If you were one of the many moviegoers who wished they could sample some Cuban sandwiches, sizzling beignets, and slabs of brisket along with Jon Favreau’s road-tripping cook in the summer sleeper hit Chef, then your stomach may soon be in luck. Favreau told Yahoo Movies the news in West Hollywood on Tuesday at a promotional event for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Chef, a comedy about a high-end cook who starts a food truck when his career implodes. Favreau was hosting a Cuban sandwich cooking demo with co-star Emjay Anthony and celebrity chef Roy Choi, who would be his partner in the new eatery (which we assume will be called El Jefe after the film’s food truck).
Chef, the new hunger-stoking foodie film that Jon Favreau writes, directs, produces, and stars in, arrived in select theaters May 9 and expands to a wider release May 16. It tells the story of Carl Casper (Favreau), a once-edgy chef who is fired from a popular L.A. restaurant and sets off on a journey with his son and sous-chef in a freshly tricked-out food truck. We asked chef Eric Ripert of the four-star New York seafood restaurant Le Bernardin and Nick Curtin of the wood-oven-centric Rosette what filmmakers tend to get right and wrong about restaurant life.