This movie is a fairly typical Hallmark offering. It has good actors. The two lead characters are staples of Hallmark films and TV shows and are good at what they do. This one also has Peri Gillpin who was famous as Ros on Frasier.
This is the story of a self-taught chef who is out of work when her boss retires and closes the restaurant. She ends up getting an office job at the restaurant of her idol, a famous chef. She ends up befriending the executive chef at the restaurant after a mistaken identity situation and the two of them hit it off while developing new recipes. It turns out the new boyfriend is the son of the the owners of a bakery that she frequents but he has been at odds with his father for a while. There are a number of fairly stock Hallmark movie situations and a conflict with the famous chef. There is also a valentine's theme in the movie.
The actors have a decent amount of chemistry and the story does just a decent enough job rearranging typical themes and situations into something fairly fresh that the movie is engaging and feels fairly original. The issue I have with it is that the roles of the chefs seem to be reversed. The executive chef continually takes a backseat to the self-taught chef all the way through to the end. Although they end up working together at a number of points, it would seem like he would be the lead character when it comes to cooking, and opening up a restaurant. Somehow a classically-trained chef plays second fiddle to a self-trained chef whose specialty is cooking with oddball items like ice cream cones and cinnamon buttons.
I think this movie is well worth watching because the characters are interesting and are played by competent actors. However, the whole thing ends up seeming a little odd in some ways because of the upside down hierarchy of the characters.