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.
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Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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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.”
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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: http://steamcommunity.com/games/247020/announcements/detail/204114190854399404
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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!
  • Steam Controller, DualShock 4, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro Controller, DualShock 3 and Xbox One gamepad button mapping fully supported for compatible controllers. Rumble is also supported (for Windows only). (Note: first and third party drivers still required for full compatibility. For a full detailed list, be sure to check out the Steam thread: http://steamcommunity.com/app/247020/discussions/0/598199244891051604/ )
  • Music by award winning composer Jonathan Geer
  • Art by Sara Gross - Two Bit Art (Battle Kitchen art by Camille Kuo)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Graphics card or greater
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac OS X 10.6x is not supported by the newest versions of the game.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL-capable graphics card with valid driver
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Currently Ubuntu is the only Linux platform that is officially supported by this engine.
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Summary:
Cook, Serve, Delicious is probably the best cooking management game with huge sorts of minigames for each meal that you can prepare. There is plenty of things to do (especially with Battle Kitchen expansion) but it still might feel too much repetitive for some people - this game is served best for about half an hour per session, not more.

Positives:
- Well-made restaurant management. It is not hard to get into the management part of the game for a new player, even though you can see plenty of options there.
- Many cooking minigames. Coming with great live cooking management of (up to) 8 meals together. It can be stressful but this stress is coming with fun!
- Great keyboard controls. You can control everything with hotkeys, and that will make you faster. This is huge positive surprise this game offers, don't expect poor smartphone-ported mouse controls! (For example, instead of many slow clicks, you can just remember PSMCR PSVCR PSCR for people's most favourite lasagna! :D )
- Challenges. Have you finished the main part of the game? Come on, here you go, beat all those cooking challenges!
- Local co-op. Yes, you can manage a restaurant with your friends!


Neutrals:
- Battle Kitchen expansion is not for new players. You get thrown all top-level upgraded meals to you to make. Don't expect to enjoy this part of the game soon (and you might not even get there, more in negatives). Still, whole battle kitchen was added for free to CSD, so we can't critize its focus on experienced CSD gamers.
- You have to switch most of your meal offers every day for getting more customers. This is not a bad thing but it's worth noticing that the game will motivate you into trying all meals available. (Don't expect playing in style where you can just create same easy meals over and over. You'd even get really bored soon.)

Negatives:
- Might get really repetitive for you. If you just sit and play it for hours in one session, you notice that you are just doing still the same over and over. You must think of CSD as about a casual game with a bit of "fun stress" that will offer you many hours of playtime splitted into months of your life.


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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
It is like Papers, Please except I make food for a bunch of customers and they clog up my toilet 50 times a day. I don't even serve chili.

Seriously though, this is a hella awesome and addictive indie title that I can receommend to any fans of fast paced sim gameplay! Well done.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Cook,Serve,Delicious!

Summary:
Cook,Serve,Delicious! is one addicting Restaurant Management game made by Vertigo Gaming made available through steam. It's gameplay brings out the fast keyboard gamer in you, the graphics is simple yet gorgeous that sets the mood for the gamer. While repetitive at times, the game can really be fun and enjoyable but challenging specially during rush hours. I would recommend this game to all gamers, casuals and hardcore alike. Looking forward to the game's sequel in 2016, COOK,SERVE,DELICIOUS! 2


Gameplay
It's core gameplay is fresh,fun,thrilling and fast paced but maybe repetitive for some. There are plenty of things to do from the mini-mini games like cleaning toilets,doing the dishes, drawing out a robber's face to more challenging stuff like the Battle Kitchen update which brings out the same formula but makes it seem fresh with challenges (Not for the new players tho').I find playing this in a marathon like session (I played for 5 hours straight) to be fun but quite repetitive.There is a reward system for spending countless hours in-game from the cosmetic upgrades to your restaurant when you achieve star ratings. Food can also be upgraded bringing in new ingredients making you re-memorize all the things you've come to remember when spamming for the buttons to make the dish.As you progress into the game, recipes you've known and love become more difficult and challenging giving out variety and randomness. While the game may repetitive for some, I find playing this game a fun and rewarding.

9 out of 10

Graphics
Before you bash the graphics for being plain and simple (Compared to AAA games like Battlefield), it does it's job really extraordinarily well. The graphics are beautifully made, while not the best, I find the artstyle to be soothing to see and the art style is just WOW. I really enjoyed the background of the outside of sherrisoda, the day and night cycle and the planes passing-by is just a beautiful sight to see. The game rewards you with a star system. The star system gives your restaurant a new look each time. 0 Stars, you would expect to see that the restaurant is in a bad condition, progressing through the game, you can see an improvement in the atmostphere and appearance of your restaurant giving out a new vibe from arriving redneck truck drivers to your VIPs, Rich and Famous. I really like the game's graphics and atmosphere.

10 out of 10

Soundtrack
Just WOW! The game's soundtrack is beautifully made by Jonathan Geer. The soundtrack blends well with the game's atmosphere and ambiance providing you with a classy and jazz feel to your gameplay. The music is masterfully made to suit the game and for all it's worth a must buy as well (Can be purchased as DLC)

10 out of 10

A really fun well made game from the guys at Vertigo.


9.5 out of 10 A must buy even if the game is not on sale!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
To make this review short, simple, and sweet.. all i'm going to say is that i'm more excited for Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 to come out than Game Of Thrones season 6. 10/10 Best game i've played all year.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
This game is simply amazing , i could go in depth about all its features but in short for those looking for a comparison as to what its like , if you were a fan of a old game called Root Beer Tapper. This is the modern advancement of it.
Not only you can serve the beer to the oncoming army of people but also other foods.

To make sure its not too arcade like they have added in stuff like a upgrade system , equipment , events to make it interesting.
if you had loved Root Beer Tapper back then you will jump in and love this game.
what i liked about this game
- management were you can customize foods, equipment
- level up system to keep you going towards a 5 star restaurant.
- nice extra stuff to do like event, challenges, reading email, bets etc
- controls are excellent.

What i did not like
- extremely brutal learning curve for new players specially during rush hours + inspection right from day 1
- menu rot makes no sense, it should be the opposite people should like and want stuff you serve nicely.
- despite buying equipment the chores are not reduced that much at all.
- Some of foods are a pain to serve killing your chances of getting perfect combos.

Overall the game gave me the arcade experience i enjoyed playing Root Beer Tapper back then hopefully that gets released on steam as well sometime in future.
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