From Executive Producer Anthony Bourdain

Great Chefs Stand Out

Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Wolfgang Puck, Ruth Reichl, and Martha Stewart 


“A rare, honest, and compelling glimpse into the life of a legendary chef.”

Chris Crowley,
New York Magazine

If anything’s worth doing, it’s worth doing in style and on your own terms.”

Jeremiah Tower


Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Martha Stewart, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.

Jeremiah Tower’s menus made... a complete re-evaluation of not just American food and ingredients – but food.”



Lydia Tenaglia
Director, Executive Producer

Anthony Bourdain
Executive Producer

Christopher Collins
Executive Producer

Joe Caterini
Executive Producer

Amy Entelis
Producer, Development Executive, Talent Executive

Vinnie Malhotra
Producer, Development Executive