• It’s simple, but like good cooking, there’s love gone into it.

  • Rashid Irani
    Rashid Irani
    Hindustan Times


    Despite the burp-so-familiar storyline, Favreau manages to serve up a delicious blend of humour, sentiment and drama. In small but significant supporting roles, Scarlett Johansson is delectable as the restaurant hostess and Dustin Hoffman pops up as her unadventurous boss. Regrettably, the upbeat wrap-up is a coput.

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    From the mouth-watering carne asada to the molten chocolate cake, Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ is a delectable take on an out-of-work cook who experiences career rejuvenation when traveling cross-country serving Cuban entrees on a food truck.

  • Pleasing yet somewhat predictable, this film marks a sharp departure from Favreau’s various blockbuster (*Iron Man*) films into something far simpler. Johansson, however, is somewhat under-used but on the whole, the story is paced nicely. With food remaining the biggest star of this show, the side dishes also include some family-bonding as well. And the result is a serving of something refreshingly original.

  • Chef is palatable feel-good fare whose recipe has smatterings of moving performances and dashes of rib-tickling humour.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    The films story could well be Favreau’s in one way, he directed couple of independent films made some main stream pictures and now is back to making simple yet heartwarming films. Chef will leave you satisfied like you had the most sumptuous meal in a while.

  • Chef isn’t a memorable film, but there’s really nothing wrong with it. It’s feelgood, like comfort food.

  • Troy Ribeiro
    Troy Ribeiro


    Overall, ‘Chef’ is a well made film that is thoroughly enjoyable yet cloyingly formulaic in its presentation.

  • Whilst the social-media and online bloggers these days just add to the noise and cynicism around, Jon Favreau as the director, finds them, from a distance, hopeful to tell a believable and an inspiring story. Casper’s food tastes good, we are simply told. Only if along with sight and sound, third sense of smell or taste could be added to the movies. Sigh.

  • Zee News
    Zee News
    Zee News


    Overall, `Chef` is a well made film that is thoroughly enjoyable yet cloyingly formulaic in its presentation.

  • Chef marks a return to Jon Favreau’s home-cooked roots, albeit with the perks of his big-budget finesse.