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Chef (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 30 May 2014 (USA)
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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Ramsey Michel
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Flora
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Abuelito (as Jose C. Hernandez 'Perico')
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Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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food | food truck | chef | cooking | job | See All (55) »

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Starting from scratch never tasted so good.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, including some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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30 May 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chef: La receta de la felicidad  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$204,961 (USA) (9 May 2014)

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$31,237,528 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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In the hit TV sitcom Friends (1994), Jon Favreau played a billionaire businessman who fell in love with Monica who was a chef. See more »

Goofs

After being on the 10 freeway all the way from Florida, New Orleans, past Austin and on to Los Angeles, they are seen entering California outside of Laughlin Nevada. See more »

Quotes

Ramsey Michel: You started a flame-war with *me*. Are you kidding me, I buy ink by the barrel, buddy. What are you doing picking a fight with me? I wouldn't challenge you to a cook-off.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, there is a brief scene of chef Roi Choi teaching Jon Favreau how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. See more »

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Featured in Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (2016) (2016) See more »

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Get Down
Written by Ron Brown
Performed by Freedom Express
Courtesy of Now-Again Records
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Happy, Uplifting, Feel Good Movie
8 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not expect such a talented cast of actors mostly in small parts. Jon Favearu has a lot of friends. The actor who played his son is a find. He was great. Low key, sweet and very natural and believable. The story is good. It is about the chef and then the food truck, but it really is about him and his son. I liked that he was friends with his ex wife, Sofia Vergara, who did a great job. That struck home for me, because my ex and I get along well and it brought a lump to my throat to see how happy that made their son. It is special when divorced parents can get along and do things with their kids. The story moved quickly and I loved how the son used twitter and they incorporated social media into the story. Very realistic. I highly recommend this movie. Really a joy to watch.


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