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Title:
Le chef
Author:
Cohen, Daniel, film director, screenwriter.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]

New York, NY : Cohen Media Group

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A veteran chef who faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its Michelin rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
General Note:
Title from container.

DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.

Special features: Deleted scenes ; Two chefs featurette ; blooper reel ; trailer.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language.
Geographic Term:
UPC:
741952781295
Format :
DVD

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A famous chef finds his position at a renowned restaurant threatened by a young hotshot who specializes in chemically enhanced cuisine, and partners with a self-taught gourmet to save his failing career. Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is the king of the kitchen at Cargo Lagarde. But his position at the top is threatened when scheming CEO Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier) plots to have the restaurant's rating lowered in order to make room for an ambitious young chef with more modern sensibilities. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for the old pro when he runs out of new ideas as Matter begins trimming his kitchen staff. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, however, Legarde meets Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn), a young cook whose creativity in the kitchen makes up for his lack of formal training. Together with his talented new assistant Bonnot, Legarde prepares to whip up an exciting menu just in time to impress the discerning critics from the Guide, and save his sinking career. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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Library Journal Review

This light comedy is largely set in a Paris restaurant teetering between the conventions of French cuisine and the new culinary trends that threaten to unseat them. At its heart, it pairs a highly regarded chef with a gifted acolyte with a spotty employment history. Arrayed against them are their own difficulties with managing family relationships (the one's daughter, the other's pregnant girlfriend), as well as a corporate bigwig who almost salivates at the prospect of taking down the chef. The food on display is often lovely, and there may even be a cooking tip or two to be gleaned, though a few set pieces that venture into slapstick detract from the tone. VERDICT Ultimately, the audience is sure to root for the odd couple at the film's center. The subject matter, humor, and breezy story make it suitable for a broad audience.-Peter Hepburn, Coll. of the Canyons Lib., Santa Clarita, CA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.