One of the biggest mysteries in “The Menu” is Chef Slowik since it seems like he’s really going through a full-on breakdown throughout the night. Not only does he make a creepy early impression thanks to a disturbing tale of trauma from his childhood as well as Fiennes’ incredible performance, but also he’s been able to convince his staff to follow him to the end, literally. Now, with his newest group of guests, he’s ready to end it all taking them, his staff, and even himself out in a ball of fire. So, why is Chef Slowik suddenly ready to end it all?
Well, he explains that after years of cooking overly artsy food for unworthy and disrespectful clients, he’s completely lost his passion for cooking and now looks to end his suffering by dishing out some cold revenge. Chef Slowik’s latest menu is simply him punishing those that have brought him into this life and embody everything he’s grown to hate about the avant-garde food world, including petty food critics, narcissistic businessmen, and pretentious foodies. This disdain for “high-class culinary” perfectly explains Chef Slowik’s generally cold presence and it’s become so bad that he would rather not go on any longer than have to cook another meal ever again.
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