In 2014, Jon Favreau made a film called ‘Chef’. It follows the story of a chef who is fired from his job, and in order to reinvent his style, as well as serving something different to his customers, starts a food truck. This reinstates his reputation in the business and also brings him closer to his family. Closely associated in this project with Favreau was Roy Choi. In fact, it is his story of starting a food truck and revamping Korean and Mexican cuisine that partly served as an inspiration to the filmmaker. They co-produced the film and Choi also served as a food consultant, overlooking every dish and the recipe shown in the film.
Since then, they had been looking for something that would allow them to repaint their love for food. That thing materialized into ‘The Chef Show’ that airs on Netflix. Favreau, who is also credited as the director, and Choi host the show and also produce it alongside Annie Johnson, who is known for her work in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Bird Box’, ‘A Simple Favour’, ‘Christopher Robin’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Detroit’, ‘12 Years A Slave’, ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, among others.
The Chef Show Cast: Who’s in It?
The show is hosted by Jon Favreau and Roy Choi. Favreau is known for his work as an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has been a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He served as the director for ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2’. He has served an executive producer on all the ‘Avengers’ movies — ‘The Avengers’, ‘Age of Ultron’, ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’. He also plays the role of Tony Stark’s bodyguard, Happy Hogan, in the films. Outside of the MCU, he is credited with directing movies like ‘Zathura: A Space Adventure’, ‘Cowboys and Aliens’, ‘The Jungle Book’ and the upcoming ‘The Lion King’. He is also known for his roles in films and TV shows like ‘Friends’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Identity Thief’, ‘Couples Retreat’, ‘The Replacement’, ‘Deep Impact’ and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’. He also serves as the executive producer of Disney Plus’s highly anticipated show, ‘The Mandalorian’.
Roy Choi is best known in the culinary world for creating the gourmet Korean taco truck, Kogi, which presents a fusion of Korean and Mexican food. Recently, he also worked as the host in a food documentary called ‘Broken Bread’. His other appearances include ‘Katy Perry Feat. Migos: Bon Appetit’ and ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’. He has also been an important presence in cooking shows like ‘The Burger Show’, ‘Ugly Delicious’, ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’, ‘Top Chef’, ‘I’ll Have What Phil’s Having’ and ‘Binging with Babish’. He has also written a cookbook that blends with his life-story, named ‘L.A Son: My Life, My City, My Food’.
In the eight episodes of the series, the hosts travel throughout the country, cooking delicious food and sharing meals with some well-known names. One of the episodes is not just a great bite for foodies but also a therapy for the fans who are still in recovery from the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Favreau and Choi dine with Robert Downey Jr, Anthony and Joe Russo, Kevin Feige and Tom Holland. Another episode features Gwyneth Paltrow sharing the kitchen space with the hosts.