Modern Family's Sofía Vergara) on a trip back to her home state of Miami. Reinvigorated after getting a taste of the local Cuban-influenced cuisine, he hits upon an idea to showcase his skills in a more mobile fashion, and manages to acquire an old, battered food truck. With his son and loyal sous chef (a wonderful John Leguizamo) in tow, the trio set about sourcing recipes via the various regions they traverse.
Though Chef could never be accused of being a radical reinvention for Favreau, he certainly knows how to tickle his audience's taste buds. The working relationships he's forged in Hollywood means he has an embarrassment of A-list riches when it comes to the supporting cast, even snaffling his Tony Stark/Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., for a cameo. Scarlett Johansson makes a small but memorable appearance, and Favreau himself is an endearing lead. Make no mistake, however - the food is the real star of the show. Casper's gorgeously photographed prep scenes crackle with energy and excitement, and everything the character creates is imbued with a perfection and artistry, right down to a grilled cheese sandwich he throws together for his kid. A film of two halves, the narrative may be a little light on conflict or drama, but Favreau keeps things hugely engaging, with the father-son dynamic offering the requisite emotional beats. Light but flavoursome, Chef will leave you with a huge smile on your face and an even larger appetite.