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10 Movies Every Chef Should Watch

Here are our top 10 movies every chef should watch in their lifetime.


Chef (2014)

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while piecing back together with his estranged family.

The movie nicely shows how we should stay true to our passion and believe in our work and most importantly in our ability to achieve our dreams. And even if you do not like cooking, you find yourself chopping some ingredients very soon after seeing this masterpiece!


Burnt (2015)



A chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behaviour. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Well, from the bottom is only one way to go and that is up, right? No matter what happens in your professional life, you can always make it right.


The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)


The Kadam family leaves India to France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.

You will see two beautiful cultures clash, mingle and eventually harmonize. Diversity brings something new and different in our lives.

This movie shows how to embrace the extraordinary and enjoy it! When was the last time you tried something new?


Mostly Martha (2001)


When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year old niece, the tensions between them mount… until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

Martha finds love through a tragedy and romance through cooking. Why can’t all movies be as genuine as this one? But even under pressure she still strongly controls her kitchen and therefore we admire this lady and that is why she made it to this list.


Waiting (2005)


Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

This comedy shows great communication between the kitchen and the front of house staff. We all are on the same boat once in the hospitality industry. Most of the restaurant definitely skip “The Game” part, but overall this is a very memorable comedy.


Ratatouille (2007)

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

We love this Disney-Pixar masterpiece! No matter where you come from, or how little you think you are comparing yourself to others, you can still become the best. As long as you remember that great food can always bring joy and inspiration to others.


Le Chef (2012)

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group’s new CEO, who wants his restaurant to lose a Michelin star in order to replace him with a younger chef.

Awesome comedy with good taste ingredients. Delicious dishes will make you hungry for some romantic dinner with your loved one.


Haute Cuisine (2012)

A true story of Daniele Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the personal chef for the President.

Take a journey to the heart of French cuisine – perfection and simplicity.


The God Of Cookery (1996)

The most renowned and feared chef in the world loses his title of God of Cookery because of his pompous attitude. Humbled, he sets out to reclaim his title.

This movie is filled with humour, and if you are a Hong Kong cinema fan you will really enjoy this movie.


Cook Up a Storm (2017)

Two young experienced chefs discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition.

A visually stunning portrait of beautiful Chinese cuisine food masterpieces.


Do you agree with our list? If you found a movie where they splash the seasoning better let us know in the comments below!