Chef is literally a one man show by Jon Favreau, who sparkles as a writer, director and actor in this wonderful tale of self discovery of a Chef who chooses satisfaction over tradition when it comes to cooking a meal for his customers and critics.
Carl Casper is a Chef at a popular restaurant in L.A and is in a dilemma when he realizes that creativity and business might not be great partners when it comes to serving food at an eatery. Sparked by a review from a renowned critic Carl embarks on a self discovering journey leading him to pursue his ambition of serving people with food that represents him.
The movie is very touching and deals with relationships, family and pride beautifully. It is also a visual and culinary treat and makes one want to cook and eat.
Jon Favreau has rediscovered himself in this low budget project after his association with the high profiled Iron man franchise. Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. have also played their part in bringing the story forward as an enjoyable and very warm experience. Highly recommended.