Take Home Chef

Take Home Chef

  • 2006
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (207)

The show Take Home Chef is a reality-style show. A professional chef wanders around a grocery store with his camera crew following him. He finds a person who is shopping for food and asks if they'd like to have him buy their groceries and take him home, where he will help cook a delicious meal. The person is usually quite delighted with the offer, and they plan a meal that will be appetizing to them and whoever they may be having over for dinner. The chef, while shopping, will also offer helpful advice on produce and different cuts of meat. After all of the food is purchased, they drive their separate cars to the person's home. They get out all of the needed kitchen tools and start preparing the food. The chef gives lessons on the proper ways to cut produce, which spices to use and different methods of cooking. He usually will teach them how to make a delicious sauce or salad dressing, all from scratch. After the main course is cooking, they start in on a gourmet dessert. Eventually, the person who is the guest for dinner, whether it be a spouse, family member or friend, shows up. There is generally a rush to finish the food and have it ready to surprise the guest with. They will sit down to dinner while the chef serves them. Take Home Chef offers a twist on the traditional cooking show in that it does combine it with the element of a reality show. The viewer gets to enjoy reality TV while still learning how to cook new dishes. The recipes used are available if the viewer wants to try it out on their own.

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Jaime
20. Jaime
March 7, 2008
Curtis is in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley at the Fun under the Sun day camp to cook up some summer fun. A tasty organic meal makes for satisfied staff and a load of happy campers.
Darren
19. Darren
March 7, 2008
During the peak of the Indian Market festival in Santa Fe, N.M., Curtis picks up a local artist named Darren. The art of cooking is showcased as Curtis carefully crafts a New Mexico-themed dinner for Darren and his family.
Minister Mike
18. Minister Mike
February 29, 2008
A choir director hopes to cook something special for his pastor.
Tara
17. Tara
February 29, 2008
Curtis offers to help Tara cook a meal for her family after seeing her picking out bananas at a market.
Surfer Mike
16. Surfer Mike
February 22, 2008
A meal for beach-loving siblings.
Omar
15. Omar
February 22, 2008
Curtis helps to prepare a farewell meal for the captain of the South Los Angeles division of the California Highway Patrol.
Heidi
14. Heidi
February 15, 2008
Lamb; eggplant dip with pita bread; saffron couscous; a strawberry dessert.
Nick
13. Nick
February 15, 2008
Curtis cooks up a Louisiana-style meal.
Rey
12. Rey
February 8, 2008
Curtis teams up with a firefighter to cook up a surprise three-course meal for the department.
Lisa
11. Lisa
February 8, 2008
Gazpacho; sesame-encrusted-chicken salad; berry angel-food cakes.
Magic Mike
10. Magic Mike
February 1, 2008
Curtis cooks a meal for a magician.
Charmaine
9. Charmaine
February 1, 2008
A spicy southwestern meal.
Susan
8. Susan
January 25, 2008
A breast-cancer survivor, her daughter and two friends are treated to a day at the spa and a meal.
Dale
7. Dale
January 25, 2008
Curtis prepares a seafood meal to celebrate a couple's 10th anniversary.
Amanda
6. Amanda
January 18, 2008
Curtis awards the husband who supported Amanda, a woman who lost 190 pounds. She takes a day off from work as she and Curtis get to work on an amazing meal.
John
5. John
January 18, 2008
The New Orleans division of the US Coast Guard is rewarded with a meal as Curtis stops by for a visit.
Candice
4. Candice
January 11, 2008
Curtis helps a young mother mix up a gourmet dinner and dessert.
Big Fine Ellen
3. Big Fine Ellen
January 11, 2008
Curtis serves some out-of-the-ordinary delicacies for a family of hurricane survivors.
Shirliza
2. Shirliza
January 4, 2008
Curtis prepares a hot-dog picnic in the park for a baseball fanatic and her husband.
Griff
1. Griff
January 4, 2008
Griff is ready to pop the question to his girlfriend and has Curtis set the mood with a meal.
Description

The show Take Home Chef is a reality-style show. A professional chef wanders around a grocery store with his camera crew following him. He finds a person who is shopping for food and asks if they'd like to have him buy their groceries and take him home, where he will help cook a delicious meal.

The person is usually quite delighted with the offer, and they plan a meal that will be appetizing to them and whoever they may be having over for dinner. The chef, while shopping, will also offer helpful advice on produce and different cuts of meat.

After all of the food is purchased, they drive their separate cars to the person's home. They get out all of the needed kitchen tools and start preparing the food. The chef gives lessons on the proper ways to cut produce, which spices to use and different methods of cooking. He usually will teach them how to make a delicious sauce or salad dressing, all from scratch. After the main course is cooking, they start in on a gourmet dessert.

Eventually, the person who is the guest for dinner, whether it be a spouse, family member or friend, shows up. There is generally a rush to finish the food and have it ready to surprise the guest with. They will sit down to dinner while the chef serves them.

Take Home Chef offers a twist on the traditional cooking show in that it does combine it with the element of a reality show. The viewer gets to enjoy reality TV while still learning how to cook new dishes. The recipes used are available if the viewer wants to try it out on their own.Take Home Chef is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (135 episodes). The series first aired on May 15, 2006.

Take Home Chef is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Take Home Chef on demand at Amazon, Hulu, TLC, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 15, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (207)