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Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:21 am

What is going on here?

It is currently marked as a season as part of the Chef's Table series. ( )

I have seen the BBQ series be added and then later deleted multiple times so far, in favor of keeping it as a season of Chef's Table ? But why? No where does it make the BBQ as part of the main series.

Chef's Table: BBQ is marked as its own series on Netflix ( )

Chef's Table does not list the BBQ as part of the main series:

This is the same as Chef's Table: France , which also is listed on Netflix as a separate series: Yet it is marked as separate on TheTVDB:

Am I missing something in the decision process here? Not sure why BBQ would be treated differently than how France is. Netflix themselves is marking both as separate series.
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:33 pm

I think the same, because one series is independent and the other is not?
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:54 am

Hi there! Also responded on osTicket to this, but I'll post here as well:

Just chatted about this internally. We have listed both the Pastry (2018) and BBQ (2020) seasons of the show in the main series record because all of the verbiage surrounding these "named" seasons refer to them as the "next installation" of the series, and refer to a "new season of the Emmy-winning series" — a series can not be Emmy-winning if it does not yet exist. For example, see Netflix's official description of the series:

Chef's Table: France, on the other hand, is similar to a series format moving to a different country — Something like The Voice: France or similar. The series is in French as well, which further supports the decision to list this particular series separately. Another thing is that the episodes of France were broadcast in Sept. 2016, with the main Chef's Table eps for that year airing in May 2016. Of course, this particular fact alone isn't really something that would win an argument as to whether the series should be listed separately, but might be worth noting.
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:24 pm

I don't understand this logic.

I understand the Pastry series being included in the main series, as it is listed as "Volume 4" in Netflix (, but the BBQ series is listed separately (, like the France one.

Similarly, the "Street Food" series are listed as separate shows in Netflix, as "Street Food: Asia" ( and "Street Food: Latin America" (
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:55 pm

Yeah, I don't really get the logic either (well, more so I think it's a weak argument), especially when it's ignoring Netflix's very own listing where it says "Chef's Table: BBQ 1 Season" and "Chef's Table 6 Seasons". To me, Netflix is just riding along the original series award nominations to market the show rather than how it's officially listed (how upcoming movies will tout an emmy winning director or actor, etc), but I digress.

I have replied to the ticket, so will keep my further thoughts there.