A FILM BY: Daniel Cohen
WRITTEN BY: Daniel Cohen
STARRING: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué
In French with English subtitles
In the new age of molecular gastronomy, legendary chef, Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno), is struggling to keep up. The conniving CEO of his restaurant is trying to take away his Michelin stars and replace him with a posh new chef from England. Lagarde’s only hope is to team up with Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn), a young, talented, and at times obnoxiously passionate food enthusiast. Despite their differences, the odd culinary couple have to find a way to work together to navigate the new world of modern cuisine to save the restaurant. Le Chef is a feel good French comedy with all the right ingredients that celebrates people who love to cook good food.
A reception with refreshments will precede the film. After the screening, there will be a talkback with Chicago chefs and a raffle. This event is sponsored by the à la carte French Food Festival, which brings together French and French inspired restaurants and businesses across the Midwest for a celebration of French gastronomy.
Production Year: 2012
Country of Origin: France
Run Time: 84 mins