He started building up his dream kitchen brigade by hiring old friends and enemies. Tony (Bruhl), hands over his present fine-dining establishment to Adam, Sous chef Michel (Omar Sy), Italian ex-con Max (Riccardo Scamarcio), Reece (Matthew Rhys). He also hires new crew Helene (Sienna Miller), chef de partie and David (Sam Keeley).
Chef Adam is a perfectionist when it comes to food preparation. He scolds his fellow chefs for not meeting his standards, “If it’s not perfect, you throw it away!” He is one of the very gifted man behaving very badly. He throw tantrums, smashes plates if his staff did not meet his expectation. He only cares about the thrill of creating explosions of taste, to turn a decent meal into something truly memorable, and mind-blowing. And of course, the fancy dishes and desserts needs a restaurant critic, played by Uma Thurman.
The movie showed how demanding and nerve- wracking the culinary world is. It captures the energy of the chefs inside the professional kitchen. It shows how food had been prepared and cooked to create a superb meal. We learned that the best chefs aren't just great with a knife and passion for cooking, but also have a lot of patience and determination to run a successful restaurant. As a culinary arts student, I can relate to the pressure in the kitchen and of course the “Yes Chef.” All in all, the movie is entertaining and well-acted.
Rating: 4 star.