Director John Favreau brings together an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Sofia Vergara for his deliciously entertaining film Chef. While the story itself is heartwarming and engaging, it’s the mouth-watering food that steals the show. Favreau’s passion for the project is evident, as he went method in preparation for his role and even worked in a busy kitchen in Los Angeles under the guidance of the person who launched the food-truck revolution, Roy Choi, who is also a co-producer on the film.
Favreau delivers a standout performance as Carl Casper, a semi-celebrity chef who, after receiving a harsh review from a renowned food critic, finds himself searching for a new path in life. Together with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and son (Emjay Anthony), Carl embarks on a cross-country journey in a food truck, rekindling his love for cooking and his bond with his son.
Filled with heart and humour, Chef is a refreshing departure from the summer blockbuster formula. While it may not have the biggest marketing budget, Chef is a cinematic gem that is not to be missed. But be warned, you’ll want to eat before seeing it!