Chef Kawasaki is a mini-boss in the games, but a friend in the anime.
Chef Kawasaki throws kitchen items at you, and gives you Cook once he is defeated.
Chef Kawasaki is known for his horrible cooking. His cooking master looks down upon him, but often does what he can to help him out. The sign above the entrance to his place says キサワカ. That is his name spelled backwards.
- It is possible that Kawasaki was named after Kawasaki, a vehicle company.