Foodbeast Katchup

#58: Behind The Scenes of Netflix’s ‘Final Table’

January 3, 2019

Chef Timothy Hollingsworth was already considered one of the best chefs in the U.S., his victory in Netflix's The Final Table competition put him in rarefied air. 

Hollingsworth joined The Katchup, and talked about his victory for the very first time since the Netflix series launched in November.

While every cooking competition has notable chefs throwing down head-to-head, Netflix threw its weight into a show with the absolute best of the best, quite literally around the world, and asking them to cook dishes from around the world.

With insane stage setups, a pressure-building premise, and a room full of chefs with crazy accolades, Hollingsworth took the competition in stride, beating out 23 other world-class contestants. 

Chef Tim took us behind the scenes of The Final Table, shared how he paid his dues in the industry even without culinary experience, and what it takes to successfully run a high-end restaurant. 

The Katchup crew also discusses how cooking shows have become background noise of late, and how The Final Table is not only bearable, but for better or worse, it carries the Netflix binge-factor that you don't get from traditional shows on TV.

 

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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

 

Your Guest:

Timothy Hollingsworth (@cheftimhollingsworth)

 

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)

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