details.


 

Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan

Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan Indian Cooking Show on Netflix

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.

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Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt Fat Acid Heat Cooking Show on Netflix

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.

Salt Fat Acid Heat | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


 

Snack VS. Chef

Snack VS. Chef Netflix Food Competition Series

Premiering on November 30, 2022, this new food competition show has twelve chefs go head-to-head within the culinary world of snacks. Challenges include recreating iconic snacks, as well as inventing their own original versions inspired by beloved classics. The prevailing winner will earn a $50,000 prize.

Hosts: Megan Stalter and Hari Kondabolu

Themes: Competition, Snacks

See Snack VS. Chef  on Netflix for episode details.

Snack VS. Chef | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

Somebody Feed Phil

Somebody Feed Phil Netflix Food Series

Phil Rosenthal, the creator of the TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond“, travels the globe to experience the local cuisine and culture of a different featured city each episode, while making friends in the process. International cities visited have included: Bangkok, Saigon, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Mexico City, Venice, Dublin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Marrakesh, London, Seoul, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore.

Domestic locations covered include: New Orleans, San Francisco, New York City, Delta Mississippi, Chicago and Hawaii. This is considered to be the successor to Rosenthal’s previous show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” aired on PBS. Fans of Anthony Bourdain’s approach to hosting travel food shows may find that Phil’s sense of humor is not their “cup of tea”.

Seasons 1-5 are all available, with Season 6 premiering October 18, 2022.

Starring: Phil Rosenthal

See Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix for episode details.

Somebody Feed Phil Season 5 | Title Intro | Netflix

Somebody Feed Phil Season 5 Trailer on YouTube


 

Street Food: Asia

Street Food Asia Show on Netflix

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.

Street Food | Official Trailer | Netflix

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Street Food: USA

Netflix Street Food USA Series

USA is the next stop of this popular travel food series, after visiting Asia and Latin America during its first two seasons. Street food will be experienced across America, as the show travels to Los Angeles, Portland, New York, New Orleans, Miami and Oahu. True to the mission of the series, stories of the people who create the original and unforgettable dishes will be shared, as well.

Theme: Cooking, Travel, Culture

Update: The series premiered on July 26, 2022.

Street Food: USA | Official Trailer | Netflix

See Street Food: USA on Netflix for episode details.


 

Taco Chronicles

Taco Chronicles Show on Netflix

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!

Update: Volume 3 premiered November 23, 2022

Creator: Pablo Cruz

Theme: Cooking, Culture, Travel

See Taco Chronicles on Netflix for episode details.

Trailer for Volume 3: Cross the Border

Taco Chronicles: Cross the border | Official Trailer | Netflix

Trailer for Volume 2

The Taco Chronicles Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix


 

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Video Trailers of Other Netflix Food Shows Worth a Look


     

    Chef’s Table: France

    Chef's Table: France | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix


     

    Drink Masters

    Drink Masters | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Easy-Bake Battle

    Antoni Goes Retro | Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition | Netflix


     

    Heavenly Bites: Mexico

    Heavenly Bites | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend

    Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Mind Your Manners

    Mind Your Manners | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Nadiya’s Time to Eat

    Nadiya’s Time to Eat Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?

    Pepsi, Where's My Jet? | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

    Pressure Cooker

    Pressure Cooker | Official Trailer | Netflix


     

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