Jon Favreau wrote, directed, and starred in Chef, out May 9, a film about a Los Angeles-based chef whose violent outbursts toward a food critic go viral online, causing him to lose his job and start afresh with a food truck. The film has been the topic of much discussion in the food world, since Roy Choi trained the actor in the kitchen and developed all the food seen in the movie. "I'd only do the movie if it looked absolutely real," chef Choi explained, and the film certainly succeeds in the authenticity department. It's a fascinating look inside a restaurant kitchen (and food truck) to reveal all the excruciating details required to send delicious and buzz-worthy food out to people.
— Anna Monette Roberts, assistant editor