Better known for big blockbuster productions like ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Elf’, Jon Favreau’s latest movie is a low-budget indie film that tells the story of a restaurant chef who is fired for going off-menu and decides to open his own food truck.
Favreau produces, directs and stars in the movie, enlisting the help of A-list friends including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman.
Produced with the help of Los Angeles food-truck legend Roy Choi, the film takes Favreau on the ultimate food-lover’s road trip across America:
“I went to culinary school and worked in the kitchen with chef Roy Choi who I trained with,” says Favreay. “I wanted to look like I knew what I was doing so that I wouldn’t make a fool of myself.”
‘Chef’ tells how Favreau’s character refuses to compromise his creative integrity – a dilemma he has faced in real life: “As a filmmaker you face a lot of the same things that the chef in this movie does, where you have to balance out what your passions are and what the business concerns are. And making a little movie like this is much like how he makes use of a food truck in the film, where on a small scale you get to have a lot of freedom,” he says.
Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef‘ is out now in cinemas.