Chef Carl Casper is in a rut. Once one of the edgiest chefs in California, he now prepares the same dishes day-in-day-out for an uninspired restaurant owner. Divorced from his wife, and estranged from his son, facing a scathing review from ultimate food blogger and an altercation gone viral, Chef Carl walks out on his stable but bland career and heads out to Miami to resurrect an old food truck and make a new start. Traveling across the United States with his son, Chef Carl’s journey is as much about rekindling his passion about life as it is about rekindling his passion about food.
Written, produced, directed and starring Jon Favreau, Chef is a feel good movie with a star studded cast. It was featured at the Haliburton International Film Festival and is available on DVD at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo on February 24th, 2015.