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->''"A great chef is an artist that I truly respect."''
-->-- '''Robert Stack'''

This cook can whip up confections that make taste buds weep with joy, and make characters want to stuff themselves, because the food [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood is that good.]] Be warned, though, this character takes insults to their art ''very'' personally!

Often the TeamChef. If there are more than one, a CookingDuel is inevitable.

Naturally the best friend of the BigEater, if they're not the same person.

This chef may engage in ThroughHisStomach, but as a general expression of affection, or even a generalized benevolence, not a particular sign of deep passion. YourFavorite is similarly not a profound gesture when made by this chef. They might provoke a HeelFaceTurn [[TastesLikeFriendship through the power of their cooking.]] Since both {{Real Men|Cook}} and FeminineWomenCanCook this character is just as likely to be male as female.

The output of a Supreme Chef is often FoodPorn and DeliciousDistraction.

Compare ChefOfIron. Contrast LethalChef.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The main character Taisuke from ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'' is an incredible chef considering the dishes he makes while on the road.
* Nene in ''LightNovel/TheAmbitionOfOdaNobuna'' can make '''grass''' into a delicious meal. Really.
* As multiple characters in ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'' are food-based characters, any character with a food theme of a prepared food or meal is the master of making that kind of food. Multiple episodes are themed around two of these characters arguing about who's food is the best. However, the number one supreme chef in the series is Uncle Jam. His baked goods win over everyone that tries them, and the head of Anpanman himself is the tastiest food in the series thanks to him.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** France, befitting both NationalStereotypes and his rivalry with LethalChef England.
** According to WordOfGod, ''several'' of the Asians are like this. We already know that China is one since we've seen him cook in canon, but profiles also add info about others:
-->About Thailand: "If he cooks it's always something [[SweetTooth really sweet]] or [[FireBreathingDiner really hot.]] The cooking itself is very delicious."
-->About Taiwan: "The good thing about her cooking is that you can thank her for treating you to delicious yet inexpensive cuisine!"
** Belgium's hinted to be one as well, specially in her ''Hattafutte Parade'' where she mentions [[SweetTooth that she likes to make sweets for her brother and Romano.]]
** [[http://losthitsu.tumblr.com/post/30599497705/birz-10-translation Austria is one.]] Considering the rich history behind [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_cuisine Austrian cuisine]] and the fame of its pastries and coffee culture, it's not a surprise.
** The ''[[HighSchoolAu Gakuen Hetalia]]'' strips show Turkey hanging out with the aforementioned France and China in the "Gourmet Club", so he might qualify too. The history and influences behind [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_cuisine Turkish cuisine]] in itself might support this.
* Surprisingly for someone living in PerpetualPoverty, [[IdiotHero Akihisa Yoshii]] from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' is painted to be the best cook around, and could actually make a career out of this. If only he didn't spend all his allowance in video-games and instead bought some ingredients, he would be guaranteed to amaze his friends in a daily basis. Alas, a fraction of ramen, water, salt and sugar are close enough for him, and he won't see a need to cook unless someone (like his sister) demands him to do so. Contrast [[LethalChef Mizuki Himeji]], who is more than happy to serve her friends some of her home cooking in a regular basis, but is guaranteed to decommission the eater.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'':
** Both Sebastian and Claude.
** In addition, Soma's servant Agni is called "the Hand of God". It's not because of any martial arts mastery; it's because he's an ''impossibly'' good curry chef.
* [[spoiler:Zero Squad's Kirio Hikifune]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Both Ichigo and Renji call her food the best thing they've ever tasted. Also, it says a LOT that she's skilled in BOTH Western and Eastern food, as well as [[SweetTooth pastries]]. [[note]]Chefs tend to specialize in few specific types of cooking; i.e, there's a ''reason'' why catering services tend to have a pastry chef aside of the normal ones.[[/note]] [[spoiler:It's a plot point, as Hikifune can imbue her food with her own reiatsu and thus [[PowerUpFood power-up those who eat it]].]]
* [[AntiAntiChrist Rin]] from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'', surprisingly (or not, considering he grew up in a monastery with a bunch of bachelors). ''[[LoveableSexManiac Shima]]'' actually says (in the manga) that "it's truly a taste which wouldn't be put to shame no matter which family you marry into." while in the anime Konekomaru says "you'd make a good wife". [[HoYay Make of those comments as you will.]] WordOfGod puts his food at ImpossiblyDeliciousFood levels since he has 100% success rate for all steps and is good at ''pushing'' the recipe ahead just so to be perfect.
* Rin from ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' is pretty good at cooking for a six year old. She [[ChildrenRaiseYou cooks better than Daikichi]]. When Daikichi's cousin sees Rin making breakfast she believes that he is forcing a kid to cook for him, though it turns out Rin just likes to help cook.
* Almost everyone in ''Manga/ChuukaIchiban''. To add more relevance? A very good chef is named "Senior Chef". An incredible chef? ''Supreme'' Chef.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Lelouch Lamperouge is one out of necessity of having had to take care of Nunnally for years...and because he's such a NeatFreak that only he is capable of measuring and handling every single ingredient in ''exactly'' the way he needs and wants.
** Milly Ashford, the CoolBigSis StudentCouncilPresident, is also an excellent chef, and she's eager to find any excuse to cook or bake. As a matter of fact, she's the only person with whom Lelouch is willing to cook.
* Ruruka Andou from ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' is the Super High School Level Confectionist, and can make confections that cause people to experience pure bliss. [[spoiler:Episode 8 of the Future arc shows that her chocolates can even put people into a mind-control-like state; it's so good that they'll do anything for more of it.]]
* Unexpectedly enough, BadassLongcoat AntiHero Hei from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is a very good cook. This is presumably due to [[BigEater a lot of practice]] and the fact that RealMenWearPink.
* Parodied in ''Manga/DearS'' when Ren and Miu compete against each other at school Ren is declared the winner of the cooking contest because her dish is 'the flavor of the cosmos'. This is another case of BizarreAlienBiology because the food she makes appears (and is to humans) inedible.
* Chi-Chi from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is known to be a good cook by other characters. This is shown best in a filler episode when she threatens to stop cooking meals for Goku and Piccolo if they didn't go to driving school. Also, Videl commented on her rice and even asked for the recipe, not to mention that Chi-Chi cooks better than any of Mr. Satan's cooks.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', the author drew up a picture of all the girls involved in a cooking contest. Most of them varied between [[CordonBleughChef not very good]] to [[LethalChef horrifically bad]], but Namie Yagiri and [[spoiler:Mika Harima]] get scores of 95 and 100, respectively. Interestingly, these are both the girls who cook for Seiji.
* Miyako Miyamura from ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo''. Explained by her both living on her own and [[spoiler:trying to become the best in everything to regain the attention of her divorced and emotionally-neglectful parents.]]
* ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'':
** Ryou cooks well, and is called out by her friends to give up drawing and take up catering instead, but her sense of taste is easily affected by her mood, particularly [[HatesBeingAlone loneliness]].
** Shiina's maid Tsuyuko plainly defeated three three-star chefs.
* Oddly enough, Haruhi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' turns out to be this as part of her [[TeamMom Team Mom]] persona later in the books. She says she learned because her mom is a LethalChef. When she cooks for a sick brigade member Kyon thinks ''it might actually work''.
-->'''Kyon:''' I could easily see your average cold virus fleeing in the face of this kind of power. Any bacteria with an instinct for self-preservation would be wanting out about now.
* Hayate of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has this among his "so domestic that women are jealous and threatened" skills. Hinagiku can also cook well enough to impress Hayate, and Maria is shown to be on par with both of them, even able to make things look extremely fancy without sacrificing the taste.
* The goal of many characters in ''Manga/IronWokJan'' is to be this.
* Antonio "Tonio" Trussardi from the fourth part ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is an odd example; his Stand, "Pearl Jam", is centered around making incredibly tasty food that will leave the eater ''literally spewing his or her guts out''. As it turns out, however, this seemingly nasty side-effect actually leaves them healthier than before; it's actually expelling and replacing damaged/infected tissue. And since Tonio is a professional chef, it's '''really good food''' on top of all that. Even the ''water'' at his place is godly (and those who didn't sleep well last night will literally cry their eyes out - but then they'll feel refreshed).
* Millefeuille in ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' is such an amazing chef that anyone who tries her cooking can't stop eating. She was able to capture Queen by simply feeding the girl some of her cooking, and the girl ended up willingly gorging herself so much that she became [[TemporaryBulkChange enormously fat]] in a single night and perfectly content not to escape if it meant leaving the food. She would have done the same to Joker if he hadn't protected himself from the food's taste.
* A subvereted version of this comes to play in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' when Bianchi actually tries to to cook normally, unlike her normal Poison Cooking. They all thought it was delicious... Until they felt all hell turning inside their stomachs. Reborn even commented that she actually created a new, time delayed Poison Cooking.
* In ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'', Yoshimura could count as top notch when it comes to cooking, especially cooking sweets.
* Athena Asamiya is implied to be one in the ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: KYO'' manga. In the last volume she makes dinner for Kensou, Yuki and Kyo, and the three find the dish she made for them [[note]]a Chinese traditional dish involving autumn mushrooms, probably [[http://cookingsimplechinesefoodathome.com/2011/10/80chinese-mushroom-recipe-stir-fry.html this one]] [[/note]] to be ''very'' good.
* Kakei from ''Manga/KinouNaniTabeta'' is one of these, in a manga that centers around FoodPorn.
* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' has Monsieur Goan, whose food becomes so good and affordable that the Cappies would rather eat at his restaurant than at Kawasaki's. It's such a shame that Goan is just another MonsterOfTheWeek.
* Najika, the main character of ''Manga/KitchenPrincess'' has an absolute sense of taste and is constantly amazing the other characters not just with her delicious food, but often with her presentation, as well. She always thinks about the person she's cooking for and makes a dish to suit them.
* Nyanta of ''LogHorizon'' is one of the first characters to discover the secret of the cooking system in the new world. He is also famous for his curry, to the point where the whole guild celebrates at the news that Nyanta's cooking curry for dinner.
* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', Keitaro, Mutsumi and Shinobu are this, and are the {{Team Chef}}s of the band. In Keitaro's case, it's mostly a matter of his desserts being absurdly delicious, in part due to making his own Valentine's chocolate (to seem like less of a loser in public) and in part due to the Urashima family being [[LamarckWasRight a line of confectioners]].
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Everyone who eats Hayate's food loves it, especially the ever cynical Vita. In fact, one of the [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stages]] of ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]]'' revealed that her cooking skills are so significant, [[NobleDemon Lord Dearche]] accidentally [[PowerCopying got them when she copied Hayate's powers]]. This led to [[OtherMeAnnoysMe one of the only]] times that Lord Dearche complimented Hayate, since Dearche gets a lot of praise in her new home for her cooking.
** Sein is mentioned to be a really good cook in ''[=ViVid=]''. It even gets her out of a lawsuit.
** Miura Rinaldi is also revealed to be one in ''Anime/VividStrike''. Her family owns a restaurant and she developed her skills by [[AwesomenessByAnalysis observing the chefs]].
* Satsuki Yotsuba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is likely the best cook in her school, which is quite impressive given that said school has over 30,000 students. She even has her own (extremely successful) restaurant. To give an idea of her skill, one ''sip'' of her stamina soup was enough to make Negi go from tired to HotBlooded.
* Mai Tokiha from ''Anime/MaiHime'' is such a good cook that her adopted friend [[DarkMagicalGirl Mikoto]] even cries when she has to settle for someone else's ramen. Though there were other factors involved at the same time...
* Cooking is one of the many talents of Usui Takumi in ''Manga/MaidSama'', as revealed when he begins helping out in the kitchen of the [[{{Meido}} maid cafe]] where Misaki works.
* ''LightNovel/MaoyuuMaouYuusha'': The Little Sister Maid, despite being somewhere in the single-digits old, is a brilliant chef, with every meal she makes looking right out of a cookbook. She even invents orange soda (she calls it "orange water") by mixing (likely reduced) orange juice with water from a naturally carbonated spring.
* Shouma Takakura from ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''. His sister Himari is a rather decent one, but Shouma is still the best of the two.
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Aizawa is one of these, but only for cakes and similar desserts. She's capable of making an enormous multi-tier wedding cake in a matter of minutes, and her chocolates are so good that [[ItMakesSenseInContext Akane threatened to destroy the earth]] in order to get more of them. Oddly, Aizawa barely seems to be aware that she has this skill.
* Yamino from ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok''. He's good enough to satisfy even Thor.
* Shinji Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was often shown doing the cooking, and being the best at it in his household. Of course, his only competition was Misato, who subsisted on takeout and beer before he came along. Still, {{Fanon}} began to hold the view that Shinji was a master chef, and the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies decided to run with this idea. His cooking is so good, even Asuka didn't want to share hers with anyone when he made lunch.
* There a whole bunch of these and wannabes in ''Manga/{{Oishinbo}}''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Sanji is this hands-down. He can tell the ingredients that went into a cake's confection ''by smell alone''. While his cooking for the Strawhats is already quite sublime, when under pressure to create something ''really'' good he can be outright dangerous; his whipped cream was apparently so delicious it ''nearly killed a guy'', and knocked [[BaseOnWheels Capone]] [[TheDon Bege]] out for a loop for a few seconds and left him thinking he had been brainwashed.
** "Red Leg" Zeff, Sanji's mentor and father figure, is an excellent chef as well, being the owner of the floating restaurant Baratie.
** Charlotte Pudding is an excellent chef, but an especially great chocolatier; her chocolate confections are unrivaled. Her sister Charlotte Chiffon is another excellent chef, with her own specialty being her namesake, the chiffon cake. [[spoiler:Both of them and Sanji team up in the Whole Cake Island arc to make the best damn wedding cake there is, to quell Big Mom's hunger-induced rampage.]]
* Nanako Misonou, the main character of ''Manga/OniisamaE''. She often has baking meetings with her friend Tomoko, and when she learns that Rei is living alone and has few to eat healthy, she decides to cook specifically for her.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the main cast, at least one of the main characters takes up the role of TeamChef. They often qualify as this trope due to the fact that most of the other members [[LethalChef cannot cook anything decent to save their lives]].
** Brock has learned to be a great chef from years of taking care of his siblings.
** Later on in the ''Best Wishes'' series, Cilan fills this role as his gym's general theme is that of a restaurant and is dressed as a waiter.
** In the ''X and Y'', this role is split between Clemont and Serena: Clemont handles the main courses as he likens cooking to inventing, while Serena is better at making desserts.
** Mallow from ''Sun and Moon'' mainly cooks in her family's restaurant so she's naturally this. She also happens to be the first female character to take up this role after having only male characters being the SupremeChef of the main cast.
* [[BigEater Diamond]] from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' is discovered to be this later on; Pearl isn't so surprised.
* Tomoka Osakada from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', maker of ''excellent'' bentos. Justified since she's said to frequently help her parents to take care of her two cute little brothers, thus she often ends up as the default cook at home. She's also a sort-of subversion, as she's the {{tomboy}} in a TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo and thus she defies the FeminineWomenCanCook stereotype. Not that Sakuno isn't a good chef, but Tomoka is mentioned to be the one with better cooking skills.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** Mami Tomoe according to [[spoiler:Kyouko]]'s comments in the Drama CD. The cakes she served to Sayaka and Madoka when they dropped by her flat? They might have been baked by Mami herself, which makes her eventual fate all the more ironic.
** Madoka's father [[HouseHusband Tomohisa]] is an excellent cook. This is justified since his wife Junko is often at work and is the main breadwinner of the family, so he takes care of the house.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** [[RealMenWearPink Ranma Saotome]] and all of his female suitors other than Akane are one of these (and Akane wants to be one).
** Ranma's mother, Nodoka, is [[TakeOurWordForIt supposed to be truly remarkable]] -- as spoken by a man who often indulges in every kind of food he can snatch.
** Kasumi Tendō of course, in her role as replacement mom for the Tendo household. Her food is supposedly on the same level as Nodoka's -- in other words, pretty much perfect.
* Kurumu Kurono from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' makes such good cookies that even she can't resist them, ''[[{{Deconstruction}} even when she knows they're poisoned]]''! Oh, and she was the one who poisoned them to begin with.
* Makoto Kino AKA Sailor Jupiter of ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. All the other Senshi love her cooking and a few episodes of the [[Anime/SailorMoon original anime]] have them turning to her for cooking instructions.
* Shirokuma of ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'', especially since he's a polar bear. Sasako the waitress is no slouch as she runs the place when Shirokuma is away.
* Nearly ''every'' recurring chef from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' fits the bill. Everyone who goes to Tootsuki Academy actually has a good career in cooking ahead of them even if they end up dropping out or expelled just from the sheer prestige of the school. The actual graduates usually start their own wildly successful restaurants within just a few years. Of course, even as good as the students seem in the present, some are much better than others, such as the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Elite Ten]], the best student cooks of the entire school from the tenth seat Erina Nakiri, the ''especially'' strict resident gourmet to Eishi Tsukasa, the first seat and currently the apex of cooking in Tootsuki (according to Rindou he's already famous worldwide among gourmands). So ''supreme'' doesn't even begin to describe the elite in this manga.
** Among the adults, special mention must go to Yukihara's father, Jouichirou Saiba. Along with being a former Second Seat, Jouichirou has such a great reputation that when he returned to the high-class cuisine circuit world, figures such as leading medical researchers and politicians, began flocking to him to get a bite. In fact, his food is so good that it can make head priests give up their religion and strip in public to get some!.
* Asuna maxed out her cooking skill in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', which is pretty impressive on its own--nobody really bothers putting much effort into non-combat skills like that. The supreme part is that she experimented with different spices so much that she was able to figure out how the system synthesizes flavor, and create things that simply do not exist in the game. Like soy sauce. One thing that makes this particularly funny is that in the beginning of the game, when offered the knowledge of how to get cream for use as a condiment, she comments that she isn't in the game to eat good food. The "Extra Edition" OVA shows that her cooking skills extend to outside SAO, cooking lunch for her friends during their summer vacation.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** Sasami is an excellent chef. In the manga, she was so good that she even baked her sister a carrot cake that she loves despite the fact that Ayeka hates carrots. Sasami even competes in an ''Series/IronChef''-style CookingDuel with several other child chefs. In ''Sasami: Magical Girls Club,'' though it's the spinoff most far removed from the source material, this remains. Sasami ''Iwakura'' cooking for her family while her parents sit and await her masterpiece is not an uncommon sight, and this version is ''not'' ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
** Airi, who in her spare time between running Galaxy Police Academy, politicking, spying and berserking when someone would [[BerserkButton call her "granma"]], runs a very successful little restaurant.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Yoriko Kosaka is mentioned to be aiming to become a professional chef after she graduates high school. Arata Kirishima and Haise Sasaki are both mentioned to be excellent cooks, which is made more impressive since both are Ghouls -- all human food tastes vile to them, making it impossible to know whether their cooking is any good. People love their cooking anyway, with BigEater Saiko considering Haise's cooking one of her top priorities.
* Ryuuji Takasu of ''Anime/{{Toradora}}'' has this as part and parcel of his RealMenWearPink suite of skills. In his case, due to being the main housekeeper for him and his mother for ten years, he just has a lot of experience. It gets PlayedForLaughs when his friends ask him to make a really spicy curry - [[BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce he makes it well hotter than any of them can tolerate]], but it's so danged good that they feel compelled [[MasochistsMeal to keep eating]].
* A large portion of the cast from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' are this. As they are in the 'Gourmet Age,' great chefs are practically the world's equivalent of royalty. The legendary 'Goddess of Chefs' Frohze cooked dishes so amazing she stopped an era of war, as well as [[CoolOldLady Setsuno]], who runs a restaurant renowned for its amazing food. Toriko's HeterosexualLifePartner Komatsu is noted to have incredible potential and is already a renowned chef himself.
* Hinano and her pancakes from ''Anime/TroubleChocolate''.
* Strangely, Lum of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' is both this AND a LethalChef. This is due to the fact that all her cooking is made for her own BizarreAlienBiology; humans get sick eating it (and most of it looks awful too) due to how horribly spicy it is, while the aliens can withstand it much better and love it to death.
* Sunako from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' is an excellent cook, especially with Japanese food.
* In the elementary ''Manga/WanderingSon'' chapters it's shown Nitori can bake quite well, though she's never shown cooking anything else.
* Almost everyone in ''Manga/YakitateJapan''. Okay, so it's more of Supreme Baker. Close enough.
* ''Manga/YumeiroPatissiere'' involves "St. Marie Academy" a school where students learn to become supreme pastry chefs (although main character Ichigo Amano started out as [[LethalChef the other kind]] before invoking this trope).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':
** Grandma Duck is one of these; her famous cooking skills are central to many of the plots of the stories starring (or just featuring) her.
** Though it [[DependingOnTheWriter varies heavily from story to story]], her grandson DonaldDuck is often depicted as having inherited at least some of her skill around the kitchen. While some writers love to portray him as a LethalChef (and he probably shouldn't be allowed to experiment too much), the most common interpretation is that he's a very good cook and could probably have made a decent living as a professional chef if it hadn't been for his HairTriggerTemper, MilesGloriosus tendencies and constant [[ChewToy bad luck]].
** Gus Goose, Grandma Duck's grandson and farm help, is actually a pretty great cook as well. He's just far more interested in eating than cooking, so it doesn't come up very often.
* ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse'': There was a story where two of these chefs dueled for the Supremest Chef. Somehow Goofy sneaked into the contest. If you think you know the outcome now: The local villain [[MindControl hypnotized]] the chefs to steal their secret master recipes (they all became a LethalChef while hypnotized), and inadvertently also Goofy, turning him from LethalChef into this trope.
* Ma Hunker (the original Red Tornado) was this during [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks the Golden Age]], to the point of being chef for the Justice Society the times she appeared with them.
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, Jon's mother is a great cook, especially when it comes to baking pies and preparing potatoes. She once prepared a meal with eight kinds of potatoes (her personal best).
* Though it is rarely shown, ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (yes, ''that'' Magneto) is a highly skilled cook who knows how to create delicious meals even with few ingredients to work with. This is actually [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given that he grew up in the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz]] and developed these skills for the survival of himself and his family.
* Dagwood, the protagonist of ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}''. He likes to cook almost as much as [[BigEater he likes to eat]] and is so great at making sandwiches, [[DagwoodSandwich he has one named after him.]]
* Chef Smurf in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' is this (also applies to ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series). In the AnimatedAdaptation, [[CompositeCharacter his character is combined with Greedy Smurf]] (see below).
* ComicBook/SilverSable proves to be one in a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' scenario which ends with her and ComicBook/SpiderMan falling in love.
* One of the children attending ''ComicBook/PS238'' has a metahuman ability to turn anything into food, and he can decide how nutritious or fattening the food will be. In one instance he produced something that tasted like a high quality chocolate covered ice cream bar. However, he can't change the appearance of what he's converted, so food that he makes from rocks still looks like rocks.
* Gribaldi of ''ComicBook/RedSonja'': ''The Art of Blood and Fire'' is known as literally the greatest chef in the world. He proves it by routinely cooking forage into gourmet meals.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Mikuru in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', after several [[YearInsideHourOutside training sessions]].
* In [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation DC Nation]], Fauna is such a good cook that she has catered two Titan weddings. Even ''Nightwing'' will not argue her when it comes to feeding the horde.
* In [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] {{Fanon}}, Shinji was made a Supreme Chef... and then [[AscendedFanon it became canon]] in ''Rebuild''.
** Hikari Horaki was also given this role; makes sense considering she ''tries'' to be a TeamMom.
* FanFic/UnfinishedBusiness: Irina is built up as one, and when it comes time for the protagonists to actually eat, she delivers. Of course given that most of them have been living in Antarctica for long periods of time they probably don't exactly have the same standards as high-class restaurant critics, but her skills are said to be rather impressive.
* Cookie Dough from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
* Greedy Smurf in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', though here he isn't the only chef in the village.
* In ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' fanfics there were many stories that contained Timber Wolf being this after it was revealed in the first season finale that he liked to bake and that he made cookies (as commented by Lightning Lad). The fact that his [[Series/FamilyMatters VA played a well-known character who was a Supreme Chef may have helped.]]
* [[Literature/TheHungerGames Peeta Mellark]] in ''Fanfic/WhenTheMoonFellInLoveWithTheSun''. The fact that the story is told from the point of view of Katniss, who, until some point after the fic begins, has been living on little food, only adds to it.
* Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' tends to be portrayed as a culinary master far beyond even what the show provided. One example is from ''Fanfic/VacationFromTheNorm'' where Ron is actually a sous chef for a super fancy restaurant not even a year after high school finishes.
* Speaking of Ron Stoppable, in the ''Star Trek'' fusion ''Kim Possible: The Next Generation'', he's a professional chef while Kim serves on the Enterprise... he's so skilled that '''Q himself''' goes to 23rd Century Earth on a regular basis for Ron's signature dish. When he eventually sets up shop on the Enterprise, he's acknowledged to have mastered the preparation of ''glagh'' by '''Klingon High Command'''.
* Sirius in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1318624/chapters/2742667 A Not So Ordinary Day]]''.
-->'''Remus:''' Always so modest when it comes to your cooking skills. And yet, your cooking is the only thing I've ever seen Moody run for outside of a battle.\\
'''Sirius:''' Moody doesn't count, with the man's own lack of cooking skills it's not surprising he would run for a decent meal.\\
'''Remus:''' Yet he has never run if Lily or I cooked. Nor have I ever seen him run for Molly's cooking. Yet, when learning you were cooking he immediately invited himself over after Order meetings. [=McGonagall=] too.
* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'': Pinkie Pie, per canon. Twilight compliments her on this (though not to her face) when, in conversation with Moondancer, she remarks that they're bound to widen their waistlines by living in the same town as her.

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* The Other Mother in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' is shown to be able to whip out what is basically the very definition of FoodPorn at a moment's notice.
* Po of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' cooks the best noodles the [[BadassCrew Furious Five]] have ever tasted in their lives. His father is even better.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'':
** Remy is one despite being a rat. He whipped up a [[TitleDrop ratatouille]] that caused [[CausticCritic Anton Ego]] to flashback to his childhood.
** Also the late Auguste Guesteau, whose restaurant is center of the setting of the film.
* Tiana, from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Her dream is to open a restaurant.
* Kronk, from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. Spinach puffs are his specialty.
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is shown to have many talents. Baking is one of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Pinkie Pie proves to be just as good a baker as her pony counterpart, by creating a cake (with Fluttershy's help) containing a reproduction of the {{Mona Lisa|Smile}} ''inside it''.
* Judy of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' is stunned when she goes home and finds out that [[spoiler:Gideon Grey, the fox that had bullied her as a child]], has become an amazing pastry chef with a successful business.

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* Chu, from ''Film/EatDrinkManWoman''. When he starts making school lunches for the little girl next door, she soon gets students mobbing her in the cafeteria with orders for the next day's meal.
* Wan from ''Flavour of Happiness''.
* Martha and Mario from ''MostlyMartha''; also Kate and Nick from [[ForeignRemake the remake]] ''No Reservations''.
* Babette in, unsurprisingly, ''Film/BabettesFeast''.
* A major plot point in ''Simply Irresistable''. Sarah Michelle Gellar's character is the daughter of a Supreme Chef, but failing to follow in her footsteps. Then (apparently) she finds a magical crab (DontAsk) who 'inspires' her to such culinary heights that Sean Patrick Flannery accuses her of enchanting him via her food.
* Zeke from ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' is a basketball player who secretly loves to bake, and gives some cookies to [[AlphaBitch Sharpay]], who acts very dismissive of him and his crush on her. ''How'' good are those cookies? At the end of the movie, after she actually eats them, Sharpay quite literally runs into his arms, begging for more, and lets out a {{Squee}} when Zeke offers to make her a creme brule next. Apparently ThroughHisStomach goes both ways.
* ''Film/GregorysGirl'': Steve is extremely serious about his cooking, which even the head master enjoys.

* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's novel ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', Miles Vorkosigan hires his gate guard's mother as a cook, based on the elaborate gourmet box lunch she prepares for her son. He's right, she's one of these. Suddenly he starts getting visitors at mealtime. And attempts by his relatives -- including his parents -- to hire her away. General opinion is that Ma Kosti could make a meal fit for the Emperor if her base ingredient was ''cardboard''. The last is not an exaggeration. She ''does'' make a dish fit for the Emperor -- literally, as it's served and beloved at the Emperor's wedding -- when her base ingredient is [[FutureFoodIsArtificial nutrient paste]] produced in the [[AlienLunch guts of a genetically engineered cockroach]].
* The main character in Joanne Harris' ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' and TheFilmOfTheBook is a chocolatier whose creations are mouth-watering enough to win over an entire town of strict Catholics during Lent.
* In Mur Lafferty's novel ''Literature/PlayingForKeeps'' one of the characters has a superpower that makes her a Supreme Chef. She intuitively knows what kind of food everyone around her likes and exactly how to prepare it.
* This is why Literature/AmeliaBedelia, the protagonist of the children's book series of the same name, [[UltimateJobSecurity always keeps her job]]; she's somewhat of a ditz who's so LiteralMinded, she always messes up her instructions by taking figures of speech and various terminology too literally. (For instance, when told to put out the lights, she puts them out on the clothesline.) Nonetheless, she's always forgiven by her employers because her ''baking'' is second to none.
* The volatile and mercenary French chef Anatole in Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' stories. He serves as a LivingMacGuffin, with various {{Upper Class Twit}}s constantly plotting to either obtain or retain his peerless services. The threat of being banned from sampling his gastronomic delights is often the club wielded by Bertie's Aunt Dahlia when he displays his unwillingness to commit his assistance to her latest ZanyScheme.
* The eponymous character of James White's ''[[Literature/SectorGeneral The Galactic Gourmet]]'' ran out of professional challenges at the five-star restaurant he ran at a multispecies hotel, and was feeling bored until a Kelgian diner personally thanked him for a good meal, having just been released from Literature/SectorGeneral. This led to the Great Gurronsevas heading for the Final Frontier - hospital food. He became the Chief Dietician of Sector General. (Since he effectively became a head of department without going through the hospital's usual screening and training procedures, HilarityEnsues.)
* Dracula. Yes, ''that'' ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. In the original Bram Stoker [[Literature/{{Dracula}} novel]], when Harker is staying at Castle Dracula, he notes in his journal that the food is very good. Later, it's revealed that there are no servants (it would be tough to get people to work for a, y'know, ''vampire'') and Dracula has been doing all the work, such as cooking. Apparently, when you're an undying abomination you have time to pick up a culinary hobby. Either him or his wives.
* Charity Carpenter from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. According to Harry, "She could whip up a five-course meal for twelve from an egg, two spaghetti noodles, some household chemicals, and a stick of chewing gum." Too bad that gene [[LethalChef apparently skipped over Molly.]]
* In David R. Palmer's ''Literature/{{Emergence}}'', the ''eleven-year-old boy'' who calls himself "Adam" turns out to be this, among other skills unlikely for the son of wealth and privilege. Granted that he's a mutant super-genius, it's still odd, and protagonist/narrator Candy (also an eleven-year-old mutant super-genius) comments on it, that Adam chose to include world-class cooking among his skills. Susceptible readers may gain five pounds just from the description given of the "work of sheerest culinary artistry" he prepares for Candy in the course of one day.
* Polgara is one in Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad and Mallorean]]'' series, as well as in the prequels. Part of it may be that she's a sorceress, but it's mostly skill -- and a couple thousand years worth of practice.
* Literature/NeroWolfe's cook, Fritz Brenner, is a supreme chef. Nero himself is pretty good, ''when'' he decides to exert himself.
* The Eternal Emperor of the ''Literature/{{Sten}}'' series is a spectacular chef. A major hobby of his is trying to recreate foods he remembers from his youth, thousands of years ago.
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Glenda Sugarbean who runs the [[BigEater Unseen University's]] Night Kitchen is so talented that Vetinari is willing to take her food untested -- she would never poison anyone, not out of respect for him but out of respect for ''the food'' -- and considers telling the guards to throw away her jammy devil bribes "a crime against high art". Apparently all of the Sugarbean women qualify: her grandmother Augusta used to be the cook at the Assassin's Guild where she made the world's best bubble and squeak (she left Glenda the recipe) and refused to let any of the students use her cakes for poisoning practice -- and they ''obeyed'' because no one wants to upset a good cook.
** [[DirtyOldWoman Nanny Ogg]] publically scorns the idea of ThroughHisStomach, but knows an array of recipes for sexual boosting dishes, like Carrot 'n' Oyster Pie or Chocolate Sauce Surprise, that can leave almost anyone except Granny Weatherwax burning up with lust, as seen in ''Discword/{{Maskerade}}''.
* In the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, local gastro-hotelier Teddy "The Hipster Chef" Gates is one (Bocuse-trained, at that); but all he really wishes to do is be his own pâtissier. And he considers the Duke of Taunton's cook, Mrs. Woolley, and the ducally-trained housekeeper at the Rectory, Rose James, to be his betters in the kitchen.
* House-elves from ''Literature/HarryPotter'', fitting their nature as the ultimate servants. Even Kreacher whips up excellent meals once he truly accepts Harry as his new master.
** Also Molly Weasley, who uses her magic wand [[MundaneUtility in the kitchen]] and gives it a ''really'' good use according to Harry.
** {{Fanon}} considers Harry himself to be an excellent chef - the Dursleys force him to prepare meals for them, and [[DisproportionateRetribution their response to even slight mistakes]] on his part is well-known. He HadToBeSharp.
* Lydda the griffin in ''Literature/DarkLordOfDerkholm'' is a fantastic cook, despite only being thirteen or so. She's an oddball for a griffin in that she prefers her food cooked to raw, but none of her family members will turn down her "godlike snacks."
* In the Literature/ChaletSchool books, the Maynard family maid, Anna, and Karen, the school cook, both qualify. The former makes a mean jam (as seen in ''A Feud in the Chalet School''), and the latter's bread twists are often described as 'heavenly'.
* According to ''Sideways Arithmetic From Literature/WaysideSchool'', Miss Mush can cook beautifully when she's only cooking for herself and/or a few others. Unfortunately, at Wayside, she's cooking for around three hundred, and in those quantities her food hits [[LethalChef the other extreme]].
* In Dean Koontz's ''Literature/OddThomas'' series, the odd one himself. Saying his pancakes suck functions as his BerserkButton.
* Literature/HonorHarrington has had no less than ''three'' Supreme Chefs in her household(s): Her steward James [=MacGuiness=], her Grayson cook Mistress Thorne, and her father Alfred Harrington (who has a FriendlyRivalry with Mistress Thorne).
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, food-based fairies are often these.
* Peeta Mellark from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''. More like a Supreme Baker since he's never shown cooking food, but everyone seems to love the things he bakes.
* Mrs. Cormaci from ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'' is apparently a very good chef.
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Mr. Willy Wonka]] is this on a grand scale -- he is the inventor of all of the ImpossiblyDeliciousFood that his chocolate factory, the biggest in the world, produces. In order to protect his recipes from rival candymakers, he was forced to become a ReclusiveArtist, which only made him more of a LivingLegend.
* In the ''Literature/PrinceRoger''-series, this trope lands on the titular prince's valet Kostas Matsugae. Stuck with the prince and his bodyguards on a DeathWorld, he decides to pull his weight by taking over cooking, laundry and similar domestic duties, and he's good at it. He routinely knocks together perfectly respectable stews from day-old T-Rex-analogue and swamp water, and can put together a multi-course feast when given some money and a market to spend it in. Of course, whenever he tries to shares recipes with the locals, they all look at him like he's insane - the main ingredients of his meals come from ridiculously dangerous wildlife the prince and his men kill, which none of the natives ever considered treating like game animals.
* Mihali from ''ThePowderMageTrilogy'' embodies this trope to the fullest. Anybody who has ever tried his cooking can attest that the man is nothing short of a god in the kitchen. Not only that, but he also seems to be capable of conjuring food seemingly out of thin air in large enough amounts to feed an entire city.
* Arthur Dent in ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' becomes a narrow version of this when he gets stranded on the planet Lamuella: he can only make sandwiches, but he learns to make them so well that he acquires almost priest-like status in the local community. If anything, he's even more respected than the local priest, precisely because he can make amazing sandwiches and the priest can't.
* ''Literature/LikeWaterForChocolate'' has the elderly Nacha and the protagonist Tita, who learns from her. The recipes at the start of each chapter are mouthwatering, and then there's the MagicRealism where Tita's emotions are transferred into the food.
* In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, Valabar's restaurant is a FamilyBusiness going back millennia, with food so good that its reputation completely overcomes anti-Easterner FantasticRacism, its former employees are snapped up by Dragaeran noble houses, and its premises are a ''de facto'' TruceZone for the various political and criminal factions.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E14CupAJoe Cup 'A Joe]]": Despite B.A.'s complaints that Murdock is crazy and [[LethalChef will poison the diners with his cooking]], he turns out to be quite good at it. Face says that his crepes remind him of the kind one of his girlfriends used to make.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Head of Security Michael Garibaldi is a very good cook besides being a top-notch cop and soldier. A subplot in Season 2 involves Garibaldi trying to get the ingredients for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagna_càuda bagna càuda]] (basically Northern Italian fondue) behind Dr. Franklin's back (he was concerned for Garibaldi's heart health). [[spoiler:"A Distant Star" has Franklin finally agreeing to try the dish as long as Garibaldi takes care of himself.]]
* King Silas in the intrigue alternate-world drama ''Series/{{Kings}}'' insists in cooking for his family every morning, and misses the time in which he went to the supermarket and "fought for the best melon", and still he goes to the grocery himself and buys his ingredients, yet they clear the shop. Because he is the King. This makes him this trope's paradigma.
* Vincent in ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', to the point that the diner has no menu, and some residents consider it a challenge to order something he can't do. However, when left to his own devices, he can occasionally be a LethalChef, not because the food's ''bad'' but because it's ''experimental''. He, like everyone else in town, has MadScientist tendencies and has a doctorate in molecular gastronomy.[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_gastronomy Real thing]], by the way. It's [[CordonBleughChef Cordon Bleugh]] cooking that actually works, somehow, with the power of SCIENCE! Strangely, one of its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heston_Blumenthal leading exponents]] never got a degree in anything or even went to culinary school.[[/note]]
* ''Series/IronChef'' revolves around the premise of having these kinds of chefs go against each other.
* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'''s eponymous character, who is a great cook even with LaserGuidedAmnesia. He actually opens his own restaurant at the end of the series.
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'': TheAce Tendou is most well known for being an excellent cook. He managed to get his cooking skills from working at his grandmother's oden shop revealed in Series/KamenRiderDecade.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' gives us Pierre Alfonso Oren, A.K.A. Kamen Rider Bravo A.K.A. MISTER DANGEROUS. When he's not beating up on the other Riders for fun or hamming it up for the cameras, he's busy being a famous faux-French pastry chef. His dedication to his baked goods is so great that he even defied the local city-controlling (not quite so) evil corporation because their actions threatened to spoil a customer's enjoyment of his cake. And even without his Rider powers, if you insult his work, you will be hurt. A lot. Probably by a pan to the head.
* [=LeBeau=], the French member of the ''Series/HogansHeroes'' team, is of course a good cook. The greatness comes in the fact that he can concoct excellent dinners and desserts with the materials available inside a POW camp, making him have almost {{MacGyver|ing}}-esque cooking skills.
* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' episode "Too Many Cooks". A soldier who was a gourmet chef in civilian life is wounded and ends up at the 4077th. He's such a superb cook that he can make Army food delicious.
* Umemori Genta/Shinken Gold from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''. Subverted in that only [[BloodKnight Juzo]] and Kotoha says it's good. Everyone else thinks it's [[SoOkayItsAverage plain]].
* Both Don Dogoier / Gokai Green and Gai Ikari / Gokai Silver of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' are both amazing cooks, but both of their cooking talents veer in different directions: Gai's cooking is for fun and enjoyment while Don's is tailor-made for everyone's well-being (the other Gokaigers, before he joined, weren't the healthiest of eaters). Don ends up depressed by Gai's accomplishments, but ends up being bolstered when Gai admits that Don's cooking is much more better than his, since he can't arrange it like he can.
* ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueFire'' once featured a Cook-off between [[TeamChef Tama-chan]] and Chukaen. Tama won by making a delicious soup out of a fish-head and the remains of a leek.
* Sookie from ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. She's so obsessed with cooking that she catered her own wedding parties and was still putting icing on the cake on her wedding day.
* Monica Geller from ''Series/{{Friends}}'', who makes her living as a professional chef and offers a contrast with LethalChef Rachel.
* Reese from ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' really knows how to cook, he even forces Hal to work for him by making Hal taste whatever he is cooking at the moment. He enjoys cooking so much that one of Lois' most effective punishments is to ban him from the kitchen.
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] appears to be a whiz in the kitchen, depending on incarnation. In "The Lodger," he manages to assemble a satisfying enough omelette for two from some eggs, stray cheeses, and salad dressing. Seems that living as a bachelor for most of a thousand years makes you pick up a few things.
* Both Ben and Omar from ''Series/FutureFood'' are Supreme Chefs.
* Piper Halliwell from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is an excellent cook and worked as a sous-chef. It's suggested that this was the primary reason that she was such a skilled potion-maker as well because the two skills compliment each other.
* Marie Barone from ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is described as a spectacular Italian chef. It's the only leverage she has against her useless husband, and it is the source of a great deal of jokes at [[LethalChef Debra's]] expense.
* ''Series/DocMartin'': Martin himself. He might be uptight, a stick-in-the-mud, and unexpressive in every other aspect of his life, but his gastronomic creations show a singular passion and creativity. Notable that even during his relationship with Louisa he still insisted on doing the cooking for both of them. Though his obsessive commitment to health means that he only ever cooks fish and steamed vegetables.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Jackson's best friend Cooper secretly loves to bake, although he is embarrassed about it. He actually baked Miley's birthday cake which Jackson had to deliver after messing up the previous cakes.
* Waldo from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' is a excellent cook despite his {{Cloudcuckoolander}} moments.
* Chef in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' is HeWhoMustNotBeSeen, HeWhoMustNotBeHeard, and He Who Must Not Be Named, but not in the SpeakOfTheDevil context. Yet, he is such an amazing Chef that [[OncePerEpisode hardly an episode]] plays without the main characters dropping his name, or rather his title, at least once and usually with fawning admiration. This makes him a sort of running gag in the same way the non-speaking Morn on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is said to be a chatterbox. In the one episode where we do see a cook, it's a holodeck and [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Riker]] is playing him.
** Speaking of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', this seems to be encoded in the Sisko DNA. In a setting where nearly everyone relies on replicated food, Ben grows his own vegetables and can be seen cooking on a regular basis; the only time anyone seems less than enamoured with his food came about because he got curious about the potential of Ferengi tube grubs (and Jake only complained ''[[IAteWhat after]]'' finding out they were in the dish). He learned this from his father, who runs his own restaurant--and would have to be a damn good chef to stay in business in an era of food replicators. Jake, Ben's son, has also inherited the cooking gene.
* Victor from ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' is an amazing chef. He even opened his own restaurant, "The Chill Grill". In the spinoff ''Series/CoryInTheHouse'', he is the chef of the White House.
* Gordon Gordon Wyatt in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' retired from psychiatry to pursue a career as a professional chef, and the consensus is that he is quite brilliant. Just don't call him a [[BerserkButton "fry cook"]] (''*[[Creator/StephenFry ahem]]*'').
* Resident ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' coroner Sid Hammerback was a chef before becoming an ME. He's still quite good.
** Mac's girlfriend Christine probably counts,too,she's a successful restaurant owner and chef.
* Adam played by Adam Arkin from ''Series/NorthernExposure'', who though lived as a hostile, semi-mythical hermit, was a genius gourmet chef who could create amazing haute cuisine dishes, as revealed to the series protagonist Dr. Joel Fleishman in the season 1 episode "The Aurora Borealis".
* [[{{Series/Hannibal}} Dr. Hannibal Lecter]] just ''loves'' to have people over for dinner, and more often than not, they love what they're being served. Just as long as they're not told what might be in it...
* Aunt Bea from ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' provided she isn't making pickles.
* Jack Tripper from ''Series/ThreesCompany''. Besides feeling bad for him for being homeless, it's part of why Janet and Chrissy want to keep him as a roommate in the first place.
* BigGuy and GeniusBruiser Eliot Spencer on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is an expert chef, to the point where owning his own restaurant is one of his main ambitions. He's also gone undercover as a Chef (at a ''cooking school'') or Caterer (during which he possibly killed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Butcher of Kiev]] with an appetizer) on several occasions - and created the menu for the Bridgeport Pub in the fifth season, to what appears to be popular acclaim.
* Kwan from ''Series/{{Thunderstone}}''. His cooking is ''wonderful'', and everybody who tries it is happy to tell him so. This makes things difficult when he leaves for a short time, as apparently everybody else he knows is a {{Lethal Chef}}.
* [[{{House}} Dr. House]] becomes one of these when he briefly takes up cooking.
-->'''House:''' I'm an addict. I take ''everything'' UpToEleven.

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* The Food College of magic in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' can make you into this, especially once you can cast Essential Food, which creates good food in its purest elemental form. That might be cheating.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': Marauding Captain also works as a cook for the army, shown to be cooking what appears to be curry in the artwork of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Marinating_Captain "Marinating Captain"]] with several other Warriors including Field Commander Rahz and General Freed waiting for the dish.

* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': Ragueneau has a successful bakery at Act II, with various assistants and apprentices and at act I he mentions he could prepare ''"Chicken a la Ragueneau"''. Everyone enjoys his pastries, but the problem is that would be not great feat because [[StarvingArtist the poets at Act II ]] and the cadets at Act IV are starving when they do.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Battle Chef Brigade'' is basically this, except the chefs themselves are beyond just good that they ''fight monsters bigger than them to get ingredients''.
* Pictured above: VideoGame/CookingMama from the eponymous game series. She knows exactly how to make each dish and (usually) walks you through the process. If your dish is really good, people will stuff themselves.
* Elzam from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' fits this trope as well, as he's an excellent commander as well as an excellent chef. The first thing he does when transferred to a new post is cook up a gourmet meal for all the soldiers stationed there. He's also able to survive Kusuha's [[GargleBlaster "energy drinks"]] without fainting and identify all the ingredients used based on the taste. His PaperThinDisguise is even named Ratsel Feinschmecker, which means "mystery gourmet".
* Chef Shmi of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' says this of himself. Not that anybody disagrees. Interestingly, the recipes he lists ''sound'' borderline CordonBleughChef, but are actually delicious.
* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', Bowser reluctantly admits that [[BigBad Fawful's]] cooking is amazing.
* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' uses cooking as a way to heal after battles are over. Inevitably, there will be both a Supreme Chef and a LethalChef among the party members at some point.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', everyone loves Nanaly's cooking, even PickyEater [[SugarAndIcePersonality Judas]].
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Genis has a reputation as a Supreme Chef in Iselia, and has several scenes in the beginning of the game with characters praising his cooking. Though considering his older sister Raine, it's almost a ''necessity'' for him. Genis is not the altogether best chef in the game, however: That would be Regal, who earns the special title "God of the Kitchen" in a late-game sidequest.
*** An interesting twist on this trope and {{One Note Chef}} is that all the characters (save Raine and Presea) have themes to the recipes they are best at, even outperforming the Supreme Chefs of the party with certain recipes. Lloyd is better at foods with meat in them, Colette is good with desserts and recipes where a major component is fruit, and Sheena excels with Asian-themed foods like Udon Noodles. Even Genis and Regal have their specific wheelhouses where they outperform the other. Genis works best with everyday recipes like omelets, and Regal has the highest skill with the most complex recipes.
** For ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''; in the short time you have him, [[GuestStarPartyMember Asch]] is shown to be a great chef via skit, in contrast to Natalia and Luke who are his [[spoiler:[[ChildhoodMarriagePromise fiance]] and [[CloningBlues replica]], respectively]], both of whom are no good in a kitchen.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has their protagonist Yuri Lowell. When he says his secret ingredient was "love", HilarityEnsues. Of course, it turns out he didn't really do anything special; he just follows the recipes to the letter.
** Ludger from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2''. Not surprising, considering that his job is being an actual chef. Everyone praises his cooking, and nobody minds him using tomatoes in practically everything he cooks (except for Elle, who gets over it). The developers put a lot of effort into [[FoodPorn making his dishes look delicious]].
* Saki Nijino in ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 1]]'': her bentô (lunch boxes) are so delicious, they are, according to BromanticFoil Yoshio, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGGrIAK9WI one of the most valuable items among guys at Kirameki High]]; plus, she plans to hone her skills at a culinary institute once she graduates.
** And in ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'', while she's not as skilled as Saki, there's [[spoiler:Kaori]] who happens to be one once you get to know her more.
** ''[=TokiMemo=] Girl's Side'' also has a Supreme Chef; this time it's Madoka Kijyo, who explains away his excellent cooking skills as being the result of living on his own.
** ''Girls Side 2'' has Teru, TheAce, who works at a cafe and gives the heroine delicious homemade cookies for [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHolidays White Day]] if he likes her enough.
* In ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', [[spoiler:[[BestHerToBedHer Gene]]]] happens to be excellent at cooking, and her speciality, the gateau, is supremely delicious.
* Several characters across the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series:
** Patty in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', especially seen when she makes lunch for Seliph if she's his girlfriend.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'':
*** Lowen. A JustifiedTrope as [[InTheBlood his grandfather and his father]] worked as cooks for the Pheraean royal family, so he was taught by the best from an early age.
*** Rebecca, too. In her B support with Lowen, she actually makes him lunch to thank him for saving her at the beginning of the game. No wonder they can be paired up.
** As is Oscar from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', having learned from taking care of his little brothers Boyd and Rolf. He stopped being the TeamChef of the Greil Mercenaries to let Mist have a go, though Ike wasn't so keen on the idea. He offers to help [[LethalChef Tanith]] with cooking in their POR support.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Noire's supports with Owain reveal that she's an excellent baker. Likewise, Gaius is very good at [[SweetTooth sweets]]. On the other hand, while the Avatar's usually more of a LethalChef, to the ''non''-human members of the group this trope seems to be in effect; Panne adores his/her carrot stew, which everyone else hates.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the player can build a restaurant in their castle, in which a random one of the units will do the honors of [[ThroughHisStomach preparing stat-boosting food for the army.]] While most of them are at least passable chefs (save for [[LethalChef some truly terrible ones]]), some are so good at it that their cooking can even impact the other characters' stats positively. Some of these are Peri (cooking is her other hobby [[CutePsycho besides killing people]], [[spoiler:with her MissingMom being a Supreme Chef too]]), Jakob (a BattleButler who is good at ''everything'' save for his NoSocialSkills; the Avatar is a BigEater with a SweetTooth so he constantly makes sweets for him/her), Mozu (a farmer's daughter who is also in charge of handling food in the army), Percy ([[BornLucky who's absurdly lucky]] that anything he cooks is probably affected by it), Mitama (a [[{{miko}} shrine maiden]] raised in a temple who was probably taught by the priestesses there), Dwyer (another BattleButler [[spoiler:and Jakob's son]] who takes pride in his cooking and coffee/tea making), Asugi (obsessive SweetTooth who makes his own sweets as a hobby [[spoiler:and an {{Expy}} of Gaius who's implied to be either his reincarnation or past self]]) and Caeldori (TheAce and quite the hard-worker).
* A surprising number of the cast of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' are these. Some are even [[ChefOfIron Chefs of Iron]]. Special mention goes to the entire Lumiel Order where everyone (except Charlotta whom we have yet to see cook) is really good at cooking, with one of them who can even stop wars with his dishes.
* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', while all main characters can become Supreme Chefs thanks to the Skill System, Chisato, Rena, and Yarma are those who canonically apply.
** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', you have Sophia who's Skill level in cooking is 43, she can even work on a budget and in a hurry as her Cost and Time modifiers might show. Nel is about as handy in the kitchen as she is with a blade and Mirage isn't half bad either.
*** As for [=NPCs=] you can recruit, you have [[BigEater Rigel]], [[GenkiGirl Mayu]], The Killer Chef and [[TheAlcoholic Damda Mooda]]. Mayu and Damda might raise doubts for their skill level, but canonically speaking they're still exceptional chefs. The Killer Chef is said to also cross into {{Chef Of Iron}} territory, and he doesn't really understand the difference between cooking and killing, hence the name. Either way, he has the highest cooking skill in the game, and one of the best time modifiers in his category.
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** The main character of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is implied to be an excellent chef, especially for his age. He apparently makes most of the food at home, and can (if the player knows a little about cooking) make some very good school lunches to share with friends. One social link ([[LethalChef Yukiko's]]) involves helping the character get better at cooking (though she refuses to be directly tutored if you offer). That said, he's only a supreme chef if the player makes the right choices, as making the wrong ones turn him into a LethalChef; thankfully, the truly horrible blunders just give bait for fishing.
** Shinjiro Aragaki in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' proves capable of cooking restaurant-quality dishes (while lecturing [[LethalChef Fuuka]] at the same time). With a little prompting from the female protagonist in the PSP {{remake}}, he makes a lavish dinner for the team, with every dish described as looking like a picture out of a cookbook and tasting delicious. The female protagonist herself is an excellent cook, specializing in sweets which can be given as gifts - Mitsuru, presented with one such creation, praises the PC's skills as being worthy of a first-class patisserie. She can even remedy some of Fuuka's cooking blunders!
** Sojiro of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' might be a bit of a OneNoteChef, but his curry is AMAZINGLY delicious - although this seems to be at least partially down to the 'perfect recipy' formulated by [[spoiler: Futaba's mother, Wakaba]]. (Apparently, he was pretty good before getting it, too, though.) Spend time with him, deepening your connection to the Hierophant Arcana, and he'll teach it to you - turning [[HelloInsertNameHere Joker]] into one too. The Curries you can cook with this ability are THE best MP-regenerating items in the game.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuRance'' has a few: UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga (dango), [[NinjaMaid Kikkawa Kiku]] (general cuisine), and [[JokeCharacter Imagawa Yoshimoto]] (imagawayaki).
* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', Lin is the best chef in BLADE. Whenever she cooks a meal, other BLADE members have a tendency to arrive "coincidentally" and enjoy a dish.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', your character can become one and a ChefOfIron if he or she has high enough "Survival" skills. Being able to turn a rotten piece of meat from an mutated animal into a first-class gourmet dish, such as the Wasteland Omelet.[[labelnote:The ingredients?]]A box of [=BlamCo=] Mac & Cheese, a crunchy mutfruit, one unit of lakelurk meat, and a [[DemonicSpider Deathclaw]] egg stolen from a Mother Deathclaw![[/labelnote]] As. Strangely enough, Cook-Cook of the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Fiends]] is noted as a highly skilled cook[[note]]His famous stew has brahmin meat, a potato, some jalapenos, and beer to cook it in.[[/note]] despite being a drug-addled pyromaniacal rapist. Of course, one should be wary of his [[ImAHumanitarian favorite ingredient]]...
** Incidentally, a sufficiently skilled Courier can also make up a recipe that substitutes [[spoiler:for ''human flesh''.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' allows your character to cook a variety of meals at cooking stations using ingredients taken from various beasts in the wasteland. Not only do cooked foods have greater restorative properties and additional buffs than raw ingredients, but cooking also ''somehow'' removes radiation from the foods, making them safer to consume. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC also allows the player to become a Supreme Soda Jerk, with the Nuka-mixer station allowing the player to create their own sodas that, like cooked foods, heal more than standard Nuka-Cola flavors while also, ''somehow'', remove radiation (if not outright ''curing radiation poisoning'').
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Ann from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' is one of the best cooks in town. She gets it from her father who owns the local inn. Ironically, in her [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon64 first game]] she was a LethalChef. Ann subverts stereotypes by being the most tomboyish bachelorette.
** Chase from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility'' and ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade.'' With him, it's his [[OfficialCouple designated partner]] who's the LethalChef--Maya knows good food, but is hopeless at cooking it.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** One of the targets in the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] questline in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is a legendary chef known only as "The Gourmet". Certain members state that his recipes indeed live up to their reputation and are actually somewhat disappointed that he's to be assassinated. He keeps his identity a secret with only the chef of Markarth knowing who he is: [[spoiler:Turns out he's an Orc.]] The PlayerCharacter then needs to impersonate the chef, which can lead to some [[LethalChef hilarious cooking results]].
** In the series lore, the best cooks in Tamriel are said to be the [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock. Given the race's propensity toward [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]] and occasional [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassery]], as well as medieval France making up part of their CultureChopSuey, they can be the ''ES'' universe equivalent of a FrenchJerk. In the aforementioned ''Skyrim'' quest, if the PlayerCharacter is a Breton, another character will comment that the Gourment being a Breton is "too obvious."
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' has two: First, there's Thomas, whose excellent biscuits are in fact the [[TooAwesomeToUse best healing item in the game]], and Nick, who built a diner off his talent. Nick's VanityLicensePlate even reads "[=GR8COOK=]".
* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'': One of the missions is to turn a struggling ramen chef into this.
* The ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion Mists of Pandaria allows the player to expand on his/her cooking skills by going down a number of cooking paths: Grill(Strength), Oven(Stamina), Pot(Intellect), Steamer(Spirit), Wok(Agility) and Brew(Could be considered the Lethal Chef path). Also, if you are under-leveled in cooking, you have the option to level your cooking through the trainer and her ingredients she provides(Though you do need Golden Carp, which isn't provided by her)
* Jarlsberg the Chef-Magus from ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' was apparently capable of crafting the perfect ingredients from raw magical energies and then preparing them into the platonic ideal of whatever food-stuff he desired, from the perfect plain bagel to the ultimate ice-cream sundae. Playing the Avatar of Jarlsberg [[SelfImposedChallenge special ascension path]] lets you tap into that cooking ability (which is good, as Jarlsberg was apparently a picky eater, and one of the limitations of the path is you can ''only'' consume food and booze prepared in Jarlsberg's Cosmic Kitchen). Amusingly, although his food preparation was divine, his ''bartending'' skills can only be described as "okay" if you grade on a curve.
** Likewise, some of the absolute best food and drink to be gotten in the entire Kingdom can be found in the food court of the Hobopolis clan dungeon. Especially noteworthy are the hobo/hippy who manages Suddenly, Salad!, who somehow makes the eponymous dish taste good, and the jovial Arthur Finn, whose World Record Homebrew Stout is described as "like drinking a loaf of bread."
* [[VisualNovel/ToHeart Konomi]] is one in ''{{VideoGame/Aquapazza}}''. Her Splash Art is even food-themed.
* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', any dwarf can become one of these with practice. Prepared food has an inordinately high value, a legendary chef can turn raw tiger intestines and bear brains into a barrel full of gourmet meals with a value rivaling adamantine weaponry.
* In the online game ''City Girl Life'', the PlayerCharacter has the "Chef Career" among her work options. If she chooses this path and follows it to the end, she will become this under the tutoring of the famous chef/restaurateur [[TeamDad Gilden Moreno]] and his NumberTwo [[TallDarkAndSnarky Claude.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FantasyLife'', becoming one of these is but one of the goals you can strive for. And if you succeed, King Erik will jokingly admonish you for stealing his wife and daughter's hearts.
* Panty Shot from ''VideoGame/OneWayHeroics'' is revealed in the ending to be a surprisingly great cook for a mercenary. When your character asks why he became a mercenary instead of a chef, he replies that he once tried to open a restaurant, but it failed since no-one wanted to buy a product named "Fresh Panty Lunchbox". [[spoiler:Fortunately, later on he opens another restaurant which fares much better]].
* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'': The Bandaged Poissonier, who can take a sea monster no one in their right mind would even dare touch and turn it into the most delicious dish you could ever find in the Neath, and will gladly accompany you in your ocean travels in search of new ingredients. [[spoiler:That, and he's had some terrible luck finding someone worthy of his skills: He served European royalty until he got stuck in the Neath, then the Traitor Empress employed him until the Royals' appetites changed [[ImAHumanitarian for the worse]], and he had a nasty falling out with the Khan after he sent back a dish]]. Notably, he's a [[TheUndead Tomb-colonist]], who most people wouldn't really like near their meals (mostly because they keep falling apart and you don't want a piece of the chef in your soup), though one can only assume the years of experience help.
* Gaichû from ''ShadowrunReturns: Hong Kong'' is, [[WarriorPoet among other things]], an excellent chef, able to make incredibly appetizing sashimi from commonly available ingredients with only minimal cooking and relatively light application of spices. [[spoiler:As he is [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier a ghoul]], those "commonly available ingredients" are [[ImAHumanitarian meta-humans]], while the minimal cooking and light spices are to ensure it still technically counts as "raw meta-human meat", the only thing ghouls are able to eat. It's still impressive that he's able to make a conventionally appetizing meal for such... unconventional dietary requirements, though.]]
* In ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl'', Gemma's dad is this. Tristan considers the hypothetical choice between enjoying his dad's pizza and being able to afford to wear pants to be a tough one. Gemma is astonished when a customer is capable of looking sad even though she's got one of her dad's meatball pizzas right in front of her. Even the BigBad [[VillainRespect admits]] that his company could not have created a better pizza "in a million years." [[{{Understatement}} The man's pretty good at baking pizza,]] is what we're saying.
* ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker'':
** The Daughters of each game can potentially become this is they work hard on their homemaking-related skills. i.e., Olive from the second known game can have kitchen-related works and improve her food-making skills enough to potentially: win the Harvest Festival's [[CookingDuel Cooking Contest]], gain blessings from the HouseFey [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domovoi Domovoi]], adquire a [[TheRival cooking rival]] named [[ShrinkingViolet Marthia]], decide to become a chef/bartender and get her own business as such, etc.
** As mentioned above, the second game has no shortage of good chefs: the restaurateur Balbon (a potential boss), the bartender Dimitri (ditto), Marthia herself, etc. Then, [[https://youtu.be/VOxRcPpMJ3Q?t=1m20s they all gather in the Harvest Festival to show off their cooking skills]]...
* The Felyne Kitchen in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' always knows how to cook up an epic meal for any monster hunter going on a hunt. And it does it with style.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Unlike her LethalChef sister Hisui, Kohaku from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is a spectacular cook. [[spoiler:When she isn't purposely drugging the food to make people go insane.]] Well, even ''then'' it tastes fantastic.
* Shirou Emiya of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' cooks so well to the degree that the LetsPlay commentators are more turned on by FoodPorn than the sex scenes. Much of which ties into his tutoring [[SempaiKohai Sakura]] as a cook ... who he admits is probably better than him now. Then [[{{Tsundere}} Rin]] gets her competitive streak fired up. And dammit, now I'm hungry.
** Especially notable as each of the three has a specialty they are generally considered unrivaled at. Shirou specializes in Japanese food as the protagonist and highlights his fondness for traditional things, like his classical Japanese-style house, the ancient Japanese art of archery, and swords. Sakura specializes in Western food but often tries Japanese food to appeal to Shirou, highlighting the Matou family's Western style house and diminishing magic from leaving their native lands and insisting on staying in a foreign land that did not suit them. Rin specializes in Chinese food, which at first seems weird as she also lives in a Western-style house and has nothing obviously Chinese about her or her magic/interests, but cleverly foreshadows [[spoiler:that she was trained in Chinese martial arts by Kotomine]].
** In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'', the special bento box prepared by Sakura is the ''only'' thing the school store will accept in exchange for a giant ruby that Rin wants ([[DevelopersForesight even if the player somehow get all the money it's priced at]]). The description says that it takes all of the player's restraint not to eat the masterpiece bento themself, despite knowing how much the ruby is needed. Sakura's regular bento are the best healing item in the game, restoring all health and clearing all status effects. There is no Shirou in this game, so Sakura has taken the "supreme chef" role completely.
** In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Boudicca is an expert on traditional Britannian cooking, and tries to teach some to Mash before [[CutenessProximity getting distracted by her]]. During the Valentine's events, several female Servants admit to going to Boudicca for help with their chocolates, which suggests her skill extends to foreign foods as well.
** Kiyohime's profile in ''Grand Order'' states that she is also an excellent chef, but it's overshadowed by her [[{{Yandere}} behavioral issues]].
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** [[FanNickname Magical Gohda Chef]]. [[BattleButler Ronove]] as well. In [[{{Omake}} The Stakes' Valentine's Day]], Gohda is so impressed when [[CrackPairing Beelzebub]] gives him some of Ronove's chocolate that he immediately leaves for Belgium to train to be a better cook.
** Gohda shouldn't be left out either. There's a reason Beelzebub gave him the chocolate and it wasn't out of love; she wanted something good in return on [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHolidays White Day]].
* Toyed with in ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', which presents the whole range:
** Hisao Nakai, the protagonist, can find his way around a kitchen because his parents were always away at work and he had to make his own food.
** Hanako Ikezawa is a pretty good chef... but according to Lilly, she becomes dangerous [[CordonBleughChef if she starts experimenting]].
** Lilly Satou herself is an interesting case of VN heroine (especially since she's a deconstruction of the "[[ProperLady Perfect]] [[YamatoNadeshiko Lady]]" archetype) who's specifically described as a fairly good cook, ''but not'' an excellent one - she has a lot of experience and likes to cook for herself and her friends but she admits that there are some things a blind cook just ''can't'' do (or at least would take far too much effort to learn how to than they're worth).
** The real Supreme Chef of the game is, surprisingly enough, GenkiGirl [[PassionateSportsGirl athlete]] Emi Ibarazaki (who appears to have inherited her mother Meiko's talent) - but she's also a health and fitness nut, so don't expect too many deep fried pork dishes or desserts. It's made clear that, realistically enough, Emi doesn't "hate tasty things" or somesuch - she actually understands how and how much people need to eat and cooks accordingly.
** Shizune Hakamichi, meanwhile, is as close as a very realistic game gets to a LethalChef (surprising, given that she's generally [[TheAce extremely talented at whatever else she does]]) - she doesn't even seem to understand the ''theory'' behind the food she cooks. Could be explained by the fact that she's [[TheOjou filthy rich]] and may not have had to ever do much cooking herself. (She's seen freely ordering take-out at some point.)
* In ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', pursuing a relationship with [[AffablyEvil Dr. Shuu]] results in him sending the player character a lovely roast for Christmas dinner. [[spoiler:Shuu later reveals that he murdered Yuuya, and [[IAteWhat asks how he tasted]].]] [[EvilLaugh Ho ho ho ho ho.]]
* Teruteru Hanamura from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' is a culinary arts master, and has this as his Ultimate talent. His exact title is "Ultimate Cook" but prefers to be called a "Chef" instead of "Cook" because it sounds more sophisticated. [[spoiler:Prior to the game's events, he makes a promise to his mother (who is an IllGirl and a {{Workaholic}}) that he would take over his family's restaurant so he can establish himself as a great chef once he graduates.]]
* In VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari, [[TheOjou Remi]] [[GirlyGirl Himekawa]] turns out to be an excellent chef. If she and the MC have a date, she get there late... because she has made a ''excellent'' bento box for him, as thanks for taking her out. [[spoiler:If he rescues her from a kidnapper, she will offer to cook for him as thanks -- but they can end up having GladToBeAliveSex instead.]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' has several although rarely as a plot point.
** [[YamatoNadeshiko Iris]] is shown to be one in a roundabout way. [[spoiler:In first case of the third game Phoenix praises his girlfriend's homemade lunches. Said girlfriend is later revealed to be Iris.]]
** In the backstory of second ''[[ViauslNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Investigations]]'' game Jeff Masters organises pastry contest between four supreme chefs, himself, Dane Gustavia, Delicia Scones and Isaac Dover. [[spoiler:Last two are subversions. Delicia is actually a pharmacist and Dover is a sculptor. Both got into the contest by cheating.]]
** Manfred von Karma's wife aparently has cooking skills rivaling professional cooks.
* In ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'', one of [[PlayerCharacter Saori's]] friends is a young woman named Haru. She has her own restaurant and, according to Saori and the Vigilantes (especially [[BigEater Ukyo]]) her skill at the kitchen is near unrivaled.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/DontLookItSucks'' has Mandew, who can cook food so good, that it often takes on magical properties and can even come to life. One of the secondary characters is born this way.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has a spark who specializes in making pies that alter people's mood when thrown at them.
** Agatha is apparently [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070618 a]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070620 supreme]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070622 barista.]]
* Jamie in ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'' can turn Rice Crispies ''back into rice.''
** [[spoiler:Turns out he just used the rice filling from a hackey sack instead.]]
* Piffany in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' can end wars with a brownie, and her cookies can tame [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] and even end quarrels among the gods themselves.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the TokenEvilTeammate Belkar is an astoundingly good chef. He's got skill points and feats based around cooking (he's a ''ranger/barbarian''), and at one point he convinces a recurring villain to let him and Haley leave with Roy ([[spoiler:Well, his ''corpse'', anyway]]) by cooking ''vulture stew'' which he made using a demon roach to cook. Being [[HeroicComedicSociopath who he is]], he also threatens to cook people into his dishes, and even offers the Oracle the dish of ''his own lungs on a plate''. And when Gannji says that his friend Enor is going to eat Roy's heart, Belkar suggests sautéing it in garlic first. His culinary skills are also used to track Vaarsuvius when s/he is sent to the Semi-Elemental Plane of Ranch Dressing.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary:'' Ch'vorthq zig-zags it; he's apparently a genius in terms of actual cooking, balancing spices and tastes, and what to serve. The problem is he ''really'' loves that [[ArtificialLimbs whisk arm of his]], and overapplies it in every damn plate, constantly and proudly. The result is a mush that feels mostly like eating something that's already been in someone's stomach and where everything tastes the exact same. Liz's contribution to the mess hall is simply to serve the plates before he can apply the "whisk of ruin" to them, and when that happens everyone loves the results. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, no one had bothered telling him to his face to lay off the damn whisk, and when this happened he felt so insulted about never being told that everyone got to remember he had once been [[ActionBomb genetically engineered to be a biological explosive]] when he lost control of his fuse and nearly blew up. He's back on track (or [[BrainInAJar treads on a robot body]], as the case may be) after that incident, and fully applies for the trope now that he's getting proper feedback]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The three head chefs at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Phase should know. He grew up in a family so rich they kept two supreme chefs as their routine cooks, and as a result he has a palate which is amazingly sophisticated for a fourteen year old.
** It's also mentioned that there are [[GadgeteerGenius Gadgeteers]] and even [[MadScience Devisors]] who specialize in cuisine - hopefully not of the LethalChef variety, though you never know. The superhero team Freelancers employ one in their clubhouse (which shares space with a hospital specializing in mutant-related problems), so presumably he, at least, doesn't get too carried away with it.
* If inanimate objects can count as {{Supreme Chef}}s, then [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-458 -458]] (a pizza box that somehow spawns pizza [[OneNoteChef and only pizza]]) counts as this.
* Post-Series/TopGear James May is making a Website/YouTube career out of making things like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFGriqtMSqo Shepherd's Pie]]. Oh, and he once beat Creator/GordonRamsay in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwPmLwW1-PA cook-off]].
* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG takes this to ridiculous levels with the Brickolinis, whose pizza is enjoyed almost universally to the point where an incident involving ''one'' person disliking it gained a particular infamy.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Jake the dog is shown to be a great cook. He often makes bacon pancakes and is very creative in his plating.
* Digit from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' is a talented chef, and even had a cook-book published. He's so good, he knows how to reinflate a collapsed souffle.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter's mom, for whom it was revealed ''that the reason Dexter's dad married her was because of the muffins she makes''. Apparently they are so good that he spends a whole episode descending into madness trying to steal the muffins instead of waiting for them to cool.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** In an episode, LethalChef (among other things!) Bender seeks out one of these to improve his skills. As it turns out, the Supreme Chef in question has a secret ingredient which turns out to be [[MagicFeather ordinary tap water]]. Yes, ordinary tap water... [[spoiler:spiked with LSD]].
** The alien celebrity chef Elzar is this, being famous for his amazing skill at cooking. Of course, he's also an egotistical JerkAss.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': Mamma Manicotti works in her own Italian Restaurant and not even her rival Papa Plastique manages to duplicate her recipe.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': Apart from being one of the biggest, toughest guys on the G.I. Joe team, Roadblock is also a gourmet chef, and several episodes give him the chance to show his skills off.
* Canonically, Ron Stoppable from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is a pretty good chef, especially compared to borderline LethalChef Kim. Fanon of course exaggerates both.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast'', Hamilton is an excellent cook, especially when using [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pumpkins.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Even though she's not stated outright to be this, Pinkie Pie works as a baker/candy maker, and is pretty great at it.
** Also from the series in question: Cup and Carrot Cake, Gustave le Grand, Mulia Mild, and Donut Joe.
** In ''28 Pranks Later'', Rainbow Dash makes a couple cakes for a prank (ItMakesSenseInContext), and Sweetie Belle enjoys them.
*** Although strangely enough, her attempt to make a pie in ''Secrets and Pies'' leaves [[LethalChef far more to be desired.]]
** Applejack takes great pride in her cooking and it's generally well-received, though it seems to be [[CripplingOverspecialization limited to apple-related dishes.]]
* Gwumpki from ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack''. His food is still delicious even though it may be bizarre.
* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Vince [=LaSalle=]'s such a great cook that he fed the entire school (Student and staff alike) with his dishes. He was even invited to study abroad in a cooking school in France but stayed behind.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' have had several:
** Marge, while usually a fairly standard cook, briefly turns into one after she has the family kitchen renovated.
** One-shot character Michael, the son of mobster Fat Tony, turns out to be an incredible chef, wanting to become a professional chef rather than following in his fathers criminal footsteps. He's able to throw together a great salad with ''weeds he picked together in the school playground''. [[spoiler: He is, however, not above using his cooking skills to poison the enemies of his father after they gunned him down]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': Greedy Smurf can cook almost as well as he can eat, and seeing as [[TeamChef that's his job]], it's a good thing that he fits this Trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** [=SpongeBob=] is the ultimate frycook, even beating Neptune himself in a cook-off on one occasion.
** Though Jim, the Krusty Krab's previous fry cook is the AlwaysSomeoneBetter. Jim admits that [=SpongeBob=] is a pretty good fry cook -- but he'll only become a ''great'' one once he works up the nerve to get away from the Krusty Krab and Mr. Krabs.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'': Memnock, an alien warrior, is shown to be a very good cook. One episode had him cook an egg dish with coriander as an important ingredient and he often stayed up all night to try to perfect the dish. his ally and roommate, Zenblock yelled at Mem for his obsessive cooking, which angered him and made him move out but after they reconciled, Zenblock tried out the meal himself and found it to be very delicious.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': [=DJ=] is an excellent chef and loves to cook. He actually has a special spice from his mother that can make anything taste good, [[LethalChef even Chef Hatchet's disgusting food.]] He also cooked the contestants' food during his temporary alliance with Chef in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaAction Action]]''. And when he confessed and eliminated himself out of guilt, his friends were very sad that they would miss his cooking and begged him to stay, even suggesting to eliminate Chef instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'': Ice Bear is not only a master chef, but also the only one who cooks around the house...er, cave.