Restaurateur Teo’s culinary fame is peaking just as a scandal involving his sous-chef Frankie threatens to destroy everything.
Teo’s life as a Paris brasserie apprentice is filled with challenges and triumphs, as well as all the regular abuses of slammed commercial kitchens. Still, he rises through the ranks, eventually returning to his hometown of Vancouver to open Rue Veron, a French restaurant that goes on to become a sensation. His second restaurant, Orinoco, is also successful. But on the cusp of opening his third, a news story breaks suggesting that his popular sous chef Frankie is a sexual predator.
The media firestorm and subsequent public relations disaster threaten to destroy Teo’s empire as well as his own personal life. And when a desperate Frankie tragically takes matters into his own hands, Teo is left to question the consequences of both individual action and people acting in great numbers.