23 April 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

To prepare for his roles in front of and behind the camera for the indie food film Chef, actor-director Jon Favreau rolled up his sleeves and got cooking -- literally. Speaking at the film's Tribeca premiere, the star said he went to culinary school and trained with chef Roy Choi in his restaurant to prepare for his role. SXSW Q&A: Jon Favreau Says 'Chef' Marks Return to 'Swingers'-Style Filmmaking Favreau added that that work also gave him insight into the life of a chef that he then brought to his role as director. "[Working with Choi] really helped me

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