One of the few hardcore restaurant sims in existence, Cook, Serve, Delicious! is a deceptively easy game to learn but incredibly challenging to master as you progress through your career from owning a terrible zero star cafe into a five star world famous restaurant.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,751 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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"As Nilesy knows, it only takes a bit of practice to become the best one-man restaurant on the planet! Part sim, part skill, all fun!"
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April 27

Cook, Serve, Delicious v3.16 Update

Aw yeah time for a brand new update, which includes various fan-requested changes and minor bug fixes.

I'm also happy to announce that the Cook, Serve, Delicious! Original Soundtrack is now available on Steam for $2.99! Check it out right here:

Enjoy and thanks for playing the game!


  • Slightly altered some sounds by fan request for the creamer in coffee and the steak seasoning sounds to provide much better feedback when preparing.
  • The default key for restarting Weekly Challenges has been moved to the function keys to prevent accidental retries (originally it was the Control key).
  • Very minor bug fixes.
  • Changed the deployment structure/backend of the game to better streamline future updates. You won't notice a change but it greatly helps in speeding up the deployment process for patches.

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March 16

CSD: Battle Kitchen Update- Mystery Box Mode, Wii U Pro support and more!

Hey everyone, the newest update for CSD has arrived! This includes a bunch of new additions and features, as well as fixing a few minor bugs. Thanks and enjoy the free update!


  • Mystery Box Mode (1-4 players, Battle Kitchen) For the first time in the game, all 30 foods will be in play in this challenge. The catch: all orders will be in secret mystery boxes until they're selected. How far can you go in this crazy challenge?
  • Weekly Sprint Challenges are now supported! These small bite sized challenges are 3 waves long (24 foods) as opposed to the standard weekly challenges (40 foods). There can be a mix of sprints and standard challenges from now on. Enjoy!
  • Wii U Pro Controller support added for the Mayflash Wii U adaptor for PC or any other third party system that allows for Wii U Pro Controller support.
  • Crazy Dave Bet emails now have text that explains the bet offer has expired if it isn't taken on the day it's recieved.
  • The Enchilada tutorial text has been clarified a bit better.

  • Adjusted system that deploys VIPs and dates. Originally if you had a high buzz restaurant, there was a chance that your VIP or date would not be "fit" into the order system, resulting in a "missed" date or VIP. That system has been tightened considerablly to try and prevent this from happening.
  • Crazy Dave's Bet 17 now properly resets if won, preventing the "bet not taken" error messages and errors related to bets.
  • Fixed a small menu display error in the Battle Kitchen menus when using a controller under certain circumstances.
  • Endurance runs ending due to food burning now properly reset when immediately retrying the event.
  • Updated Vertigo Gaming Inc. logo across the game.
  • Renamed Characters to Local Co-op in the main menu.
  • Fixed some minor errors with button images when two different controllers are used in the Battle Kitchen.

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“Along with being one of the (very unexpectedly!) funniest games I’ve played this year, the game’s disarming & charming aesthetic did not prepare me for what is undoubtedly the best WarioWare-like game I have ever played. In fact, I probably ended up spending more time with Cook, Serve, Delicious! than with almost any other game this year. The gameplay is simple in nature but blisteringly fast, resulting in a challenge that is more than enough to keep the average player interested. The game does not overstay its welcome, as it evolves in numerous ingenious ways by the time you’ve reached the end.”
The Stereogram

“It's not an easy game to excel at, but it's an easy game to get hooked on, and the challenge of building and running your own restaurant from front to back is going to captivate you for weeks on end...with depth to rival a strategy game and carefully controlled chaos ruling the action sequences, Cook, Serve, Delicious! is a rare release that encourages you to play until you master every nuance of gameplay.”
Jay Is Games

“Cook, Serve, Delicious! is fast paced, engaging, and absolutely addictive for foodies or non-foodies alike. Don’t be fooled by the cute cartoonish style because you’ll find your eyeballs popping and button mashing like mad after a few hours.”
Vivid Gamer

About This Game

NEW UPDATE! Cook, Serve, Delicious: Battle Kitchen Edition is a brand new free expansion that provides all new local multiplayer modes and weekly challenges! From 25 indie guest cameos to tons of new features and improvements, CSD: Battle Kitchen will challenge even the most hardened cook. Some of the new features include:

  • Weekly Challenges- Face off with your friends and the Steam leaderboard as you compete for the fastest times. A new challenge awaits every week!
  • Tag Team Local Multiplayer- Grab some controllers and play up to four players locally as you take turns manning the chef station in Battle Kitchen. You only have fifteen seconds to cook, and five seconds to explain to the next cook what to do first! Good luck!
  • Strike Challenges- Take on twelve brand new challenges on your own or up to four players tag team with adjustable difficulty settings. Warning: these challenges can be extremely difficult!
  • Endurance Mode- For one player or up to four Tag Team players, Endurance Mode has you making as many foods as possible perfectly, all while having to answer Chef Risotto's calls and switching out menu items and upgrading them while you're cooking. How long can you last? Also includes the new eSports Endurance Challenge, an event that ups the difficulty to an extreme degree!
  • Co-op Campaign- Play the campaign mode with a friend using your current save! One person is the expediter, who must give orders to the chef and send them out when they're fully cooked, and the other is the chef, unable to choose orders but must cook or do anything the expediter gives them. Tag each other to switch positions on the fly, and make your way from a zero star cafe to a five star restaurant! (co-op can be enabled or disabled at any time in the main menu of the campaign mode).
  • Game Improvements- A huge array of game improvements and additions have been added to the game! For more, visit the official announcement page here:

Cook, Serve, Delicious is a hardcore restaurant sim, one of the few in its genre that gives the players total control over where they want to take their restaurant.

The game centers on an old, worn down restaurant in the SherriSoda Tower, which was once the heart of the building but closed down as business (and tenants) dropped to an all time low. But with the local economy rising back up and occupancy reaching its maximum, SherriSoda Tower has decided to bring back the old Cook, Serve, Delicious restaurant, and has given you complete control to bring it back to its old five star status of world class dining.

To do that, you’ll start with a few thousand dollars and thirty foods to choose from to put on your menu, as well as a host of restaurant equipment and more. Nearly everything is unlocked from the start of the game for you to purchase; this is your restaurant, and you must figure out the best strategy to get that restaurant packed with satisfied customers. Can you prove your culinary skills?

And if that weren’t enough, you’ll also have the opportunity to be cast in the Iron Cook television show, throw parties for offices in SherriSoda Tower, read virtual mail in your SherriSoda Tower Email account which ranges from game tips to crazy spam (nearly 500 emails in all), from customers providing feedback to your restaurant to opportunities such as being able to fund projects via “ClicknStart” and other big surprises!

With hours of content and tons of secrets and unlockables, Cook, Serve, Delicious will provide a big challenge for anyone who’s ready to take their crumbling, rat infested eatery to a luxurious Platinum Star Restaurant. Good luck!

  • New Steam Features include key binding support for all foods and events, a new gameplay option called CookBets where you will receive randomized challenges each day, fifty new spam emails and options as well as improvements to UI across the board, and full Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Leaderboards with special Steam Challenges and Trading Cards support.
  • Includes the upgrade pack, "Extra Crispy Edition," that brings ten new foods to the game including Lobster, Bananas Foster, Enchiladas, Sushi and more!
  • DualShock 4, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro Controller and Xbox One gamepad button mapping fully supported. Rumble is also supported (for Windows only). (Note: first and third party drivers still required for full compatibility.)
  • Music by award winning composer Jonathan Geer
  • Art by Sara Gross - Two Bit Art (Battle Kitchen art by Camille Kuo)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Graphics card or greater
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac OS X 10.6x is not supported by the newest versions of the game.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL-capable graphics card with valid driver
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Currently Ubuntu is the only Linux platform that is officially supported by this engine.
Helpful customer reviews
166 of 170 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
This is one of the most stressful games I've ever played. And I put over 20 hours into it over a period of weeks, always coming back to it to serve another day. You are running a restaurant, but the complexity of it severely outstrips your regular diner dash style game. Almost every food has multiple recipes (there are something like 35 different hamburger combinations possible), and your menu has upwards of 20 items, of which you can serve 4-6 on any given day. Manage service, janitorial requirements and a variety of other tasks. It's hard to describe how complex and yet how engaging this game is. It is seriously stressful, especially on the later levels, but pulling off 88 orders in a row perfectly is a rush; this is really an underrated and great game.
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104 of 107 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
My wife, who enjoys casual games and especially cooking games, loves this game.

I hate all those things, and I also love this game.

It positively oozes with love and care from its developer. This is a great example of the kind of thing that indie developers can do that big companies never could. A game that uses the best casual game mechanics, but with hardcore difficulty, with an amazing variety of content, and without any crummy monetization ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. You can tell this is a labor of love, particularly considering the huge new expansion that adds tons of new modes including a co-op campaign, completely for free, over a year after its initial release.

Tip: Play this with a great big clicky keyboard. So fun.
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261 of 342 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014



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93 of 124 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
I started playing this game as a stressrelief from my job as a chef.

Now I go to work to relieve my stress of being addicted to this ♥♥♥♥ing game.

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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Cook, Serve, Delicious! is a restaurant/cooking simulator where you start with a rundown little cafe and turn it into a five star restaurant all the while cooking numerous dishes, fending off robbers and flushing blocked toilets. While the game might not sound like everyone's cup of tea it combines addictive gameplay with a good progression system to make a fun gaming experience. As a huge fan of the Papa's Pizzeria games this was a must buy for me and I was not disappointed.

+Nice simplistic graphics, food and drink is well designed and the UI is nice to look at as well
+Incredibly addictive, simple gameplay that keeps you coming back for more
+You can take place in bets each day which require you to get a certain combo with certain foods
+You are rewarded for perfect orders and penalised for bad orders which helps push you to try as hard as you can
+Lots of different dishes including drinks
+Most dishes have upgrades which adds a new ingredient and new recipe cards
+All recipe cards have specific names
+Local co-op game mode
+The hotkeys for the different ingredients are for the most part intuitive, i.e. the first letter of the ingredient is the hotkey, and if you don't like them the hotkeys can be edited
+Full controller support for both the Xbox 360 Controller and the Dualshock 4 Controller
+Great music
+There are special events in the game which you can take part in such as catering events which earn you more money

-The frequency of work orders (flushing the toilet, cleaning the dishes, taking out the trash and setting rat traps) seemed a bit too high, in particular the flushing the toilet job seemed to be very frequent even when the toilet had been upgraded
-The progression on the star system is very slow and food upgrades are very expensive
-Once you start unlocking more order slots (you start with four and then it increases) it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the orders you have on the go and I often pressed the wrong key and sent out an order early, breaking a combo
-I had a couple of issues where I lost saves and had to replay about 2 hours worth
-You can't upgrade the appearance of your restaurant apart from the automatic changes when you get a new star


A great restaurant/cooking sim that is perfect for fans of similar games but might be quite boring for most, best to pick this up on sale.

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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
This might be the most demanding title in my library. Underneath its casual-friendly theme and its welcoming artstyle lies a game of frantic keyboard slapping.

If you thought you were good at multi-tasking, think again. If you thought you were good at memorizing keystroke sequences, let's see how good you are. This is as close as a human being will come to being a food-slinging robot as will be possible until the coming Robopocalypse.

It's well crafted. It's fun. It's exactly what you already want, stop reading this and get the game already you're wasting time that you could be using to MAKE PIZZAS FOR VIRTUAL PEOPLE AHHH GODDD
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
What an awesome game, this is the sort of game that you can keep installed and keep dropping in for five minutes at a time. I couldn't do long stints playing but I have put a lot of time into CSD.

It's basically one large, long QTE, but done very well. Simply press the buttons in the correct order to cook and serve various different foods. There is plenty of customization here, buying different kitchen appliances to help make more complex meals, along with things like dishwashers to sort out the chores for you.

A really well thought out game that you can get really cheaply but still put tons of hours into.
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74 of 117 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Ok it's hard to describe why this game is enjoyable.

It's nothing like real cooking. Trust me I've gone to school for that stuff as well as worked for 3 1/2 years in the industry. It's really not realistic.

It's mostly a timed key puncher game. Hit the right keys per menu choice when ordered. Hit the right order number when the cooking time is ready. Try and keep the wait time down so they down't walk away. Hit the right keys to clean dishes, ect.. Turn up the intensity and complete the cateering challenges. Oh and you can't get to 3 stars without doing that.

It's nothing like real cooking WHAT SO EVER....

Yet somehow.. it's fun slamming the perfect order of nachos with over 20 possible variables down and getting a customer thumbs up. A perfect order day is bliss. Passing health inspection days a relief.

And oddly enough it can give you a non drug indused case of the munchies.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Think Diner Dash, but without all of the annoying cleaning up after customers and isometric point-of-views. Unlike Diner Dash, you get to prepare, cook, and serve the food, as well as choose what's on the menu. Another bonus, this game is fully compatible with most controllers. This is one of my favorite games as of now.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Cook, Serve, Delicious! is the most fun cooking simulation casual game I ever played. It's more fun to play it than Hotdog Bush. Not gonna compare this with Diner Dash and it's spin-offs because that's a totally other game.

This game made my hands move faster and made my head ache because of the stress it gives me. Nonetheless, I had fun playing it and reaching all of its achievements is really crazy, crazy in a good way.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
This game is far more engaging than it has any right to be.
At first glance, it looks like a really simple game. It is. It's very easy to pick up, learn, and play. It's very intense during the lunch rush, with some lulls between to chill out and practice.
The game isn't realistic at all with its 8 dollar sodas, but that only adds to the entertainment when people stroll in to pay for a beer at 9 am, too. All the while, wondering why the hell someone would pay 8 dollars for a small water...

If you wanna get reductive about it, it's a set of QTEs, but there are light strategies involved with remembering how long foods take to cook while juggling your customers and cleaning chores. Lightweight management stuff like organizing your menu and improving it keep it fresh.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Ahhh, Cook, Serve, Delicious. One of my most favourite games of all time. It has everything from keeping you adrenaline pumped when you perfect a day to making you cry in shame for messing up one single order. 10/10 would play again.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I never knew making salad could be so intense.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
The title says it all! Cook, Serve, Delicous! is a game that's worth your money. Do you need a stress reliever game? This can be one of them if you like to take out your stress through a fast-paced game.

I totally recommend this game to everyone. This is a very nice arcade game with upgrades for your food from one star to 3 stars. You can even buy equipments that will help your business. Experience a game where you don't just serve the food but you also prepare and cook it yourself. A unique feature of this game is that you also need to find the time to do your chores like flushing the toilet, throwing out the trash, washing the dishes, etc.

Time management is the key. Beware of rush hour, when your buzz (the chance of customers coming to your restaurant) is high, efficiency and concentration is needed. You don't want a single customer get mad at you, would you?

+ The game is very realistic in terms of all the work present in a restaurant/food chain

+ You don't just continuously play with the same food items on your menu since there are buzz conditions where serving a food for 3 straight days will lead to a menu rot (the food is not in demand anymore) stat to the food which means if you still serve it, it'll decrease the number of customers that will come to your restaurant/food chain.

+ Addicting to the bone!

+ It'll take a bit of practice to get used to the key bindings since it has a lot of buttons involved for every food.

Note: A new feature called the kitchen battle is still on beta where you battle other players in cooking, I guess, I haven't tried it though.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
I tried so hard to fulfill the customer requests in Cook, Serve, Delicious' 'extreme difficulty'.

Now i'm a typist in a supreme court.

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
This game was a huge surprise, and is an enjoyable time management cooking game.
There is a main story campaign where you start off with basics and a few recipes and as you earn money and reputation you can buy more equipment and add new recipes.
The game can get quite hectic as there are times where you not only have to serve many customers at once but see to the restaurants other business such as making sure the toilets are cleaned, the trash is taken out, especially at the beginning where you have to do everything yourself.

You can try out recipes before you buy them, each recipe fulfills some customers needs such as party, healthy or on a budget (just a couple of examples) so there is strategy to your menu planning.

As well as the story there is a local multiplayer option, you can use keyboard, mouse or gamepad controls.
There are multiple save slots if you want to play a few games paralllel . There are weekly challenges.

With 52 Steam achievements and trading cards, if you are a TM fan what are you waiting for?
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Sorry, I gotta be quick, I am writing this review in between cooking. This game is vcbomg fun! brb toilet. Ok back. Yeah get this game, you won't regret it. Oh crap Rush Hour. please like my review. k bye
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
I just love when a game like this trick me on trying it and then crawls under my skin.
Casual? There's nothing casual about this game. This game is SUPER HARD! And I mean that in most positive way.
You're in charge of a new 0 star restaurant and your mission is to reach 5 star rank.
There is the managing part where you buy foods and equipment necessary for your restaurant to operate and juggle them around for best buzz bonuses (% of how hip you restaurant is, how crowded it will be the next day).
And then there is the action part where you serve your customers from 9AM ti 10PM. That is the SUPER HARD part (especially if you made crappy decisions during managing part and even more challenging if you're not a proficient typist) as you'll have to be super quick on your keyboard (you can play with mouse, but it's lot more efficient not to) if you want to serve most of the customers and you have to make quick decisions like which customer to serve first and read quickly what the actual order is (every food type has many variations when it comes to receipts).
Now at this point you can probably think that this game can be frustrating, and I pleased to say that no matter how hard it is, it NEVER gets frustrating. Yeah that one order you screwed up will kill your chances of a perfect day, yeah there will be times when you don't know what buttons are you hitting from all the madness, but all this will not make you mad as tomorrow is a new day and new opportunities. :)
The gameplay don't get boring as every day there is something new, a new food, a new upgrade, a new situation to deal with, etc.
And the developer who already put so much love and effort into this game is constantly improving it. The current version of the game is Battle Kitchen Edition, which added the multiplayer mode, lots of interesting competitive challenges and a harder difficulty (if you ask me, this game needs an Easy difficulty so that a wider audience could be approached).

The fun never ends with Cook, Serve, Delicious!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I've played Cook, Serve, Delicious mainly on my android so don't let my hours confuse you.

If you have played the flash games "Papa's Freezeria/Pizzeria/Burgeria/Et ceteria" and enjoyed them, then this is the game for you. This game is that, but much much more. +Controller Support, +Adjustable Key Bindings, +Weekly Challenges, +Food Variety, +Steam Trading Cards, +4-Player Mode +2-Player Co-op Campaign +etc.

Before your day starts you are able to choose what is on your menu, read emails, buy upgrades, and other cool secret stuff (like making bets!). Menus must be updated every so often as food will get "stale" (boring), and customers will eat elsewhere. Also, certain foods have "properties" associated with them. Put too many greasy foods on the menu and cooking will be quick and simple, but customers will be deterred. Put too many things like "soup" and "pizza" on the menu and customers will pay more, but cooking will be difficult.

"Cooking" is extremely fun. If you know your way around a keyboard the game will be a walk in the park for you; that is, if you play on normal. The game offers many different ways to challenge yourself such as Extreme mode, and Endurance mode.

If you're a money conscious person like me, the game is also sold on the Humble Store!

Hope you buy, and have fun playing!
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