In short, Chef follows a (you guessed it) chef who quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while patching things up with his estranged family.
The official synopsis reads: “After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Alberto Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking—as well as his zest for life and love.”
The film also features Bobby Cannavale (Ant Man), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Oliver Platt (Modern Family), Amy Sedaris (Elf) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man).
So, if you’re looking for a movie that literally revolves around food, this one’s for you. However, since it’s rated R, we recommend waiting until the kids go to sleep before turning it on.