The Mind of a Chef: About the Show

The Mind of a Chef

Narrated by Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain, The Mind of a Chef is that rare and beautiful thing: an intelligent show about cooking. Season four of the James Beard and Emmy-Award wining series from Zero Point Zero Production and presented by WGBH, enters the minds of chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and David Kinch, and follows these two great culinary figures from their home kitchens to destinations around the globe in search of ingredients, inspiration and the perfect meal. The Mind of a Chef combines cooking, travel, history, humor, art and science into a cinematic journey, each episode capturing another glorious flicker from the mind of its subject and focusing on what it truly means to cook, think, create and live in the food-obsessed world that is The Mind of a Chef.


Executive Producer and Narrator Anthony Bourdain

Chef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions.

The “chef-at-large” at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Times of LondonBon AppetitGourmet, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications.




Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Program
James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Program, On Location


James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Program, On Location




Digital Executive Producer: Meredith Nierman
Digital Production Coordinator: Ayelet Ronen
Design Production: Anna Fort
Design Co-op: Karen Doyle
Design Director: Alison Morando

Executive Producer: Laurie Donnelly
Senior Program Producer: Anne Adams

National Marketing and Station Relations:
Eileen Campion
Bara Levin
Mandy Miller
Eddie Ward
Matthew Midura
Jeffrey Elias

Zero Point Zero Productions

Executive Producer and Narrator: Anthony Bourdain
Executive Producer: Joe Caterini
Executive Producer: Christopher Collins
Executive Producer: Lydia Tenaglia
Co-Executive Producer: Michael Steed


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