Simmer (2020) Movie Script

I'm Willem Faust.
I like that.
- Shall we?
- Yeah.
So, tell me,
is that your real name?
It's very fitting,
wouldn't you say?
Fate, I guess.
I think so.
Please, take a seat.
Well, tell me a little bit
about yourself.
Um, I've been cooking
since I was a kid.
Uh, my grandmas,
uh, taught me how to make
- traditional Mexican dishes...
- Yes.
...which has become a passion
for all kinds of foods.
Um, I specialize
in Mediterranean,
Indo-Asian infusion,
uh, several types of...
No, please, Chef, stop.
I don't care.
Well, I do, but I already know.
I've talked to your
previous kitchens
and they all say the same thing.
"Chef is a Creative
Tour de Force.
He's fast. He's reliable."
We could skip the foreplay.
Yeah, okay.
I just want to know the man
who I'm trusting
to make my customers happy.
Of course, yeah.
Well, what do you want to know?
Tell me about your family.
Well, um, I'm Mexican.
Um, I'm very close
with my family.
Uh, I live with my parents,
my siblings, my Abuela,
and every Sunday, we get
together with all the cousins.
So family is important to you
The most important thing
Well and food, obviously.
Well, a family man
is a trustworthy man.
Uh, my next question is one
that I hate to ask, but I must.
Are you here legally?
And what about your family?
I'm sorry, I don't understand
what that has to do-
I don't mean to pry,
but as you might be
able to tell,
I'm an immigrant myself.
Well, um...
My parents and Abuela
don't have papers.
I understand.
That must put some pressure
on you and your family.
I think you're gonna fit in
very well here.
The previous chef
was a little too...
you know, sometimes
we have high turnover rates,
but don't let that be a source
of concern to you.
So it's about finding
the right people
and that's no easy task
in the restaurant business.
This isn't a job for everyone.
It can be grueling.
Mr. Faust,
I wouldn't be here
if I didn't know what
I was going to sign up for.
Well, that's all I need to know.
Let's make this official,
shall we?
Here is your home
away from home.
It may not look like much,
but my kitchens
are a little different.
I believe in equality, Chef,
every person an essential part
of my operation.
As a result,
there's no real hierarchy.
Sous chefs are equal
to the preppers
and you are no more important
than our washes
because we all fail
if someone doesn't do their job,
wouldn't you agree?
You're absolutely right.
This is Michael,
my kitchen manager,
and also my right hand.
He makes sure things get done,
takes care of any issues.
He'll pop in from time to time,
and keep an eye on things.
But if you have any questions,
I want you to come
directly to me.
I work very closely
with my employees.
You're the lifeblood
of my operation.
We are a family.
Sounds great.
Right, you ready to go to work?
Oh, now?
Well, that's what
we're here to do, isn't it?
Oh, well, yeah, let's do it.
Let's cook.
- 16 feet.
- Really.
I mean, the poor lady, she--
poor lady, she almost vomited
all over the table.
I guess some cropped up knees
is better than having
- a dead grandma in your.
- Oh, exactly.
Well, I'm just lucky
it didn't make the news.
No, no, no, I got--
- got a better one for you.
- Gon on, tell me.
So, I walk in, okay,
this is my Persian friend?
I walk in,
he's just butt naked,
- just sitting there.
- No.
And I'm just like,
what is going on?
Come on.
Ana! Ana! Ana!
Ana! Mijo!
How much they're paying you?
Must pay you a lot, huh?
So can I come
to the restaurant?
Dude, dude,
you can't afford it.
Shut up, Lulu.
- Can you give me a ride?
- Yeah.
I heard you, Mom.
Don't touch my radio.
Put it back.
Are you serious?
Nah, man.
I was just about to say, man,
you're turning into dad.
Settle down, everyone.
Listen up.
Settle down.
As most of you might well be
aware tonight,
we are welcoming a new addition
to our family.
His name, well,
his name is Chef.
Sup, Chef?
I'm a dishwasher.
Are you...
Seeing as
this is his first night,
we must give him
a warm traditional welcome
by throwing him into the fire.
You all know the drill.
Whatever he says tonight, goes.
Are you nervous?
Should I be?
Chef, in all of the world,
what is your absolute
most favorite dish to eat?
I don't know, um...
Uh, a cheeseburger.
- Come on, man!
- Hey, hey, hang on.
- Who threw that?
- Get outta here.
All right, everyone,
Chef says a cheeseburger.
Survey says?
Come on, dude.
We're not gonna make
a cheeseburger?.
You know where we are?
All right.
Second try.
Grilled chicken curry,
with mango chutney
and basmati rice.
- Mm, nah, nah, not quite.
- Nah.
- Almost.
- Not there yet.
All right, I've got it.
We start
with Wagyu Beef Tartare,
and follow it with Muscovy duck,
laded with a turnip puree
in a light citrus jus.
- Okay.
- Nice.
- Yes.
- Wow.
Survey says?
- All right, Chef.
- Yes.
- Definitely.
- Yeah, let's do this.
- Yeah.
- Let's do it.
So much better.
All right.
Tonight's special,
Beef Wagyu Tartare
and Muscovy duck, it is.
Let's get cooking.
- Whoo!
- Good.
Dishwasher, right?
Nah, just that night.
I'm a sushi chef in the day.
World's first Mexican
sushi chef.
I come from a whole family
of them.
Why don't you do it here?
No, I'm not good enough
for here.
My cousin, Gary, is though.
I've been trying to get him
to work here forever.
So, Chef, what's--
what's your real name?
What's the story there?
Yeah, so, uh, my name
was supposed to be Alejandro,
but when...
Get back to work.
We'll chat later.
We have to get back to work.
- Right.
- Have fun?
Order up!
Can I speak to you
for a minute?
So, what did you think
of your first night?
It was great.
The staff was incredible.
Th-- they were fast
and creative.
I just never seen anything
like that.
Do you feel like you
belong here?
I think so.
How can you tell?
Well, I don't really
make friends that easy.
But tonight, you did.
He's one of my favorites too.
You know, when I first came
to this country,
I was all alone.
I opened my first restaurant,
and experienced
an ungodly amount of resistance.
You will not believe
the amount of people
who tried to deny me, Chef,
who betrayed me,
one after another,
investors, partners, customers.
So, I decided to go out
on my own, to trust no one,
to rely on my own two hands,
and my passion for food.
And guess what?
The rest is history.
No, Chef.
I was destroyed on my own.
This world is not kind of
individuals fighting alone
to survive.
Success depends
on collaboration,
interdependence, persistence.
But there is a caveat.
As I've said before,
it's all about
surrounding yourself
with the right people.
If a person has nothing
to offer, just cut them loose.
I cannot understand
why people are so fearful
to let go
of toxic relationships,
and find your family,
the ones that matter,
the Rodrigos.
And burn the rest.
Don't you worry about
burning a bridge
you might later want to cross?
Would you mind excusing me
for a moment?
Yeah, of course.
Oh, and Chef,
in case you were wondering,
you do belong here.
Breaking news
out of Washington tonight
is landmark legislation
gains new momentum.
A recent increase in raids
have resulted
in the overwhelming
of ICE detention centers
across the country.
Riots have already begun
in some neighborhoods
with peaceful protests
and others.
What's going on?
Shh, shh, shh.
...many as 60 deaths
related to the riots.
What are you guys doing?
Hundreds of arrests
and injuries
have also been reported.
At this time, exact numbers
have yet to be verified
as the riots continue.
Just this afternoon,
Congress voted to pass
an immediate immigration policy
to help
deescalate the situation
at the border.
Although there are still
many unanswered questions
around the policy change,
here's what we do know.
and Customs Enforcement Agents
have already begun the process
of deporting
five million illegal immigrant,
which they plan to complete
in the next six months.
Government officials cite
the rise in drug trade
and violent deaths
as primary reasons
for the action.
Although that some argue
that reports are inaccurate
and over-exaggerated.
Along with the change, however,
comes a new pathway
to citizenship,
which is being called
the American Dream Fee
by paying $20,000
per individuals,
the payer is granted
immediate citizenship.
Congress hopes
this will encourage
lawful immigration of those
Nah, Daniel, nah.
You need to go to school, man.
Thanks for meeting with me,
Mr. Faust.
Of course.
we'll start scheduling chats
and reserving our end table.
Um, this may not be
the conversation
you were expecting.
It's kind of hard for me
to bring up.
- Are you quitting?
- No.
Actually, the opposite.
I was wondering
if I could pick up
some extra shifts?
Is everything okay?
Does this have something to do
with yesterday's...
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, Chef.
You don't need
to be embarrassed.
This is your family
we're talking about.
Instead of picking up
extra shifts,
how about I give you a raise?
No, I--I can't accept that,
Mr. Faust.
I--I just barely started
working here.
I wanna pay my dues.
- I need to pay my...
- I'm serious.
This isn't some kind of
hollow offer I'm hoping
you'll refuse.
I need to make sure
you're provided for.
Your home life
isn't a distraction
to your work here.
I don't know how to thank you,
Mr. Faust.
Don't worry about it.
I'm sure you'll be able
to return the favor soon.
You know I would do anything.
Really, Mr. Faust,
thank you so much.
You're welcome.
All right.
It's early,
so gotta get washed up,
and get started, yeah?
What's going on?
You know.
My dad just texted me.
He somehow got word,
and my amigo as well
and through our neighborhood
the next couple days.
How'd he hear that?
I don't know.
What are you gonna do?
I don't know, man.
I've just been thinking
about it all day.
It's just finally hittin' home.
Could you run?
No way.
There's too many of us.
I mean, like young kids,
we can't go nowhere.
I'm sorry, man.
It don't matter.
It's just wrong though, you
Like, my whole life is here.
I talked to Faust today about
pickin' up extra shifts.
You sh--
you should talk to him.
I've been picking up
those "extra shifts"
for a few weeks now.
You're gonna try to pay the fee?
We'll see,
if I can make enough in time.
Same here.
When you talked to Faust
about picking up extra shifts,
what did--
what did he say?
He said yes.
I-- actually, I probably
shouldn't be telling you this,
but he just gave me
a raise instead.
He just like, increased
your paycheck or something?
Yeah, I guess.
Are you leaving?
But my parents and Abuela are.
That's why.
What's why?
You know,
before I started working here,
I heard Faust was a racist.
I-- I-- I don't know.
But if he's helping my family,
so like...
It's just what I heard
from my friend
that got me the job.
Don't matter though.
If he ever crossed the line...
Let's just say my family's
not the type to go quietly.
Good night, Chef.
Good night.
Good night, Chef.
Good work, guys.
Can I have a word?
Take a seat.
How much money do you need?
- Exactly how much do you need?
- Why?
How many members of your family
to pay the fee?
So, that's $60,000, right?
I can help you.
- You already are.
- It's...
No, I mean really help you.
How would you like to pay
for one of your
family member's fees
by tomorrow morning?
You have your driver's license,
Yeah, but I don't have a car.
It's okay.
You don't need one.
All you need to do
is pick up a car
from across town,
drive it to a specific address,
and leave it here.
If you do this for me,
I'll pay you $20,000.
Are you joking?
No, I'm being very serious.
I mean, I can't pay you that
every time.
I mean, it sounds illegal.
There's nothing illegal
about driving a car.
I mean, you have
a driver's license,
and you can consider yourself
a valet.
But what am I delivering?
Just a car.
What's in the car?
Chef, I'm literally just asking
you to pick up a car
and drop it off
in another place.
Yeah, but it's--
it's $20,000.
That seems pretty easy just
You consider it a signing bonus
for doing me a favor.
And in return,
I'm trying to do you
and your family a favor.
I need the assurance
that my best chef
isn't going anywhere
because his family
has been broken up.
Do you not believe me?
I-- I don't...
Here's $10,000.
Do this for me,
and by tomorrow morning,
you'll get the rest.
I can't accept that, Mr. Faust.
You have to provide, Chef.
Provide for your family.
Because tomorrow,
you might wake up,
and your parents
and your grandmother
are on their way back to Mexico.
You're their protector,
their provider.
You're the family man, right?
There's only one rule.
Never open the trunk.
Got it?
On this piece of paper
is an address.
Don't put it into your phone.
Don't search for it.
Just give it to your driver.
Here is fine.
When you arrive
at this location,
there will be a silver car
in the parking garage.
Go to it.
Behind the front left wheel
of the car, you'll find a box.
Inside the box is a key.
Get into the car,
and open the center console.
There, you'll find
another piece of paper
with an address on it.
Drive to the destination.
You will need to arrive
before 1:30 AM.
Hey, man,
you're in the right place.
Sorry it's so late.
I really appreciate you comin'.
Hey, thanks a lot.
Hey, babe, let's go.
Who's missing?
We haven't seen Rodrigo
for a couple of days.
That's right.
This isn't a joke!
But where is he today?
Does anybody know?
I talked to Rodrigo
a couple nights ago
and he told me that--
he told me that his family
might get deported.
I don't know if he was,
but he could've been.
He was deported.
I received a text message
from him just yesterday,
informing me that
he can no longer work here.
We are a family.
I need you to know that.
I know this might not apply
to all of you,
but if any of you
are threatened or at risk
by any of these recent changes,
I need to know.
I can help.
We look out for each other.
We support each other.
And we will miss Rodrigo.
Now, I'm sorry if this puts
a damper on your mood
for tonight.
But the restaurant
is fully booked.
And you'll be busy.
Hard work
is a great distraction.
Let's get to it, right?
Come on.
I'm sorry, Chef.'s two and two.
Reverse work out
of the first and third.
Batting 245 this season.
Now back to the Homeplate area.
And there's breeze tonight.
The outfielders responded
Two-two pitch, and it's inside.
And Reaper has to jump back.
Look out.
One out, bottom of the seventh,
a tie game.
Lopez is on second.
Taking in for Philippe.
Here's the three-two.
Help, help!
- Final ,
- Reaper stays behind.
Giants been rallying back here,
went down two nothing
in the second,
three nothing in the fourth,
the sixth was all good guys
trying to add on here.
Reaper's back in the box.
Here's the pitch.
And Reaper's get...
Please help!
Please, pull over!
You don't have to do this.
Let me go!
Help me!
Hey, man,
do you have a bathroom?
It's out of order.
Excuse me.
Excuse me.
Do you know him?
Oh, that's Bill.
Is he all right?
He's harmless.
He just likes pace around a lot.
Okay, great.
Yo, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa.
It's $1.49.
It's one of those days.
Hey, do you want your change?
We need to talk.
What happened?
You know exactly what happened.
I have no idea.
What are you upset about?
Did you drop the car off?
Please don't do it.
Chef, catch your breath.
Tell me what happened.
There was someone in the car.
What you mean,
in the backseat?
No, in the trunk.
In the trunk.
I could hear them screaming
and pounding.
- Did you open it?
- No!
Chef, you have to believe me
when I say I know nothing
about this.
Yeah, you keep saying that.
But if you didn't know,
then how come
Michael was there?
And don't try to tell me
it was a coincidence
because I saw his car
the other night too.
As I've told you before,
Michael is here to make sure
things get done properly.
It's for your own safety.
I'm done.
Look at me.
You have to believe me
when I say I did not know
what happened.
I'll get to the bottom of it.
I want you to take this.
Save it for your family.
You lied to me, Faust.
You said this wasn't going
to be illegal,
and now, I'm moving dead...
I'm moving living bodies.
It seems to me that
I'm the only one providing you
with a means to keep
your family together.
And you are accepting the money.
Let's not forget that.
Listen, Chef, I truly am sorry.
Let me make it up to you.
I don't want you to make it up
to me.
I'm not interested.
I'm going home.
50,000, Chef.
It's yours.
And if I'm done
my calculations correctly,
that covers your family's fees.
And leaves a healthy sum
for you on the side.
Same game.
Same rules.
And I'll give you the money.
Just give it to me.
You owe me that.
I really would, Chef.
But you know that
I don't get paid
until the car's delivered.
Why is this one worth so much?
What's in the car?
Just a bag.
I don't believe you.
Do this for me, and you'll never
have to see me again.
One more time.
And you and your family
are free.
I don't know.
Go home.
Sleep on it.
Can I know what's in the bag?
Meet me tomorrow.
I'll give you
all the information
that you need.
No secrets.
I'll think about it.
Last thing.
For those of you
who haven't met him,
this is Gary.
Gary's our new cook,
a sushi chef, to be precise.
He'll make
a valuable contribution
to our team.
I want you to give him all
a warm welcome.
All right, let's get cooking.
This is different.
Timing is everything here.
You'll have exactly 45 minutes
from start to finish.
One minute either side of that,
I cannot guarantee your safety.
Do you understand?
Once you've dropped off
the car,
get out of there
as quickly as possible.
Don't come into work tomorrow.
Lie low.
Should I worry about cameras?
I don't know.
Like street cameras?
No, no, don't worry
about that stuff.
Should I wear a mask or--
or something?
Just wear what you usually wear.
Listen, you'll be fine.
Just remember the rule.
Don't open the trunk.
Last question.
What should I do
if something goes wrong?
20 years ago,
I opened up my first restaurant
with a partner.
He was much more experienced
than I was, a real bulldog.
We opened to much fanfare.
Everybody loved our food.
Except for one man.
Unfortunately, for us,
that man happened to be
the most respected food critic
in all the country.
We couldn't understand
why he hated our food.
He pitted us against
a local rival,
and chose them as the winner.
Well, my partner wouldn't have
any of it.
He held private tastings
for the critic,
shared recipes with the critic.
Nothing changed his mind.
Well, one day,
my partner had enough.
He paid a young chef
from the other restaurant
to put rotten meat into several
of their dishes that night.
Dozens of people
got food poisoning.
A couple so bad,
they were hospitalized.
One died.
Following that,
the restaurant closed.
Guess what?
The food critic finally gave us
the glowing review
we've been waiting for.
I'm not sure I'm understanding,
What does that have to do
with my question?
When something goes wrong,
you do whatever it takes
to make it right.
You can never go too far.
Hey, man, is that your car?
Uh, yeah, why?
New details tonight
as police continue to search
for the culprits
of the bank robbery
on West 23rd and 2nd Street
this afternoon.
By the time police responded,
the suspects had already
fled the scene.
A breaking eyewitness account
informed local enforcement
that the getaway car was likely
a white Toyota Camry.
It is believed
that the culprits
may still be within city limit.
are encouraging citizens
to report any additional
information they might have.
Chief Commissioner Ru...
No, no, no, no!
- I'm so sorry.
- Get your hands up!
- I'm so sorry.
- Keep your hands up!
- I don't know what's in there.
- Put your hands up!
- I don't know anything.
- And keep them up!
Hey, I don't know anything,
Get your hands up now!
Put your hands up!
- Okay, wait.
- Get your hands up!
- Ah, okay.
- Stop moving.
- Okay.
- Listen to me.
When I tell you,
I want you to put your hands
behind your head,
interlace your fingers,
- you understand?
- Yeah.
- Do you understand?
- Yeah.
Do it!
Start doing it now!
Do it!
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
What are you doing?
- Why'd you do that?
- Shut up!
Why'd you kill him?
- Why?
- Get in the car.
- Get in the car!
- Okay, okay.
Take this exit.
The drop off
was the opposite way.
We're almost there.
Where we going?
Do you know
what's in your trunk?
Do you know
how much of it's in there?
Somewhere around three million.
Get out.
Get out!
You, come here!
You wouldn't.
I would.
All I want is the money.
I can't let you take it.
Now, back up.
Back up!
Don't be a hero.
You don't even know
who he really is.
What are you talking about?
Listen, you either shoot me
or I'm taking the money.
We both know
you're not gonna shoot me.
Don't move.
Don't move!
You think you're ever
gonna be done driving, Chef?
There's guys that have been
doing this for years.
There's only one way this ends.
With Faust dead.
Then why are you doing this,
What are you gonna do
with the money?
Faust never lets anyone out
This is my chance,
and I'm taking it.
You should too.
You take the money,
and then what?
Tell me!
Like I said, only one way out.
I can't kill him.
I'll turn myself in.
Then what?
He'll come after your family,
and you won't be able
to stop him.
Then what do I do?
I don't know.
Shoot him.
I can't shoot him.
I've never even really held
a gun before.
You seem pretty comfortable
with a knife.
It's your family, man.
We got a deal? that we go back today,
uh, dogs in.
- We need to talk.
- What's going on?
We need to talk.
Excuse me, everyone.
This is one of my chefs.
You're embarrassing yourself.
Go to bathroom now.
I'll see you in there.
Excuse me, everyone.
There seems to be
a minor incident in the kitchen.
Rest assured, your meals
will be fully comped tonight.
I apologize
for the interruption.
What happened?
It didn't work.
What do you mean,
it didn't work?
Someone called the cops.
I was being tailed.
The money is gone.
Faust, really, I...
Do you know how many wetbacks
I employ?
Each of them as desperate
as you,
begging me to save them,
to save their families,
humping my leg like dogs.
So they do as I tell them.
Or else I make one call,
and they wake up in the hole
that they crawled out from.
But you're a little different.
Do you know why?
Because of a piece of paper
with your name on it.
You're an American.
And if you were suddenly
to go missing,
people would care about that.
But no one cares about
your friends, like Rodrigo.
Rodrigo failed me.
He crossed a line.
You deported him.
Ah, no.
I killed him.
Actually, you killed him.
You heard him in the trunk
of your car
and did nothing about it
like a coward.
I thought for a moment that
you knew everything.
But you're too stupid
to know anything.
From the moment
you first set foot in that car,
I own you.
It was a nice car, wasn't it?
Wasn't it?!
It was also a stolen car.
And now I have it.
It has your fingerprints
all over it.
You're mine.
I could bury you.
So, you will work for me.
Or you'll go to jail
and your family will go back
to Mexico,
if they are lucky.
You cost me a lot of money
But you'll repay me.
Oh, yes,
you'll make it up to me.
You will drive for me
every night
until you've repaid the debt.
Got it?
Got it?
Now, where's the car?
I was--
I was trying to tell you
that Michael ran off with it.
He shot a cop.
He's probably half way
to Mexico now.
I'll take care of him.
I need you here tomorrow
at 7:30 AM, got it?
Now, get up!
Oh, and Chef...
This should cover
the rest of the fee.
Because we're family, right?
Hey, you're Chef, right?
Uh, yeah.
Um, Gary?
Yeah, hey.
Heard a lot about you.
I just wanted to let you know
if there's anything I can do,
I'm here to help.
Yeah, uh, I heard
you have some talent with fish.
I guess so.
Yeah, we have a few fish items.
So, hopefully, we could put you
to use tonight.
Cool, yeah.
Hey, um, that's actually not
the real reason
why I wanted to speak to you.
I was wondering,
who's in charge of orders
around here?
I am.
Um, Carlos processes it though.
Oh, well, I have to do
a custom sushi order
for Faust and his guest
tomorrow night.
And, uh,
I just had a couple requests.
All right.
Um, I need albacore,
puffer fish, and eel, please.
- Puffer fish?
- Yeah.
And, uh, everything else
we have in stock.
So we should be okay.
Are you licensed to serve it?
I heard
it's extremely poisonous.
Yeah, yeah, if--
if you serve the wrong part,
it is.
But, uh, I am licensed.
And I'm gonna go ahead
and prepare it myself.
- So, we'll be okay.
- Okay.
Yeah, um, I'll put in an order
for all that.
Thanks, Chef.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Hey, what's up with the name,
Um, uh...
So, when I was born,
my mom said she's...
Hey, Chef.
Faust wants to see you
in the restaurant.
I guess.
- I'll see you later.
- Yeah.
We're closed for Sunday?.
What's up, Chef?
What are you guys doing here?
Don't worry.
Please, come and join us
for a moment.
I'm sorry.
I interrupted your story.
That's right.
Abuela, here,
is so proud of Chef.
She mounted his name
in our kitchen.
Well, you've taught him well,
He's doing a fine job
in this kitchen.
I owe so much to him.
In fact, I'm rather indebted
to your family.
I have an idea.
How would you like it
if Daniel
came and worked a few nights
with me?
- Yeah.
- No.
I just don't think
that's a good idea, Willem.
Daniel has school.
It'd be so much fun.
You and Daniel both working
in the same kitchen together.
Plus, it would only be
a few nights of the week.
I promise to pay him handsomely.
I just--
I just don't think
it's a good idea.
Yeah, sounds great.
Um, I just wanted
to let you know
that my kids will always be
indebted to you.
Oh, I know they are.
Daniel, why don't you come
and see me early next week?
I have a job waiting for you.
Yes, sir.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Well, that settles it then.
Chef, it's time that you prepare
the food for your family.
Show them your hand at work.
Of course.
Please, tell me,
your husband can...
All right, everybody, gather up.
I'd like to introduce
a new member of the family
Her name is Gloria.
Chef over here is the master
of the house.
So direct any questions
you have to him.
Don't you want to ask him
how he got his name?
All right, everybody,
have a good night.
Yes, Chef?
I just wanted to talk to you
in private
after we close up tonight.
- Is everything all right?
- Yeah.
I just wanted to thank you,
uh, after last night
for giving my brother a job
'cause I was a little nervous
at the beginning.
But I think
it would be good for him.
And he had so many questions
he wanted to ask you,
so I promised him I would.
Anything for your family.
Thank you, Willem.
I'll come and get you
after work.
Don't worry.
I'll come find you.
So, when you dine at my table,
you get the king's treatment.
Tonight, we have an array
of fine food
from my new chef, Chef Gary.
He's our sushi master.
And, uh, he's prepared us
a five-course sushi platter.
Are you on Faust's table
Yeah, 10 quarters of the sushi.
Each person with
their own special arrangement.
This, his food.
Puffer fish?
Sounds great.
Keep going.
Hey, Chef.
Can I ask you a question?
You remember Rodrigo?
Of course.
Now, I'm just curious.
What happened to him?
He got depo...
Order up!
This is going to Faust.
You're his cousin.
Bon apetit.
This is the food that
I was telling you about.
Sushi chef, yeah.
I mean, I've heard that chefs
make or break a restaurant.
Mmm, yes,
you're absolutely right.
I found the key to run
a successful restaurant
is not giving into
a man's desires,
but more of satisfying
his instincts and needs.
'Cause if you do this,
you'll have him coming back
for years to come.
Excuse me.
It's probably pretty hard
to find...
Yeah, so, at above all else,
the most important...
Component is your employees.
So, it's Chef, right?
What's the story of your name?