International Film Series: “Le Chef”
Le Chef (France, 2012)
Alexandre is a celebrity chef and host of a TV cooking show that has found his reputation dwindling due to his old-fashioned culinary style. His three-star flagship restaurant has been taken over by a greedy new owner intent on cutting costs and modernizing the cuisine. With the knowledge of a loophole in Alexandre’s contract that he can be fired if the restaurant loses a star, the new owner sets about sabotaging the kitchen. Meanwhile the hapless Jacky, a fervent disciple of Alexandre’s finds his own culinary career floundering. Although not without their conflicts the pair overcome their difficulties and attempt to modernize the old-school recipes.
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