Supreme Chef

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This cook can whip up confections that make taste buds weep with joy, and make characters want to just stuff themselves, because the food is that good. Be warned though, this character takes insults to their art very personally!

Often the Team Chef. If there are more than one, a Cooking Duel is inevitable.

Naturally the best friend of the Big Eater, if they're not the same person.

Incidentally, being a Supreme Chef is generally part of the traditional stereotype of the Jewish Mother (even as she nags you to death, her brisket is to die for). Male versions of this Trope are often French or Italian ("Luigi" is a common name for the latter), often have mustaches[1], and often Big Fun types.

This chef may engage in Through His Stomach, but as a general expression of affection, not a particular sign of deep passion. Your Favorite is similarly not a profound gesture when made by this chef.

Compare Chef of Iron, Food Porn.

Contrast Lethal Chef.

Examples of Supreme Chef include:

Anime and Manga

  • Sunako from The Wallflower is an excellent cook, especially with Japanese food.
  • Yamino from Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok. He's good enough to satisfy even Thor.
  • Brock from Pokémon has learned to be a great chef from years of taking care of his siblings.
  • Almost everyone in Chuuka Ichiban. To add more relevance? A very good chef is named "Senior Chef". An incredible chef? Supreme Chef.
  • Almost everyone in Yakitate!! Japan. Okay, so it's more of Supreme Baker. Close enough.
  • One Piece.
    • Sanji, of course. As well as Zeff, who taught him the craft, but Sanji seems to have surpassed the teacher.
      • In the Whole Cake Island Arc, Sanji's cooking skills border on superhuman. He is able to figure out the recipe for Big Mom's cake simply by smelling it, and writes it down from memory days later. Even Lola - who is a native to Whole Cake Island, where pretty much everyone is a Supreme Chef due to its Level Ate nature - is flabbergasted he could do that.
    • Also from One Piece, Panz Fry from the (anime only) Z's Ambition Arc is a giant with extraordinary cooking skills, and a unique method of cooking; being a giant, he uses an active volcano as a stove.
    • Baby-5 from the Dressrosa Arc; at least her hubby Don Sai says she is.
  • Satsuki Yotsuba in Mahou Sensei Negima is likely the best cook in her school, which is quite impressive given that said school has over 30,000 students. She even has her own (extremely successful) restaurant.
    • To give an idea of her skill, one sip of her stamina soup was enough to make Negi go from tired to Hot-Blooded.
  • Hayate of Hayate the Combat Butler has this among his "so domestic that women are jealous and threatened" skills.
  • Najika, the main character of Kitchen Princess has an absolute sense of taste and is constantly amazing the other characters not just with her delicious food, but often with her presentation, as well. She always thinks about the person she's cooking for and makes a dish to suit them.
  • Mai Tokiha from My-HiME is such a good cook that her adopted friend Mikoto even cries when she has to settle for someone else's ramen.
  • There a whole bunch of these and wannabes in Oishinbo.
  • The main character Taisuke from Alive the Final Evolution is an incredible chef considering the dishes he makes while on the road.
  • "Pops" from Space Dandy. An alien of an unspecified race, he has spent thousands of years perfecting his recipe for ramen noodles, and he seems to have succeeded, the stuff he sells at his small stand on the other side of a wormhole being ambrosia-like in quality.
  • All of the female suitors, and Ranma Saotome, on Ranma ½ other than Akane is one of these, and she wants to be one.
    • Ranma's mother, Nodoka, is supposed to be truly remarkable — as spoken by a man who often indulges in every kind of food he can snatch.
    • Shampoo is somewhat debatable. She once tried to feed Ranma a raw, cold, live pig she found on the street. Didn't even wash it first. Maybe she should stick to noodles.
      • She made it into "Canton-style Pork with Hibiscus", and given the predominance of Slapstick and the fact that Ryoga is Nigh Invulnerable, is it really impossible that Ryoga was actually roasted alive, but survived? See the "You Fail Biology Forever" entry on the Ranma ½ page for lists of other, even more bizarre biological feats.
  • Sasami of Tenchi Muyo! is an excellent chef. In the manga, she was so good that she even baked her sister a carrot cake that she loves despite the fact that Ayeka hates carrots. Sasami even competes in an Iron Chef-style Cooking Duel with several other child chefs.
    • Don't forget Airi, who in her spare time between running Galaxy Police Academy, politicking, spying and berserking when someone would call her "granma", runs a very successful little restaurant. Note that they both learned to cook from Seto. The Demon Princess of Jurai has many talents indeed.
    • But note that this paragon of culinary genius (she also taught Noike and Rhea, apparently) utterly failed with her own daughter — Misaki is a borderline Lethal Chef, probably because she was always much more interested in kicking asses than in kitchen tinkering.
  • Unexpectedly enough, Badass Longcoat Anti-Hero Hei from Darker than Black is a very good cook. This is presumably due to a lot of practice and the fact that Real Men Wear Pink.
  • In Love Hina, Keitaro, Mutsumi and Shinobu are this, and are the Team Chefs of the band.
    • In his case, it's mostly a matter of his desserts being absurdly delicious, in part due to making his own Valentine's chocolate (to seem like less of a loser in public) and in part due to the Urashima family being a line of confectioners.
  • Cooking is one of the many talents of Usui Takumi in Kaichou wa Maid-sama, as revealed when he begins helping out in the kitchen of the maid cafe where Misaki works.
  • Yumeiro Patissiere involves "St. Marie Academy" a school where students learn to become supreme pastry chefs (although main character Ichigo Amano started out as the other kind before invoking this trope).
  • A large portion of the cast from Toriko are this. Special mention goes to Komatsu.
  • Shinji Ikari of Neon Genesis Evangelion, especially in the Rebuild continuity. His cooking is so good, even Asuka didn't want to share hers with anyone when he made lunch.
    • Shinji is actually a curious case. In the original series and other continuities we didn't know a lot about this matter, only that his food was better than Misato's - and this is Misato we're talking about. However, when Rebuild rolled in, more emphasis was put in his cooking skills, and his Supreme Chef fanon quality became canon.
  • Both Sebastian and Claude of Black Butler.
  • Miyako Miyamura from Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two.. Explained by her both living on her own and trying to become the best in everything to regain the attention of her divorced and emotionally-neglectful parents.
  • France from Axis Powers Hetalia, befitting both National Stereotypes and his rivalry with Lethal Chef England.
    • According to Word of God, several of the Asians are like this. We already know that China is one of these since we've seen him cook in canon, but profiles also add info about others:

About Thailand: "If he cooks it's always something really sweet or really hot. The cooking itself is very delicious."
About Taiwan: "The good thing about her cooking is that you can thank her for treating you to delicious yet inexpensive cuisine!"

  • Lelouch Lamperouge of Code Geass is one out of necessity of having had to take care of Nunnally for years...and because he's such a Neat Freak that only he is capable of measuring and handling every single ingredient in exactly the way he needs and wants.
    • Milly Ashford, the Cool Big Sis Student Council President, is also an excellent chef, and she's eager to find any excuse to cook or bake. As a matter of fact, she's the only person with whom Lelouch is willing to cook.
  • Makoto Kino AKA Sailor Jupiter of Sailor Moon. All the other Senshi love her cooking and a few episodes have them turning to her for cooking instructions. Unusually, she is good at both major cooking specializations, pastries and everything else.
  • Tomoka Osakada from The Prince of Tennis, maker of excellent bentos. Justified since she's said to frequently help her parents to take care of her two cute little brothers, thus she often ends up as the default cook at home.
  • Kurumu Kurono from Rosario + Vampire makes such good cookies that even she can't resist them, even when she knows they're poisoned! Oh, and she was the one who poisoned them to begin with.
  • Rin from Blue Exorcist, surprisingly. To quote Bon, "His wife wouldn't stand a chance!"
  • Surprisingly for someone living in Perpetual Poverty, Akihisa Yoshii from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is painted to be the best cook around, and could actually make a career out of this. If only he didn't spend all his allowance in video-games and instead bought some ingredients, he would be guaranteed to amaze his friends in a daily basis. Alas, a fraction of ramen, water, salt and sugar are close enough for him, and he won't see a need to cook unless someone (like his sister) demands him to do so. Contrast Mizuki Himeji, who is more than happy to serve her friends some of her home cooking in a regular basis, but is guaranteed to decomission the eater.
  • Shouma Takakura from Mawaru Penguindrum. His sister Himari is a rather decent one, but Shouma is still the best of the two.
  • Nanako Misonou, the main character of Oniisama e.... She often has baking meetings with her friend Tomoko, and when she learns that Rei is living alone and has few to eat healthy, she decides to cook specifically for her.
  • Kakei from Kinou Nani Tabeta is one of these, in a manga that centers around Food Porn.
  • A few omakes tell us that Lieutenant Shuihei Hisagi from Bleach is an excellent cook. Naturally the extremely talented Lietenant Matsumoto takes advantage of this whenever possible.
  • Strangely, Lum of Urusei Yatsura is both this AND a Lethal Chef. This is due to the fact that all her cooking is made for her own Bizarre Alien Biology; humans get sick eating it (and most of it looks awful too) due to how horribly spicy it is, while the aliens can withstand it much better and love it to death.
  • Parodied in DearS when Ren and Miu compete against each other at school Ren is declared the winner of the cooking contest because her dish is 'the flavor of the cosmos'. This is another case of Bizarre Alien Biology because the food she makes appears (and is to humans) inedible.
  • Mami Tomoe from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, according to Kyouko's comments in the Drama CD. The cakes she served to Sayaka and Madoka when they dropped by her flat? They might have been baked by Mami herself, which makes her eventual fate all the more ironic. And even more so: according to Urobuchi, had she not become a Magical Girl, Mami would've grown into a famous chef with her own TV show.
    • Madoka's father Tomohisa is an excellent cook. Justified: his wife Junko is often at work, so he takes care of the house.
  • Kirby Right Back At Ya has Monsieur Goan, whose food becomes so good and affordable that the Cappies would rather eat at his restaurant than at Kawasaki's. It's such a shame that Goan is just another Monster of the Week.
  • A subvereted version of this comes to play in Katekyo Hitman Reborn when Bianchi actually tries to to cook normally, unlike her normal Poison Cooking. They all thought it was delicious... Until they felt all hell turning inside their stomachs. Reborn even commented that she actually created a new, time delayed Poison Cooking.
  • In Kekkaishi, Yoshimura could count as top notch when it comes to cooking, especially cooking sweets.
  • In Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, the character Little Maid Sister is obsessed with food (as a result of poverty and short rations in her recent past). This obsession leads to her becoming a magnificent cook, including creating new recipes, while still a child. Humans and demons alike start to drool when they merely smell her cooking. Then they take a bite, their eyes go wide, and it's “om nom nom”...
  • In Ah! My Goddess, it isn't just Keiichi who thinks Belldandy is a superlative chef - not only are her dishes tasty, but she's also able to teach Sora "Kitchen Assassin" Hasegawa how to make palatable meals.
  • Mahoro of Mahoromatic routinely makes meals that Chizuko Oe - who has extremely high standards when it comes to food - thinks are Orgasmically Delicious.
  • Delcious in Dungeon; the protagonists ae dungeon delving adventuers who learn to butcher, clean, and cook the monsters they slay out of necessity at first, but they catch on very fast.

Comic Books

  • Grandma Duck in the Disney Ducks Comic Universe is one of these; her famous cooking skills are central to many of the plots of the stories starring (or just featuring) her.
    • Though it varies heavily from story to story, her grandson Donald Duck is often depicted as having inherited at least some of her skill around the kitchen. While some writers love to portray him as a Lethal Chef (and he probably shouldn't be allowed to experiment too much), the most common interpretation is that he's a very good cook and could probably have made a decent living as a professional chef if it hadn't been for his Hair-Trigger Temper, Miles Gloriosus tendencies and constant bad luck.
  • Ma Hunker (the original Red Tornado) was this during the Golden Age, to the point of being chef for the Justice Society the times she appeared with them.
  • Chef Pierre, the resident chef at Rich Manor (you know, where Richie Rich lives.)

Fan Works

  • Mikuru in Kyon: Big Damn Hero, after several training sessions.
  • In Evangelion Fanon, Shinji was made a Supreme Chef... and then it became canon in Rebuild.
    • Hikari Horaki was also given this role; makes sense, considering she's the closest to a Yamato Nadeshiko in the cast (at least until Rei 2 appears in Rebuild).
  • In DC Nation, Fauna is such a good cook that she has catered two Titan weddings. Even Nightwing will not argue her when it comes to feeding the horde.
  • Similarly to Shinji from Evangelion above, Harry Potter has been cast as a Supreme Chef by at least part of the fandom, due to his years being forced to cook (or at least help cook) for the Dursleys.

Film - Animation

  • The Other Mother in Coraline is shown to be able to whip out what is basically the very definition of Food Porn at a moment's notice.
  • Po of Kung Fu Panda cooks the best noodles the Furious Five have ever tasted in their lives. His father is even better.
  • In Shrek, the Muffin Man (who naturally, lives on Drury Lane) is a friendly old baker who is able to bake Anthropomorphic Food, having created Gingy the Gingerbread Man this way. In the sequel, Shrek makes a "big order" at his shop that results in the giant-sized Mungo, and Sugar (a female version of Gingy) in the Halloween Episode special.

Film - Live Action

  • Chu, from Eat Drink Man Woman. When he starts making school lunches for the little girl next door, she soon gets students mobbing her in the cafeteria with orders for the next day's meal.
  • Wan from Flavour of Happiness.
  • Martha and Mario from Mostly Martha; also Kate and Nick from the remake No Reservations.


  • In Lois McMaster Bujold's novel Memory, Miles Vorkosigan hires his gate guard's mother as a cook, based on the elaborate gourmet box lunch she prepares for her son. He's right, she's one of these. Suddenly he starts getting visitors at mealtime. And attempts by his relatives - including his parents - to hire her away. General opinion is that Ma Kosti could make a meal fit for the Emperor if her base ingredient was cardboard.
  • The main character in Joanne Harris' Chocolat and The Film of the Book is a chocolatier whose creations are mouth-watering enough to win over an entire town of strict Catholics during Lent.
  • In Mur Lafferty's novel Playing For Keeps one of the characters has a superpower that makes her a Supreme Chef. She intuitively knows what kind of food everyone around her likes and exactly how to prepare it.
  • The volatile and mercenary French chef Anatole in P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories. He serves as a Living MacGuffin, with various Upper Class Twits constantly plotting to either obtain or retain his peerless services. The threat of being banned from sampling his gastronomic delights is often the club wielded by Bertie's Aunt Dahlia when he displays his unwillingness to commit his assistance to her latest Zany Scheme.
  • The titular character of James White's The Galactic Gourmet ran out of professional challenges at the five-star restaurant he ran at a multispecies hotel, and was feeling bored until a Kelgian diner personally thanked him for a good meal, having just been released from Sector General. This led to the Great Gurronsevas heading for the Final Frontier - hospital food. He became the Chief Dietician of Sector General. (Since he effectively became a head of department without going through the hospital's usual screening and training procedures, Hilarity Ensues.)
  • Dracula. Yes, that Dracula. In the original Bram Stoker novel, when Harker is staying at Castle Dracula, he notes in his journal that the food is very good. Later, it's revealed that there are no servants (it would be tough to get people to work for a, y'know, vampire) and Dracula has been doing all the work, such as cooking. Apparently, when you're an undying abomination you have time to pick up a culinary hobby.
    • Either him or his wives.
  • Amelia Bedelia; every story ends with her employers forgiving all her mess-ups - and she messes up a lot - because her cooking is so good.
  • Charity Carpenter from The Dresden Files. According to Harry, "She could whip up a five-course meal for twelve from an egg, two spaghetti noodles, some household chemicals, and a stick of chewing gum."
  • In David R. Palmer's Emergence, the eleven-year-old boy who calls himself "Adam" turns out to be this, among other skills unlikely for the son of wealth and privilege. Granted that he's a mutant super-genius, it's still odd, and protagonist/narrator Candy (also an eleven-year-old mutant super-genius) comments on it, that Adam chose to include world-class cooking among his skills. Susceptible readers may gain five pounds just from the description given of the "work of sheerest culinary artistry" he prepares for Candy in the course of one day.
  • Polgara is one in David Eddings' Belgariad and Mallorean series, as well as in the prequels. Part of it may be that she's a sorceress, but it's mostly skill—and a couple thousand years worth of practice.
  • Nero Wolfe's cook, Fritz Brenner is a supreme chef. Nero himself is pretty good, when he decides to exert himself.
  • The Eternal Emperor of the Sten series is a spectacular chef. A major hobby of his is trying to recreate foods he remembers from his youth, thousands of years ago.
  • Terry Pratchett's Discworld: Glenda Sugarbean who runs the Unseen University's Night Kitchen is so talented that Vetinari is willing to take her food untested—she would never poison anyone, not out of respect for him but out of respect for the food—and considers telling the guards to throw away her jammy devil bribes "a crime against high art". Apparently all of the Sugarbean women qualify: her grandmother Augusta used to be the cook at the Assassin's Guild where she made the world's best bubble and squeak[2] (she left Glenda the recipe) and refused to let any of the students use her cakes for poisoning practice—and they obeyed because no one wants to upset a good cook.
  • House-elves from Harry Potter, fitting their nature as the ultimate servants. Even Kreacher whips up excellent meals once he truly accepts Harry as his new master.
    • Also Molly Weasley, who uses her magic wand in the kitchen and gives it a really good use according to Harry.

Live Action TV

  • Babylon 5‍'‍s Head of Security Michael Garibaldi is a very good cook besides being a top-notch cop and soldier. A subplot in season two involves Garibaldi trying to get the ingredients for bagna càuda (basically Northern Italian fondue) behind Dr. Franklin's back (he was concerned for Garibaldi's heart health). "A Distant Star" has Franklin finally agreeing to try the dish as long as Garibaldi takes care of himself.
  • King Silas in the intrigue alternate-world drama Kings insists in cooking for his family every morning, and misses the time in which he went to the supermarket and "fought for the best melon", and still he goes to the grocery himself and buys his ingredients, yet they clear the shop. Because he is the King. This makes him this trope's paradigma.
  • Vincent in Eureka, to the point that the diner has no menu, and some residents consider it a challenge to order something he can't do.
  • Iron Chef revolves around the premise of having these kinds of chefs go against each other.
  • Kamen Rider Agito's titular character, who is a great cook even with Laser-Guided Amnesia. He actually opens his own restaurant at the end of the series.
  • LeBeau, the French member of the Hogan's Heroes team, is of course a good cook. The greatness comes in the fact that he can concoct excellent dinners and desserts with the materials available inside a POW camp, making him have almost MacGyver-esque cooking skills.
  • Kamen Rider Kabuto: The Ace Tendou is most well known for being an excellent cook. He managed to get his cooking skills from working at his grandmother's oden shop revealed in Kamen Rider Decade.
  • The |M*A*S*H episode "Too Many Cooks". A soldier who was a gourmet chef in civilian life is wounded and ends up at the 4077th. He's such a superb cook that he can make Army food delicious.
  • Umemori Genta/Shinken Gold from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. Subverted in that only Juzo and Kotoha says it's good. Everyone else thinks it's plain.
  • Tomica Hero Rescue Fire once featured a Cook-off between Tama-chan and Chukaen. Tama won by making a delicious soup out of a fish-head and the remains of a leek.
  • Sookie from Gilmore Girls. She's so obsessed with cooking that she catered her own wedding parties and was still putting icing on the cake on her wedding day.
  • Monica Geller from Friends, who makes her living as a professional chef and offers a contrast with Lethal Chef Rachel.
  • Reese from Malcolm in the Middle really knows how to cook, he even forces Hal to work for him by making Hal taste whatever he is cooking at the moment. He enjoys cooking so much that one of Lois' most effective punishments is to ban him from the kitchen.
  • The Doctor appears to be a whiz in the kitchen, depending on incarnation. In "The Lodger," he manages to assemble a satisfying enough omelette for two from some eggs, stray cheeses, and salad dressing.
    • Living as a bachelor for most of a thousand years you pick up a few things.
  • Both Ben and Omar from Future Food are Supreme Chefs.
  • Piper Halliwell from Charmed is an excellent cook and worked as a sous-chef. It's suggested that this was the primary reason that she was such a skilled potion-maker as well because the two skills compliment each other.
  • Marie Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond is described as a spectacular Italian chef. It's the only leverage she has against her useless husband, and it is the source of a great deal of jokes at Debra's expense.
  • Doc Martin: Martin himself. He might be uptight, a stick-in-the-mud, and unexpressive in every other aspect of his life, but his gastronomic creations show a singular passion and creativity. Notable that even during his relationship with Louisa he still insisted on doing the cooking for both of them.
  • Waldo from Family Matters is a excellent cook despite his Cloudcuckoolander moments.
  • Chef in Star Trek: Enterprise is He Who Must Not Be Seen, He Who Must Not Be Heard, and He Who Must Not Be Named, but not in the Speak of the Devil context. Yet, he is such an amazing chef that hardly an episode plays without the main characters dropping his name, or rather his title, at least once and usually with fawning admiration. This makes him a sort of Overused Running Gag in the same way the non-speaking Morn on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is said to be a chatterbox.

Tabletop Games

  • The Food College of magic in GURPS can make you into this, especially once you can cast Essential Food, which creates good food in its purest elemental form. That might be cheating, though.
  • In 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, "Chef" is a Feat (introduced in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything) that can make a PC this. A PC with this feat can (after a short rest) prepare food that can heal wounds; if the PC has an hour's time after a long rest, this can be used to temporarily bring the recipients hit points above the maximum.


  • Cyrano De Bergerac: Ragueneau has a successful bakery at Act II, with various assistants and apprentices and at act I he mentions he could prepare "Chicken a la Ragueneau". Everyone enjoys his pastries, but the problem is that would be not great feat because the poets at Act II and the cadets at Act IV are starving when they do.

Video Games

  • Pictured above: Cooking Mama from the titular game, she knows exactly how to make each dish and (usually) walks you through the process. If your dish is really good, people will stuff themselves.
  • Elzam from Super Robot Wars fit this trope as well, an excellent commander as well as an excellent chef. The first thing he does when transferred to a new post is cook up a gourmet meal for all the soldiers stationed there. He's also able to survive Kusuha's "energy drinks" without fainting and identify all the ingredients used based on the taste. His Paper-Thin Disguise is even named Ratsel Feinschmecker, which means "mystery gourmet".
  • Chef Shmi of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door says this of himself. Not that anybody disagrees.
  • In Tales of Symphonia, Genis has a reputation as a Supreme Chef in Iselia and has several scenes in the beginning of the game with characters praising his cooking... Though considering his older sister Raine, it's almost a necessity for him. Genis is not the altogether best chef in the game, however: That would be Regal, who earns the special title "God of the Kitchen" in a late-game sidequest.
  • For Tales of the Abyss; in the short time you have him, Asch is shown to be a great chef via skit, in contrast to Natalia and Luke who are his fiance and replica, respectively, both of whom are no good in a kitchen.
  • Tales of Vesperia has their protagonist Yuri Lowell. When he says his secret ingredient was "Love" Hilarity Ensues. Of course, it turns out he didn't really use anything special.
  • Saki Nijino in Tokimeki Memorial 1 : her bentô (lunch boxes) are so delicious, they are, according to Bromantic Foil Yoshio, one of the most valuable items among guys at Kirameki High; plus, she plans to hone her skills at a culinary institute once she graduates.
    • And in Tokimeki Memorial 2, while she's not as skilled as Saki, there's Kaori who happens to be one once you get to know her more.
    • TokiMemo Girl's Side also has a Supreme Chef; this time it's Madoka Kijyo, who explains away his excellent cooking skills as being the result of living on his own.
    • Girls Side 2 has Teru, The Ace, who works at a cafe and gives the heroine delicious homemade cookies for White Day if he likes her enough.
  • In Mitsumete Knight, Gene happens to be excellent at cooking, and her speciality, the gateau, is supremely delicious.
  • Patty in Fire Emblem : Seisen no Keifu.
    • Likewise, Lowen in Fire Emblem : Rekka no Ken. Justified Trope as his grandfather and his father worked as cooks for the Pheraean royal family, so he was taught by the best from an early age.
      • Rebecca the Archer too. In her B support with Lowen, she actually makes him lunch to thank him for saving her at the beginning of the game. No wonder they can be paired up.
    • As is Oscar in Fire Emblem Tellius, from taking care of his little brothers Boyd and Rolf. He stopped being the Team Chef of the Greil Mercenaries to let Mist have a go, though Ike wasn't so keen on the idea. He offers to help Tanith with cooking, in their POR support.
  • In Star Ocean: The Second Story, while all main characters can become Supreme Chefs thanks to the Skill System, Chisato, Rena, and Yarma are those who canonically apply.
    • In Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, you have Sophia who's Skill level in cooking is 43, she can even work on a budget and in a hurry as her Cost and Time modifiers might show. Nel is about as handy in the kitchen as she is with a blade and Mirage isn't half bad either.
      • As for NPCs you can recruit, you have Rigel, Mayu, The Killer Chef and Damda Mooda. Mayu and Damda might raise doubts for their skill level, but canonically speaking they're still exceptional chefs.
  • The main character of Persona 4 is implied to be an excellent chef, especially for his age. He apparently makes most of the food at home, and can (if the player knows a little about cooking) make some very good school lunches to share with friends. One social link (Yukiko's) involves helping the character get better at cooking (though she refuses to be directly tutored if you offer).
    • The MC's actually an odd case; he's a supreme chef if you make the right choices. Make the wrong ones and he's a Lethal Chef; thankfully, the truly horrible blunders just give you bait for fishing.
  • Shinjiro Aragaki in Persona 3 proves capable of cooking restaurant-quality dishes (while lecturing Fuuka at the same time). With a little prompting from the female protagonist, he makes a lavish dinner for the team, with every dish described as looking like a picture out of a cookbook and tasting delicious. In the PSP Remake, the female protagonist herself specializes in sweets which can be given as gifts, and can even remedy some of Fuuka's cooking blunders.
  • Sengoku Rance has a few: Oda Nobunaga (dango), Kikkawa Kiku (general cuisine), and Imagawa Yoshimoto (imagawayaki).
  • In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser reluctantly admits that Fawful's cooking is amazing.
  • in Fallout: New Vegas, you character can become one if he or she has high enough survival skills. Being able to turn a rotten piece of meat from an mutated animal into a first-class gourmet dish. Strangely enough, Cook-Cook of the Fiends is noted as a highly skilled cook despite being a drug-addled pyromaniacal rapist.
  • The 'main' Ann in most Harvest Moon games shows signs of this. Ironically, in her first game she was a Lethal Chef.
  • One of the targets in the Dark Brotherhood questline in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a legendary chef known only as "The Gourmet". Certain members state that his recipes indeed live up to their reputation and are actually somewhat disappointed that he's to be assassinated. He keeps his identity a secret with only the chef of Markarth knowing who he is: Turns out he's an Orc.
  • As far as cooking goes in the Survival Horror game Don’t Starve, it’s less a case of how good a character is at it and more a case of, “if you can’t cook, you’d better learn fast”. Warly, however, was a chef before he was drawn into the Constant, and this gives him some advantages. His starting equipment includes a Portable Crock Pot (that means he doesn’t have to construct one in order to cook) and can use this to cook four recipes that cannot be made otherwise. He also has a Chef Pouch, (doubles how long you can carry gathered food before it spoils), and gains 33% more Hunger, Sanity, and Health than other characters from food cooked in crock pots. Like most advantages, however, it comes with disadvantages; the bonuses means he also loses Hunger 33% faster, food that is not cooked in crock pots gains 30% less for those scores, and you don’t always have time to use a crock pot. Also, as a gourmet, he prefers variety; he has no favorite food (the other characters do, and they gain benefits from eating their favorites) plus there is a cumulative penalty to the benefits he gains from any food if he eats the same food more than once consecutively.

Visual Novels

  • Unlike her Lethal Chef sister Hisui, Kohaku from Tsukihime is a spectacular cook. When she isn't purposely drugging the food to make you go insane. Well, even then it tastes fantastic.
  • Shirou Emiya of Fate/stay night cooks to the degree that the Let's Play commentators are more turned on by Food Porn than the sex scenes. Much of which ties into his tutoring Sakura as a cook ... who he admits is probably better than him now. Then Rin gets her competitive streak fired up. And dammit, now I'm hungry.
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni has Magical Gohda Chef. Ronove as well. In The Stakes' Valentine's Day, Gohda is so impressed when Beelzebub gives him some of Ronove's chocolate that he immediately leaves for Belgium to train to be a better cook.
    • Gohda shouldn't be left out either. There's a reason Beelzebub gave him the chocolate and it wasn't out of love; she wanted something good in return on White Day.
  • Toyed with in Katawa Shoujo. Hisao notes that Hanako is a pretty good chef... but according to Lilly, she's good if she doesn't start experimenting.

Web Comics

  • Don't Look It Sucks has Mandew, who can cook food so good, that it often takes on magical properties and can even come to life. One of the secondary characters is born this way.
  • Girl Genius has a spark who specializes in making pies that alter people's mood when thrown at them.
  • Piffany in Nodwick can end wars with a brownie.
  • Jamie in Leftover Soup can turn Rice Crispies back into rice.
  • In The Order of the Stick, the Token Evil Teammate Belkar is an astoundingly good chef. He's got skill points and feats based around cooking (he's a ranger/barbarian), and at one point he convinces a recurring villain to let him, Haley and Roy go using a stew which he made using a demon roach to cook. Being who he is, he also threatens to cook people into his dishes, and even offers Miko the dish of her own lungs on a plate.

Web Original

  • The title character of the Isekai web novel Tori Transmigrated gains a reputation as a Supreme Chef first among her friends and schoolmates at Lycée and then among ever-expanding circles of the populace once she starts recreating her favorite Earth dishes using counterparts to their ingredients from the sort-of-medieval fantasy world she's found herself in. That she had some formal training before her transmigration certainly helps a great deal.

Western Animation

  • In an episode of Futurama, Lethal Chef (among other things!) Bender seeks out one of these to improve his skills.
    • Parodied in that he actually wins an Iron Chef like contest against master chef Elzar apparently by spiking his food with LSD.
  • In SpongeBob SquarePants, Spongebob is the ultimate frycook, even beating Neptune himself in a cook-off on one occasion.
    • Though Jim, the Krusty Krab's previous fry cook is the Always Someone Better. Jim admits that Spongebob is a pretty good fry cook—but he'll only become a great one once he works up the nerve to get away from the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs.
  • In Kung Fu Panda, Po, who had already earned the respect of most of the Furious Five for his tireless Heroic Resolve, truly ingratiates himself to them with some great cooking for their dinner
  • The mere smell of Francine's baking in American Dad was able to halt and stop a carnival-themed Blood Sport
  • Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog.
  • Remy, from Ratatouille.
  • American Maid from The Tick; in one episode, she, the Tick, and Arthur infiltrated Chairface Chippendale's party by posing as caterers, and she made the hors d'oeuvres herself. The good guys and bad guys loved them.
  • Canonically, Ron Stoppable from Kim Possible is a pretty good chef, especially compared to borderline Lethal Chef Kim. Fanon of course exaggerates both.
  • Even though she's not stated outright to be this, Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic works as a baker/candy maker, and is pretty great at it.
    • Only so long as she doesn't have a sleep-deprived or immature helper. Also from the series in question: Cup and Carrot Cake, Gustave le Grand, Mulia Mild, and Doughnut Joe.
      • Applejack herself can cook, but only when she isn't tired. And so far, it is an Informed Ability.
  • Dexter and DeeDee's mom in Dexter's Laboratory. Their dad says her muffins were the reason he married her!
  • Mr. Murakami San from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 version), owner and chef at the heroes’ favorite restaurant. While part of the reason they love the place is because San is blind (meaning he assumes they’re human and isn’t afraid of them) but he is a great chef who is, if anything, creative. When the Turtles ask for pizza, he quickly invents pizza gyoza.[3] Michelangelo calls him “like a ninja, but for food.”
  1. Not recommended for Real Life professional chefs
  2. Possibly a feat that is Beyond the Impossible -- "Bubble and Squeak" is basically fried leftovers.
  3. Gyoza is a pan-fried dumpling, very popular in Japan.