SAN FRANCISCO — Writer-director Jon Favreau’s new comedy “Chef,” about a fine dining chef in Los Angeles who walks out on the job and opens his own food truck, boasts a cast including Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey Jr.

But it’s Indo-Canadian comic Russell Peters who steals one scene, as a Segway-riding Miami cop who attempts to ticket Chef Carl Casper (Favreau) and instead becomes a starstruck foodie fan.

Peters shot the scene in one day, nine months ago on location in Miami. The Toronto-based Peters is no stranger to food-related entertainment — he once judged an episode of Top Chef Canada.

“Chef,” distributed by Open Road Films, opened in Los Angeles and New York May 9 and opens in the San Francisco Bay Area and other markets May 16.

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