Last month, I worked for a small start-up in Seattle called ChefSteps. If you like food and/or science, you must check them out. It’s a very unique place where food and science come to you and inspire you to be a better cook. That’s my mini plug over. I’ll probably talk about them again in the future so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The project had me working with an amazing group of chefs who, like any one who cares about what they produce, are passionate about what they share with their customers. They weren’t dishing up ramen, but the passion and intensity that they put into everything they do comes through in this film (I don’t think they are quite this intense when they’re driving though):
Besides making me very hungry for ramen, I love this video because it conveys the personality of the main character so well. I guess it’s a toss up between the Ivan Orkin and the ramen, but either way, you know who they are by the end. The camera work is good, although I would have liked to see some more color in some shots, but overall I loved it. I don’t know if it’s inspired me enough to go and make ramen for myself (there are a few more steps than I have time for) but I’m ready to go hunting for the best ramen restaurant that I can find.