We know the foodservice industry is a goldmine of stories and characters, and in the last few years creative filmmakers have put out some fantastic work. Next time you're back from a long day and collapse onto the couch, one of these films might be just what you need to unwind. They're available in various places on the Web to purchase/watch—but they all also happen to be available on Netflix. Enjoy...

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies. (description: Netflix.com)

 

Somm
Four sommeliers embark on an all-consuming course of study for the prestigious (and nearly impossible to pass) Master Sommelier exam. (description: Netflix.com)

 

I Like Killing Flies
Follows Kenny Shopsin, owner/head cook at a quirky Greenwich Village eatery serving 900+ items from his tiny, frankensteined kitchen—all the while dishing his profanity-laced "half-baked” philosophy. 

 

Hey Bartender
Celebrating the rebirth of cocktail culture, this documentary follows an injured Marine and a struggling pub owner as they pursue bartending dreams. (description: Netflix.com)

 

Spinning Plates
This gastronomic documentary profiles three distinctive restaurants based in very different locales: Chicago; Tucson, Arizona; and Balltown, Iowa. (description: Netflix.com)

 

Inside: Chipotle
Chipotle is a company that broke all the fast food rules, turning a small eatery into an $11 billion, 1,400-store chain. Bloomberg television takes you behind the counter to see how this increasingly popular company keep customers lining up. (description: Netflix.com)

 

 

Sushi: The Global Catch
This documentary traces the history of sushi from its origins as Japanese street food to its current status as an internationally popular cuisine.