Chef Kawasaki is a recurring character in the Kirby series. He is an expert chef who specializes in cooking attacks. He debuted in the game Kirby Super Star as a miniboss. When defeated, he is the only source to gain the cook ability other than mixing two abilities.

Kirby series[]

Kirby Super Star[]

Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu[]

Chef Kawasaki is available in the VS multiplayer mode selection and also in story mode. When played in story mode, if the player chose Amateur, the difficulty is set to Hard, but if the player chose Professional, the difficulty is set to Terrible (Super Hard). In the story mode, when playing with this opponent, it introduces Hard Blocks.

Kirby Star Allies[]

Kirby: Right Back At Ya![]

Kawasaki is a supporting character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He owns the only restaurant in town, but his food is not considered very good, though Kirby loves the food himself. When Kirby turns into Cook Kirby, Kawasaki usually causes it by throwing him his frying pan.

Super Smash Bros. series[]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he was added as an Assist Trophy. Here, he behaves similarly to how Cook Kirby works. He fires out his ladle to grab fighters and then pulls out a pot to draw items and enemy fighters in. After cooking for a while, he produces recovery items from what he grabbed. Regardless of his success, he will always produce one food item at the end.


Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[]

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, he only appears as a clay figurine. Here is the description.

  • "Chef Kawasaki has a busy schedule, so he's only appearing in this game as a figurine. He rarely uses his frying pan and ladle to do any actual cooking- he finds they actually work better as weapons."