Spinning Plates is the story of three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. The film begins with a cutting-edge Chicago-based restaurant, Alinea, named the seventh-best in the world, whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. The second, Breitbach's Country Dining, a 150 year old family restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. Finally there is La Concina De Gabby, a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tucson whose owners risk everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter.
Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to remind us how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another. It's a celebration of the art and passion of nurturing people, not just feeding them.