Writer/Director Daniel Cohen’s Le Chef is an amusing French farce about a young savant chef named Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn), who gets kicked out of every job for his over-the-top culinary creations, and 3-star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno), whose boss’s son (Julien Boisselier) is trying to ruin his restaurant so he can take over.
Jacky’s pregnant girlfriend (Raphaëlle Agogué) demands he get a paying job as a painter and that leads to his and Lagarde crossing paths.
Lagarde takes him on as a non-paid assistant and the fun begins.
Le Chef is sweet in the style of last-century French comedies. I give it a 3+ out of 5.