Chef (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 55 mins

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When Miami-born chef Carl Casper tries and fails to open a restaurant in Los Angeles, he returns to Miami to fix up a food truck he names El Jefe Cubanos and reacquaints with his ex-wife. Having had a good start, he plans to drive across the country to reclaim his success in L.A.. With a generous dollop of comedy, this inspiring tale brings together many varied ingredients that combine to create a delicious dish of hope, happiness and success, motivated by the belief that dreams come true when we mix faith with hard work and perseverance.
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Did you know? First non-Iron Man collaboration between Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau. Read More
A simple, feel-good movie.

as Carl Casper
as Salsa Dancer
as Food Truck Patron
Supporting Actress
as Young Guy
Supporting Actor
as Motorcycle Rider
as Food Truck Patron
as Hotel Guest
Supporting Actor
as Restaurant Patron
as Percy
as Concert goer
Supporting Actor
as Franklin Barbecue Patron
as Farmers Market Lady
as Food Truck Customer
as Cowboy Patron
Supporting Actor
as Food truck customer
Supporting Actor
as Tourist
as El Cabbie
as Shocked Restaurant Patron
as Bar Patron
as Rockabilly Girl
as Salsa Dancer
as Customer
Supporting Actor
as Food Truck Customer
as Marvin's Receptionist
as Hungry Jogger
Supporting Actor
as Food truck customer
as Parade Participant
as Food Truck Customer
as Construction Worker
as Customer
as Food Truck Patron
as Club Salsa Dancer
Supporting Actress
as Foodie
as Inez Chauffeur
as Beer Garden Patron
as Food Truck Customer




Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director
Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Starting from scratch never tasted so good.
When Percy creates Carl's Twitter account they settle on the name @ChefCarlCasper. Yet Carl's very first tweet, which he thought was a private message to Ramsey Michel, was shown to have been posted by @CasperCarl. For the remainder of the movie his Tweets correctly identified him as @ChefCarlCasper.
First non-Iron Man collaboration between Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau.

Jon Favreau did his own cooking by training with food truck chef Roy Choi. Choi sent Favreau to a week of intensive French culinary schooling, where Favreau sharpened his knife skills and learned how to make sauces. "I brought him into the kitchen, and he just kind of fit in," Choi recalls. "I threw him a couple tests, like a case of chives, or a case of onions, or peel two cases of avocados. Just to see where his mind and his situation and his abilities were and how interested he was in these things. He just attacked them. He really became a part of it."