Chef Kawasaki (anime character)/filmography
|Chef Kawasaki's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|A Blockbuster Battle
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is the first Cappy Town resident that Tiff and her friends approach to ask if Kirby can stay with him and work at the restaurant. Kawasaki agrees to give Kirby a chance, but Kirby's efforts are soon sabotaged by King Dedede and Escargoon, causing Kawasaki to boot Kirby out.
|"Is that so? Well any enemy of the King is a friend of mine!"
|A Dark & Stormy Knight
|In this episode, Kawasaki makes a brief appearance when Kirby and Tiff run through his restaurant trying to avoid Kracko's lightning. He tries to comment on the situation before getting zapped inadvertently by Kracko.
|"Restrooms for customers only!"
|Beware: Whispy Woods!
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers watching from a distance when King Dedede is chopping down Whispy Woods Forest to build his country club.
|"Looks like Dedede's gonna build something."
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who are given a Channel DDD TV set, and is later among the hypnotized crowd trying to chase Kirby out of town. At the end of the episode, he is with the others watching TV at Chief Bookem's police station when the hoax is revealed.
|(hypnotized) "It wrecked the mayor's house on T.V."
|Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki attempts to take advantage of the stir around town regarding Dyna Blade by selling merchandise. His stall is later among the structures that get wrecked by the giant bird's passing. Kawasaki later shows up at the end of the episode to watch as the misunderstanding between Kirby and Dyna Blade is cleared up.
|"That crazy bird is tearing things up like a blender!"
|Curio's Curious Discovery
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who show up for the initial reveal of the "discoveries" that Professor Curio made at his archaeological dig site. Kawasaki is later invited with the others to dig for more planted relics, and he ends up finding an artifact that resembles a golden burial mask made to resemble King Dedede. Kawasaki later shows up with the other villagers for the ceremony set up to celebrate King Dedede's ancestral lineage, and flees with the others when the Dedede Stone comes to life after the hoax is revealed.
|"I found something! It's an old-fashioned Halloween mask!"
|The Fofa Factor
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who are harassed by Slice n' Splice for King Dedede's amusement. He has his head placed on the body of a sheep. It is not clear where his body was during this incident.
|"This is annoying!"
|Hail to the Chief
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is subjected to a prank by Tuff and his friends in order to give Chief Bookem an excuse to come in and help him out. In particular, they swap Kawasaki's water and gas pipes so that he gets burned by his sink and splashed by his stove. Kawasaki later reports this sabotage to Bookem, who agrees to help, just as planned by Tuff. Later on, after Bookem rescues Tuff from the Booma-Dooma Volcano, Kawasaki is there along with the others to defend Bookem from being fired by King Dedede.
|"Find him, Chief Bookem, before he starts a red hot crime wave!"
|The Big Taste Test
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is hosting Tiff's family for dinner at his restaurant, who are openly complaining about his cooking. Tuff then asks Kawasaki about his special frying pan, causing the chef to reminisce on his days at cooking school under Chef Shiitake. Shortly after, King Dedede and Escargoon barge in and appoint Chef Kawasaki as their new court chef, much to Kawasaki's disbelief. However, the dream is soon shattered when Kawasaki cannot make any dishes that Dedede or Escargoon find remotely palatable. When Dedede reveals to Kawasaki that they intend to have Chef Shiitake over to the castle, Kawasaki begins to panic, desperate to find anything that could impress his master. At that moment, he is directed to a cookbook that suggests to him that Zebon is the ultimate ingredient, and was tampered to give the impression that Kirby is the Zebon. Desperate to please his master, Kawasaki resolves to cook up Kirby for his meal.
To achieve this, Kawasaki gently invites Kirby into the castle kitchen, and begins preparing him under the guise of a "massage", peppering Kirby with seasonings and even giving him a bath in boiling hot water (which Kirby is strangely unaffected by). Once Kirby has fallen asleep, Kawasaki prepares to slaughter him, but is momentarily stopped when Tiff and Tuff find out what he is up to. They try to talk him out of it, but Kawasaki is too desperate to please his master and throws them out, locking them out of the kitchen. When the kids return with Meta Knight to barge in, they appear to be too late.
When Chef Shiitake finally arrives, Kawasaki presents Kirby on a plate, covered in garnish, but it is soon revealed that Kawasaki could not bring himself to kill Kirby for the meal, and left him asleep to be eaten live. Shiitake prepares to do just that, but Kawasaki comes to his senses and stops him, knocking Kirby away. When Shiitake berates Kawasaki for his actions, Kawasaki realizes that this "Shiitake" is in fact an impostor, and calls him out, forcing the faker to reveal itself as the monster Popon. Kawasaki bravely tries to attack Popon for this deception, but is knocked aside. Instead, he tosses his frying pan to Kirby to give him the Cook Copy Ability, allowing the pink Star Warrior to defeat the monster. From here, Kawasaki is dealt one more blow when King Dedede decides to appoint Kirby as the new court chef, taking Kawasaki's briefly-held title away.
|"No! These cook books re-hash the same old hash!"
|Cappy New Year
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who are planning to host New Year's festivities. He helps with setting up fireworks, and later hosts the group at his restaurant to strategize when that doesn't work out. Eventually, when the group settles on making parade floats, Kawasaki sets up his own, which depicts himself with a plate of various food items.
|"Who says my food isn't light?!"
|The Pillow Case
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who receives one of King Dedede's dream pillows. He uses it at night, only to be given nightmares about the various bad events that involved Kirby from previous episodes. He initially seems unaffected, but soon he becomes entranced along with the others and filled with the desire to get rid of Kirby. He goes to Kirby's House along with the other villagers intent on throwing Kirby out, but when Meta Knight shows up and reveals the trick of the pillows, he and the others snap back to reality.
|"Oh! Just a dream, but Kirby sure has cooked up a lot of trouble!"
|A Fish Called Kine
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki takes in Doctor Yabui at his restaurant, who asks for fresh fish. When Kawasaki informs him that he is all out of fish, Kine comes crashing in through the window and onto Yabui's table. Kawasaki then proceeds to take Kine into the kitchen, where he intends to filet him for the meal. Kine dodges as best he can, but eventually tires, landing on the cutting board. Kawasaki goes in for the kill, but is stopped when Kirby and his friends come in to save Kine.
|"Hey you, come here! Stop flopping around! You better get on that chopping block!"
|The Thing About the Ring
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is looking to host the dinner for Sir Ebrum and Lady Like's anniversary, and is hoping to obtain a suitable fish to use for the main course. When he asks the local Cappy fisherman about what they have, he is disappointed to see the small size of the fish on offer, but is soon inadvertently trampled by Kirby and his friends as they desperately try to search for Sir Ebrum's missing ring. Later on, at the restaurant itself, Kawasaki comes in to present a giant fish that he had caught himself for the dinner, which Kirby recognizes as the fish that ate the missing ring.
|"Hey! You got any fresh fish today, I got a dinner planned!"
|Here Comes the Son
|In this episode, when Tiff and Tuff try to hide Kirby from Knuckle Joe, Chef Kawasaki agrees to tag along and give Kirby some food to eat while he is hiding. When Knuckle Joe eventually finds them, Kawasaki is briefly apprehended by King Dedede to stop him from getting help, but is eventually freed by Meta Knight along with the others. Kawasaki is not present after that point to watch the rest of the proceedings.
|"That kid's tougher than my Salisbury steak!"
|Dedede's Snow Job
|Kawasaki is among the villagers who witness the sudden change of Dream Land to wintry conditions.
|A Princess in Dis-Dress
|In this episode, when Commander Vee heads into Cappy Town with Kirby, Tiff, and Tuff, they catch a giant fish and take it into Kawasaki's to be made into sushi, and the chef gladly demonstrates his skill at this task. Surprisingly, Vee ends up enjoying this food, despite Kawasaki's typical reputation. Later on, when Sword Kirby and Vee are together battling the monster Susshi, Kawasaki shows up and reminds them about his sushi-preparing methods, giving the two an idea to filet the monster's tail and defeat it. When King Dedede and Escargoon are buried under the monster's fileted flesh, Chef Kawasaki mocks them by decorating them like a plate of sushi.
|"Hey, King Dedede! I didn't know you and Escargoon were into sushi!"
|The Empty Nest Mess
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers talking about Dyna Blade's most recent disturbances, and they reminisce on the events of the episode Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure. Later on, when Dyna Chick is wandering around town, it stops at Kawasaki's and disturbs some of the customers by drinking from their hot pot, forcing Kawasaki to chase the bird out. After the chick leaves pursued by Kirby and his friends, Kawasaki can be seen standing in the assembled Cappy crowd as they comment further on the situation.
|"I dunno, Chief, but it's been raising such a racket, my soufflé sank!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who are dressed up as ninjas, and he helps Kirby and his friends catch Benikage before he can get away.
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki accompanies the other villagers as they prepare for the arrival of Escargoon's mother and help pretend that Escargoon is King of Dream Land for her. One of the stops in the tour has Escargoon showing his mother Kawasaki's restaurant, and Kawasaki cannot help but comment on how Escargoon berates him for his cooking. Kawasaki can later be seen in the crowd at the dinner and fireworks at the castle, watching Kirby defeat the Drifters.
|"He always says my food stinks!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who are recruited into the labor force for King Dedede's new factory, and becomes hypnotized by the work, like the others. He offers a fair amount of commentary on the situation, though aside from that, has no outsized role on the proceedings. He escapes along with the other villagers when Kirby battles the Ice Dragon Robot.
|(after hearing "factory" for the first time) "It must have something to do with facts!"
|A Spice Odyssey
|Chef Kawasaki has a leading role in this episode. Here, after having his cooking rebuffed once again by King Dedede, his restaurant is threatened when a rival set up by the vengeful King opens up just across the street, selling exquisite food made by the chef monster Monsieur Goan at extremely low rates. Seeing this, Kawasaki is ready to throw in the towel, but Tiff talks him into fighting back by offering special deals of his own. At first, this does not go well, as even when offering his food for free, nobody wants to come in. However, Kawasaki gets a lucky break when Chief Bookem stops in for lunch, due to the line at Goan's restaurant being too long. Chief Bookem asks for spicy soup, so Kawasaki asks Kirby to help him with the preparation. However, Kirby accidentally dumps far too many chili peppers into the soup, resulting in the dish causing Chief Bookem to spew flames from his mouth and run out of the restaurant in pain.
When Kawasaki sees this, he once again loses hope, but later on, much to his surprise, everyone in town wants to have this extremely spicy experience as well, bringing traffic back. In response, Monsieur Goan is ordered to make his food extremely spicy as well, as both he and Kawasaki compete to make the spiciest food possible. Kawasaki ends up being so enraptured in this escalation that he ends up producing a special "Toxic Atomic Curry" that he hopes may give even the resilient Kirby heartburn. Later on, when Kirby is fighting Monsieur Goan in his monster form, Chef Kawasaki tries to give Kirby a hand again by tossing him his frying pan for the Cook ability, but Kirby ends up being overpowered and tossed into a dry ice bowl to be made into sorbet. Thinking fast, Kawasaki grabs a plate of his new curry and throws it to Kirby, who uses the resulting heartburn to defeat Monsieur Goan and burn down his restaurant. In the aftermath of this whole ordeal, the people of Cappy Town have Chef Kawasaki punish King Dedede and Escargoon by forcing them to eat some of the curry, which reduces them to ashes.
|"It tastes okay to me..."
|Hatch Me If You Can
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki has a few incidental appearances. He first appears along with some of the other villagers to have a look at the egg that appeared in Kirby's nest. Kawasaki talks a little bit about eggs and their culinary uses, but is ultimately dissuaded from taking the egg for such a purpose. Later on, when the egg hatches into a baby Galbo, it disturbs Kawasaki by barging into his restaurant and eating his customers' food. He and the other villagers gather to try and beat the baby Galbo away, but this causes it to cry and incurs Kirby's anger.
|"That's perfect! This isn't my best dish anyway!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who attend King Dedede's amusement park at the castle. He plays no special role in the proceedings, but has a few lines, and a brief spot in the karaoke contest.
|"My turn!" *singing* "Crack the egg in the batter, and mix it up!" *gets interrupted*
|A Dental Dilemma
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the group of residents waiting their turn to see Doctor Yabui for a dental appointment. Just like the rest of them, he is frightened by Escargoon's screaming accompanied by Yabui's drill, and is later amazed by King Dedede's pearly whites.
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is present for all of the scenes where the crowd is gathered to talk about the garbage problem in Dream Land. He is also the first one to run into the garbage as it begins piling up. Later on, when the villagers suggest repurposing the trash, Kawasaki pulls out an old frying pan, thinking he could use it, but is forced to change his tune when the villagers comment on him using garbage to prepare his food.
|"Some of this junk's not junk!"
|A Recipe for Disaster
|Chef Kawasaki has a leading role in this episode. He is visited by his old master Chef Shiitake, who he initially confuses for the monster that impersonated him in The Big Taste Test. After a brief scuffle, Shiitake proves himself as the real deal, and then demands that his former student demonstrate his skill by preparing every dish he can. Kawasaki tries his best, as his master tests each of his dishes while Kirby has the rest. Ultimately, Shiitake is not impressed, and forces Kawasaki to close his restaurant until he can prove his abilities as a chef. Later on, when Shiitake hosts a cooking show at Castle Dedede, he pressures Kawasaki to join him there by challenging his honor on Channel DDD. Kawasaki has misgivings about this, but realizes that he will be considered a failure by the town if he refuses, and heads up with Tiff, Tuff, and Kirby.
Once he arrives, Kawasaki is talked down by his master, and told to wait to be called onto the stage to help cook. In the meantime, Kawasaki and his friends infiltrate the back room on suspicions from Tiff, where they find a container of "Gijira Extract" in Shiitake's belongings. They try the extract out on some instant ramen and find the dish to be unreasonably tasty, concluding that Shiitake must be using the extract to fortify his cooking artificially. When Kawasaki is called to the stage to start cooking, he decides to take the extract with him and use it, with the intention of calling out Shiitake by revealing his "secret ingredient". When he does this, Shiitake seems to confirm it and causes everyone to doubt his reputation in the process. Outraged by this seeming betrayal, Kawasaki throws the extract container at his teacher, which bounces off his hat and toward Kirby, who instinctively swallows it.
After the commotion that results is over and the monster Cobgoblin is defeated, Chef Kawasaki and his friends prepare to part ways with Shiitake out on the road. There, Shiitake reveals that he did not actually use the extract in his cooking, and bought it specifically for Kawasaki so he could learn a lesson. At this, their relationship is mended, and Shiitake departs from Dream Land.
|"I can't run away from this challenge! If I do, I'll be a failure all my life! No!"
|The Kirby Derby - Part I
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is largely on the sidelines appearing in scenes where a large amount of villagers are gathered. He only has a few passing lines. When the race begins, Chef Kawasaki can be seen selling box lunches to the spectators.
|"Gus, what's Grand Prix mean?"
|The Kirby Derby - Part II
|Continuing from the previous episode, Kawasaki is still offering box lunches. Partway through the race, when Mayor Len Blustergas and Hana make a pit stop, Hana goes and buys one from Kawasaki, which draws a little ire from Mayor Len, as they had meant to have continued the race more quickly.
|"Hey folks, get your Grand Prix box lunches, here!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki asks Kirby to help him take care of some leftovers, and this event is later spun to make it look like Kirby was stealing food from Kawasaki by King Dedede and Escargoon. Tiff tries to get Chef Kawasaki to stand witness for Kirby during the show trial, but Kawasaki is quietly dismissed from his role by Captain Waddle Doo and told to go home. Later on, when King Dedede is trying to print newspapers to counter Tiff's own work, Chef Kawasaki is among those who complains about Dedede's papers. He shows up with Kirby and the other villagers to retaliate against King Dedede for his actions.
|"Oh well...there goes our T.V. debut!"
|A Novel Approach
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the crowd who goes to Castle Dedede to protest the King confiscating all the copies of Pappy Pottey and the Fool's Stone. Once all of them are invited to the "magic school", Chef Kawasaki is among those who rides a flying broomstick and becomes possessed. His possession is broken along with the others when the real Rowlin shows up and exposes the faker.
|"Free Pappy! Free Pappy Pottey!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is visited in his restaurant by Escargoon, but due to the effects of Erasem, Kawasaki does not remember who Escargoon is. When Escargoon complains about Kawasaki's food, Kawasaki responds by noting how he was not expecting even a "first-timer" to berate him for his cooking, which only adds to Escargoon's misery over his predicament. Later on, when Erasem is expunged from Escargoon's body, Chef Kawasaki is among the townsfolk who were looking at pictures of Escargoon, and Kawasaki and the others start to wonder why they were doing that as they remember him. Later on, Kawasaki is present with the others in the town plaza when Kirby inhales Erasem, and they all proceed to forget him as well.
|"Yeah, but how come we're standin' around lookin' at pictures of Escargoon?"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki makes a brief appearance when the mini-monsters attack his restaurant.
|"Ah! Knock it off, you lowlifes, or at least order something!"
|Prediction Predicament - Part I
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is briefly seen with the crowd who confronts King Dedede about his promise to build them a playground for the children in town.
|Prediction Predicament - Part II
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki appears in the crowd that gathers to see King Dedede reveal his vain golden statue in the middle of town, and is among those who complains about it. He is also present in the crowd that gathers to consult Great Sage Kabu, and is present at the castle when the asteroid is about to hit Dream Land. He makes a confession to Sir Ebrum and Lady Like, admitting he fed them "something I shouldn't have".
|"Sir Ebrum! Lady Like! Once at my restaurant I accidentally fed ya something I shouldn't have!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is accosted by the sheep when they take over Dream Land, as they eat his food. He is later rounded up with the other villagers by the sheep into the castle, where he watches the remainder of the events play out.
|"I knew sheep liked grass but who knew they liked my food?!"
|Scare Tactics - Part I
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is present with the other adults who are hosting the "spook-out" in the woods near town. He later runs away with the others when they are convinced there are real ghosts in the woods.
|"Come on, Tiffy! Don't be a spoilsport! Just give it a try!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki can be briefly seen in town while the Waddle Dees are marching through to the beach. He tries to get some of them to come to his restaurant, with no success.
|"Anyone want to try my lunch special?"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is asked to prepare meals for the tourists who are visiting Dream Land, and is happy to oblige. As expected, the tourists are not pleased with his cooking, and also make a mess of his restaurant.
|"True! That's the beauty of flavorless recipes! I'll start cookin'!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who staffs King Dedede's animation team to make a cartoon for him. He appears in many scenes and has a fair few comments, though he is mostly incidental. His most notable moments involve trying to make a drawing of King Dedede, painting backgrounds using ketchup and mustard, and playing the voice of Kabu during the airing. In this last role, he is visibly worried about flubbing his single line on air, but manages to pull through.
|"I'm playin' Kabu! What if I mess up?!"
|Don't Bank on It
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who are given a Dedede Doll. He is initially skeptical of it, but is later among those who are hypnotized into depositing his money into the DDD Bank. After King Dedede attacks everyone with his dolls, Kawasaki and the others then get rid of their dolls and withdraw all of their money. Later on, when Kirby is being assaulted by the last doll, Chef Kawasaki helps Kirby out by shouting advice at him, and also helps him fish the doll out of a river.
|"Kirby! Kick 'im!"
|Kirby Takes the Cake
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is helping prepare Kirby's surprise party along with the others. When Kirby comes to visit, Kawasaki shoos him out. He later shows up at the party, and comments on the giant cake that King Dedede brings.
|"Wow! I couldn't get a cake to rise that high!"
|Snack Attack - Part I
|Chef Kawasaki does not have a huge role in this episode. He partakes in the village fad of buying Gangu and Tuggle's choco-capsules, and has a few incidental lines.
|"It might even be phony."
|Snack Attack - Part II
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who gets attacked by the choco-capsule figures he bought from King Dedede. Later on, he is among those who attend the arena match of Kirby against the Martial Arts All-Stars.
|"I like action figures, but this is too much action!"
|One Crazy Knight
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki appears briefly when Sir Gallant is taken to his restaurant to be nursed back to health. Sir Gallant unironically enjoys Chef Kawasaki's cooking, which Kawasaki comments on.
|"It does my heart good to see somebody besides Kirby enjoy my cooking!"
|Sweet and Sour Puss
|Chef Kawasaki is present with the other townsfolk when they observe and subsequently exploit King Dedede's strange change of character to total passivity. During the celebration at Castle Dedede, Chef Kawasaki further tests the King by bringing him his "special" leg of lamb dish, the nastiness of which goes no small way towards filling Togeira's rage meter.
|"It's my toasted roasted boiled and broasted leg of lamb with liver and kidney bean sauce!"
|Dedede's Pet Threat
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is briefly seen at his restaurant when King Dedede brings his pet Scarfies in for a meal. Kawasaki complains about this, but to little avail. Later on, when the Scarfies turn feral and start chasing Kirby through town, they pass through Kawasaki's restaurant again and make a scene.
|"Sire, I'm afraid they'll have to eat outside!"
|A Half-Baked Battle
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki participates in the pie battles between Cappy Town and King Dedede. In particular, he starts baking cream pies for the express purpose of selling them to villagers so they can throw them. Tiff scolds him for wasting food, but Kawasaki insists on taking advantage of the business opportunity, knowing nobody would want to eat the pies anyway.
|"Not as bad as you'd feel if you tried to eat one! They taste like--" *gets interrupted*
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki makes a brief appearance as the school chef for Dedede Academy. That he was not acting strangely like the teachers (due to not wearing the Teacher Creature cap) starts to arouse suspicions in Tiff and Tuff.
|"Hi everybody! Time for lunch! Nutritious food builds brain power!"
|The Meal Moocher
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is once again called to Castle Dedede to be made court chef, in the hopes of making more interesting food options for King Dedede and Escargoon. Like before, however, his meals do not impress, and he is once again thrown out, this time literally. Later on, when King Dedede's new cooking tour show is underway, Chef Kawasaki can be seen commenting on it as he watches from his restaurant.
|"Ooh! If everybody gets used to good food, I'm gonna go out of business!"
|Chef Kawasaki makes a brief appearance in this episode, appearing in the crowd that watches the morbidly-obese King Dedede being hauled in to Doctor Yabui's. He has a single line directed toward the King.
|"I'd be glad to cook for you, Sire!"
|Mabel Turns the Tables
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki comments with his customers about the new fortune-telling show with Mabel, initially brushing it off as superstitious nonsense. Later on, after laughing at Chef Bookem's misfortune on the show, Kawasaki is dealt an unlucky card, and told that if he goes near the ocean, he will meet with disaster. Kawasaki brushes this off since he needs to go fishing, and there is pranked by Tuff, Kirby, and their friends and left covered in bandages. Despite this, Kawasaki takes it in stride, as he is now a genuine believer in Mabel's prophecies, and advertises what happened to him to everyone in town. Kawasaki later joins the frothing crowd that deifies Mabel and follows her to the sea when they believe the world is about to end.
|"I've got dinner to catch! Good thing I'm not the superstitious type!"
|Something to Sneeze At
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki only makes a small appearance near the start, when everyone in town is sick from a seasonal head cold. Despite being sick, he still insists on trying to run his restaurant, and does a poor job keeping the food sanitary.
|"Oh, well I'm not happy. How's the restaurant supposed to make money when everybody keeps their mouths covered?"
|The Kirby Quiz
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is in attendance at the Kirby Quiz show, paired with Samo to form the Lightning Team. Overall, his team scores a modest 80 points, tying with the Moon Team for second place after King Dedede and Escargoon are disqualified.
|"For a week, the catch of the day was a frozen fish-stick."
|The Chill Factor
|Chef Kawasaki is largely on the sidelines in this episode, only having a couple incidental lines.
|"The last time it got this cold was when the Ice Dragon came!"
|The School Scam
|Like in eNeMeE Elementary, Chef Kawasaki is once again the school's chef, serving lunch to the students in once instance during the episode.
|"It's my job to provide good nutrition. Great food makes a great student bodies! Today we have my special lima bean liver-wurst stew!"
|Chef Kawasaki has a leading role in this episode. The episode begins when Tiff and company find him despairing in his empty restaurant, considering closing shop for good. Tiff decides to help him out by setting up a delivery service for his restaurant. From there, Tiff, Tuff, and the Cappy kids work to take orders and deliver Chef Kawasaki's soups to his customers, who value the convenience of having Kawasaki's food delivered over its taste. Chef Kawasaki soon finds himself busier than he is used to, and he and his new team end up sleeping in at the restaurant due to the sheer number of orders. After Kirby fails to deliver King Dedede's order to him in time, Dedede decides to play a prank on Chef Kawasaki which ends up decimating his customer base, and later the Delivery Man is sent to make deliveries from Kawasaki's solely to Castle Dedede. Chef Kawasaki is largely out of the picture by the time Kirby engages the Delivery Man in a battle.
|"That sounds more like something King Dedede and Escargoon would pull."
|Trick or Trek
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is caught by Tiff and friends illegally dumping his trash in the countryside, but when caught, tries to brush it off by pointing out that everybody does it. This is the impetus for Tiff to organize her nature tour, though Chef Kawasaki does not take part in it.
|"It's not just me! Everybody does!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki appears in several scenes with the other assembled Cappy Town residents, first when they are complaining about Tokkori's behavior, then when they are rushing around to gain Tokkori's favor after learning he has an inherited buried treasure. During the former scenes, one of the things Tokkori does to gain the Cappies' ire is to kick a ball at Chef Kawasaki, hitting him in the head and causing him to drop his food shipment. Despite begin in most scenes with the rest of the treasure hunters, Chef Kawasaki plays no significant role in the plot.
|"Does this mean we should call you Sir Tokkori?"
|A Whale of a Tale
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is present with the assembled group who goes on King Dedede's disguised whaling expedition, and ends up getting swallowed by the whale with everyone else. After the group agrees to clean up the whale's mouth in exchange for their release, Chef Kawasaki goes on his way with the rest of the villagers, bailing out on their end of the bargain.
|"Huh? We're the blue plate special?"
|Waddle While You Work
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the residents of Cappy Town who purchase Waddle Dees from King Dedede. Chef Kawasaki puts his Waddle Dees to work in his restaurant, noting their diligence, but remarking that they can't take orders over the phone since they cannot talk.
|"Hey guys, the phone's ringing off the hook, here! Oh right, they can't talk."
|Dedede's Raw Deal
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is duped into allowing King Dedede to buy out his establishment in order to set up a revolving sushi bar, then made to work in it as a poorly-compensated employee. Although Chef Kawasaki is morally opposed to the idea of making sushi in this way, he is perfectly willing to cast those principles aside in exchange for a more active customer base. This appears to work in his favor for the first day of business, but after the initial excitement wears off, nobody is willing to go to the restaurant again due to how much they'd spent that first day, leaving Chef Kawasaki in a worse position overall. Later on, when Kirby overcomes his hiccups and defeats the monster Squishy, Chef Kawasaki is there to rub King Dedede's loss in his face.
|"Hold on! Sushi is a very special dish that has a long and proud history! Sushi making is an art! Anybody who uses a robot to make sushi is just selling out for profit! Now...let's get that sushi rolling!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki appears in an incidental supporting role. When everyone is suffering from hay fever as a result of King Dedede's pollen scheme, Chef Kawasaki is trying to serve food in his restaurant regardless, remarking how difficult it is for him to keep his runny nose out of the food. Later on, Chef Kawasaki is present with the others to watch Mosugaba's metamorphosis.
|"It forgot to make itself a zipper!"
|Fossil Fools - Part I
|Chef Kawasaki is an incidental character in this episode, present in many scenes with other villagers, but only offering occasional commentary. He later ends up being among those who board King Dedede's jungle river tour.
|"Hey! Maybe they can revive my restaurant, too!"
|Fossil Fools - Part II
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is present in King Dedede's tour group as they get attacked first by Doctor Moro's Chimera Dinosaurs, then by his syringe mosquitoes that take DNA samples from them. Chef Kawasaki is separated from the rest of the group by the continued dinosaur attacks, but he is later found inside Doctor Moro's laboratory by Tiff and Tuff, apparently looking for the kitchen. There, they are attacked by Kawasaki's dinosaur equivalent, the Kawasaki-raptor, and have to evade it for some time. Eventually, Tuff defeats the raptor by throwing a container of MSG at it, then hosing it down with water. Before leaving, Chef Kawasaki takes a brief moment to pity his dinosaur equivalent, crying in pain in the corner. After this, Chef Kawasaki joins up with the rest of the group to watch Kirby defeat the dinosaurs using the Crash ability.
|"What a waste of MSG..."
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is one of the villagers partaking in Tiff's art exercise, and later has his work destroyed by King Dedede when he believes the activity to be an insurrection. Later on, Chef Kawasaki is among the group who attends the alien art exhibition at the newly-erected Royal Acadddemy of Arts, but appears to have little appreciation for it, like the others. Chef Kawasaki escapes the building with the others when Paint Roller shows up and starts causing trouble.
|"'Cause of you two, all our hard work is washed away!"
|Right Hand Robot
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is only seen briefly in town running from the destruction being caused by Escar-droid after it turns into a fighter plane.
|Appears only in the Japanese version, so his dialogue is translated from that version.
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who get visited by Bonkers, who inadvertently clobbers him upon departing. He recounts his experience with the others, adding to the Chinese whispers effect and misinterpreting who Bonkers is or what he wants. Later on, Kawasaki comments on Bonkers' obsession with Kirby teaching him to be a Star Warrior.
|"It must be tough to teach when all you can say is "Poyo!""
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who first discover the vending machine of Pump-Up D in town, and tries some out, becoming infused with energy and briefly gaining impressive musculature. Later on, when the Pump-Up D craze is in full-swing, Chef Kawasaki incorporates it into his cooking to improve his sales. Near the end of the episode, when all of the Pump-Up D is seemingly gone, and Kirby is struggling against Red Viper, Chef Kawasaki remembers that he still had some leftover food infused with the drink, so he quickly prepares a curry and tosses it to Kirby to give him the energy he needs to finish off the monster.
|"Here you go! This is my new Stamina Stew. It'll give ya energy!"
|A Trashy Tale
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who come to gawk at the Bookems' trash-filled house at the behest of King Dedede when they find out about it, not caring to know why the Bookems' house came to be that way. He is also present to watch Kirby do battle with the monster Trash Basher.
|"Gee whiz, and I thought I was a slob!"
|Cooking Up Trouble
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki receives a sudden influx of attention when all the men of Cappy Town come to him for cooking lessons in the hope of impressing their wives. This quickly turns sour when everyone remembers that Chef Kawasaki is a lousy cook.
|"Welcome to Cooking 101, I'm your instructor, Chef Kawasaki! Our first recipe will be...a delectable strawberry risotto!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is a student in Mr. Chip's class, in addition to serving lunch as usual. He is present for most scenes where a large group is assembled, and gives a fair amount of commentary. When Mr. Chip hands out a test to the class, Chef Kawasaki manages to catch King Dedede's test, and tells everyone that Dedede got none of the answers right, despite Mr. Chip claiming that everyone did perfectly.
|"Okay, kids! It's lunch time! You can't fill up your mind on an empty stomach!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who gets attacked by Mumbies in the night, getting ambushed in his restaurant just as he was about to go home. He later recounts this experience with the others.
|"It was horrible! I almost fainted when I saw it!"
|A Sunsational Puzzle
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is an incidental character, only present in a few scenes and providing some background commentary.
|"His head looks redder than a stoplight!"
|A Chow Challenge
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is visited by his old friend from cooking school Chef Nagoya, who is eager to see how Kawasaki has developed as a chef. To help impress Nagoya, Tiff agrees to instruct Kawasaki on cooking in secret, which allows Kawasaki to produce food far above his usual standard in quality. Everyone is impressed at this stark improvement, particularly Nagoya, but this quickly turns sour when he realizes the trick, and the two get into a scuffle. This is broken up when King Dedede and Escargoon appear and declare a cooking competition between the two chefs, in the hopes of replacing Kawasaki with the far more competent Nagoya. The two agree to the competition, and Tiff agrees to help Kawasaki in secret again.
Despite the help, Kawasaki ends up having his dishes covertly sabotaged by Escargoon, who dumps copious amount of red pepper into his dishes before they are served. Eventually, Nagoya catches wind of what is happening, and exposes Escargoon's trick by using the spice himself in his "encore" dish. Nagoya then turns to Kawasaki and tells him it's okay he doesn't cook like him, since Kirby seems to prefer Kawasaki's spicy dishes regardless. After Kirby takes care of the monster Ebifryer, The two chefs say their good-byes on the outskirts of town.
|"But he's right! Maybe I should enroll some place easier like med school!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki makes a brief appearance at his restaurant when Crowemon and his crows start harassing the Cappies. Kawasaki gets irate over the birds driving away business, and joins the other villagers in throwing stones at the crows to make them go away.
|"They're driving business away! These birds are for the birds!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki makes a brief appearance when one of the Cappy kids steals one of his pots to use as a replacement shell for Escargoon after his breaks.
|"Hey! Bring back that pot!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki joins the other villagers in the police headquarters after Biggy, Boney, and Sleepy are apprehended. There, he participates with the others in drafting a new cartoon idea for the animators to work on instead of stalking Tiff. Chef Kawasaki's idea is a story about a samurai hero who saves people by day, but combats poor cooking by night, eventually getting hampered by the latter. His idea is roundly ignored.
|"I bet we know as much about making cartoons as you!"
|Born to Be Mild - Part I
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who gets harassed by Fang and his biker gang. He also appears near the end, when the race against Fang is underway. He is serving snacks in the rosters for the audience.
|"Get your squid chips! Liver bowls! Sushi-dogs!"
|Born to Be Mild - Part II
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki continues his role serving food to the audience members. During the race, several of the racers and their vehicles are thrown his way. At one point, he ends up getting flattened on the stairwell.
|"I thought the only thing I'd get hit with today was food poisoning!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among those who answer the call for a replacement food plan for the Waddle Dees, in order to drive the food costs at the castle down. He bids for the position against Tuggle and the housewives of the town, and ultimately ends up winning out when he slips into full greed mode and proposes "thin-wiches"—sandwiches cut so thin they are translucent. This proposal disgusts all of the other onlookers, but King Dedede naturally goes forward with the plan. When the Waddle Dees receive these new rations, they quickly become disgruntled and eventually begin an uprising, starting by apprehending Chef Kawasaki. Later on, after the monster Fryclops shows up, Kirby makes use of Chef Kawasaki's frying pan once more to gain the Cook Copy Ability and fight Fryclops off.
|"If ya slice the bread and the meat thin enough, you can really get your money's worth!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is present in most of the scenes where there is a large crowd assembled, and has a fair amount of commentary. After the debacle involving Kirby delivering a hollowed-out watermelon to King Dedede as a gift, King Dedede declares the initiation of the "Diss-Day" tradition, and starts by placing the diss flag on Kawasaki's restaurant. Everyone in town is eager to go along with this, since they despise Kawasaki's cooking, and proceed to pelt him with pies after getting his hopes up that they may be customers. Seeing this, Tiff runs in to try and talk sense into the villagers, driving their ire away from Kawasaki and back towards King Dedede where it belongs. Later on, Chef Kawasaki is present at Kirby's "funeral" to help sell the idea that Dedede's latest prank against the pink puffball killed him. He is also there to watch as Kirby battle and defeats the monster Chuckie, and celebrates Kirby with the others after the battle is over.
|"Please, take it down! I don't deserve this!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is the first to encounter the escaped monster Phan Phan when he is closing up shop for the night. After running away, he later shows up again with the assembled crowd to watch King Dedede's attempt to subdue the monster. He is also present to watch Kirby battle the monster Whippy, when he has taken control of Phan Phan.
|"Well at least when I don't have any customers I don't have any complaints."
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is one of the villagers that Kirby attacks when he is possessed by the Demon Frog. After Kirby tears up his restaurant, the others show up to try and figure out what is going on, but are ultimately driven away. Kawasaki ends up with Chief Bookem, Doron, and Curio when they lock themselves away in the Police HQ jail cell to get away from Kirby.
|"Oh hello Kirby, come on in. I got some leftover turkey jerky hash if you want... Where you goin'?"
|Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
|Chef Kawasaki is briefly seen in the crowd in Cappy Town when they watch the Destroya approach Dream Land.
|Cappy Town Down
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki is among the villagers who are mourning the loss of Cappy Town to the Destroya. He initially is among those who blames Kirby for the disaster, but is eventually talked down by Tiff and convinced to come to the castle to see Meta Knight for his plan of action. When Meta Knight shows everyone the Halberd, Kawasaki initially chickens out with the other villagers, but he later agrees to join up with the crew after seeing what they are up against.
|"I can mess up the mess hall, so count me in, too!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki helps out the crew of the Halberd by preparing the frozen dinners in the mess hall, and this inadvertently ends up drawing out King Dedede, who is enticed by the smell of the food and is caught in the kitchen after burning his hands on the hot plate. Later on, when Heavy Lobster attacks, Chef Kawasaki tries to help Kirby out by tossing him his frying pan for the Cook ability, but this ends up not working, since Heavy Lobster is not edible. When Heavy Lobster then threatens the main engine room, Chef Kawasaki returns with an ice tray and tosses the ice cubes at Kirby to give him the Ice ability. This ends up succeeding, and Chef Kawasaki explains that he got the idea due to ice making lobsters more docile.
|"Hey Kirby! Why don't you stop that monster by givin' it the cold shoulder?!"
|Fright to the Finish
|In this episode, just before the Halberd is wrecked by the Destroyas inside eNeMeE's Fortress, Chef Kawasaki escapes the ship with the others and begin hatching a plan to take out the fortress from within using a set of explosives. Chef Kawasaki agrees to deliver the bombs to the command station along with Tokkori and Kit Cosmos. Just after setting up the explosives, Chef Kawasaki shows up in the control center in order to deliver a hastily-prepared dish to King Dedede after he orders it over the system intercom. After eNeMeE is defeated by Kirby, everyone piles up into the Monster Delivery System to get out of the fortress and back to Dream Land before the explosives detonate, taking the fortress out once and for all.
|"Hey! Let's set off a blast up there and wreck the place! That'll stop N.M.E.!"
|In this episode, Chef Kawasaki spots Lobzilla entering Cappy Town to cause trouble, and proceeds to chase after the monster in hopes of turning it into a ravioli dish. He accompanies Tiff and Tuff while they drive Mayor Len's car looking for Kirby and the monster. Kawasaki then follows Tiff and Tuff back to the castle, where he watches Kirby fight Lobzilla and offers commentary on the battle. After Kirby defeats the monster using the Kabuki ability, Chef Kawasaki celebrates the hail of fresh lobster cutlets.
|"Don't let him get away! I've been lookin' for some fresh lobster to make a ravioli! Doesn't get fresher than this!"
|In the English dub of this episode, Kawasaki is voiced by Ted Lewis rather than Maddie Blaustein, due to the latter passing away in 2008.