No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Cooking, Business
Native Title: 我, 喜欢你
Original network: Tencent Video
Dating in the Kitchen is about romance bubbling between a 21-year-old kitchen help Gu Sheng Nan (Rosy Zhao Lu Si) and a sharp-tongue CEO Lu Jin (Lin Shen). Sheng Nan is a little helper in a 5-star hotel backend kitchen, she is talented in cooking yet was not given the platform to express herself through dishes.
An accident in the kitchen led to her only fried rice creation served on a silver plate to Lu Jin. That dish came as a surprise to him and he change his thoughts of buying over the hotel.
Destroying and compensating
Sheng Nan destroy Lu Jin’s ferrari due to an misunderstanding. That is when they first met face to face. After Lu Jin found out his favorite chef in the hotel is her, he starts to pick on her but indirectly expand her creativity.
Comical events led to Lu Jin being warded due to food poisoning. Sheng Nan lost her job at the hotel and now owe Lu Jin huge amount of compensation fees. She end up became Lu Jin’s private chef.
Flirting and falling
The frequency of them seeing each other increases and each time they draw closer. Slowly they fell for each other and living in the pink bubble. The precious moment ended quickly when CEO is call back to work and face the reality.
The adult world
Being one of the biggest boss in the corporate world, Lu Jin’s mother is very strict about his efficiency at work. She felt that the 21 year old jumpy girl can never fit Lu Jin. The simple dinner between family became the stage for Lu Jin’s mother to humiliate Sheng Nan in front of the higher management.
Sheng Nan’s career growth increase tremendously and that triggers the jealously from the head chef. He caved in and sabotaged Sheng Nan’s dish she needs to present before the stakeholders.
Cheng Zi Qian (Fingal Fu) is the General Manager of the hotel and also Sheng Nan’s neighborhood elder brother join force with Lu Jin to catch the mastermind that switch out the dish.
Half brother appearance
While the busy Lu Jin is away for several business trip, Sheng Nan’s only grandpa collapse and sent to the hospital. Lu Zheng (Yu Xiang)’s father chance upon the family eagerly waiting for available bed in the hospital.
Ordered and Sheng Nan’s grandpa stayed the next ward. She met Lu Zheng in the hallway while staying in the hospital and found another friend which she later know he is Lu Jin’s half brother and their complicated family relationship.
Innocent Sheng Nan will face countless bad wolves trying to hurt her in order to get it to Lu Jin. Will they survive till the end?