One of the great things about The Chef Show is the passion for food than can be felt by Jon Favreau and Roy Choi. What makes the series even more fun are the guests that feature throughout, showcasing their own passion for the series. We’ve put together all the celebrity guests and friends that have featured throughout The Chef Show so far.
Below is the list of all the celebrity guests that have featured on The Chef Show for volumes 1&2:
Goop founder and actress Gwyneth Paltrow helped Jon and Roy cook up a “Pepper Pot” in the first episode of The Chef Show. The dish was a homage to Paltrow’s character, Pepper Potts, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite the delicious dish, Paltrow’s appearance in the series is mostly remembered for the actress not realizing she was in Spiderman: Homecoming, mistaking her cameo for the Avengers instead.
Taking time away from his acting career and making audiences howl in laughter, Bill Burr helped Jon and Roy cook some beautiful looking Cubanos. The popular Cuban sandwich was the featured dish in Jon Favreau’s film Chef.
Another MCU alumni, actor Tom Holland didn’t take part in the cooking and instead helped Jon and friends chow down on a delicious seafood feast. The young actor even tried an oyster for the very first time. Tom Holland went into detail on his first day in front of the camera, meeting Robert Downey Jr. for the first time and his acrobatic stunts in the Spiderman costume.
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. was also at the table enjoying a whole range of different seafood dishes. As the first hero of the MCU, Robert discussed the surprise of Iron Man’s success and how the film wasn’t just limited to children and comic book fans, thus, hitting a zeitgeist that would spawn the most successful movie franchise of all time.
The Russo Brothers
If it weren’t for directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the MCU as we know it could have been entirely different. Like Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. the brothers were there to enjoy some delicious looking dishes.
Kevin Feige has arguably been the most influential figurehead in Hollywood since becoming the president of Marvel Studios. With a combined box office of over $26.8 billion, Fiege’s success as the studio’s president has changed the very landscape of cinema. Like his fellow Marvel alumni above, Fiege was enjoying the incredible looking food by The Optimist.
Volume: 1 | 2
Episode: 3 | 6
YouTuber and internet personality Andrew Rea is the creator of the highly successful YouTube channel Binging with Babish. The channel, hosted by Andrew Rea recreates recipes from famous films, tv shows, and video games, and at the time of writing has amassed over 5 million subscribers. Andrew assisted Jon and Roy with baking Chocolate Lava Cake, a beautiful desert that also featured in the film Chef. During the baking process, some of the cameras used for filming were in the same style that Andrew himself would use on his YouTube channel.
Evan Kleiman is a famous American chef, author restaurant owner and most notably the host of the radio show Good Food since 1997. The fourth episode of The Chef Show was a tribute to Los Angeles food critic, Jonathan Gold, who sadly passed away in 2018. Kleiman and fellow chef Jazz Singsanong whipped up some mouth-watering Thai dishes, of which the chefs were inspired to cook as it reminded them of Gold and how highly they admired the food critic. The dishes made were Pad Thai and Pad Kee Mao.
For some, Robert Rodriguez may have been a surprise to see appear on The Chef Show. Fans of the acclaimed director would know that on the special features of his movies, Rodriguez would present a ten minute short called “10 Minute Cooking School” and would recreate a dish from his film. He even made pizza for former President Barack Obama once.
Volume: 1 | 2
Episode: 6 | 6
Chef, author and tv personality David Chang has featured twice so far in The Chef Show, and on both occasions made some spectacular looking dishes. The dishes that featured in this episode were inspired by classic Korean dishes to which both David and Roy enjoyed as children thanks to their Korean heritage. The braised kalbi stew was particularly mouth-watering.
Episode: 7 & 8
Fans of Chef would have recognized Aaron Franklin as his restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, featured in the film. Jon and Roy returned to the restaurant to see just care and attention goes into making some of the best-barbecued food in the US. The pair spent two episodes with the Pitmasters host, getting their hands dirty and helping Aaron prepare his famous short ribs for the “anti-food-fest food festival.”
In 2012, Seth Rogan starred in Take This Waltz, which saw the comedian take on the role of a chicken chef. To train for the role, Rogen underwent a training regime which involved cutting and cooking dozens of chickens. His training certainly showed as he helped Roy and Jon prepare chicken for some delicious meals. Notably a dish from Roy’s childhood
Behind the scenes at Disney, Dave Filoni is the mastermind behind the success of Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: Resistance. At Skywalker Ranch, the home of George Lucas, Dave was helping Jon and Roy whip up some dishes, using produce grown on the property.
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