You may not be surprised to learn that I am a big fan of the movie Chef. After all, it was a movie about a great chef seeking redemption—and finding that redemption in a food truck. The star Jon Favreau is Carl, a talented chef who has lost his passion and creativity for making food by tying himself to a restaurant whose owner just wants him to make what customers like (or what the owner, played by Dustin Hoffman, thinks they like).
Carl buys a food truck and, with his son and a loyal colleague, sets out on the road to create great food and make people happy across the country. In rediscovering and communicating his love of food, he reconnects with his son, friends, and family.
No one can watch Chef without wanting to run out to the nearest food truck and sample its menu. It is also great to watch if you are anticipating the need for event catering in Doylestown, Malvern, or elsewhere in our region, as it is sure to help you generate ideas.
Other great food movies will also inspire your passion for food, and perhaps the passions of your family and friends as well. In addition to Chef, here are a few movies that you might enjoy together, both as cinematic and food spectacles.
Ratatouille is a great animated movie about discovering who you are through food. Set in Paris, its hero is a rat, Remy, who loves food and believes that rats don’t have to eat garbage to fulfill their destiny. Remy adopts a young, aspiring chef as his front to create his great French cuisine, including ratatouille. I don’t know if the movie inspires children to undertake food adventures, but it is a wonderfully enjoyable film for all ages.
While Big Night is not as well-known as the other two films, it is a moving tribute to food and family. Two immigrant brothers run a failing Italian restaurant in New York City (or what looks like New York). One brother is a great chef who refuses to waste his talent on ordinary dishes that customers tend to expect (hence, the failing restaurant). The other brother, the restaurant manager and host, works tirelessly to keep the business going. With a big bet to save their restaurant, the two brothers stake everything on one big night—and on one very memorable risotto dish.
Julia and Julia is another in the must-see cannon of food films. It tells the story of two women: the first is the great chef Julia Child, while the second is a contemporary, struggling writer who decides to cook her way through Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Child was drawn to French cooking when, as the wife of a U.S. diplomat, she found herself in Paris just after the Second World War. Through perseverance and imagination, she learned the art of French gastronomy and made it her life’s work to introduce her love of French food to American audiences.
There are just a few of the great food films. There are several chocolate-focused films (including Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, another child favorite). Whatever you watch, make sure you have some food within reach!
Pork & beef tacos were excellent -many commented. The truck created a great atmosphere. 10/10 . The fish tacos were a dissapointment. The fish meat was crushed not chunky/flakey nor blackend as we were expecting 3/10. The dinner was good. Excellent chicken, nice flavors 8/10. The beef was tough - 5/10. Cook staff were efficient, and cleaned fast. The party help lacked initiative, speed and alertness 3/10. Overall I would recommend, although caution against fish and party help. Thanks
Jerrys kitchen was easy to work and communicate with! They were quick to answer any concerns or questions we had. The staff was prompt, efficient and friendly at our daughters first birthday party. Our food choices were delicious and our guests were pleased. Our only complaint was the portion size in the sandwiches were on the smaller size (sausage and some cheesesteaks) . Otherwise, I would definitely recommend to others. Thank you! ????
We had a terrific experience with Jerry's Kitchen! They served 60 guests for my husband's 50th birthday party. We chose the taco menu and the food was delicious! Having a food truck made it fun for our guests and much easier on me! Everyone at Jerry's Kitchen was a pleasure to work with. They responded to my initial inquiry very quickly, made it easy to set our menu and serving time, and served all our guests very quickly. I definitely will use them again!
Working with Jerry's Kitchen was awesome! We needed three different food trucks for a large scale event with Nomadness Travel Tribe, and they delivered a variety. As a pescitarian, I was truly impressed with how accommodating they were for those of us with dietary restrictions. They handles what ended up being approaching 500 people flawlessly. Thanks again!
We had a great experience with Jerry's! My guests thought the chicken sandwiches were the best they ever had! The staff was on time, freindly and professional. Scott was easy to work with, and addresssd all my questions in the planning process in a timely manner. I would definilty recommend them, and use them again.Jill Marchione
Overall great experience. Jessica was very easy to work with and accommodating. The team showed up on time and the food was ready as promised. Family raved about the fries:) Overall great food...we had the taco's and the cheese steaks. We had a positive experience and would definitely recommend Jerry's Kitchen
My husband's birthday is the Fourth of July, so I love to plan a party for him..But, I am always on the lookout for something a bit different, for his party.. The food truck parked in our driveway, and our guests loved going out to the Food Truck, to 'place their orders' ! Your staff were were very professional but also, very friendly! The food was perfect for a summer party! We couldn't be happier!
We wanted a food truck for my daughter's graduation party. Jerry's Kitchen was the PERFECT solution! Delicious food, on time, and served to my guests in my backyard left me able to enjoy the party myself! Jessica was great to work with in planning our menu (tacos, guac, french fries), estimating amount of food, and staying within my budget. Plus the food truck was a great novelty for the party--the truck is very colorful and Jessica tailored her food menu sign to honor the guest of honor--our daughter, making her (and her guests) smile. Cheers to Jerry's Kitchen!!
Jerry's Kitchen Food Truck was the talk of my daughter's graduation party! The food tasted great and came out quickly. Jessica's guidance throughout the process (choosing the menu, providing a tasting, & determining appropriate portions) was instrumental in helping to create an awesome atmosphere for the party.
Had a wonderful experience working with Scott Kaplan to coordinate the food truck at a birthday event. He was incredibly responsive during planning, & even helped me secure tent, tables & party supplies. His team was prompt and professional when they arrived at my home and the food quality and service was excellent. My guests LOVED the fried chicken sandwiches in addition to the array of tacos. I would absolutely recommend Jerry's Kitchen for your next party and plan to engage them again
I think you guys did a great job. May have picked a different pasta salad if we had known it was a red sauce but many still liked it though different than their expectation. Chicken italiano was amazing. Heard rave reviews and no detractors. Friendly service. Everything seemed clean. Very quick. Many were surprised and said it changed their opinion of food trucks!! Would definitely use again when needed.
first of all they bailed me out of a last minute cancellation and i will be forever grateful! the grads would have been so disappointed if i had to get trays from the supermarket! jessica is incredibly capable and professional but also VERY efficient and professional! EVERYTHING was SO easy for me even down to the payment! the food was outstanding- all my guests were SO impressed by the quality, variety, and quantity!! i didn't have to shop, cook or clean up so i got to enjoy my guests too!!
My wife and I wanted to do something different for our daughters HS graduation party.. We thought about a food truck but didn't know where to find one that would come to Chester County Pa. Â I came across Jerry's Kitchen on line with great reviews. Â They were right. We just celebrated this past Saturday at our house in the back yard. Â Jerry's truck pulled onto the lawn and opened up shop. Â Jessica was very responsive and accommodating with our menu. Â We all loved the food, service. Â My wife and I loved the fact Jerry's Kitchen when finished just packed up and pulled out. Â Sooo convenient!If your looking for top notch service, convenience and great food. Â Call Jessica at Jerry's Kitchen!
Working with Jessica was amazing, no pressure and no hassles. I was planning my wife's birthday party and Jess gave me so many options and ideas for the menu....we finally decided on a burger menu and they delivered, WOW! We had about 90 guests and I was concerned that we may have lines for food, Jess assured me that they could handle it, and they did. Everyone, and I mean everyone, raved about the food, the service and the delivery. Well done Jerry's Kitchen. Highly recommend these folks!
Our entire experience with Jerry's Kitchen and the team was fantastic. The food was unbelievable. There wasn't a single empty stomach and everyone had nothing but good things to say about the food and service. We highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen and will definitely use them for future events!
Jerry's kitchen was fabulous. I had my daughters confirmation and it was late on a weeknight. I wanted my guests to pull up after church and be served right away! My guests were thrilled. Food was delicious, the staff was fabulous and the clean up was next to none for me! I would highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen!!! ??
Not knowing much about the food truck scene, we found Jerry's Kitchen online and booked for my son's Graduation Party...we could not have been luckier!! The customer service provided by Jessica and Scott (the owner) was top notch, the truck added a ton of ambiance at the party and the food was super tasty!! We loved them and so did all our party guests. I would highly recommend Jerry's Kitchen, but don't book before I do for our next event!!!
We had a great experience with Jerry's Kitchen! Jessica was very responsive and easy to get in touch with, she was also on top of providing the insurance certificate and setting up a site visit (something we didn't even think of). Chef Rob showed up with plenty of time on the day and was very helpful towards my mom who was providing some food as well. The food was awesome! We had a few meat eaters who were nervous about vegan tacos but we didn't get any complaints. Would definitely recommend!
We hired Jerry's Kitchen for our son's college graduation party at our home. It was a huge hit!!! Scott Kaplan was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. Everyone raved about the creativity, the food and the staff service at the party. Our menu items were cheesesteaks and fries, pulled pork, pulled chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese as a side- the orders came up quickly, hot and delicious!! We would use them again in a heartbeat. We recommend them highly.
We had Jerry's Food Truck serve our guests at a casual engagement celebration at a cute retro bowling alley in Manayunk. Everyone kept telling me how much they loved the food and that having a food truck was a fun idea.The best part of the "Jerry's experience" was Jessica. She helped me with the menu and was very polite and sweet. I kind of bombarded her with questions via email as I've never had a food truck at a party. Jessica is a great asset to this company.
Jerry's Kitchen catered our son's Bar Mitzvah. It was a fast pace to keep up with a big crowd (about 150), and they did well. The food was amazing- we chose them for their seitan steak substitute and everyone raved about it! We're only disappointed there weren't more french fries left over- they were absolutely delicious! My son wanted an ice cream sundae bar for dessert, and Stephanie, the party planner who works with them, set up a beautiful display. We would definitely hire them again!