The Wandering Chef


Hart House Theatre Wed, May 1, 2019 6:30 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Thu, May 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Fri, May 3, 2019 9:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:South Korea
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Food
Mortality & Loss
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Hye-Ryeong Park
Producer(s):Min Jung Huh
Editor(s):Hyung-Nam Kim
Writer(s):Hyun-Jung Kwon
Cinematography:Seok-Woon Choi
Yeon-Bae Lee
Seok-Ho Jung
Composer:Young-Gyu Jang
Sound:Hee-goo Jeong


Jiho Im is a globally celebrated chef, known for travelling from one end of the Korean peninsula to the other, foraging for unique ingredients known for their medicinal properties and preparing delightful meals for unsuspecting locals. He's an old soul longing for the maternal affection that was taken from him at an early age. On one of Jiho's journeys, he meets an elder named Soon-Gyu Kim. She offers Jiho a warm soup that conjures up childhood memories of longing for the mother he never knew. In return, he prepares an elaborate meal, thus sowing the seeds of a deeply moving friendship. Wandering Chef is the heartwarming story of how food can bring people together in times of clarity, confusion and loss. Through Chef Jiho Im, we rediscover food as a sacred practice that can generate lifelong memories. Ravi Srinivasan

Co-presented with Toronto Korean Film Festival.

World Showcase program sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Additional Information

  • In the Seats - 4.5 Stars
  • POV - "A heart-warming ode to family and the healing power of food."