1993 - 1996, Comedy
A temperamental chef lets nothing stand in the way of fine food.

Episode Guide

  • Chef! - Paris or Jamaica? (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Paris or Jamaica?

    Gareth has to decide between Rochelle in Paris and Janice in Jamaica.

  • Chef! - Rochelle (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    Janice interrupts a romantic dinner Gareth is having with an old cooking-school flame.

  • Chef! - Love in the Air (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Love in the Air

    Gareth's father suddenly reappears in his life; Cyril hires a detective to investigate his daughter's love life.

  • Chef! - Lessons in Talking (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Lessons in Talking

    Cyril orders the ill-tempered Gareth to chat up the customers during dinner.

  • Chef! - Reeny/Renée (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    Gareth is forced to give Cyril's very spoiled daughter a job in the kitchen.

  • Chef! - Gareth's True Love (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Gareth's True Love

    Gareth deals with the pain of losing his restaurant and his wife and gaining an American chef.

  • Chef! - England Expects (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    England Expects

    Gareth (Lenny Henry) tries to prove he's the best chef in Britain at an international cooking competition.

  • Chef! - Private Lives (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Private Lives

    All the kitchen staff members bring their personal problems to work on the same day.

  • Chef! - Masterchef (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Everton (Roger Griffiths) angers Gareth (Lenny Henry) when he creates a signature recipe in the restaurant's kitchen.

  • Chef! - A Diploma of Miseries (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    A Diploma of Miseries

    Gareth (Lenny Henry) gets into trouble with his wife, Janice (Caroline Lee Johnson), during an appearance on a TV talk show.

  • Chef! - Do the Right Thing (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Do the Right Thing

    Gareth's woodland rendezvous with a shady character is broken up by the police.

  • Chef! - Time Flies (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Time Flies

    Janice (Caroline Lee Johnson) suspects she may be pregnant.

  • Chef! - A River Runs Through It (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    A River Runs Through It

    Gareth and his wife seek to alleviate the chaos in their restaurant's kitchen by hiring a formerly legendary chef.

  • Chef! - A Bird in the Hand (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    A Bird in the Hand

    Gareth and Janice need to find their own turkeys for Christmas dinner when their regular poultry supplier pulls out.

  • Chef! - Rice and Peas (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Rice and Peas

    Gareth (Lenny Henry) decides to provide an evening of Caribbean foods.

  • Chef! - Fame Is the Spur (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Fame Is the Spur

    Janice arranges for a live TV show to be broadcast from the restaurant.

  • Chef! - The Big Cheese (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Big Cheese

    Gareth panics when a respected French chef makes a reservation.

  • Chef! - Subject to Contract (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Subject to Contract

    Gareth opens the restaurant's kitchen to the press, whose representatives are more interested in his personal life.

  • Chef! - Beyond the Pass (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Beyond the Pass

    Gareth and his wife (Lenny Henry, Caroline Lee Johnson) decide to buy the money-strapped restaurant Le Chateau Anglais.

  • Chef! - Personnel (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Gareth Blackstock, Britain's finest and most foul-tempered chef, is forced to restructure his kitchen staff.