Chef (2014)

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  • IMDb page: Chef (2014)
  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 2,951 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 30 May 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 115 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Gross: $7,032,643 (USA) (2 June 2014)
  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson | See full cast and crew »
  • Soundtrack: Get Down
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Writing Credits By:

  • Jon Favreau (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Jon Favreau did his own cooking by training with food truck chef, Roy Choi. 36 of 36 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • First non-Iron Man collaboration between Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau. 104 of 113 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: When Percy creates Carl's Twitter account they settle on the name @ChefCarlCasper. Yet Carl's very first tweet, which he thought was a private message to Ramsey Michel, was shown to have been posted by @CasperCarl. For the remainder of the movie his Tweets correctly identified him as @ChefCarlCasper.

Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. |  »

Story: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

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Produced By:

  • Molly Allen known as executive producer
  • John Bartnicki known as associate producer
  • Marina Bespalov known as executive producer
  • Sergei Bespalov known as producer
  • James D. Brubaker known as executive producer
  • Philip Elway known as executive producer
  • Jon Favreau known as producer
  • Gleb Fetisov known as executive producer
  • Jerry Fruchtman known as executive producer
  • Peter Fruchtman known as executive producer
  • Karen Gilchrist known as producer
  • Jere Hausfater known as executive producer
  • Aaron Kaufman known as executive producer
  • Olga Lesnova known as co-producer
  • Mark C. Manuel known as executive producer
  • Ted O'Neal known as executive producer
  • Kamran Razavi known as executive producer
  • Jason Rose known as executive producer
  • Dylan Russell known as executive producer
  • Anne Sheehan known as executive producer
  • Scott Steindorff known as executive producer
  • Boris Teterev known as executive producer
  • Oleg Teterin known as executive producer
  • Artem Yamanov known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jon Favreau known as Carl Casper
  • John Leguizamo known as Martin
  • Bobby Cannavale known as Tony
  • Emjay Anthony known as Percy
  • Scarlett Johansson known as Molly
  • Dustin Hoffman known as Riva
  • Sofía Vergara known as Inez
  • Oliver Platt known as Ramsey Michel
  • Amy Sedaris known as Jen
  • Robert Downey Jr. known as Marvin
  • Russell Peters known as Miami Cop
  • Chase Grimm known as Vendor
  • Will Schutze known as Mr. Bonetangles
  • Gloria Sandoval known as Flora
  • Jose C. Hernandez known as Abuelito (as Jose C. Hernandez 'Perico')
  • Alberto Salas known as Band Member
  • Alfredo Ortiz known as Band Member
  • Daniel Palacio known as Band Member
  • Mauricio Del Monte known as Band Member
  • Leonardo Da Nilo known as Versailles Host
  • Nili Fuller known as Marvin's Assistant
  • Charles Lao known as Kitchen Supply Clerk
  • Benjamin Jacob known as Himself
  • Aaron Franklin known as Himself
  • Gary Clark Jr. known as Himself
  • Roy Choi known as Himself
  • Rachel Acuna known as Parade Participant (uncredited)
  • Andrew Anderson known as Young Guy (uncredited)
  • Meghan Aruffo known as Customer (uncredited)
  • Chad Bird known as Food Truck Patron / Party Attendee (uncredited)
  • Maria F. Blanco known as Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
  • Santos Caraballo known as Club Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
  • Joseph Randy Causin known as Tourist (uncredited)
  • William Driver known as Beer Garden Patron (uncredited)
  • Rachel Faulkner known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Eduardo M. Freyre known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Michael P Gardner known as Himself (uncredited)
  • Sandy Garza known as Food Truck Patron (uncredited)
  • Julian Graham known as Shocked Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Joshua Gutierrez known as El Cabbie (uncredited)
  • Leigh M. Harris known as Rockabilly Girl (uncredited)
  • Miguel Izaguirre known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Gayle Kate known as Farmers Market Lady (uncredited)
  • David W. LeBlanc known as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
  • Noa Lindberg known as Hungry Jogger (uncredited)
  • Quintin McKemie II known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Teebone Mitchell known as Inez Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Jon C. Morgan known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Chris Nuñez known as Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
  • Rigo Obezo known as Construction Worker (uncredited)
  • Gustavo I. Ortiz known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Jay Pennington known as Cowboy Patron (uncredited)
  • Tanner Priest known as Foodie (uncredited)
  • Xavier Ramirez known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)
  • Katherine Jeanie Russell known as Tourist (uncredited)
  • A.J. Ryder known as Food Truck Patron (uncredited)
  • Sam Stinson known as Customer (uncredited)
  • Gary Teague known as Franklin Barbecue Patron (uncredited)
  • William Throckmorton known as Foodie (uncredited)
  • Carlos Valenzuela-Durr known as Motorcycle Rider (uncredited)
  • Minn Vo known as Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
  • Kristin Miller White known as Rockabilly Chick (uncredited)
  • William Shannon Williams known as Food Truck Customer (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Jeri Baker known as personal hair stylist: Scarlet Johanson
  • George Black known as key makeup artist
  • Clare M. Corsick known as key hair stylist
  • Clare Gniadek known as key hair stylist
  • Lee Gren known as graphic designer specialty tattoos: Tinsley Studio
  • Marie Larkin known as department head hair
  • Heba Thorisdottir known as personal makeup artist: Scarlett Johansson

Art Department:

  • Simonette Berry known as featured artist
  • Leslie Borchert known as art department coordinator
  • Erin Fite known as set decorating buyer
  • Erin Fite known as set decorator: additonal photography & reshoots
  • Andrew Gersh known as set dresser
  • Ellen King known as graphic designer
  • Erin McKenna known as lead scenic artist
  • Melissa McSorley known as prop food stylist
  • Alexis Payment known as props: New Orleans


Production Companies:

  • Aldamisa Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Aldamisa Entertainment  funding
  • Axiom Production Services (APS)  grip and lighting equipment
  • Business Affairs  legal clearances (IndieWorks)
  • Business Affairs  production legal services
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chef Robért Catering  catering
  • Cinema Tool & Die  funding
  • Cutting Edge Group  music services by
  • DRO Entertainment  special thanks
  • Digital Vortechs  HD Avid equipment rental
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • IndieClear  script clearance
  • MPS Studios  grip and lighting equipment
  • Milan Records  soundtrack
  • Modern VideoFilm  post-production facilities (digital intermediate)
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by
  • Paskal Lighting  grip and lighting equipment
  • Skywalker Sound  post-production sound services


  • Golden Village Pictures (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • MVP Entertainment (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Open Road Films (II) (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • NOS Audiovisuais (2014) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Noori Pictures (2014) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2014) (Romania) (all media)
  • VVS Films (2014) (Canada) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Shade VFX (visual effects)
  • Spectrum Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Ryan Andersen known as visual effects editorial coordinator: Shade vfx
  • Tricia Barrett known as compositor
  • Tricia Barrett known as digital compositor
  • Charles Bunnag known as digital colorist
  • Michael Dillon known as di producer
  • Mathias Frodin known as compositor
  • Bryan Godwin known as visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
  • Ian A. Harris known as compositor: Shade VFX
  • Laura Jackloski known as production coordinator
  • Harimander Singh Khalsa known as compositing supervisor: Shade VFX
  • Brandie Konopasek known as digital intermediate assistant producer
  • Molly Pabian known as digital production manager: Shade VFX
  • John Riddle known as technical director: Shade VFX
  • Steven J. Scott known as supervising digital colorist
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects artist
  • Shane Strickman known as digital effects producer: shade vfx
  • David Van Dyke known as visual effects executive producer: Shade VFX
  • Corinne Villa known as visual effects editor

MPAA: Rated R for language, including some suggestive references


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