And I wasn't disappointied! If there was ever a movie that was made for foodies its #Chef. A fantastic star-cast of cuban sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, melting cheese, sizzling, smoking and steaming meats, fried bacon, oodles of pork, cameo appearances by culinary stars like gojujang and carne asada all glazed with a patina of glistening fat. The camera makes such unashamed love to all of them that I was glad I was alone. Because a slavering foodie is not a pretty sight!
And beyond the food there is a story of creativity, passion for food, love, life. Chef Carl Casper chucks his job at a fancy LA restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its the control freak owner (Dustin Hoffman) and is left in a rut. He ends up accompanying his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) on a trip to Miami where he finds an outlet for his creativity in a dilapidated food truck. Partnered with his his friend (John Leguizamo) and his most delectable little boy he takes to the road and does what he has been wanting to do for so lon. Just Cook!
And in this there is another reflection of life today. Chef, speaks to a broader life story that stretches beyond the kitchen. That romatic notion of ditching a traditional job in favor of pursuing something more fulfilling. If you see the amount of people that write n to me to quit their fancy paying jobs to join me at my studio, you will know what I mean. I also see trends coming off it, Food Trucks and Cuban food are going to be the new flavour on the block.
I LOVED Chef. It makes up for all the food themed movies that have not been made so far. If you are someone who loves food, especially cooking, go watch it. If you have ever had that feeling that you JUST WANT TO COOK! Watch this film. Go with food loving friends. And have some awesome cuts of meat on standby because I guarantee that when you come out of that movie you will be lusting to fire up a grill and cook some meat!
Chef releases in India on the 20th of June, 2014 and is distributed by MVP Entertainment India