R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Jon Favreau did his own cooking by training with food truck chef Roy Choi. Choi sent Favreau to a week of intensive French culinary schooling, where Favreau sharpened his knife skills and learned how to make sauces. "I brought him into the kitchen, and he just kind of fit in", Choi recalls. "I threw him a couple of tests, like a case of chives, or a case of onions, or peel two cases of avocados. Just to see where his mind and his situation and his abilities were and how interested he was in these things. He just attacked them. He really became a part of it." Eventually 5 years after this films release Favreau and Choi teamed up again on The Chefs Show (2019) which is a cooking/documentary show on Netflix
I'm like a cat playing a piano.
When they are loading the equipment onto the truck at the beginning of the movie, ostensibly in Miami, mountains are visible in the background.
Near the end of the credits, there is a brief scene of chef Roi Choi teaching Jon Favreau how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
$204,961 11 May 2014