On The Line1 season, 17 episodes
Restaurants & TravelFollow owners Ivo Diaz & Rachel Diaz Pirard through an entire day of operating their family business - Venezuelan restaurant Casa Ora in Brooklyn, NY. The restaurant is truly a multi-generational affair, with Ivo and Rachel's daughter Ora being the namesake and Ivo's mother Isabelis serving as executive chef. From making fresh masa and sofrito to serving up gourmet cocktails and pastries, see what goes into every aspect of owning and operating a family restaurant in the heart of New York.
Restaurants & TravelFollow chef/owner Stefano Secchi through an entire day at his rustic Italian restaurant Rezdôra, from organizing a kitchen of line cooks and rolling fresh pasta through serving dinner each night in the heart of Manhattan. Take a first hand look behind the scenes to see what really goes into serving high-quality cuisine day in, day out.
PeopleFollow chef/owner Greg Baxtrom through an entire day at his restaurant Olmsted, from sourcing ingredients and organizing prep work through serving dinner in the heart of Brooklyn. Running a successful restaurant like Olmsted with a dynamic, seasonal menu is no short order - and chef Baxtrom leverages a backyard garden to keep things interesting in the kitchen. Take a first hand look behind the scenes to see what really goes into serving high-quality cuisine day in, day out.
Restaurants & TravelFollow Executive Pastry Chef Caroline Schiff of Gage & Tollner through an entire day preparing the breads and dessert menu at an iconic 143 year-old New York restaurant. From feeding her beloved sourdough starter "Edna" to trying new cheesecake creations and flaming baked alaskas, see how these professional chefs keep a kitchen humming day in, day out.
Restaurants & TravelSpend a day behind the scenes at República in Portland, OR with founder and co-owner Angel Medina and see how he and his staff work to be the best "storytellers" of Mexican food they can be.
Restaurants & TravelLine Cook Tristan Kwong brings you into the precise and fast-paced world of a professional kitchen at Bonnie's, Brooklyn's hottest Chinese restaurant.
Restaurants & Travel"I want to make sure I'm being a proper leader for them." Juliana Latif, Chef de Cuisine at the Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Zou Zou's, walks us through a typical day at the New York City eatery. Juliana starts off laying out her kitchen prep process (and watch as she demonstrates how she fillets fluke), moves on to lunch and dinner service, and breaks down how she takes inventory. Director: Gunsel Pehlivan Editor: Mack Johnson Creative Producer: Parisa Kosari Associate Producer: Dimitri Lazarshvili Director of Photography: Kevin Dynia Camera Operator: Aaron Snell Camera Operator: Duell Davis Assistant Camera: Lucas Young Audio: Brett van Deusen PA: Amara McNeil Line Producer: Jennifer McGinity Production Manager: Janine Dispensa Production Coordinator: Elizabeth Hymes Post Production Supervisor: Andrea Farr Post Production Coordinator: Scout Alter Supervising Editor: Eduardo Araújo Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
Drinks“To be able to get those 500-plus cocktails out a night, we’re preparing hours before the doors open.” Tim Sweeney, Head Bartender of Pebble Bar at Rockefeller Center in New York, takes you through an entire day of behind the scenes prep. Sweeney demonstrates all the tools and techniques he uses to keep things running smoothly at this legendary cocktail spot.
Restaurants & TravelAnn Cromley, sous chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, brings you along for an entire day of behind the scenes prep and service at one of America’s preeminent farm-to-table restaurants.
Restaurants & TravelSarah Baldwin, Executive Sous Chef at Osito in San Francisco, take us behind the scenes for an entire day of working the fires and serving plates at a restaurant with no standard stoves or ovens—just old fashioned open flames.
Restaurants & TravelSpend a day behind the scenes with Executive Chef Fariyal Abdullahi at New York's hottest seafood restaurant, Hav & Mar.
Restaurants & Travel“It took 10 years to become the Yakitori Master. I can control butchery. I can control flavor. I can control fire.” Spend a day behind the scenes with Atsushi "ATS" Kono at his Yakitori restaurant in New York City, Kono—an intimate space where he serves 16 courses to 14 guests at a time, single handedly.
Restaurants & TravelSpend a day behind the scenes at the Queens Night Market with chef Myo Lin Thway who has been serving his 'Burmese Bites' in New York City for over 25 years—and is now dishing up over 500 plates a day to adoring patrons.
Restaurants & TravelBon Appétit brings you along for a day with Egyptian pitmaster Kareem El-Ghayesh at KG Barbecue in Austin—where Texas barbecue is being transformed by incorporating the bright flavors of the Middle East.
Restaurants & TravelHere’s a thought exercise: If Texas was a Caribbean island, what would the local cuisine look like? Spend a day with Harvard Aninye, the chef de cuisine at Austin’s hottest Caribbean restaurant Canje. “We are authentic, we are in no way traditional. We'll serve the food that your grandmother would make if she lived in Texas.”
Restaurants & Travel“It's been about two years of construction…six months of conceptualization of menu. In 24 hours we'll know whether we've accomplished it.” Join Ari Kolender, chef and partner at Queen Street in Los Angeles, for a day behind the scenes as he prepares to open his Charleston-inspired raw bar and grill for the very first time. “This has been ours by ourselves for over two years, and we're about to give it away.”
Restaurants & Travel“We're spending about $15,000 to $18,000 every single week. It's about 1,000 pounds of fish. One of the biggest challenges running a seafood restaurant in Texas is making sure that you're getting the freshest possible product.” Come behind the scenes for a Friday with executive chef Fermin Núñez at Este—one of Austin's best new Mexican seafood restaurants—the morning they receive their big fish order for the weekend.