Chattin’ with Our Chefs: Favorite Food Movies

Once a month on our blog, we want to give you a backstage pass to our Pilot Light Chefs with our new “Chattin’ with Our Chefs” series. We’ll feature fun Q&A’s that ask our chefs for their advice on all sorts of topics, like how to make better schools lunches or stock a home pantry.  To kick this series off and in the spirit of the Oscars, we thought it would be fun to ask our Pilot Light Chefs to share their top 10 favorite food movies.
Here is our list. Enjoy!


10. Chef (2014): A comedy-drama about a chef that quits his job at a popular LA restaurant and opens a food truck in Miami with his ex-wife and son.
9. Tampopo (1985): A comedy about a truck driver who stops into a small noodle restaurant and decides to help their business.
8. Super Size Me (2004): A documentary that follows director Morgan Spurlock on his social experiment of eating only food from McDonald’s for a month.
7. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011): A documentary that follows 85 year-old sushi master Jiro Oro and his relationship with his son and heir of his Tokyo restaurant.
6. The Cook the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989): A movie about an abused wife and how she finds comfort from one of the guest in her husband’s restaurant.
5. Step Up to the Plate (2012): A family documentary that follows French chef Sébastian Bras as he prepares to take over his father’s restaurant.
4. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994): A comedy-drama that about a semi-retired Master Chef that lives at home with his three unmarried daughters and their elaborate Sunday dinners.
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014): A comedy-drama about a talented self-taught culinary novice who decides to open an Indian restaurant.
2. Big Night (1996): A comedy-drama about the struggle that two immigrant brothers from Italy go through with opening their own restaurant in New Jersey.
1. Ratatouille (2007): A fun family comedy about a cooking rat who makes an alliance with a kitchen worker at his restaurant.

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