The Mind of a Chef

Preview | Season 5 Episode 10: Instinct vs. Discipline

Does an artist follow instinct, training or intuition…or perhaps all three? This episode examines the ties between artists and their education, and how childlike wonder can, in fact, translate into a career.

Preview | Season 5 Episode 10: Instinct vs. Discipline


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    S5 E4 - 23m 10s

    How does a chef trained in the finest kitchens of France translate his haute cuisine to fast food? Season 5 of the Emmy & James Beard Award-winning series journeys with Ludo Lefebvre, one of today's most influential members of the food scene in Los Angeles, to understand what it truly means to cook, think, create and live in the food-obsessed world that is THE MIND OF A CHEF.

  • Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9


    S4 E9 - 23m 16s

    Things can change in an instant, as David discovered in July of 2014, when he got a fateful call that his restaurant Manresa had burned nearly to the ground.

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    S4 E1 - 23m 16s

    With every chipped plate and hand-written to-do list, Chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s “presence” is all over her NYC restaurant, Prune. Spend a day at Prune with Gabrielle and her staff.

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