Wall of Fire Synopsis

Chris Young is a chef-scientist known for applying science and technology to create breathtakingly innovative culinary experiences. He is also the co-founder of Chef Steps, a Seattle based food and technology start-up and every year, just as the town awakens from its winter hibernation, he and his team devise an outlandish culinary exploit that has three requirements: One, an enormous amount of heat. Two, an enormous amount of meat. And three, an enormous contraption for wielding the heat and cooking the meat.

Wall of Fire captures the passion and technology – not to mention the general over-the-top ridiculousness – that Chris and his fellow travelers at Chefsteps embody.

Winner of the James Beard Award for Innovation in Visual Storytelling.

Directed by Sandy Smolan