|Chef stars Jon Favreau (centre) who resorts to making Cubanos in a food truck|
|The El Jefe goes on a road trip from Miami to Los Angeles|
This gives an opportunity for Carl to bond with his 10-year-old son Percy, who seems to shuttle back and forth between parents. Martin (John Leguizamo) from the restaurant comes by to help out, and the trio go on a road trip driving the food truck back to Los Angeles.
As Carl teaches Percy how to make Cubanos, a type of Cuban sandwich, we also get some cooking tips and watch how they prepare these delicious-looking bites.
The scenes are spiced with lots of humour, physical and verbal. Now we know what chefs do during a hot summer nights...!
However there are a few holes in the story -- what kind of job does Inez have that requires a publicist? And there's not indication of how she grew up in Miami and then has lots of staff tending to her household. She also seems too young to be Carl's wife...
|A scene from the movie showing a mouth-watering steak|
Nevertheless we enjoyed the foodie road trip and how social media can make or break a restaurant. The posting of messages on the screen, allowing us to read them was fun and entertaining, and Chef is also a lesson in what not to do on Twitter.
I won't be looking at cornstarch the same way again.