Gourmet Guy

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“Where'd you learn to cook, truck driving school?”
Gourmet Guy, Paper Mario
Gourmet Guy
PM Gourmet Guy.png
Species Fat Guy
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)

Gourmet Guy is an always-hungry Fat Guy who works for Bowser and appeared in the game Paper Mario. He can be easily bribed by giving him a delicious Cake. He says he doesn't know why people call him Gourmet Guy, saying he's just an ordinary food-loving Shy Guy. Despite being one of Bowser's henchmen, he actually helps Mario and Princess Peach.

Paper Mario[edit]

First seen in Shy Guy's Toy Box during the events of Chapter 4, Gourmet Guy does not let Mario pass him unless he gives him a Cake. Tayce T. will cook one up for Mario for free when he returns her Frying Pan. When Mario gives the Cake to Gourmet Guy, he is so stunned by its taste, he starts flying around the area like a rocket. He finally jumps off the screen, dropping a Cookbook that Mario can give to Tayce T., allowing her to make additional recipes.

Gourmet Guy waits for his cake.

Gourmet Guy later appears in Peach's Castle after Mario defeats General Guy and his Shy Guys. When Princess Peach enters the room, she sees Gourmet Guy. When he sees her, he first thinks that he should report to Bowser that Peach had escaped her room. But, deciding he is rather hungry instead, he says he will keep the event under wraps if Peach bakes him a cake. Since Peach does not have any ingredients ready to cook, Gourmet Guy lets her borrow the Castle Key to the kitchen so she can bake him a cake. After Peach obtains the Castle Key from Gourmet Guy, he warns her that there are guards on the first floor, and she must be careful.

When Peach and Twink come back to the room with the cake, they give it to Gourmet Guy. When he eats the cake, he starts going wild, rushing by the area on the screen in the same manner as happened with the one Mario gave him earlier. When Gourmet Guy is done with the sugar rush, he tells Peach and Twink that one of the Star Spirits, Misstar, is currently inside Mt. Lavalava on Lavalava Island but there is a Lava Piranha guarding the Star Spirit. He recommends that Twink pass on the information to Mario. Lastly, he briefly mentions that he really doesn't dislike Mario before leaving.

During the end parade, the Fearsome 5 partially devour Huff N' Puff (making him grow smaller as a result). Seeing this, the hungry Gourmet Guy then goes after Huff N' Puff himself.


Goombario can use Tattle on Gourmet Guy only while he is blocking the railroad crossing in the Pink Station area of Shy Guy's Toy Box before Mario gives him a Cake.

  • "That's Gourmet Guy. Woow! He's huuuuge! Does this guy ever stop eating? He looks like he'd eat until his stomach blew up!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グルメヘイホー
Gurume Heihō
Gourmet Shy Guy
French Maska'goinfre Mix of Maskass (Shy Guy) and goinfre (guzzler)
German Gourmet Guy -
Italian Gourmet Guy -
Chinese 美食家嘿虎
Měishíjiā Hēihǔ
Gourmet Heiho (Heiho is from the Japanese name of Shy Guys)