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Chef Kawasaki
Artwork of Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode A Blockbuster Battle
Main role Supporting character
Other appearance(s) His video game incarnation
Similar characters Chef Shiitake
Voice actor(s) Maddie Blaustein (English)
Ted Lewis (English, Kirby 3D)
Nobuo Tobita (Japanese)
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This article is about the character in the anime series. For the Mid-Boss from the games, see Chef Kawasaki.

Chef Kawasaki is a recurring supporting character in the anime series; Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, first appearing in Episode 2: A Blockbuster Battle, though not playing a major role until Episode 11: The Big Taste Test. He owns and runs the only restaurant in Cappy Town. His cooking is described as awful by most of the cast, but they eat there anyway because there is no competition (most of the time). Kirby is the only character who consistently enjoys his food. Despite his reputation, Chef Kawasaki takes his craft seriously, as he was taught by the famous Chef Shiitake, whom he idolizes. Like the rest of the villagers, Chef Kawasaki is not fond of King Dedede, but he does not try to challenge the king, especially in the rare cases where Dedede comes to eat at his restaurant.

In the English 4Kids dub of the anime, Chef Kawasaki is portrayed with a noticeable lisp in his speech, consistently replacing 's' sounds with 'th' sounds.


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The following is a complete list of all of Chef Kawasaki's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Chef Kawasaki's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
A Blockbuster Battle
E2 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Is that so? Well any enemy of the King is a friend of mine!"
Dark and Stormy Knight
E4 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "Restrooms for customers only!"
Beware: Whispy Woods!
E5 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "Looks like Dedede's gonna build something."
Un-Reality TV
E6 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character (hypnotized) "It wrecked the mayor's house on T.V."
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
E7 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "That crazy bird is tearing things up like a blender!"
Curio's Curious Discovery
E8 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "I found something! It's an old-fashioned Halloween mask!"
The Fofa Factor
E9 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "This is annoying!"
Hail to the Chief
E10 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Find him, Chief Bookem, before he starts a red hot crime wave!"
The Big Taste Test
E11 Chef Kawasaki.png
Primary character "No! These cook books re-hash the same old hash!"
Cappy New Year
E13 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Who says my food isn't light?!"
The Pillow Case
E14 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "Oh! Just a dream, but Kirby sure has cooked up a lot of trouble!"
A Fish Called Kine
E16 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Hey you, come here! Stop flopping around! You better get on that chopping block!"
The Thing About the Ring
E17 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Hey! You got any fresh fish today, I got a dinner planned!"
Here Comes the Son
E19 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "That kid's tougher than my Salisbury steak!"
Dedede's Snow Job
E20 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
A Princess in Dis-Dress
E21 Chef Kawasaki.png
Secondary character "Hey, King Dedede! I didn't know you and Escargoon were into sushi!"
The Empty Nest Mess
E23 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "I dunno, Chief, but it's been raising such a racket, my soufflé sank!"
Ninja Binge
E24 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Escargoon Rules
E25 Chef Kawasaki.png
Tertiary character "He always says my food stinks!"