Order Up! FAQ 1.2/June 2, 2009 Author: firstname.lastname@example.org The FAQ is copyright 2008-2009, but 'Order Up!', 'Supervillain Studios' and all other trademarkeable names & copyrights are probably trademarked by their holders. This FAQ is not officially endorsed or authorized by anyone. Wanted: your strategies, comments on the various chefs, corrections, list of tips from the 'Chef Tips' line Gameplay tips not mentioned here, anything I missed Email these to the author. It helps to include a subject line like 'Re: Order Up! 1.2' so I know you're not some spammer... QFX Contents: Quick-Find tags have been added to help you find the section of the faq you want without having to page through it. They're three letters long and start with 'QF'. To jump back to the table of contents hit CTRL+F in your browser and search for 'QFX'. It should jump right back here. The tags you can search for are given in parentheses. SYNOPSIS Game Controls New in this FAQ FAQ (QFF) Is this game like Cooking Mama? What's the difference between Normal and Hard mode? How do I add spices? Why can't I impress the Food Critic? What's Quick Mode? What do the restaurant names mean? What's the point of the Chef Tip Line (at the payphone)? WALKTHROUGH (QFW) Burger Face - Day 1 Gravy Chug - Day 1-6 El Fuego - Day 1-2+ Stuffolini's - Day 1 Chez Haute - Day 1 Fortified Chef Challenge RESTAURANT LOCATIONS (QFR) Expenses and Income by restaurant PATRONS (QFP) Likes, Dislikes and Attendance ASSISTANT CHEFS (QFA) Listing, costs, analysis SPICES (QFS) Prices, usage by restaurant Spice progression throughout the game MINI-GAMES (QFG) Special Delivery Nugget takes a Nosedive Knife Sharpening Spice Chopping Carrot Slicing Health Inspector Rats in the Kitchen Sleeping Assistant Kitchen Fire COOKING (QFC) General tips and gameplay Action descriptions RECIPES (QFR) Recipe steps & spice use by restaurant MISC (QFM) CREDITS (QFX) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GAME SYNOPSIS/FAQ META-INFO This is a Wii console game that uses the Wii's unique controller to simulate cooking actions. You flip burgers by flipping over the Wiimote, dice onions by "chopping" downward very quickly, etc... On top of the basic cooking mechanics, Supervillain studios has layered a time-management game and a restaurant career mode where you can work your way up from a burger flipper to the owner of a fancy restaurant. You can delegate cooking tasks to underling chefs, each of whom has unique abilities. The overall style of the game is fairly clever and witty. There's lots of jokes and stereotypes about the restaurant business throughout the game. This game was favorably received, with a 76% metacritic score (metacritic.com). Most complaints about the game are that it's too short; you can easily beat it in under 10 hours. Although the cooking aspect is similar to Cooking Mama, it's been simplified a lot and the focus is more on managing your time. The latest version of this FAQ can be found at GameFAQs: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ If you found it somewhere else, make sure to get the latest version before sending me any questions or comments. Other sites are free to post it without asking me so long as: 1) It's posted in it's entirety 2) You don't charge people to see it Game Controls: [+] button -- Pause game, show the total cash you've earned at this restaurant and how many stars it has. You can end the day immediately or quit the game from here. [-] button -- Open the spice menu when cooking an ingredient  button -- View the dining room while the button is held down New in this FAQ: 1.1 - Clarifications, Fixed Stuffolini Recipes, Spice Progression 1.0 - First version ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFF- Frequently asked Questions Q. Is this game like Cooking Mama? A. A little bit, the cooking part has been simplified a lot and instead there's a focus on time management and progressing through a storyline. I personally think Order Up! is a lot more fun. It was scored about 15 points more highly than Cooking Mama on Metacritic.com. If all you're interested in is preparing dishes and going through lots of steps to make them, then you'd probably like Cooking Mama. If you just want to play a fun game that has a slight cooking aspect, then try Order Up!. Q. What's the difference between Normal and Hard mode? A. In Hard mode, the progress bars will disappear from stove/grill items. You will have to go by the aroma lines to tell when something is done. This makes cooking for Dusty a lot harder. In Normal mode, the game pauses your cooking task when adding spices. Your assistants/oven/food processor will continue their tasks while paused though, making this a cheap trick to exploit. In Hard mode, you'll continue cooking even while adding spices. [Thanks Matthew Crider!] Also, the final opponent in the Fortified Chef tournament will be harder. Q. How do I add spices? A. Press the [-] button. Choose a spice category and then the spices. You must press the OK button on the left when you're done, otherwise it won't actually add anything. Q. Why can't I impress the Food Critic? A. In order to pass, you need to cook his food to 'Good' or 'Perfect', and it must be spiced appropriately. He always orders a Chef's Special. Notice that one of the steps says 'Needs Spice'. When you're doing that step, open the spice menu. On the left side, it will show you what spices you need to add. It will put a check mark through the spice when you've chosen the right one. You may need to add more than one spice, and some spices may look similar to others. Adding the wrong spices or extra spices will cause you to fail. Q. What's Quick Mode? A. Quick mode lets you try out cooking for different restaurants. It's played in Normal mode (with progress bars), but you have no spices and can't make any specials. Q. What do the restaurant names mean? A. El Fuego = "The Fire" (Spanish). Stuffolini's = A made-up Italian-sounding name. Chez Haute = "High Home" (French, literal) Restaurants (especially French ones) use Chez the way the Italians use Cafe. It implies a home-like, friendly restaurant. Since it can also mean 'Place', you could translate it as 'High Place', since the restaurant is up high on a building. Although 'Haute' literally means 'High', in culinary terms 'Haute Cuisine' is a term for fancy, elaborate food; usually prepared and presented artistically. So you can think of the name as sort of a double-meaning joke. Q. What's the point of the Chef Tip Line (at the payphone)? A. Nothing. He offers no useful tips, but says about 10 different things. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFW- Walkthrough From the opening screen, select 'New Game', then 'Normal' mode. If you want to put on the paper hat that came with the game, you can do so now. Choose the gender of your chef. Burger Face - DAY 1 Once you've confirmed your choice, you'll be dropped into your first cooking experience at Burger Face. Here, a Burger Face employee will explain the basic cooking mechanics. Follow along with the instructions to select items from the order ticket, drop them in the right places, and then perform the indicated actions to cook them. If you get stuck or closed the instructions before reading them, refer to the cooking section of this FAQ. Gravy Chug - DAY 1 After your first day, you'll find yourself stepping into your very own diner as it's head (and only) chef. At the summary screen at the start of the day, you'll see your objectives: 1. Clean up the restaurant 2. Buy all 12 basic recipes 3. Buy 4 "Chef's Special" recipes 4. Earn 500 coins 5. Impress the Food Critic The food critic will show up when you have the other 4 objectives met, but you can complete the other objectives out of order, if you like. You have 0 coins at the moment, so it seems like you can't buy anything. HOWEVER... place the Hand cursor over the newspaper boy as he rides past you, and press 'A' (you have a limited amount of time to do it). He'll fall over, then take you to an easy mini-game that will let you earn 20 coins. (See the Mini-Game section) If you missed the newspaper boy because he already rode past, just click on the 'Island' icon in the top-right corner, then click on 'Gravy Chug' to come back and try again. I'd suggest you use a couple of the coins you get to use the phone booth on your right and call the Delivery Guy. Pay the delivery guy and you'll hopefully get a "Special Ingredient" to use on your first day. You can dramatically boost the cash you get to start with... Once inside, take order tickets and cook food as they showed you at Burger Face. Each day, four tables of diners will come through your restaurant for you to cook for. Try to cook everything perfectly (this requires each step to be 'Perfect' as well). This doubles the amount of money you get compared to a 'Good' dish. Feel free to throw out anything that isn't Perfect and try again. Don't worry about customers leaving because you didn't get to them (it takes a very long time). Try to practice getting all the dishes to finish at nearly the same time. If you focus on completing one dish and then move on to the next, the first completed dish will get cold while you work on the second one. A dish isn't "complete" till you've finished all it's steps though... Try using these tricks: - leave the finished item on the table as long as you can (this doesn't work on the stove or grill, but items you've pulled from the fryer or oven can be left sitting there) - finish all but one item of each ticket, then go down the line and complete only the last steps - cook items simultaneously (leave a little bit of delay before you start a second item so you'll have time to flip/finish the first) You should end up with around a hundred coins at the end of the day. Gravy Chug - DAY 2 Shove the newspaper guy again for another 20 coins. You should get the second row of menu items for free, along with an assistant chef: Crispin Brown If you give Crispin a "Fry" task, he'll do it perfectly for you. If you give him anything else, he'll do a 'Good' job. There's a few things you can't give him, but he's incredibly useful right now. Call the Delivery guy again, paying the 1 coin to spin the wheel. If you have over 50 extra coins, read the newspaper and pick 'Services', then pay to clean up your restaurant. Today, try to unload any 'Fry' tasks on Crispin. If you mess up on a dish and get a 'Good' or lower rating, then give Crispin the rest of it since you won't get Perfect anyway. Gravy Chug - DAY 3 Shove the newspaper guy, then answer the phone. Follow the directions to go to the Market. There you'll meet the spice merchant and play his mini-game. When you win, buy at least 5 (preferably 10) of table salt, brown sugar, onion powder, barbecue sauce and gravy. If you have a bunch of cash, buy 10 pepper as well. You have no use for Malt Vinegar or Vegify at the moment. When you get back, shove the newspaper guy again. Call for your delivery, then run the day just like Day 3. Gravy Chug - DAY 4 Shove the newspaper guy. Do this every day, every time you see him. Today you'll get a call to head to the market again where they'll be offering some Chef's Specials. Whenever someone buys a Chef Special, you get a bonus 10 coins. The downside is, they require the use of Spices, and YOU have to cook them (not an assistant) to put it in. You have to eventually buy the first four Chef Specials for each location, and they are your biggest moneymakers, so buy as many as you can now. Hopefully, you can buy the first three. Buy some pepper from the spice guy if you don't already have some. If you have extra money, hire Larry Cheezler from the newspaper menu. He will divert lots of customers to your specials, raking in the cash for you. Go back, shove newspaper guy, call delivery guy, etc... Gravy Chug - DAY 5 With luck, you can buy your last special(s) today, and complete your "Earn 500 coins" star. Don't bother upgrading your Chef Knife or any of the equipment in the restaurant. Gravy Chug - DAY 6 If you have four stars, the food critic will be showing up to grade you. DO NOT pay for the delivery guy today! The food critic will be your only customer. El Fuego - DAY 1 If you have enough money, buy the El Fuego restaurant and go there. Now your objectives are the same as at the diner, but you have to earn 750 coins. Your recipes and specials cost more, but you make twice as much from your patrons. Leave the first (50-coin) Chef Special to last, since you can't make it till after you complete all 5 stars anyway. You can hire 3 new chefs (note that the most you can have at one time is two, and your assistant chefs follow you from restaurant to restaurant). I'd recommend replacing one of your chefs with Hashi Ichiro as soon as you can. You can probably get rid of Crispin (you can always re-hire him later) since there's not a lot of frying to do here. New spices and 4 new Chef Specials also became available when you got your 5th star. The new Chef Specials for the Gravy Chug are very expensive, use tons of spices (usually the more expensive 2-coin spices) and aren't necessary to have in order to move on. If someone orders them, they pay off double (20 coins!), which also happens to be how much you get from a generic chef special at El Fuego. Save your money for El Fuego. El Fuego - DAY 2+ El Fuego has different recipes, cooking techniques and spices, but the gameplay is basically the same as at the Gravy Chug. Just do what you did there till you've gotten all 5 stars and are ready to move on to Stuffolini's. There is NO grilling here, so don't hire Lunk Manhood. I'd also suggest not upgrading any equipment here either. The patron, Dusty Kiester, will show up here. He's a pain in the neck to cook for, so you may want to just treat him like any other customer and not bother burning his food. After you buy Chef Specials here, don't forget to load up on the 2-coin spices as well (especially jalapeno, and cumin). Stuffolini's - DAY 1 When you buy Stuffolini's, head back to the market to play the new spices mini-game. Assuming you win, you'll unlock the 3-coin spices. Aside from needing 1250 coins for your fourth star (and Stuffolini's paying you triple what Gravy Chug did), it's mostly the same. One of the new Chefs you can hire (Cecil) is pretty good if you like to finish all your dishes Perfect (and why wouldn't you?). Since buying your fourth restaurant is pricey, and filling out its menu is even more pricey, you may be here a while. It might be worth upgrading your equipment (though not your food processor: you still have no use for it) Chez Haute - DAY 1 You can finally move up to Chez Haute, your finest restaurant. It's so fancy that two of it's dishes (three once you've completed it and bought the bonus chef specials) use the food processor! It's still probably not worth upgrading though. If you're going for assistant chefs that are good at cooking food, you can replace Hashi Ichiro with Elita Von Snoot now. Fortified Chef Challenge With 5 stars at Chez Haute, you can challenge the Fortified Chef! Even though the manual says to stock up on spices before you go, ignore it- you have unlimited spices in the final rounds! You'll have to face off with your opponent in making 3 dishes, which are randomly chosen from every dish in the game. Even so, it's probably not going to be too tough for you. Congratulations! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFR- RESTAURANT LOCATIONS Each restaurant location follows a similar format. First you'll purchase it, then you'll be able to move in and start cooking. Each starts out with 1 row of menu items containing 3 recipes. Three more rows are available for purchase. Each row you buy also allows you to buy the matching Chef Special from the black market. People who buy a Chef's Special will pay you a bonus tip. Optional Chef Specials always require spices that won't be available till after you get that restaurant to 5 stars. Sometimes they require spices that won't be available till several restaurants later. If you know what spices to add to what steps, you can get all the chef specials for free! Instead of paying to learn them, just wait till the customer orders the regular version of the dish, then add the spices to turn it into a chef special. The customer won't pay more for it, but you'll have learned that special for free! [Tip thanks to Starrunr & Matthew Crider] Each location also starts off with a nearby phone booth (used mostly to call the delivery guy) and a newspaper boy who will deliver the paper. The newspaper he leaves behind can be clicked on; this will let you buy upgraded equipment and clean up the restaurant (needed to get 1 of the stars for that restaurant). You can also hire assistant chefs from it. If you shove the newspaper boy by clicking 'A' on him, you'll play a mini-game that gives a different amount of cash depending on your location. In order, the restaurants are: Gravy Chug (GC) - A traditional diner (think "Denny's") El Fuego (EF) - A mexican restaurant Stuffolini's (ST) - An italian restaurant Chez Haute (CH) - "Haute Cuisine", elaborate chef creations Your goal is to work the restaurant up from 0 to 5 stars. You get a star for each of these goals: 1. Clean up the restaurant (buy this service from the newspaper) 2. Purchase all 12 basic recipes (buy from the menu board out front) 3. Purchase all 4 Chef Specials (buy from the Black Market) 4. Earn a certain amount of cash (varies by location, see chart) 5. Impress the Food Critic (He'll appear automatically the day after you get 4 stars- if you fail to impress him, you can call him again from the payphone) The more stars your restaurant has, the more people per table will show up. With 0-1 stars, you'll get your regulars + 1 other person. Each star after that will tend to bring in 1 more person per table to a max of 4. A 5-star restaurant will see mostly full tables. EXPENSES GC EF ST CH ------------------------------------------------------------------ Purchase Restaurant FREE 200 500 1000 Clean Up 50 100 150 200 Upgrade Chef Knife 50 100 200 400 Speed up Equipment 100 200 400 800 Speed up Oven 50 100 150 200 Speed up Food Processor 25(1) 50(1) 75(1) 100 Basic Recipe 4-6 FREE 25 50 100 Basic Recipe 7-9 25 50 100 200 Basic Recipe 10-12 50 100 200 400 Chef Special #1 FREE 50(2) 100 150 Chef Special #2 50 100 175 250 Chef Special #3 75 150 250 350 Chef Special #4 100 200 325 450 Optional Chef Special #5 150 275 425 600 Optional Chef Special #6 200 350 525 750 Optional Chef Special #7 250 425 625 900 Optional Chef Special #8 300 500 725 1050 Patron Spice Hint 1 3 5 10 Delivery Spin 1 5 10 25(3) TOTAL: Buy Completion Reqs. 350 975 1850 3100 TOTAL: Buy Everything 1475 2975 4975 8100 Cash Reqd. for 4th Star 500 750 1250 2500 INCOME GC EF ST CH ------------------------------------------------------------------ Best Basic Tip 12 24 36 48 Patron Spice Bonus 5 10 15 20 Delivery Ingredient Bonus 5 10 15 20 Chef Special Bonus 10 20 30 40 Optional Chef Special Bonus 20 40 60 80 Nugget Minigame "Perfect" Award 20 40 80 160 Notes: (1) Buying the upgraded food processor is useless here, since no recipes make use of it (2) Although you can buy this Chef Special, you can't make it till after you complete the restaurant (3) Delivery spins at Chez Haute are very unreliable, as little as a 25% rate of winning anything ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFP- PATRONS ("Regulars") You'll be seeing some people repeatedly visit your restaurants. These people have names and their own likes and dislikes. There will always be one of them at every table. If you add the spice they like to their food, they'll give you the "Spice Bonus" in addition to their tip. If you give them the spice they hate, they and their whole table will leave without paying you anything. For everyone except Russel, the Count and Dusty, you only need to add their spice to any one ingredient. These regular patrons will never order Chef Specials, but the other people they bring in might. Non-named generic patrons have no special preferences. The regular's ticket will always be the one on the far left. If you forget what kind of spice they like, you can pay coins (amount varies by location) to get a reminder. PATRON LIKES(1) HATES GC EF ST CH ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Salty Sam Table Salt Spicy Y - - - Jimbo Jambo Gravy Salty Y - - - Tex Porterhouse BBQ Sauce Vegify Y Y - - Sweet Tooth Sugar Sour Y Y - - Hootenanny Pete Onion Powder Gravy Y Y Y Y Dusty Kiester BURNT food(2) RARE meat - Y Y - Maria Papita Rosita Pepper Sweet(4) - Y Y - Sally Bitters Malt Vinegar Sweet - - Y Y Count Von Steakula RARE meat(3) Garlic - - Y Y Russel Sprouts VEGIFIED meat(5) NON-VEG. meat - - - Y Notes: (1) If they like a particular spice, they actually like that entire category. Example, Maria likes Pepper (spicy), so she'd also take Jalapenos, Garlic or Mustard Powder. However, she wouldn't give you any more of a tip for a more expensive spice. (2) For Dusty, cook any grilled/fried/stove items till they're over halfway into the final red box (almost at the flame icon). You can still flip/stir stove food so that it doesn't burn that way. On hard mode, you just have to guess when it's done. You can try to wait till your assistants have complained a few times about an imminent fire. (3) For the Count, remove any grilled/fried/stove items as soon as you put them on. Don't even flip his burgers. (4) Maria should supposedly hate Aromatic food (there's never a tip that tells you what she hates, but if you add Sugar to her food, she'll leave a nasty comment about how much she hates Aromatic spices) (5) Every meat step in Rusell's food must be vegified! Even if you vegify it in one step and cook it in the next. Failing to do so will make his table leave without paying. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFA- Assistant Chefs Three assistant chefs will be available for you to hire in the beginning. One will join you for free, then you can hire more as you get the money. You can have a max of two assistants, and they are not limited to the location where you bought them. If you go to another location, the assistants will come with you. If you try to hire a 3rd one, you'll be asked to fire one of your existing assistants. You can always hire them back if you need them later. Each one has their own strengths and weaknesses. Aside from the cash it takes to hire them, they don't take a cut of your daily pay. All assistants will at least cook any assigned ingredient to 'Good'. Some can cook certain items perfectly. Only the Santos will add spices to a dish, even if it's otherwise cooked well (So even though Ichiro can carve perfectly, he'll cost you the Chef's Special bonus if you ask him to carve the meat for Encrusted Prime Rib since he won't add the spices to it). CRISPIN BROWN Hiring cost: 25, available at start (Will join you for free on Day 2) Pro: Can perfectly cook any frying task (does not include Saute) Con: There's not many frying tasks after the first restaurant It's hard to beat Free, and he's very helpful at the first restaurant. RANDLE MCDANDLE Hiring cost: 25, available at start Pro: Patrons take longer to become angry (this is a passive effect, you won't see him juggle or do anything out in the dining room) Con: Can't cook anything perfectly Very annoying sounding. Occasionally pies himself in the face when he doesn't have anything to do. LARRY CHEEZLER Hiring cost: 50, available at start Pro: Nearly all guests except for regulars will order specials Con: Can't cook anything perfectly Larry is an interesting choice, especially if you have lots of specials. He can bring in lots of cash for you, but he's just dead weight in the kitchen. When I get 4 patrons at a time, sometimes I'll pick a dish to sacrifice and let Larry cook it all. It means losing half the tip, but I'll be done with the table faster. Larry's one of the few assistants that eventually pays for himself. LUNK MANHOOD Hiring cost: 50, available after 5th star at Gravy Chug Pro: Perfectly cooks any Grilled items Con: There's NO grilling at El Fuego and very little at Stuffolini's Definitely don't hire him when he becomes available, unless you're still playing the Gravy Chug a lot. He's helpful at Chez Haute, but useless till then. HASHI ICHIRO Hiring cost: 100, available after 5th star at Gravy Chug Pro: Perfectly Slices, Carves, Cuts, Chops, Dices Con: Eventually overshadowed by Elita Von Snoot He's one of my favorite assistants at this point in the game. There's quite a lot of work that he can knock out Perfectly. As a bonus, he's very impressed with himself and tells you how awesome he is at every opportunity. THE SANTOS Hiring cost: 150, available after 5th star at Gravy Chug Pro: Adds spices to food that needs it (including patron orders). This does not use up your spice supply. Con: Only cooks food to "Good", costing you half the basic tip. Chef Special food can be annoying (especially at the final restaurant where everyone and their brother orders Volcanic Island). It's also a pain to cook for Dusty, especially in Hard Mode. Since he can only cook food to "Good", you lose a little tip money. If he cooks for a patron, you end up losing 1-4 coins since the Spice Bonus doesn't quite cover the lost cash. If he cooks a chef special, you end up making money in the long run. Since he doesn't use up your own spices, he eventually makes his hiring cost back. DOUGH BOY Hiring cost: 100, available after 5th star at El Fuego Pro: Acts as a 2nd oven Con: Cooks everything (except Baking) to Good. Possily the most useless chef. The manual and his interview implies that he can cook anything made out of dough originally. However, he can't make pizza, boil pasta or spread sandwiches. If he can cook anything perfectly, I haven't found it yet. His only benefit is that you can use him to Bake instead of the oven. He's not any faster, but you can have 2 baked items waiting to come out at once. This isn't very helpful. As a bonus, he sounds like Strong Sad from HomeStarrunr.com. CECIL SOSTRAIGHT Hiring cost: 200, available after 5th star at El Fuego Pro: Cooks EVERYTHING handed to him perfectly Con: Takes about 50% longer to cook than any other chef Since time isn't much of a concern, Cecil is really great at helping you cook everything perfectly. He can't bake, make pizza, spread butter or add spices to anything, but he can do just about everything else. "GUNG" HOBART Hiring cost: 300, available after 5th star at El Fuego Pro: Makes your other assistant cook faster Con: Can't cook anything better than "Good" Again, since time isn't much of a concern, his special benefit isn't very helpful. If you want to get done with your days in a hurry, pair this guy up with Dash McCracken. DASH MCCRACKEN Hiring cost: 250, available after 5th star at Stuffolini's Pro: Twice as fast as most chefs Con: Can't cook anything better than "Good" He's really, really fast. If you're trying to get done quicker, or you are willing to sacrifice some meals, he'll crank them out in a hurry. ELITA VON SNOOT Hiring cost: 500, available after 5th star at Stuffolini's Pro: Perfectly cooks any stove or knife-related task Con: Sounds so helpful and friendly she's a bit annoying She can do everything Ichiro does AND boil/saute on the stove perfectly. This does not include frying or grilling. If you put her together with Cecil, you have the widest variety of perfectly-cookable stuff. MR JINKIES Hiring cost: 1000, available after 5th star at Stuffolini's Pro: Never falls asleep, about 50% faster than most chefs Con: Can't cook anything better than "Good" I definitely don't think he's worth 1000 coins. I would probably have switched his hiring cost with Elita if I was designing the game. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFS- Spices On your 3rd day at the Gravy Chug, you'll get a call to go to the Farmer's Market and visit the Spice merchant. Master Miyoda will make you go through a mini-game to get access to them (and another mini-game to get access to the top two rows of spices) To add spice(s) to a recipe, press the [-] button. The spice menu will come up... click on the type of spice, then select the spice you need. You can only add 1 spice of each type to any individual step. When you've selected all the spices you want to add, click the OK button on the left. If you selected one you don't want, you can choose 'None' to cancel it. Spice Selection pauses cooking in Normal mode, but not in Hard! If the recipe step is marked 'Needs Spice', the spices will be pictured on the left, and they'll be checked off when you select that spice to add. If you don't see the check box, you added the wrong one. Some spices (Balsamic Vinegar, Hoisin and BBQ sauce) look very similar. Salt and Pepper are only slightly different colors in the base part of the picture. You can (and must) add several types of spice at once for some steps. Patrons who want special spices won't tell you in the ingredients list, you just have to know to add it. All Chef Specials are based on regular, non-special items. To make them special, you add spices at certain stages. The order ticket for the special vs. non-special item looks exactly the same, except that the Chef's Special ingredient stages will be marked with 'Needs Spice'. When you've added all the spice the dish needs, a cloud will appear with the name of the Chef Special dish. Example: A customer wants Cinnamon Pancakes. Cinnamon Pancakes are just regular pancakes with Cinnamon added during cooking. The order ticket will just say "Pancakes", but each cooking step will say "Needs Spice". As you're cooking each, press [-]. A picture of Cinnamon appears in the top-left corner. When you add Cinnamon from the 'Sweet' column, a check box appears through the picture of the Cinnamon. When you say 'OK' to add it for the fourth time (on the last pancake), a cloud appears and says "Cinnamon Pancakes". An analysis of the spice use is presented below. For each spice, the amount used in regular recipes, optional recipes and by random patrons at each restaurant are displayed, along with the total used throughout the game. As an example, the entry for "Pepper" says it's used in 2 recipes at the Gravy Chug, 1 optional recipe at the Gravy Chug, 1 patron at El Fuego and Stuffolini's (Maria) and it's generally used at all restaurants throughout the game. GC = Gravy Chug, EF = El Fuego, ST = Stuffolini's, CH = Chez Haute (The number under this column shows how many times the spice is used in the first four chef specials) P = This column shows how many times the spice is used by a patron O = This column shows how many times the spice is used in Optional recipes SPICE TYPE COST GC P O EF P O ST P O CH P O TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pepper Spicy 1(1) 2 . 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 . . 9 Jalapeno Spicy 2 . . 2 2 . 1 . . . 1 . . 6 Garlic Spicy 3 . . . 1 . 1 3 . 4 3 . 3 15 Mustard Pwd. Spicy 4 . . 1 . . . . . 1 1 . . 3 Table Salt Salty 1 . 1 . 4 . 1 3 . 3 2 . 1 15 Lemon Salt Salty 2 . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 3 Kal. Olives Salty 3 . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . . 1 Capers Salty 4 . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 2 Brown Sugar Sweet 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 Cinnamon Sweet 2 . . 4 . . 1 . . . . . . 5 Tomatoes Sweet 3 . . . . . 1 1 . 1 . . . 3 Hoisin Sauce Sweet 4 . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2 Malt Vinegar Sour 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . 2 Lemon Juice Sour 2 . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . 1 3 Bals. Vinegar Sour 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Orange Zest Sour 4 . . . . . . . . . 2 . . 2 Onion Powder Aromatic 1 2 1 . 1 1 . 2 1 . 1 1 1 11 Cumin Aromatic 2 . . 2 3 . . . . 1 . . . 6 Basil Aromatic 3 . . . . . . 3 . 3 . . . 6 Rosemary Aromatic 4 . . . . . 1 . . 1 2 . 3 7 BBQ Sauce Other 1 1 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . . . 4 Vegify Other 1 . . . . . 1 . . 1 . 1 . 3 Gravy Other 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 NOTES: (1) 1-coin spices are available after the 2nd day at the Gravy Chug. Each new rank will become available after you get the 5th star at the first three restaurant. Interesting notes: - Gravy is never used again after the Gravy Chug - Balsamic Vinegar is completely useless - Garlic, Table Salt and Onion Powder are the most used spices Spice Progression throughout the game: - As soon as spices become available at Gravy Chug: Buy: Table Salt, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, BBQ Sauce, Gravy - After buying Chef Specials at Gravy Chug Buy: Pepper, Table Salt, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, BBQ Sauce, Gravy - IF you buy the optional recipes at Gravy Chug: Buy: Pepper, Jalapeno, *Mustard Powder, Table Salt, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Onion Powder, Cumin, BBQ Sauce, Gravy * Won't be available till after you get 5-star at Stuffolini's - When first moving to El Fuego Buy: Pepper, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, BBQ Sauce - After buying Chef Specials at El Fuego Buy: Pepper, Jalapeno, Salt, Brown Sugar, Onion Powder, Cumin, BBQ Sauce - IF you buy the optional recipes at El Fuego Buy: Pepper, Jalapeno, Garlic, Salt, Olives, Brown Sugar, Tomatoes, Lemon Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, *Rosemary, BBQ Sauce, Vegify * Won't be available till after you get 5-star at Stuffolini's - When first moving to Stuffolini's Buy: Pepper, Salt, Malt Vinegar, Onion Powder, Cumin, - After buying Chef Specials at Stuffolini's Buy: Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Tomatoes, Malt Vinegar, Onion Powder, Basil, BBQ Sauce - IF you buy the optional recipes at Stuffolini's Buy: Pepper, Garlic, Mustard Powder, Salt, Olives, Capers, Tomatoes, Malt Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, Basil, Rosemary, BBQ Sauce, Vegify - When first moving to Chez Haute Buy: Malt Vinegar, Onion Powder, Vegify - After buying Chef Specials at Chez Haute Buy: Pepper, Jalapeno, Garlic, Mustard Powder, Salt, Hoisin, Malt Vinegar, Orange Zest, Onion Powder, Rosemary, Vegify - IF you buy the optional recipes at Chez Haute Buy: Pepper, Jalapeno, Garlic, Mustard Powder, Salt, Lemon Salt, Capers, Hoisin, Malt Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Orange Zest, Onion Powder, Rosemary, Vegify ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFG- Mini-Games Although you can think of cooking as series of mini-games, there are a bunch of non-cooking mini-games that you can play for extra coins or other advantages. This section lists how to play them. SPECIAL DELIVERY (Ned's Tasty Bits) Access by: Spend 1 coin at the payphone to call Delivery Guy, pay an amount (varies by location) to spin the wheel. If you lose (or get a bad reward) you can leave the location and come back for another shot. Reward: If all three jackpot wheels line up on the same symbol, you win that ingredient for the rest of the day. If that ingredient is used in a recipe, you get a bonus (equal to the Patron's spice bonus) from the person that ate it. This is in addition to Chef's Special and regular tips. Although it's possible to not win anything or win a crappy ingredient, this doesn't happen often till you get to the final restaurant. Then the winning rate drops to 25% or so. Possible results: Imported Beef: Affects most meat (beef, lamb, veal, etc..) Organic Vegetables: Affects all vegetables (this is probably the best result, since nearly every recipe at every restaurant uses the dish) Fresh Fish: Affects fish and Calamari Free-Range Chicken: Also affects duck Exotic Cheese: Helps a lot at Stuffolini Absolutely Nothing: Doesn't come up often till Chez Haute You don't have to do anything special to use the Reward ingredients, they'll be automatically used. You'll notice 'Ingredient Bonus' pop up when customers tip you after getting their food. NUGGET TAKES A NOSEDIVE Access by: Click 'A' on the newspaper boy as he rides past you. There's a limited opportunity to do it when he gets close to you and before he tosses out his paper. If you miss or want to do the game again, you can leave the location and come back. The Game: Cars will drive by and toss out bundles of newspapers, 7 at a time. You can click 'B' on them before they hit the ground to destroy them. There is no penalty for mashing B like mad. Each paper you hit in a row gives you 1 more point than the one before it. Points don't seem to matter though, but letting papers hit the ground does. A new set of 7 is launched as soon as you clear the last one, so if you are really fast, you can shoot down 105 and if you wait till the last second to zap them, you can get by with as few as 70. The reward is the same either way. Reward: If you complete it perfectly, you get a large amount of cash that varies by location. If you let a bunch of papers hit the ground you get nothing. KNIFE SHARPENING Access by: Using your knife a lot at a restaurant without upgrading it. The Game: You'll have to tilt your knife to the left (into the Green zone) and press down to sharpen. Hold it steady at that angle till the knife fills up with color. Then tilt it to the right and repeat. Reward: You can keep cooking. If you're very slow, it's possible that patrons will get mad at you. SPICE CHOPPING Access by: Going to the spice market on Day 3 at Gravy Chug (you'll be forced to do it). After you've played it, you can repeat it every day by clicking the pepper on the table left of Master Miyoda. The Game: Move the wiimote in the displayed gesture. You don't have to press any buttons. If you're too far from the screen, the Wiimote may not be very sensitive. Hold very still before and after the motion (it may take a second or two after you finish moving for it to register- if you move during that time you'll probably fail that gesture). Reward: Cash. 10 coins or so for a perfect 10 out of 10. [Thanks Dawn Chia!] CARROT SLICING Access by: Going to the spice market after you've gotten the 5th star at El Fuego. You can repeat it every day after that by clicking the knife on the right of Master Miyoda. The Game: Sharply "chop" downward with the Wiimote when you think the knife is over the middle of the carrot. Reward: 50 coins for a perfect 10 out of 10, + bonus coins for any extra. You can get more than 60 coins this way. HEALTH INSPECTOR Access by: Randomly appears at the start of some days when you enter the restaurant. The Game: Move the sponge all over each plate quickly to clean them up. You don't have to press any buttons. The wiimote makes squeaky noises when you do this. You have to clean 10 in a time frame so long that you have to be really, really slow (or trying to lose) to fail. Reward: Nothing if you win. If you fail, your store is shut down for the day and you have to repeat the game the next day. Any special delivery you may have won is lost. It's possible you might lose some cash, but I'm still testing this. RATS IN THE KITCHEN Access by: Randomly occurs, though you can supposedly make it happen more often by trashing lots of ingredients. The Game: Move over and press 'B' to stun rats. You have to zap 15 of them in a limited time frame. Reward: Nothing if you win. If you fail, your store immediately closes and all patrons leave. The next day, you'll get the Health Inspector. SLEEPING ASSISTANT Access by: Randomly occurs even if you don't use your assistants, though you can make it happen more often by using one a lot. If they fall asleep it will be halfway through the day. A second one may fall asleep after the 3rd table as well. The Game: Wave the wiimote from left-to-right or up-and-down as indicated VERY QUICKLY to wake the assistant. Reward: Nothing if you win. If you fail, that assistant will be gone for the rest of the day, but return the next day. KITCHEN FIRE Access by: Letting a food item burn on the grill/fryer/stove. Either the top or bottom indicator must get all the way to the Flame icon. The indicators move slower when they get to the last red square. The Game: Aim at the fire, press and hold B. It helps to start from one side and work your way to the other. When the extinguisher runs out, shake the wiimote till it's full again, then continue to aim at the fire while holding B. Reward: If you win, then only that ingredient you were working with is lost. If you lose, the sprinklers come on and your restaurant is shut down for the rest of the day. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFC- Cooking Each day, you'll get four tables of customers. At the start of a new restaurant, you'll probably only get 1 customer per table (always one of your regulars). As you approach 5 stars, you'll eventually get 3 and 4 per table. Click tables in the order they came in to work on their order. You cook for one table at a time, and they never order more than 1 course or drinks of any sort, apparently. Each table slowly grows more unhappy the longer they sit and wait for their food. This doesn't seem to have any game effect. Tips in the game say that they'll eventually walk out, but testing in both Normal and Hard mode shows that it takes a really, really long time (assuming they do it at all). I've tried to ignore the first table to come in, taking care of all three other tables ahead of them, then making them wait a few minutes after that to take their order... they had a red 'Angry' face, but never left and didn't leave a smaller tip. In theory, they will eventually leave, but I've made one table that came in at the beginning wait till last to be served (they had a red "angry face"), but they still didn't leave. It didn't affect the tip they left either. They didn't leave in Hard mode either. Once you've gotten the order, a bunch of tickets appear at the top of the screen above the stove. The leftmost one is from a regular patron, and will need either a special spice or some special handling. The others are from the patron's friends. Try to delegate cooking tasks to assistants and cook the various orders in such a way that they all finish about the same time. If one order finishes early and sits there a long time, it will get cold and your tip will be reduced. Although you can't normally let stove/grill items sit there after they're done, if you give them to assistants you can let it sit on the assistant after they complete it. If you cook every step perfectly AND deliver it fresh and hot, you'll get the "Best Tip" amount listed in the restaurant chart (12, 24, 36 and 48 coins depending on the restaurant). If it's cooked "Good", you'll get half that. "OK" is 1/4 of that. If it's been allowed to cool about halfway, you get 2/3 of the adjusted amount, or 1/3 if it's very cold. So the difference between a Perfect, Hot dish at the final restaurant and an OK, cold dish is 45 coins (48 for Perfect+Hot or 3 for Good+Cold). If an item says "Spice Needed", you need to either cook it yourself or have The Santos cook it. You'll need to press [-] while cooking to bring up the spice menu and add the spice(s) it says to use. If you cook a Chef's Special, you get a bonus amount of cash on top of the regular tip. If you used an ingredient that you got from the Special Delivery guy, you get another bonus amount. So, the most you can get for a single table is: "Regular": 48(Perfect+Hot) + 20(spice bonus) + 20(ingredient) = 88 3x Guests: 48(Perfect+Hot) + 80(chef special) + 20(ingredient) = 148 Total: 88 + 148x3 = 532 coins for a single table! You can make a non-special into a special by adding the right spices at the right time, but this will not get you a Chef Special bonus if the guest didn't order it. Each food order has 3-4 steps (usually 4). Each step might make use of the stove, grill, fryer or cutting board and may need to be handled differently. If you mess up a step, you can throw it in the trash and redo it. Only pizza and spreading butter will have to be repeated if you toss out a later step in the process. Everything else will allow you to re-do just that one step you tossed out. Below is a list of the various types of actions you'll need to perform. In the next section is the full list of recipes per restaurant. BAKE (anything) Drag it to the oven or Dough Boy. It will always cook perfectly, and can be left in the oven till you're ready to take it out. BLEND/MIX Drag it to the food processor. It will always cook perfectly and can be left in the food processor till you need it. BOIL/COOK (chili, pasta) There are two indicators on the progress bar. The one at the top represents how close to burning the food you are (you can reset it to 'cold' by stirring in a circle), the one at the bottom represents how cooked the ingredient is. You don't have to get the top one into the green area, just the bottom one. On most boiling steps you can let it sit and come back to occasionally stir it; giving it a quick stir is enough to reset the top 'burning' indicator back to the beginning. On others, like chili and pasta, the top indicator will only go down slowly as you stir. To get them to reset all the way you have to stir them a lot. CARVE (meat) Hold B, but move in and out in VERY LARGE motions, not short fast ones. If it's not registering, you may need to sit closer to the screen. CHOP (chicken) Hold B and wildly wave the wiimote around. DICE (meat, onions, tomatoes, other vegetables) Hold B, then as quickly as you can wave the wiimote up and down. DREDGE (meat, chile, fish) Hold B, then rapidly twist the wiimote from side to side as if you were twirling a doorknob. FOLD Hold B and DO NOT LET GO! Move in the indicated directions. It seems this motion isn't picked up very well, so this can be frustrating. I usually delegate it to Cecil. In the recipe list, the directions to fold are indicated (U = Up, D = Down, L = Left, R = Right) If you trash this step, you don't have to redo any other steps in order to retry folding it. FRY (french fries, chicken, fish sticks, other stuff...) Although the frying progress bar has two arrows, they both move at the same time. You have to hold B and thrust down to drop the food into the fryer, then hold B and thrust up to pull it out when it's done. You can't grab it straight out of the fryer without pulling it out first. Note that once you pull it out, you can leave it there till you're ready to put it into the dish. GRATE (cheese) Hold B, then as quickly as you can wave the wiimote up and down. GRILL/COOK (hamburger patties, vegetables, filets, eggs, pancakes) Most grill items require cooking on two sides. In Normal mode, you'll see two arrows on the progress bar. One is on top, the other on the bottom. You let the item cook on one side, moving the arrow toward the center. When it gets there, you flip it over to cook the other side. Hold B and twist the wiimote to flip. Some items (eggs, pancakes) cook faster than others. Pancakes are a little tricky; the aroma lines will appear before it's really perfect. On Hard mode, you need to give them an extra second or so after that. LEAF (lettuce only) Press B to grab the lettuce, then quickly wave the wiimote from side to side while keeping it parallel to the floor. Don't let go of B! MASH (guacamole) Hold B, then as quickly as you can wave the wiimote up and down. MASH (potatoes, on stove) Hold B, then as quickly as you can wave the wiimote up and down. SAUTE The top indicator tells you how close to burning the food you are. The bottom one is how close to being done you are. When the top indicator gets close to the right, hold B and jerk upward to flip the item. This will reset the top indicator to the far left. Grab the ingredient when the bottom indicator is in the middle. You don't need the top indicator to be there too. SLICE (tomato, calamari, lamb, vegetables) This step isn't timed. Instead, each slice should be straight down with the Wiimote parallel to the floor (not twisted to either side). Press B in the air above the vegetable, then press down in a series of sharp strokes. Each slice is given a rating, and all must be perfect for this step to be Perfect. SPREAD (bread, pizza) Hold B, then try to cover as much of the bread as possible as quickly as you can. SPREAD (butter, before saute) Hold B, then tilt the wiimote in different directions. Try to get the butter to cover a lot of the pan. None of your assistants can do this step, nor can they do the saute step after this. STEAM/BOIL (Tamales) Like boil, but this time there's a cover on the item. You don't have to do anything but wait for this one to finish. It doesn't require stirring. In addition to Aroma lines, the pot lid will make noise to tell you it's done. TOSS (cheese onto pizza) Hold B, then wave the wiimote up and down quickly. TOSS (pepperoni onto pizza) Hold B, then press A to drop pepperoni onto pizza. Try to spread them out evenly. This is very hard to do and unfortunately you can't unload this task on an assistant. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFR- Recipes Recipes are listed in the order they appear in the menu. If a recipe uses an ingredient for a step, it's listed below the step's name. Example: Boil -Salt Means: This step is boiling (on a stove) and you need to add Salt. * Recipes are Chef's Specials ** Recipes are Optional Chef's Specials Chef Specials list in parentheses below what dish they're based on. GRAVY CHUG STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hamburger & Fries Cook(Grill) Slice Leaf Fry Ham & Cheese Omelette Dice Grate Spread Fry Mac & Cheese Boil Grate Cook(Boil) Fried Chicken Dredge Fry Fry Cold Sandwich Spread Carve Leaf Slice Chili con Carne Slice Saute Cook(Boil) Pancakes Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) Fish Sticks Dredge Fry Fry Roast Chicken Chop Slice Slice Bake *Black Pepper Chicken Dredge Fry Fry (Fried Chicken) -Pepper *BBQ Burger Cook(Grill) Slice Leaf Fry (Hamburger & Fries) -BBQ Sauce *Spicy Mac & Cheese Boil Grate Cook(Boil) (Mac & Cheese) -Pepper -Onion *Onion Burger Cook(Grill) Slice Leaf Fry (Hamburger & Fries) -Onion Pwd. **Jalapeno Burger Cook(Grill) Slice Leaf Fry (Hamburger & Fries) -Jalapeno **TexMex Omelette Dice Grate Spread Fry (Ham&Cheese Omelette) -Mustard -Cumin **Cinnamon Pancakes Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) Cook(Grill) (Pancakes) -Cinnamon -Cinnamon -Cinnamon -Cinnamon **5-Alarm Chili Slice Saute Cook(Boil) (Chili con Carne) -Jalapeno -Pepper -Cumin EL FUEGO STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tacos Saute Leaf Dice Grate Huevos Rancheros Cook(Grill) Grill Grate Slice Guacamole Mash Dice Dice Burritos Saute Cook Grate Fold(URL) Nachos Saute Dice Grate Bake Carne Asada Saute Dice Dice Saute Chimichangas Saute Cook Grate Fry Tortilla Soup Saute Dice Dice Cook(Boil) Fajitas Saute Slice Slice Saute Enchiladas Saute Grate Bake Chile Relleno Dredge Fry Dice Grate Tamale Saute Slice Fold(LRUD) Steam *Garlic Tacos Saute Leaf Dice Grate (Tacos) -Garlic -Cumin -Salt *Carne Encebollata Saute Dice Dice Saute (Carne Asada) -Pepper -Salt -Onion *Burrito Sonora Saute Cook Grate Fold(URL) (Burritos) -Jalapeno -Salt -Cumin *Chimichangas Chile Saute Cook Grate Fry (Chimichangas) -Jalapeno -Salt -Cumin **Medit. Nachos Saute Dice Grate Bake (Nachos) -Jalapeno -Olives -Cinnamon **Fajitas sin Carne Saute Slice Slice Saute (Fajitas) -Garlic -Lem. Salt -Lem. Juice -Vegify **Enchila. Aromatico Saute Grate Bake (Enchiladas) -Salt -Pepper -Rosemary **Sweet Tamale Saute Slice Fold(LRUD) Steam (Tamale) -Tomatoes STUFFOLINI'S STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bruschetta Spread Dice Grate Bake Spaghetti w/ Meatballs Boil Cook(Boil) Saute Grate Roast Chicken Chop Slice Slice Bake Gnocchi Dice Boil Saute Grate Antipasto Dice Grate Slice Boil Ravioli Saute Cut Boil Cook(Boil) Pizza Spread Toss Toss Bake Italian Wedding Soup Dice Boil Saute Cook(Boil) Risotto Spread Saute Cook(Boil) Chicken Parmesan Cook Dredge Fry Bake Calamari Slice Fry Cook Boil Pasta Carbonara Dice Saute Boil Grate *Spaghetti Pomadoralls Boil Cook(Boil) Saute Grate (Spaghetti w/Meatballs) -Tomatoes -Garlic -Basil -Onion *Ravioli w/ Basil Saute Cut Boil Cook(Boil) (Ravioli) -Salt -Garlic -Basil *Zappa Italiana Dice Boil Saute Cook(Boil) (Italian Weddg. Soup) -Salt -Garlic -Basil *Carbonara Yeehaw Dice Saute Boil Grate (Pasta Carbonara) -Onion -Salt -BBQ Sauce **Herbal Chicken Chop Slice Slice Bake (Roast Chicken) -Mustard -Lem. Juice -Basil -Garlic **Calamari Portabello Slice Fry Cook Boil (Calamari) -Rosemary -Garlic -Salt -Capers -Basil **Sweet Gnocchi Dice Boil Saute Grate (Gnocchi) -Salt -Garlic -Olives -Tomatoes **Spaghetti Veggie Boil Cook(Boil) Saute Grate (Spaghetti w/Meatballs) -Salt -Garlic -Pepper -Basil -Cumin -Vegify CHEZ HAUTE STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ceviche Tivives Dice Dice Dice Dice Veal Stew Dice Spread Saute Cook Roast Duck Chop Slice Slice Bake Filet Mignon Grill Slice Dice Saute Beef Stroganoff Spread Saute Cook Cook Shrimp Tempura Dredge Fry Saute Boil Swordfish Filet Grill Grill Boil Chicken Liver Mousse Dice Spread Saute Blend Lamb Kabobs Leaf Slice Slice Grill Albacore Filet Dice Slice Prime Rib Carve Grill Mash Mix Surf and Turf Boil Grill Boil Saute *Aromatic Beef Grill Slice Dice Saute (Filet Mignon) -Hoisin -Onion -Rosemary -Salt *Volcanic Island Boil Grill Boil Saute (Surf and Turf) -Jalapeno -Salt -Pepper -Garlic -Or. Zest -Mustard *Peking Duck Chop Slice Slice Bake (Roast Duck) -Garlic -Hoisin -Or. Zest *Crusted Prime Rib Carve Grill Mash Mix (Prime Rib) -Garlic -Rosemary **Floral Pate Dice Spread Saute Blend (Chicken Liver Mousse) -Garlic -Lem. Salt -Lem. Juice -Rosemary **Bf&Caper Stroganoff Spread Saute Cook Cook (Beef Stroganoff) -Capers -Onion **Veal Brassica Dice Spread Saute Cook (Veal Stew) -Garlic -Salt -Rosemary **Herb Swordfish Filet Grill Grill Boil (Swordfish) -Garlic -Lem. Salt -Rosemary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFM Miscellaneous - You can turn a regular order into a Chef Special by adding the right spices at the right step. This won't earn you any extra money from the patron BUT if you didn't already buy that special, it will now be on your list. This can save you a bunch of money at later restaurants! Example: If someone orders Roast Duck, you can add Garlic, Hoisin and Orange Zest at the first 'Chop' stage and it will pop up as 'Peking Duck'. [Tip thanks to Starrunr & Matthew Crider] - You can use the payphone to call the Food Critic even if you've already impressed him and gotten your fifth star. You get nothing if you win, but neither can you lose the star he gave you. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QFX CREDITS DookieWookie - For getting me into this game and helping me verify and test lots of stuff. Starrunr - Submitted the trick about getting the chef specials for free! Matthew Crider - Pointed out that the game doesn't pause when adding spices on Hard mode, also submitted the trick about getting the chef specials without paying for them. Dawn Chia - Corrected how much cash you get for playing the spice chopping game. Your name could be here if you contribute to this FAQ!