Imagine being suspended by a crane hundreds of feet above the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa, while being served an exquisite formal dinner for 22 people; or trekking on safari through Botswana on an elephant, where your every whim and taste is lavishly catered to; or with the Prince of Jordan, traveling together on camel-back to meet and feast with members of the Bedouin tribe.

Come along with Chef Michael Smith on his latest culinary adventure as he circumnavigates the globe, meeting fascinating people, doing amazing things with food in unique and unusual places. Whether he is on an aircraft carrier somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean feeding 6000 hungry sailors, or following the prized Blue Fin Tuna from its catch off the shores of Prince Edward Island, Canada to the exotic Tsukiji fish Market in Japan - Chef Abroad will reveal new food frontiers, great characters and strong dramatic moments - all gained through amazing access.

Chef Abroad - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2007-09-03

Chef Abroad - Marc Murphy (chef) - Netflix

Marc Murphy (born c.1969 in Milan, Italy) is an executive chef, restaurateur and television food personality.

Chef Abroad - Early career - Netflix

Marc graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1988 and then attended school at The Institute of Culinary Education and he started as a line cook at Prix Fixe in New York. By the mid-1990s, he was a sous-chef at Layla in New York and in 1996 became the executive chef at Cellar in the Sky, also in New York. From 1997 to 2000, he was the co-owner and executive chef of La Fourchette. In 2000, he also became the executive chef at Chinoiserie as well as the partner and co-owner of Le Couteau, both of which are in New York. In March 2004, Murphy opened his first solo enterprise with Landmarc [Tribeca], which won rave reviews both for its eclectic French and Italian menu as well as its highly untraditional wine list. Following its success, Murphy opened Ditch Plains in the West Village in 2006 serving casual, beach-style cuisine such as lobster rolls, fish tacos and the infamous ditch dog as well as other comfort food favorites. In 2007, Murphy was given the opportunity to open another Landmarc restaurant in the prestigious Time Warner Center where he brought his bistro-style cuisine midtown. In October 2013, Murphy opened Kingside at the Viceroy New York hotel on New York’s iconic West 57th streets serving his interpretation of New American cuisine. And in Fall 2015, Murphy opened Grey Salt, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida. Murphy’s restaurants now fall under the Benchmarc Restaurants by Marc Murphy name, where he acts as Executive Chef and Owner. In addition to the restaurants, Murphy also heads up the company’s catering division, Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy, where his signature style of accessible contemporary cuisine transcends the boundaries of what is offered in his restaurant locations. Today, Murphy’s involvement in the industry moves beyond the restaurants as well, with a regular role as a judge on The Food Network’s highest rated hit, Chopped, as well as appearances on Iron Chef America, Guy's Grocery Games, Beat Bobby Flay, Worst Cooks in America, Unique Eats, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, The Best Thing I Ever Made, The Rachael Ray Show and The Today Show among others. He is the President of the Manhattan chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association, a board member of City Harvest as well as a member of the Food + Finance High School’s Industry Advisory Board, a member of the Leadership Council for Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and was the national spokesperson for Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. In 2012, Marc joined the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, where he takes part in public diplomacy programs that engage foreign audiences abroad as well as those visiting the United States. Marc’s debut cookbook, Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking was released in April 2015.

Chef Abroad - References - Netflix