The Migrant Kitchen

Producer, Development and Production
Documentary Series
Seasons 1 & 2

The Migrant Kitchen is an Emmy®-winning food series that explores California’s booming culinary scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience. The show takes us to the kitchens of those who have transformed the culinary landscape of the state, combining traditional ethnic cuisines and a fusion of new flavors and techniques to make it a food capital of the world.

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Season 1 and Season 2 feature renown chefs such as, Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Minh Phan (Porridge and Puffs), Carlos Salgado (Tacos Maria) and Wes Avila (Guerilla Tacos) and won two Emmy Awards as well as two James Beard Media Award nominations. The series was also nominated for a Webby Award in the Food & Drink category in 2017, and came second only to the winner, Chef's Table.

As KCET's lead producer on the pilot season I worked closely with KCET's Chief Creative Officer, Juan Devis and the Life & Thyme team developing and reviewing concepts and rough cuts, making crew recommendations, and overseeing branding and graphic developing, while ensuring the production met our network deadlines.

Network KCET
In Association with Life & Thyme

Photos by Antonio Diaz

To view episodes and the broadcast schedule, please visit the The Migrant Kitchen series on KCET's website here.