Ambitious cinematic chefs add some flavor to every movie they star in, literally and figuratively. Watching Remy from Ratatouille whip up his signature dish inspires us subpar chefs to head to the kitchen and try our hand at our own culinary creations. Witnessing Carl Casper from Chef fight for his right to create innovative dishes makes our stomach ache for new cuisine. Even Gene from Wet Hot American Summer has a certain passion for his ingredients, particularly the can of vegetables that inspires him to face his demons.
Fictional chefs portray a part of life that we all face every day but fail to truly understand. Whipping up a simple dish of spaghetti and meatballs is nothing compared to the plight of the Michelin-star chef. Whether silly or obsessive, cinematic chefs display a passion for food that goes far beyond the simple joy of eating. They relish the opportunity to bring people together through their creations, and maybe even find their own purpose in the process. Plus, it doesn't hurt that their dishes look absolutely incredible. Does anyone know where we can we get a piece of Vianne Rocher's chocolate?
If you’re ready to take a culinary journey through the best fictional cooks of all time, read on to see our breakdown of the best cinematic chefs, and vote up your favorites.