A farce by Douglas E. Hughes and Marcia Kash, Too Many Cooks
is set in 1932 at "Chateau Bubbalowe", a restaurant opening in Niagara Falls, Canada. Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have put all of their savings into this restaurant, including hiring the famous singing chef, François LaPloufe for their opening night. Except François never shows up. And it turns out that a local supplier, Mickey, had double-crossed Alfonse Feghetti, a Chicago mobster, and is using Chateau Bubbalowe to store his stolen shipment of whiskey. Add in a replacement chef with too many accents, an overzealous Mountie, and an immigrations investigator, and it's becomes clear that this is a recipe for trouble.
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