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Chef Kawasaki

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Chef Kawasaki
SSBU spirit Chef Kawasaki.png
Official artwork of Chef Kawasaki from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Universe Kirby
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
Gender Male
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 as a mini-boss in Kirby Super Star.

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.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Chef Kawasaki appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl using his artwork from Kirby Super Star.


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Chef Kawasaki Kirby Super Star StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +20 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Chef Kawasaki (Kirby Super Star).png
Chef Kawasaki
(Kirby Super Star)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

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 attacking Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Chef Kawasaki.png
Chef Kawasaki
★★★ 2 Stats ↑ ↑ after Eating Kirby Series



  • 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese コックカワサキ Cook Kawasaki
UK English Chef Kawasaki
France French Chef Kawasaki
Germany German Koch Kawasaki Chef Kawasaki
Spain Spanish Cocinero Kawasaki Chef Kawasaki
Italy Italian Cuoco Kawasaki Chef Kawasaki
China Chinese (Simplified) 厨师川崎 Chef Kawasaki
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 廚師川崎 Chef Kawasaki
South Korea Korean 쿡 카와사키 Cook Kawasaki
Netherlands Dutch Kok Kawasaki Cook Kawasaki
Russia Russian Повар Кавасаки Chef Kawasaki