Here are the best "Chef" movie quotes, telling the story of one professional chef who goes on a culinary journey to find himself and reunite his family. The comedy was written, co-produced and directed by Jon Favreau. After premiering at SXSW on March 7, 2014, "Chef" opened in the US on May 9, 2014.
In "Chef," Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is moderately happy working as an executive chef for a high end Los Angeles restaurant alongside Martin (John Leguizamo) and Tony (Bobby Cannavale). With an important food critic coming to the restaurant, Carl sees an opportunity to use his creativity and innovation to impress. Instead, restaurant owner Ravi (Dustin Hoffman) forces him to stick to the menu which leads to a quite poor review from the critic.
Following a Twitter war with the critic, Carl leaves his position at the restaurant in favor of opening a food truck where he can, once and for all, be creative genius behind the food. As he travels the country selling his signature dishes, he also works together to piece back his family including son Percy (Emjay Anthony) and ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara).
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Carl has an intense amount of pride in his profession as a chef and wants his son, Percy, to feel that same level of awesomeness in his life as well.
Riva: "We're being reviewed by the most important critic in the city… Now suddenly you're going to be an artist. Well, be an artist on your own time. It's my restaurant."
Carl Casper: "The kitchen is my domain. That was our deal."
Riva: "The deal is now changed. Either you stay or you go."
Carl Casper: "So you're threatening to fire me now?"
Riva: "No, I'm telling what I'm prepared to do if you don't cook my menu."
Marvin: "A food truck's a great idea. We're talking about a white-on-white, '88 Chevy food truck. It's a blank canvas for your dreams. I'm going to have them pull it around."
Carl Casper: "Thank you"
Marvin: "Don't thank me until you see it."
Martin: "So, what are you going to do?"
Carl Casper: "You're going to laugh."
Martin: "Tony, Carl's got a taco truck!"
Tony: "For real?"