An intimate look at the British celebrity chef Paul Liebrandt who, at 24, was the youngest chef to be awarded three stars by the New York Times. The infamous New York Times critic William Grimes likened Paul to "a pianist who seems to have found a couple of dozen extra keys." Conversely, gourmet critic Jonathan Gold called Paul's food "the result of a failed science experiment." He soon became a chef critics loved or loved to hate. The film follows Liebrandt over a decade and reveals his creative process in the kitchen, as well as the extreme dedication it takes to be a culinary artist in the cutthroat world of haute cuisine in New York City. Exploring the complicated relationships between food critics, chefs and restaurant owners, the film delves into the life of an uncompromising young chef ahead of his time.