Actor Zac Efron is hosting and executive producing a documentary about food and culture.
The series will showcase the High School Musical star, who is described as a “traveler and food-lover,” investigating the importance of good grub and how important it is to culture.
According to a press release about the new show, Zac will look beyond the “extravagant and obscure in food to explore the artistry, storytelling and journeys in what we eat, and the issues and experiences surrounding what we find on our plates.”
The show will air on America’s MTV network, but a release date has yet to be announced.
Efron recently cooed about landing a reservation at top Tokyo restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro during a trip to Japan.
Food fans usually wait months to grab a table at Jiro Ono’s establishment, but the actor managed to get in a day after he arrived in the city during a recent vacation with girlfriend Sami Miro.
“We showed up, we had our meal, which was outstanding… and there’s this little area outside where he (Jiro) takes photos with everyone that comes into the restaurant… and when we went outside he seemed really enthusiastic about taking the picture (with me)…” Zac told U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel. “He was smiling the whole time.
“It turns out, I think, the girl that seated us, who was jumping into the photos, ended up being his granddaughter, and I think she may have been a fan… so I think that may have had something to do with why I got that reservation.
“That’s the best case scenario of when all of this (fame) pays off in a great way.”
And the star admits Jiro Ono’s reputation is deserved, because the food he and Miro ate at his restaurant was amazing.
It is not known if he’ll be returning to Tokyo for the new film.