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This article is about the enemy from Wario Land II. For Kirby's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, see Kirby § Cook Kirby.
Cook from Wario Land II
A Cook with its cake from Wario Land II
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Picross NP Vol.7 (2000)
“This cake-chucking meanie isn't stingy with food!”
Wario, Wario Land II

Cooks,[1] also referred to as Syrup chefs,[2] are enemies featured in Wario Land II. They are small, pink moles wearing a white chef hat and white apron. Cooks walk around certain levels carrying pieces of cake on long forks, most commonly appearing in indoor areas. If Wario goes too close to a Cook, it throws its cake and runs away. However, if Wario touches the cake, he will immediately eat it and become Fat Wario, which can be either a hindrance or a necessity for completing the level, depending on the situation.

Derived enemies known as Doughnuteers appeared in Wario Land 3. They behave nearly identically, but look different, noticeably wearing pants in favor of toques, throw doughnuts rather than cake, and move slightly faster. They share their status as a source of the Fat Wario form with Applebies in Wario Land 3, and were replaced by the similar Ringosukī in Wario Land 4.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コック[3][4]
Dutch Ollie Diminutive of the male name "Oliver"
French Biscuit -
German Cook -
Italian Cook[5] -
Spanish Cocinero Cook


  1. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 106, page 68. "The many Syrup chefs in this area may have fattening cake, but that’s just what Wario needs to reach the basement."
  3. ^ Official Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō website
  4. ^ Character cameo as Problem G in Picross NP Vol.7
  5. ^ Wario Land II instruction booklet, page 16.