|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
- “Zorry to haf kept you vaiting. Heir ist cake...But...where are bride und groom? Za bride ist LEAFING? But...there won't be anyone to eat zees cake!”
- —Chef Torte, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Chef Torte is a Torte with a famous reputation for baking cake, appearing in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. He works in the kitchen at the Marrymore chapel baking wedding cakes. Chef Torte takes his work very seriously, and he constantly bosses around his apprentice and even insults him as the two cook. Additionally, if Mario jumps on the wedding cake while Chef Torte is making it, Chef Torte will scold him, causing Mario to fall off the cake.
During the events of the game, Chef Torte is requested to bake "the greatest wedding cake in the world" for Booster and Princess Peach's wedding. The chef and his apprentice eventually complete the cake, but when they arrive to the wedding ceremony, they discover that Mario has disrupted the wedding and rescued Princess Peach. Chef Torte is angry that his cake will not be eaten (ignoring or not knowing that Raz and Raini were to get married before Booster and his cronies kicked them out of the wedding hall), and he and his apprentice attack Mario and his allies.
In battle, Chef Torte attacks by running up to one of Mario's allies and furiously slapping them. Additionally, the chef and his apprentice cannot be defeated (as they are needed purely for purposes of the story). Mario and his allies, however, can attack and damage the cake. Eventually, after taking enough hits, the cake will start to move. Apparently, Chef Torte's effort helped make the cake come alive, although Chef Torte and his apprentice retreat. Later, after Mario and his allies defeat the cake, when Mario returns to Marrymore, Chef Torte is seen working on another wedding cake.
Chef Torte speaks with a thick German accent in his dialogue, similar to Dyllis. His name, "Torte", is German for "layer cake".
- After defeating Culex 3D then defeating Smithy in the remake, Chef Torte and his apprentice appear in the credits scene, sitting in the front row bench of the Marrymore chapel.
Names in other languages
|Pun on「ノコック」(Nokokku, Torte) and「コック長」(kokku-chō, head chef)|
|French (NOA)||Chef Tourtier||"Tourtier" comes from "tourte" (pie)|
|French (NOE)||Chef Koopâtissier||Chef Torte|
|Italian||Chef Tortolo||Chef Torte|
|Portmanteau of "엉금엉금" (Eonggeum-eonggeum, Koopa) and "주방장" (Jubangjang, head chef)|
|Spanish||Chef Koopastelero||Chef Torte|