I recently enjoyed watching Chef a film written, directed, and produced by Jon Favreau. He plays a talented chef, Carl Casper, who quits his job at a popular restaurant due to disagreements with the owner, played by Dustin Hoffman. Adding insult to injury, Casper gets a bad review by a popular food critic and is suddenly at a crossroad in his career.

Drawing on support from his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), ex-coworkers (Scarlett Johansson and John Leguizamo) and his son, Casper decides to launch a food truck business and sets off on a journey to reclaim his creativity in the kitchen.

I love this movie because of the chemistry between the actors and the pure enjoyment of food and its preparation displayed by Casper. I cheered for him every mile of the way and wished that his food truck would stop by my neighborhood.

 

Recommended by Tracy Miller

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