Determination meets deliciousness in this delectable documentary that charts teen chef Flynn McGarry’s meteoric rise from home cook to acclaimed culinary wunderkind.
At the age of ten and growing tired of the take-out frequently offered by his mom Meg, a newly divorced aspiring filmmaker, Flynn McGarry began cooking. Five years later, his pop-up restaurant Eureka was the most impossible-to-get reservation on the New York food scene. Director Cameron Yates traces the McGarry family’s fascinating journey nose to tail. With Meg by his side—always filming, always encouraging—an adolescent Flynn began preparing elaborate meals for friends and family, displaying skills far beyond his years. As the guest list for these ambitious, homegrown supper clubs expanded to include strangers, food writers, and celebrities, Flynn’s reputation spread, leading to both his invitation into some of the country’s finest restaurant kitchens and his ever-growing demands being micromanaged by Meg. Eventually, after years of ambition, hard work and, of course, outstanding food, the two find themselves at a crossroads: Flynn, preparing for his New York debut and Meg, realizing it’s time to rediscover her own path after years of devoting herself to her son and his aspirations. Far more than a portrait of a prodigy, CHEF FLYNN is a compelling exploration of a unique mother-son relationship that supported a talented boy with dreams into becoming the remarkable young man and distinguished chef he is today.
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