Chef Jeff Update

November 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

The Chef Jeff Project follows Chef Jeff Henderson, a former prison inmate turned successful executive chef, as he attempts to transform the lives of six struggling young adults through the power of food. Nicknamed, “The Crew,” their task at hand is to work under Chef Jeff’s watchful eye at his new LA-based catering company, Posh Urban Cuisine. Along the way, the crew is given necessary skills to remake themselves and succeed, including appearance, attitude, respect, motivation and behavior. As an added incentive, if each of the crew members makes it though the project, then they will have the opportunity to receive scholarships from the International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes to help them continue towards a culinary career. From catering assignments with high-profile clients like the cast of General Hospital and the LA Dodgers to personal meals with Chef Jeff’s family, the crew will get a new look at life and realize they have the tools to thrive despite the odds.

“Episode Four”
Premieres: Sunday, November 2nd at 10pm
The crew visits a local farmers market where they must taste various types of fresh foods, including seafood, which does not sit well with a few of the crew members. Then Chef Jeff informs them that they must cater a charity event at Dodger Stadium for ThinkCure!, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the crew members gets into an altercation at home, which results in Chef Jeff making a house call.

“Episode Five”
Premieres: Sunday, November 9th at 10pm
The crew receives a big surprise when Chef Jeff brings them to his hometown of Las Vegas! Once they arrive, the crew is told they have to cater for KÀ, a popular Cirque du Soleil show, live at the MGM Grand. As a treat, Chef Jeff invites the crew to a surprise birthday party for his mother at his house the next day. Then they roll up their sleeves to deliver a delicious barbeque meal for Chef Jeff and his family.

“Episode Six” – SERIES FINALE
Premieres: Sunday, November 16th at 10pm
In the season finale, Chef Jeff takes the six crew members to The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles, where they create résumés, cook for some of the top chefs in Los Angeles (including Chef Jeff’s first mentor, Robert Gadsby) and interview for admission. The crew is pushed to the limit when they are tested on how far they have come both personally and professionally.


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1 Comment

  • 1. Alice Parker  |  December 5, 2008 at 10:22 am

    This was a great series i looked forward each week viewing the show and can’t wait for the next season. What is his mailing address to send a letter about a outdoor sink invention to give to use on the show.


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