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"My meals are to die for!"

"Like a gladiator about to meet his fate
I enter my arena, bow my head, and start to bake."
The Aquabats!, "The Baker!"

A certain stock kind of villain, the Evil Chef is just that. They're cooks who are deliberately evil. It doesn't matter how exactly they're trying to achieve that goal, just that their primary role is as a chef or cook. They may or may not be using their cooking skills to attempt to defeat the heroes; they may just have the chef characteristics as something completely unconnected to their evil plans. They usually come in one of two types: the French chef type with a very pointy mustache, and the 'school canteen chef'.

Not to be confused with Lethal Chef, as characters listed on that page are not always evil. Nor are the characters listed here always actually bad at cooking. This is for evil/killer cooks who cause death and destruction, often by their cooking (and deliberately) while Lethal Chef is for people who cannot cook that often accidentally cause various effects because of how bad their cooking is. Chefs make great villains because they work with lots of different types of big knives and various things easily converted to weapons (frying pans, rolling pins, meat tenderizers...).

Also has about a 50% chance of being a case of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, in that many of these characters may not actually be shown to cook in the story. In stories in which the main characters are animals, they of course run the risk of being cooked up or being trapped for stealing food; in this case the Evil Chef is less nastily evil, since he's just doing his job, but is still very threatening.

May overlap with the Chef of Iron, if the Evil Chef fights his or her enemies using cooking implements as weapons or suchlike. May also overlap with Mad Artist if you consider cooking an art form, and especially if the character's goal is to make the best food possible through any means. An Evil Chef who specializes in preparing meat may be depicted as Cruella to Animals. Also see I Ate WHAT?!, The Secret of Long Pork Pies, and Stab the Salad. Most rivals in a Cooking Duel are merely an Opposing Sports Team, who may not even be negatively characterized; but there can obviously be an incentive to make such a character into an actually evil enemy. Compare Angry Chef, which this trope may also overlap with. Contrast Sweet Baker.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • The Falling Devil in Chainsaw Man is a Wicked Cultured Eldritch Abomination that dresses and acts like a Michelin five-star chef as she prepares humans as food for her fellow Devils and slaughters any that fail to finish the meals she provides.
  • Since the main character in Chūka Ichiban! is a chef, it is logical to make all of his main enemies chefs as well. That, and the fact that it is a Cooking Duel series.
  • Digitamamon and Vegiemon from Digimon Adventure. The former does a Heel–Face Turn in the sequel series, but remains a bit of a Jerkass.
  • In Food Wars!, Erina Nakiri's Archnemesis Dad Azami intends to make his style of cooking the only type of cooking allowed in restaurants in Japan and possibly the world. His plan to do such a thing begins with forcibly becoming the new dean of Totsuki Academy, Japan's premier cooking school, and expel anyone who doesn't comply with his techniques.
  • There is the aptly-named Hell's Chef of Gregory Horror Show, given his tendency to try to kill people for smoking (as it dulls taste buds) and for rejecting his food even if they're not hungry.
  • A couple of actively evil chefs showed up in Iron Wok Jan, most notably Jan Akiyama Go "Taoist Gogyo" Gyokai, who was actually trained as a culinary assassin.
  • Subverted in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4 when Antonio "Tonio" Trussardi seems to be using his Italian cooking - and Stand ability - to physically harm his customers. Anyone who eats his cooking briefly experiences some kind of unsettling Body Horror, from their eyes being physically drained of all their fluid to their internal organs physically exploding out of their body, only to be immediately restored, good as new. Despite the disturbing side effects, the dishes he prepares with his Stand are meant to heal, not harm!
  • Shirota Masakage from Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, the episode villain from the 1st anime episode and chapters 4-6 of the manga.
  • One Piece:
    • There was an evil (and really gross) chef named Wanze. He fought Sanji using noodles, some of which came out of his nose.
    • Later on, we have Charlotte Pudding, a dessert chef who gets engaged to marry Sanji...or that's what it looks like on the outside. The truth is that Pudding used to be a normal kid but snapped after being abused by everyone, and is scheming with her Evil Matriarch to assassinate Sanji and his family at the wedding in an effort to seize Sanji's family's assets. Her skills as a chef, while unrelated to her evilness, are genuine though: Luffy and Chopper voraciously consumed a chocolate project of hers, which she enjoyed witnessing. And yet she cannot bring herself to kill Sanji when he's genuinely kind to her.
    • There's also Streusen, Big Mom's personal chef and Parental Substitute who witnessed her unbridled power as a child and saw in her a tool to achieve power. By taking her in and feeding her worst impulses, she turned him from merely a powerful child with a lack of self-control to a brutal pirate lord all the while riding her coattails.
  • In a Hoenn-era episode of Pokémon: The Series, "Hail to the Chef", Team Rocket run into a Sneasel serving as cook in a restaurant. Being a Dark-type Pokemon, it takes an instant dislike to Meowth, trading insults with him and them tainting his food, and then beating him soundly when he confronts it. Meowth, himself a bad guy and a Pokemon-napper, loathes the Sneasel enough that he actually objects when Jessie and James capture it.
  • Bianchi is an assassin from Reborn! (2004) who intentionally uses her status as a Lethal Chef to full effect.
  • Xellos from Slayers invokes this trope intentionally when he creates a soup "potent enough to kill a Gold Dragon with one bite".
  • Toriko, being solely about over muscled men finding, fighting and eating delicious food, is bound to have these on the villain's side. Most of Gourmet Corporation consists of sinister chefs out to assassinate and sometimes even cook their victims, though except for a few holdouts, their allegiances switch to good or at least neutral when Neo becomes the antagonist.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Professor Kabayama is a rather good chef, but the ace monster in his deck is an evil one: a Fiend-Type Monster called Curry Majin Roux.

    Card Games 
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • The game has an old card called The Bistro Butcher, a Fiend-Type monster that seems to be this. Its Japanese name is "Devil Chef".
    • The chef depicted on the ritual spell card "Hungry Burger Recipe" is probably this considering you have to sacrifice monsters to summon an evil burger with the card, with all of the implications that follows as to how this works.
    • The much newer Number 59: Crooked Cook might qualify, although the only indication is the name. (Evil or not, he doesn't seem the type anyone would want to mess with.)

    Comic Books 
  • The Batman Adventures #16 saw The Joker kidnap an aspiring cartoonist and force him to illustrate his exploits for a series of comic books. One of his capers involved infiltrating a banquet and (while "disguised" in a toque and a white smock) slipping paralytic Joker venom into the diners' soup. ("Poisonous? That would be the poison. It complements the cilantro nicely, don't you think?") The poison didn't actually kill anyone who took a slurp of the soup, but it did leave them compulsively grinning - and paralyzed long enough for Joker to saunter right up to all them and beat them senseless with a large mallet. (And Joker being who he is, he did this all For the Evulz - and in this case also for publicity.)
  • Kryppen the Poisoner in the Batman: Devil's Asylum one-shot. He uses his knowledge of poisons and cooking to poison everyone in Arkham Asylum, planning to withhold the antidote until Batman murders an inmate.
  • Hack/Slash:
    • Cassie Hack's mom was an insane chef who murdered children who picked on her daughter and served them as food at Cassie's school.
    • There's the minor villain Hibachi Devil, who looks like a green demon in a chef's uniform, though is never shown doing anything related to cooking.
  • Emeril Lagasse is portrayed as a merciless vegetable slasher in a MAD parody of his Cooking Show, as Stephen King would have novelized it.

    Films — Animation 
  • Quasimodo from Hotel Transylvania is the hotel's chef and he constantly tries to cook Jonathan after realizing he's a human.
  • Louis from The Little Mermaid (1989) (the seafood chef who sings "Les Poissons") provides the page image. He is only evil insofar as aquatic animals are concerned. He may take what seems to be an unusual pleasure in chopping up the animals he cooks, but as he puts it: "Don't hurt, 'cause you're dead!" In context, given that the secondary characters include a fish and crab, that's evil enough. For bonus evil, he even has a twirly mustache.
  • In Migration, an unnamed chef appears as an antagonist, though he doesn't quite qualify as being a Big Bad.
  • Skinner from Ratatouille isn't exactly dangerous, but he is greedy and sneaky and has an abysmal sense of business ethics.
  • The Big Bad of Trolls is the Bergen royal chef (named Chef) whose task is to prepare the trolls for getting eaten by the Bergens.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Carlos, the chef on the train in Breakheart Pass, is part of the conspiracy and makes good use of his skill with knives when he attempts to kill Deakin during a Traintop Battle.
  • The slasher film The Cook, where there's something a little off about the new foreign chef hired to work at a sorority house.
  • Largely averted by Larry London in The Freshman (1990). He's initially presented as an eccentric and rather sinister chef who makes a fortune serving the meat of critically endangered animals to the wealthy for extraordinary sums of money. It's later revealed that he never slaughters the exotic animals that he displays, and serves beef, pork or chicken in their place as an elaborate scam. One could argue that being a scam artist makes him evil in a different way.
  • Pamela Voorhees of the original Friday the 13th was the cook of Camp Crystal Lake. Her villainy was in no way related to her cooking though, but involved knifing, axing, and occasionally arrowing people to death in revenge for her son, who drowned in Crystal Lake because the counselors who were supposed to be watching him were getting it on instead.
  • The odd flick Panman is about a demonic Russian chef who kills people with the pots and pans that he wears on his head, hands, and feet.
  • In the Pusher trilogy, Milo the Serbian druglord. He fancies himself a great cook, and tries to feed people his creations, but they're not very good. In fact, he accidentally gives all his thugs food poisoning in the third film, leaving him rather defenseless to a brewing gang war.
  • The Silence of the Hams: Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza was locked up after processing human carcasses for his pizzas. He didn't even try to hide it—he'd just have a foot sticking out of the crust!
  • Drayton Sawyer from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, who does all of the family's cooking, and wins a state cook-off for his chili. In fact, he credited only as "The Cook" in the first two films, despite being named in the second.
  • The Theatre Bizarre: In "Sweets", the banquet has a pair of chefs in stained kitchen whites who kill and butcher Greg before serving him as the main course.
  • In Titus - a film adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus — Titus' role as a chef when he serves up Tamora's sons to her in a pie is played up by having Anthony Hopkins dressed in the chef's traditional white smock and toque (while sporting a Slasher Smile and carrying a large cleaver).

  • Faquarl from The Bartimaeus Trilogy can transform into any shape he chooses, but is inexplicably fond of taking the form of a meat-cleaver wielding chef. Bartimaeus recalls that he's been doing this since they met in Babylon, circa 700 BC. It has something to do with all the sharp objects just lying around in kitchens.
  • Captain Underpants once fought cafeteria ladies who were aliens in disguise trying to turn the schoolchildren into zombies.
  • Harry Kressing's novel The Cook features the mysterious Conrad, who uses his cooking skills to win over and then control his victims.
  • Swelter from the Gormenghast novels (and TV mini-series). He exercises ruthless control over the kitchens, takes a perverse interest in the boys under his control, and hatches several plots against his enemies. He is also hinted to be cannibalistic.
  • Hannibal Lecter applies his excellent knowledge of cuisine by turning his victims into gourmet meals and eating them. He's not a chef by profession, though.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has the ghost story of the Rat Cook of the Nightfort, who chopped up a visiting prince and fed him to his father in a pie. For breaking Sacred Hospitality, the gods turned him into a giant albino rat who eats his young.
  • Long John Silver was the ship's cook in Treasure Island, as well as the Disney space-and-steam Treasure Planet.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Earshot" has an evil cafeteria lady; Buffy has to foil her plan to poison everyone.
  • In one episode of Criminal Minds, the murderer the FBI team is looking for turns out to be the chef at a town's local community events. His favorite food to serve is chili, whose meat is that of his victims. To the agents' horror, he does this solely for the pleasure of seeing other people unwittingly eat other humans. A later episode had an increasingly insane food court chef who started sneaking pieces of his first victim into the meals that he served customers.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Shockeye from the serial "The Two Doctors". He's obsessed with finding out what things taste like, up to and including human beings, and "tenderizes" one of the Doctor's companions, ignoring all the screaming as being completely irrelevant.
    • The Kandy Man from "The Happiness Patrol" uses confectionery as a means of execution.
  • Those who watch Hell's Kitchen might pick out several worthy contenders. Any example however pales in comparison to Amy's Baking Company in Kitchen Nightmares, who between being proud of the evil acts they perform and brag about firing hundreds of employees (while forcing them not to work anywhere else) they are a Real Life example that makes most fictional ones look like saints. Amy seems to like to passively-aggressively "pay back" complaining customers — when a pizza is returned undercooked, she deliberately burns it... when a customer complains a dish isn't seasoned enough, she intentionally makes it super spicy, hoping it will hurt him.
  • Seinfeld:
    • The Soup Nazi isn't so much evil as oppressive to customers, banning them from his soup stand for not following his standards for behavior while ordering.
    • In "The Pie", the man who George competes with for the suit is revealed to be a chef at the end, and attempts to poison him with a piece of pie.
  • An episode of the mini-series Shakespeare Re-Told reimagines Macbeth in a restaurant setting. James McAvoy stars as a chef named Joe Macbeth who follows a similar bloody and scheming path to his theatrical namesake.



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    Video Games 
  • The murderer in Case 3 of Ace Attorney Investigations 2, Dane Gustavia. Even outside of the murdering, he's still a tremendous dick. Especially to his own son. He at least has the decency to respect a Worthy Opponent in the cooking game, and his only regret was that said worthy opponent ended up being blamed for his crime when he was trying to frame someone else. The man he killed wasn't much better, but also wasn't really a chef.
  • Mr. Mix from Advanced Education with Viktor Strobovski is a Faux Affably Evil school cafeteria chef. He at first seems like a Nice Guy; smiling at you, complementing your skills in cooking, and rewarding you with money if you do good enough. If you don't see him often enough to help him out with his cooking and/or continue to be bad at cooking though, he will become angry with you and proceed to kill you by boiling you in his cauldron to use your meat in his cooking, something he appears to have done with several students in the past judging by the bloody remains in his cooking area.
  • In Alone in the Dark 2, the undead pirate Gangsters have a chef called T-Bone and his helpers, the "Cookies." T-Bone looks a-lot this page's image, but has a bushier mustache and a cheery smile, whilst the cookies are clean shaven and short sushi chefs with a dour expression. Both have Undeathly Pallor and glowing eyes. T-Bone duels the player with a Frying Pan, whilst the cookies attack with meat cleavers. Interestingly its stated in the past, T-Bone killed the prior chef of the pirates to obtain his position.
  • Bonnie's Bakery: The titular baker turns out to be killing her talking animal friends and turning them into ingredients for her food.
  • Chrono Cross has a literal Hell's Cook as one of the many characters you can get to join you. You fight his Super Powered Evil Side before his Heel–Face Turn.
  • In Command & Conquer: Renegade, the player will sometimes be attacked in Nod bases by flamethrower-wielding chefs.
  • The final boss of the 'Delicious Last Course' in Cuphead is Chef Saltbaker, the patisserie chef who had sent the protagonists out on the hunt for the Wondertart ingredients in the first place; he quickly reveals the Wondertart would grant powers over the "astral plane" and it's very evident the thought of having that power went to his head. It turns out that each of these required ingredients are sentient, and he mercilessly butchers them throughout the first phase of the fight against him. Moreover, the last ingredient required is revealed to be a living soul, and he accosts whoever of the protagonists that's presently in astral form for use to this end. After he's defeated, his bakery is destroyed, and he's sentenced to community service. In time, however, he rebuilds his bakery and reintegrates into society.
  • The Dead Rising series features two evil chefs: Larry Chiang from the first game, and Antoine Thomas from the second game. Larry intends to turn an injured Carlito Keyes into mincemeat, and Antoine is attempting (and, it is heavily implied, has even succeeded) to turn survivors into "the perfect dish".
  • One of the chapter previews for Disgaea: Hour of Darkness mentions that Etna must resist "the dark side of cooking"
  • Don Doko Don has a few enemies of this sort in the food-themed world, including ones that throw exploding cupcakes or candies.
  • Knjakr of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a cannibal chef, he lives in the Ratway and invites the others into his cell, only to attack the visitor and eat them.
  • One of the more annoying monsters in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles were the Tonberry Chefs of Moschet Manor, which were... well, Tonberries dressed like chefs and using gutting knives as weapons. In Final Fantasy VIII, beating Tonberries got you their Chef's Knives as well.
  • The first Boss in Final Fight 2 is a brute named Won-Won, who, according to his description in the game's instructions, is a sushi chef.
  • The indie game Free Ice Cream has a chef as the villain. He uses an ice cream truck labeled "Free ice cream" to attract kids he can kidnap. He then butchers them for meat to use in his cooking.
  • In the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, protagonist Carl Johnson is sent to question chef who apparently has connections to an enemy gang. He is more than uncooperative, and CJ is forced to kill him in self-defence. The chef is later revealed to be a hired killer.
  • In the Arcade Game for Hook, the first end boss is the Butcher, a chubby pirate chef armed with a knife and a frying pan.
  • Kingdom of Loathing has a few Evil Chef monsters, such as the Knob Goblin Master Chef, the War Frat Grill Sergeant, and the War Hippy Baker.
  • Kirby: Recurring Mini-Boss Chef Kawasaki attacks by trying to grab Kirby with his frying pan. If it hits, he'll cook Kirby for a few seconds, dealing damage. In the anime and the novels, though, Kawasaki isn't evil at all.
  • Little Nightmares: The Twin Chefs are a pair of evil chefs. They are responsible for killing the guests that enter the Maw so they can cook their meat. If they catch Six wandering in their kitchen, they will not hesitate to try and catch her so they can chop her up and cook her.
  • In Makai Kingdom, "Chefs" were a character class, with weaponized frying pans and cooking powers.
  • The knife-throwing chefs in the Medal of Honor series.
  • The main villain of Octodad is a sushi chef who's the only one to realize that the protagonist is an octopus masquerading as a human and believes him to be a sleeper agent for the inevitable fish uprising.
  • Umami of Ōkamiden is Orochi's head chef. At least until Charity was kidnapped and forced into the job. Instead of hatching a plan to help her escape and reclaim her position as head chef, she finds it more beneficial to cook her.
  • Gourmand, one of the playable characters in Power Stone 2. For whatever reason, his Super Mode involves donning a dinosaur/dragon costume that allows him to breathe fire.
  • Rayman Origins: Gourmand Land, a mix of Level Ate and Hailfire Peaks, is home to hostile Dragon Chefs that try to roast Rayman alive with their fiery breath. The level's boss, El Stomacho, is a gigantic Dragon Chef who's only "evil" because of a horrific case of heartburn, which Rayman has to cure from the inside. Both reappear as foes in Rayman Legends, the sequel.
  • The aptly-named multi-part RuneScape quest "Recipe for Disaster" involves the PC accidentally freeing an evil food-based magician known as the Culinaromancer.
  • Skunny: Save Our Pizzas: The game's Big Bad is the Chef of Cadiz, who fights with kitchen knives and wants to destroy the invention of pizza.
  • Skylanders: Trap Team: One of the Doom Raiders is Chef Pepper Jack, a former celebrity chef turned food-themed criminal. Once released from Cloudcracker Prison, he tries to cook the Phoenix Chicken's eggs into an "omelet of doom" that will blow up Skylands.
  • Plenty in the Super Mario Bros. series, like Chef Torte from Super Mario RPG. He fights in a boss battle and (unknowingly) creates a giant spellcasting wedding cake. There is also Cookatiel, the boss of the Luncheon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey, whose main attack moves are related to cooking instruments and foods.
  • The Black Dragon Group from Suikoden II. Their leader Jinkai plans to use the Moon Bird Recipe for some sort of world domination plan through cooking. Though by the end of the Cook-Off minigames, he got better and was implied to have mended his ways.
  • The Tales Series has the Wonder Chef who is good and will teach the party recipes (effects vary by game, but are usually along the lines of post-battle healing), but Tales of Symphonia had a short sidequest involving the Wonder Chef's arch-nemesis- the evil Dark Chef.
  • Large Fry in Wario Land, a giant Cheep Cheep who happens to be one of the occasional Flunky Bosses who happen to be quite strong on their own (which is extremely annoying, since he never stops calling down his buddies. Ever).


    Web Videos 
  • In his "A Date With Markiplier" series of interactive videos, Markiplier has a run in with one of these in the restaurant where he and his date first meet. Markiplier forgot his wallet and if his date chooses not to pay the bill for him, the chef abducts them both and (depending on the next choice) either abandons them in the desert, or locks them up in an abandoned building with the intent to make them the main course.

    Western Animation 
  • Big Hero 6: The Series: "Food Fight" introduces Momakase, a sushi chef who moonlights as a burglar and ninja mercenary.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • One of the show's villains was Grandma Stuffum, who tried to force-feed children her awful cuisine and attacked with waves of living food such as liver and vegetables.
    • Nurse Claiborne, who first appeared in the episode "Operation: P.I.N.K.E.Y.E.", was both this and a Battle Axe Nurse. As a school nurse who seemed sweet and friendly, her apple crumbles were popular among the students, even Numbuh Two. Then, it turned out that she was behind the mystery epidemic of pinkeye going around the school, simply so she could use the eye crust from her patients as topping for the crumbles. At the end of the episode, she escaped and the school fired her, giving her no success at finding another nursing job anywhere in the country, but didn't learn her lesson. Her second appearance in "Operation: H.O.M.E." had her go into the cereal business by making the sweet bits from Rainbow Monkey dolls. Including one of Numbuh 3's most prized dolls. Kuki was not amused. Claiborne is one of the few villains who is regarded as being insane even in-universe, which is hard to do, considering what the KND's Rogues Gallery is like. All of them would be labeled criminally insane if put into any remotely realistic context.
    • "Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E." had a French chef named Chef Pierre being hired by Father to make a giant ice cream cake in space for the Delightful Children from Down the Lane's birthday. He leads the ice cream man goons in trying to thwart the Kids Next Door's efforts in their usual mission to take the Delightful Children's birthday cake.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: From the point of view of his ingredients many of whom are sentient and human beings, Cajun Fox easily qualifies as one. Cooking (more than eating) is his biggest passion which along with a policy to never question his recipe book's suggestions make a recipe for disaster.
  • One of the villains from Danny Phantom was the Lunch Lady Ghost, the ghost of a lunch lady who goes psycho when people refuse her food (or accept food she offers when they had earlier pissed her off).
  • In Dexter's Laboratory, Dexter grows a beard to become rugged, and is believed to be his hero Action Hank. He later teams up with Action Hank to fight beard-themed villains, one of which is a chef with a beard that acts like a blade.
  • The Invader Zim episode "The Frycook What Came from All That Space" had an Irken chef named Sizzlor, who subjected Zim to torturous servitude in the bowels of the planet Foodcourtia.
  • In the Easter Special The Jack Rabbit Story: Easter Fever, the guest Scrawny Chicken reminisces on a time when Jack Rabbit rescued her and other chickens from a deranged pig chef named Madame Melegg. Madame Melegg had kidnapped all the chickens with the intent of forcing them to lay two million eggs to make the world's biggest omelette, forced them into compliance by threatening to instead make them into the world's biggest chicken pot pie, and tried to kill Jack Rabbit after he came to the chicken's rescue.
  • Corvax gets demoted from Evil Chancellor to royal chef in Muzzy Comes Back, the sequel to Muzzy in Gondoland, while still plotting against the main characters.
  • Piecemeal from The Secret Saturdays is a criminally insane chef obsessed with eating cryptids.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the 'Nightmare Cafeteria' segment of "Treehouse of Horror V", Lunchlady Doris becomes one of these when the faculty takes to cooking the students. In the regular continuity, she's a Lethal Chef at worst.
    • In "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?", Homer becomes a food critic, and the other critics tell him he gives too many good reviews, so he starts insulting everyone's food (not just restaurants, but Marge, too). This makes the restaurant owners angry, and a bunch of them get together to kill him with a poisoned eclair at a food fair.
    • In "Yokel Chords", Bart makes up one called Dark Stanley as a prank in order to get some lunch off the kids at school — according to him, Stanley was the school cook until he went crazy from being teased about never getting a college degree and created a new dish: Kids' Heads Soup.
  • Chef from South Park became one in his last appearance due to being roped into the Super Adventure Club, a cabal of explorers who molest children and brainwash Chef into becoming a pedophile like them.
  • The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Strawberry Shortcake was one, although he was at best, an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain. He was also a Lethal Chef, as his baking was pretty bad, to say the least. (He once tried to use his pies to booby trap a road the way most cartoon villains would with glue, and like usual, he failed in the typical way.
  • Sushi Pack:
    • The Titanium Chef runs the abandoned sushi restaurant the titular heroes reside in and even has an evil recipe book.
    • Oleander is a villain who wants to eat the Sushi Pack and has attempted to cook them on more than one occasion.
  • Mother Mae-Eye from the Teen Titans (2003) episode of the same name is sort of a supervillain version of the Wicked Witch in Hansel and Gretel. She initially appears as a grandmotherly old woman, but her true form is a hideous old hag with warty, green skin and three eyes. She's able to brainwash the Titans into thinking that she's their mother using the magical (and addictive) pies she makes, all the while planning to turn them into one, and when found out, is able to grow to giant size and use them as weapons. One curious thing about her is that she can somehow hide inside her own pies (so to enchant a victim who tries to eat it), and when defeated, she is trapped in one until, again, someone tries to eat it.
  • Chef Hatchet from Total Drama is probably better known as a Lethal Chef but he certainly gets a lot of enjoyment out of tormenting the campers. There have been a few times that hint that Chef is actually an excellent cook, but he intentionally makes terrible food for the campers, since that’s what his boss, Chris, wants.
  • The Breadmaster in The Tick, along with his sidekick Buttery Pat, had a recipe for evil.
  • The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: During the gang's trip to medieval times in "Have Time, Will Travel", Birdie finds herself at the mercy of a chef who wants to bake her into a pie and doesn't appear to care that she is a sapient avian.
  • Gaston Gourmand from Wild Kratts also fits the trope - even though his evilness is limited to wanting to prepare food only of endangered animals.
  • The Butcher and Chuck the Evil Sandwich Man from WordGirl are both recurring villains who happen to be in professions that involve preparing food.


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Les Poissons

A dark twisted example, as the violent, passionate and at times sadistic chef Louis, sings about how much he loves cooking fish and the numerous, graphic ways he goes about it. All the while Sebastian watches in horror.

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