Le Chef (2012) – Foodie Movie Review


Le Chef, a 2012 French comedy film directed by Daniel Cohen had its international premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.

The show gives a glimpse of taste and flavours of the French cuisine, where the culture of food appreciation and the dining etiquette are poles apart from the developing Asian world.

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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group’s new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

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It’s a light hearted food themed film angled towards the final stage of a chef career in a restaurant whereby the passing of torch takes place. Focusing on the personal lives of the predecessor and the successor, the film portrays less on the nitty gritty aspect of the French cooking but it does highlight the trending demand for the molecular gastronomy. Their adventures as working partners gives me the occasional giggles as they both go through the ups and downs of the different stages of career and personal life.

It’s a thumb up if you’re seeking a light hearted film with a comedic flair. Here’s a brief teaser of the film, great for those who have yet to watch the film.

Have fun! 🙂

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