All 5 ‘The Gourmet Detective’ Movies in Order (& How They’re Connected)

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel is well known to be a home of exciting mystery-related content. It has given rise to many popular franchises so far, and one of them is ‘The Gourmet Detective.’ The movie series is based on the book series of the same name written by acclaimed author Peter King. So far, the movie series has five installments in total, and today, we’re going to tell you how to watch them in order.

Editor’s Note: This watch order was updated in October 2023 and presents the most up-to-date state of the franchise.

‘The Gourmet Detective’ movies in release date order

‘The Gourmet Detective’ movies were released in a span of 5 years, which is nothing unusual when it comes to made-for-television series. The latest installment was released back in 2020 and is so far the last. Here’s the release order:

  1. ‘The Gourmet Detective’ (2015)
  2. ‘Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die’ (2015)
  3. ‘Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente’ (2016)
  4. ‘Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried’ (2017)
  5. ‘Gourmet Detective: Roux the Day’ (2020)

Are all ‘The Gourmet Detective’ movies connected? What’s the best way to watch them?

The ‘Gourmet Detective’ movies are all connected. The series follows the character of Henry Ross, a gourmet chef and amateur detective, as he collaborates with a detective named Maggie Price to solve various murder mysteries. Each film builds on the previous ones, maintaining continuity in terms of characters and their relationships. The best way to watch the movies is in release date order since it aligns with the chronology of the franchise.

‘The Gourmet Detective’ movies in chronological order

‘The Gourmet Detective’ franchise chronology begins with the first installment, in which Henry and Maggie start working together. Over the course of the next four installments, their relationship and their skills are majorly improved.

1. ‘The Gourmet Detective (2015)

The Gourmet Detective 2015

Renowned culinary consultant Henry Ross, a charismatic insider in San Francisco’s food industry, finds himself entangled in a murder case when suspicious sabotage leads to a shocking death at his friend’s prestigious restaurant. Teamed up with the determined police detective and single mom, Maggie Price, despite her initial objections, they must collaborate to unravel the clues and investigate the city’s top culinary professionals. Starring Dylan Neal and Brooke Burns, the film explores their dynamic partnership in solving the crime.

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2. ‘Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die (2015)

Gourmet Detective A Healthy Place to Die

Chef and amateur sleuth Henry Ross teams up with detective Maggie Price once again. This time, they investigate the murder of a well-known doctor during a wellness retreat. As they delve into the world of health and wellness, they uncover secrets, motives, and a complex web of relationships. The duo must navigate through the twists and turns of the case to solve the murder mystery and bring the perpetrator to justice.

3. ‘Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente (2016)

Gourmet Detective Death Al Dente 2016

Maggie Price and Henry, team up once more to crack the case. This crime-solving duo delves into the murder of Henry’s friend, a renowned local chef discovered dead in his own kitchen. Unraveling an old family secret becomes their mission, but Maggie must also navigate the shadowy presence of a mysterious stalker while contending with the reappearance of an ex-love from her past, putting her burgeoning relationship with Henry at risk.

4. ‘Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (2017)

Gourmet Detective Eat Drink and Be Buried 2017

Henry and Maggie find themselves at a local publisher’s birthday party, where a historical reenactment takes a deadly turn. The son unintentionally kills his stepbrother when the antique pistol is loaded with a real musket ball. Now, Henry and Maggie must unravel the mystery behind this tragic incident, discovering who wanted the stepson dead and the motives behind the shocking act. Starring Dylan Neal, Brooke Burns, and Bruce Boxleitner, the film explores the intricate web of motives surrounding the unfortunate event.

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5. ‘Gourmet Detective: Roux the Day (2020)

Gourmet Detective Roux the Day

Henry and Maggie are thrust into a murder mystery when a treasured recipe book reveals hidden secrets with dire consequences for its owners.

Where to watch all of the above-mentioned movies?

All movies in the series can be streamed on Hallmark Movies Now, which makes sense considering that all are Hallmark movies in the first place.

Will there be more ‘Gourmet Detective’ movies?

‘The Gourmet Detective’ movie franchise seems to be over, the last movie was released in 2020 and so far there hasn’t been any news about the potential sequels. As soon as we have more info, we’re going to update this watch order.

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