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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Israel | 360 minutes | 2020

The Chef (TV Series)

Florida Premiere

From the award-winning producers that brought us Fauda, Shtisel, and the original version of Your Honor, The Chef was the second most-watched drama on TV in Israel in 2020. When his lucrative IT career comes to an end, 44-year-old family man Nimrod (Guri Alfi, also at MJFF with The New Jew) makes an unexpected decision: starting over as a lowly prep cook at a trendy restaurant in Tel Aviv. Learning how to cook professionally is hard enough but just as challenging is dealing with his new colleagues — chef/owner Dori, whose huge talent is overshadowed by an even bigger ego, and Sara, who sees Nimrod as more than just a workmate. Taking us behind the scenes of this extremely competitive world, The Chef is the TV equivalent of a delicious Michelin-starred meal, better watched on a full stomach. A riveting cast and sharp story add enough spice to make this mouthwatering Israeli series a flavorful treat for all foodies and lovers of a great story.


Nominated for 12 Israeli Television Academy Awards

Director's Bio

Directed by Erez Kavel

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Erez Kavel started his film career in Israel working as a screenwriter for such films as Five Hours from Paris (2009), Restoration (2011) and Redemption, all of which received their premieres at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. The Chef is the first series that he not only wrote but also directed.

Cast and Credits


Erez Kavel


Erez Kavel, Orit Dabush


Guy Raz


Itamar Goldwasser, Amir Winkler


Guri Alfi, Gal Toren, Rotem Sela

Film Info






360 minutes


Hebrew with English subtitles
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