Director: Jon Favreau
Writer(s): Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Russell Peters, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale
Running Time: 115 min
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.
“Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau’s knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the best meals and movies, this irresistible concoction feels good for the soul.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal combo of top dog and underdog – as well as a thoroughly credible kitchen master.” – Gary Goldstein, LA Times
“Jon Favreau’s bouncy paean to the culinary arts wins you over in a stridently upbeat, crowd-pleasing way.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
*The Athena is running a special promotion for CHEF. If you work in the service industry, you qualify for a special $4 rate per ticket on SUNDAY and MONDAY! So if you are a cook or a bartender, waiter or waitress, just ask us about the discount!