Chef (2014)

A culinary treat on the palette loaded with love, directorial flavor, tantalizing dishes, and charming old-fashioned low-budget indie filmmaking mirroring its less-is-more minimalist food-truck motif, Favreau’s Chef is quirky but wows. 7.3/10.

Plot Synopsis: 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 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.

Official CLC Score: 7.3/10