2015 USA Film Festival: Final Recipe
Hoping to save his grandfather’s fledgling restaurant, teenaged Mark (Canadian-born Korean pop idol Henry Lau) enters Shanghai’s televised blockbuster cooking competition, Final Recipe, presided over by Master Chef Julia Lee (international superstar Michelle Yeoh). All of his life, Mark’s grandfather has nurtured and nourished the family through his cooking. Now as his health begins to fail, the restaurant and family’s future are in jeopardy.
In an effort to save his grandfather’s legacy, high school senior Mark takes his university savings — a move his grandfather would not approve of — and secretly enters the mega-cooking competition. The show familiarly pits contestants against one another with played-up rivalries of ingenuity, wit, and style. The difference is that for this edition, the competition has opened not just to award-winning chefs, but also to home cooks and fans of the show.
Once Mark impresses superstar guest chef Daniel Boulud, he begins to believe that the sky is the limit, and that the ability to bring his family back together rests in his capable hands. Featuring luscious imagery, sumptuous shots of sizzling noodles, delicately plated seared scallops, and other mouth-watering culinary delights, the heartwarming film will leave you ready for a great meal with friends.