Chef Movie

Starting from scratch never tasted so good.

Chef movie poster

Who's Involved:

Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Sofia Vergara, Sergei Bespalov, Karen Gilchrist

Release Date:

Friday, May 9, 2014 (Nationwide)

language, including some suggestive references

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The story of Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), who loses his chef job and cooks up a food truck business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise. At the same time, he tries to reconnect with his estranged family.

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Who stars in Chef: Cast List

"Sherlock Holmes 3" , "Spider-Man: Homecoming"  

"Happy Feet Two" , "The Three Stooges"  

... Carl Casper

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" , "Iron Man 3"  

... Molly

"Black Widow" , "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"  

"The Boss Baby: Family Business" , "Shrek Forever After"  

"Casanova" , "X-Men: First Class"  

Who's making Chef: Crew List

A look at the Chef behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jon Favreau last directed The Lion King and The Jungle Book. The film's writer Jon Favreau last wrote The Mandalorian and Couples Retreat.


Jon Favreau


Jon Favreau


Sergei Bespalov
Karen Gilchrist

Production Company

Kilburn Media

Production: What we know about Chef?

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. December 2013: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. Production begins in July 2013 in Los Angeles.

  5. May 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Production will start July 8 in Los Angeles.

Chef Release Date: When was the film released?

Chef was released in 2014 on Friday, May 9, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Neighbors, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return and Moms' Night Out.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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