In the latest directorial effort from Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Elf”), which he also wrote and stars in, Favreau portrays Carl Casper, a once-lauded chef who has lost his creativity professionally and his young son’s admiration personally. After a scathing review from a top critic and an embarrassing tirade caught on video and posted online, Casper returns to his native Miami with his estranged family and decides to get into the food truck craze with the help of his best friend and his son. “Chef’s” screenplay is a bit slight and familiar, particularly with the father-son material, but up-and-comer Emjay Anthony stands out as the heart of the film in his role as Casper’s son. Favreau turns in a solid performance himself, but he shines behind the camera in this film, with gorgeous shots of cuisine and Americana that puts the Food Network and Travel Channel to shame. “Chef” may not be a gourmet offering, but this pleasant film is sure to satisfy nonetheless.