Heritage | Fridays at 8:30P & Sundays at 5:30P | Starts July 3


HERITAGE introduces viewers to some of the country’s most brilliant chefs. Come learn the personal stories behind chefs and what drives them, the flavors that inspire them, and the dreams they continue to work for.


Episode 1: Rustic Italian in Cleveland with Chef Jonathon Sawyer of Trentina

In the first episode of HERITAGE, we take a journey to Cleveland, Ohio to meet James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer. The menu he's developed at his restaurant, Trentina, embodies the Rustbelt Revival, combining Northern Italian cuisine with local Midwestern ingredients.

Episode 2: Contemporary California Cuisine in Venice with Chef Nyesha Arrington of Leona

In this episode, we meet Chef Nyesha Arrington, who has worked in some of the best kitchens across the country and is now building a restaurant of her own - Leona, a cozy neighbourhood gem nestled by the Pacific Ocean in Venice, CA.

Episode 3: Farm to Table in Rockland, Maine with Chef Melissa Kelly of Primo

In this episode, we meet Chef Melissa Kelly, an award-winning chef and a conscientious farmer who has created a culinary community in the forest of Rockland, Maine. At PRIMO, Melissa embodies the philosophy that shapes how she cooks, and how she lives.

Episode 4: Southern Meets Italian in Memphis with Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman of Hog & Hominy

In this episode of HERITAGE, we head down south to Memphis, Tennessee, where Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are the chefs at Hog & Hominy, a concept devoted to honoring their Italian roots while embracing the flavors of classic Southern food.

Episode 5: Northwest Agrarian Cuisine with Chef Jay Blackinton of Hogstone’s Wood Oven, Seattle

In this episode of HERITAGE, we visit Orcas Island to meet Jay Blackinton, a farmer & chef who is redefining farm-to-table for his customers. His menu changes daily and is made exclusively with what he and his team have grown on the island.

Episode 6: Molecular Gastronomy in San Diego with Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy

In this episode of HERITAGE, we meet Chef Richard Blais, winner of Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars" and successful restauranteur. His newest concept, Juniper & Ivy, on the outskirts of San Diego's Little Italy offers diners refined contemporary American food with a whimsical twist.

Episode 7: Elevated Mediterranean in Chicago with Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr of The Purple Pig

In this season's final episode of HERITAGE, we meet Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr., two time nominee for the James Beard Foundation Award for Rising Star Chef, and fourth generation restaurateur. His concept, The Purple Pig, is fueled by timeless flavors that reflect his Greek and Italian roots, paired with personal touches inspired by his family, and his childhood.