Official artwork of Chef Kawasaki from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
|Debut||Kirby Super Star (1996)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Brawl|
|Most recent non-Smash appearance||Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)|
|Console/platform of origin||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Place of origin||Dream Land|
|Article on WiKirby||Chef Kawasaki|
Chef Kawasaki (コックカワサキ, Cook Kawasaki) is an enemy from the Kirby universe.
Chef Kawasaki debuted in Kirby Super Star as a mid-boss and the source of the Cook ability, and later reprised this role in Kirby Star Allies. Originally, he had two attacks: using his ladle to grab the player character and cook them with a frying pan, or throwing dishes and silverware as projectiles. When copied, the Cook ability allowed Kirby to draw enemies toward him and cook them in a boiling pot, receiving an food item for each defeated enemy. Kawasaki's appearance as an Assist Trophy in Ultimate combines Kawasaki's ladle grab with Cook Kirby's attack; the latter of which Kawasaki can also use as a Friend in Kirby Star Allies.
Chef Kawasaki appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl using his artwork from Kirby Super Star.
|Chef Kawasaki||Kirby Super Star||+20|
(Kirby Super Star)
As an Assist Trophy
|“||He grabs opponents using his long ladle and mixes them into a pot! The unlucky opponent will continue to take damage as the chef cooks up health recovery items. You can then use his food to recover your health (just don't think about the recipe)!||”|
|—Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site|
Chef Kawasaki appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He uses a ladle to grab opponents from afar, then puts them in a boiling pot, which launches them and creates food; this is similar to Cook Kirby, Kirby's Final Smash in Brawl. He can also throw plates as projectiles, and he leaves behind a random food item before disappearing. He is one of several Assist Trophies that can be KO'd. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy: Grabs hold of opponents and mixes them into a pot. Once the broth is ready, he'll make health recovery items! He cannot be summoned in King of Fighters Stadium, Mute City SNES, and Spirit Train.
|378||Chef Kawasaki||★★★||2||Stats ↑ ↑ after Eating||Kirby Series|
Chef Kawasaki using his cooking attack on New Donk City Hall.
- During the Chef Kawasaki Spirit Battle, Kawasaki's timer is disabled, as with many Assist Trophy enemies, but he will still despawn after using his cooking attack.
- Chef Kawasaki is the only Assist Trophy from the Kirby series that does not vocalize in any way, even with an already existing voice from the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime, as was the case for Knuckle Joe and Nightmare.
Names in other languages
|Fighters||Kirby (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · Meta Knight (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU) · King Dedede (SSBB · SSB4 · SSBU)|
|Assist Trophies||Knuckle Joe · Nightmare · Chef Kawasaki|
|Bosses||Giant Kirby · Marx|
|Stages||Dream Land · Fountain of Dreams · Green Greens · Halberd · Dream Land GB · The Great Cave Offensive|
|Items||Maxim Tomato · Star Rod · Parasol · Warp Star · Apple · Dragoon · Superspicy Curry · Bomber|
|Enemies||Bonkers · Bronto Burt · Gordo · Parasol Waddle Dee · Plasma Wisp · Shotzo · Tac · Waddle Dee · Waddle Doo|
|Other||Gourmet Race · Whispy Woods|
|Trophies, Stickers and Spirits||Trophies (SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Stickers · Spirits|
|Music||Brawl · SSB4 · Ultimate|
|Masterpieces||Kirby's Dream Land · Kirby's Adventure · Kirby Super Star|