Tangerino Grill host
The Tangerino Grill host is a character in Paper Mario: Color Splash. He resides in the Tangerino Grill as the host and waiter. He speaks in a stereotypical French accent, matching his stereotypical personality. Most of the time, he resides in the dining area rather than the kitchen, claiming it is due to protocol. He depends heavily on Mario as the one to make food for the Toads and later, the VIP customer.
The Tangerino Grill host can be spoken to as soon as the area becomes available. However, he states that he is waiting for a group that has made a reservation. When the Toad passengers arrive at the Tangerino Grill, Mario walks in to see them sitting angrily in front of empty plates, expecting food. The host is seen panicking in the northwest corner, near the doors to the kitchen. He laments over the lack of food and impatient consumers, unsure of why this is so due to their experienced cooks. He asks Mario to go in and check in on them, claiming he is not supposed to leave his station. He remains in the dining area for some time after this.
Once the Mamma Mia Pizza has been fully prepared, the host enters the kitchen to take it into the dining room. Mario enters in time to see the Toads scarf down the pizza. Mario and the host wait expectantly for some type of reaction. If the Toads are disappointed, Mario must return to the kitchen and repeat the process correctly. If the Toads are satisfied, so is the host. However, when they remember a VIP is still waiting on his entrée, the host asks Mario to go in and make him a satisfying meal. The chef reminds Mario he is not allowed to look directly at the VIP before returning to the kitchen. Though Mario is expected to fail the challenge the first time, the host remains optimistic about Mario being the only one with the potential to satiate him.
After the VIP has left, both the host and the Tangerino Grill Chef enter, with the host informing Mario he has departed for the Sunset Express and left an orange Mini Paint Star as a tip, hinting toward the orange Big Paint Star just up ahead. If spoken to after that, he also reveals the VIP brought Slurp Guys in with him, although they did not leave a sufficient tip. The host is seen alongside the chef and a yellow Toad holding a mixing bowl in the "This Here's Paint Country!" dance.