First Run Features presents

Three-Star Michelin Chef David Kinch Journeys to
France to Collaborate with Legendary French Chefs in


Coming to Apple TV, iTunes & Amazon Prime November 24

Interviews available with Filmmakers & Chef David Kinch
First Run Features is proud to present the Streaming-VOD release of A Chef's Voyage, starting November 24, 2020.

The film follows Emmy (Mind of a Chef) and James Beard award-winning Chef David Kinch and his team from their 3 Star Michelin restaurant, Manresa, in California for a one of a kind collaboration with three legendary chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.

A Chef's Voyage begins in Los Gatos, California, as Kinch and the Manresa team close the famous restaurant for a month so that they can travel to France to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary. Planning the trip has been going on for months. In order to represent the refined Californian cuisine of Kinch in France, the team must bring some of the characteristic ingredients of Manresa, such as seasonings, sauces that take days to make and Pacific seafood such as abalone.

As soon as they arrive in France, the crew prepares to cook alongside chefs from three of the country’s best restaurants: Le Taillevent, L’Oustau de Baumanière and Le Petit Nice. Even for Kinch’s well-oiled team, it’s difficult to navigate their host kitchens and represent Californian gourmet cuisine on Michelin’s home turf while jetlagged, on a tight schedule, and with a language barrier.

A Chef’s Voyage takes us behind the scenes as they stage nine amazing meals over the course of just 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, observing culinary superstars and their young and diverse supporting cast, and ultimately create something much more than food.
"A Delicious Escape to France!
It’s a feast, not just for the food shown in exquisite detail, but for the images of the countryside, the shore, and the streets and markets."
- Florence Fabricant, The New York Times

"A culinary masterpiece...superb!"
- Janet Walker,

“This culinary documentary basks in sumptuous food shots,
takes you behind the scenes into buzzing French kitchens and offers stunning scenes of differing French landscapes. But its true heart rests with the chef and his team who set out on an odyssey to discover the love of creating and enjoying culinary creations.”
- Bryan Alexander, USA Today

“A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of America’s upper-echelon restaurants - and, a tour through the heart of bucolic Provence, bustling Paris, and the gorgeous coastline of Marseille.”
- Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes
Featuring Chef David Kinch and legendary French Michelin starred chefs:

Alain Solivérès (2 star)
Jean-André Charial (3 star)
Glenn Viel (3 star)
Gerald Passedat (3 star)

David Kinch, Chef/Owner of Manresa, has forged a distinctive culinary path putting him at the forefront of a contemporary California cuisine. Manresa has received extensive accolades including Three Stars from the Michelin Guide, a Five Star Forbes Travel Award, and membership in prestigious organizations such as Relais & Chateaux and Les Grande Tables du Monde. In addition to Manresa, Kinch’s other projects include Manresa Bread, The Bywater, and his newest restaurant, Mentone.

He has received additional culinary recognition, including being named Best Chef Pacific by the James Beard Foundation in 2010, and his international peers voted him into the Top 25 of the World’s Best Chefs 2020 via Le Chef Magazine. Kinch won an Emmy for his role on the PBS series “The Mind of a Chef.” His first cookbook, “Manresa: An Edible Reflection” landed on the New York Times “Best Sellers List” in 2013, and he has a second cookbook set to debut Spring 2021.

Directed by Rémi Anfosso

Rémi Anfosso is a bi-lingual French director working in France and Los Angeles. A Chef’s Voyage (2020) is his feature film directorial debut. Other recent credits include directing/producing Love at First Heist (short/2016) with Attic Light Films, 1st assistant directing with producer Richard Linklater on I Dream Too Much (2015), starring Danielle Brooks and Diane Ladd, and producing with showrunner Nneka Onuorah on the Viceland documentary Queer & Fier(ce) (2019).

Director’s Statement by Rémi Anfosso:

"I believe that gastronomy, like any art, captures the real data on what it’s like to exist. In A Chef’s Voyage, it happens like a family affair: a quiet artist lives by a duty to exist and preserve his legacy within his “reassembled” family that is, his kitchen team. This is a tale of the land, the city and the sea, in which infinite labor meets loving creativity, thereby giving us faithful accounts on being alive."
A Chef's Voyage
Directed by Rémi Anfosso
90 minutes, color, 2020

Coming to Apple TV, iTunes & Amazon Prime November 24
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