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.”
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: 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.
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VahidSlayerOfAll
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
repetitive as hell
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Goat Boy FTW
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I went into this game expecting to see Chef
I was quite disappointed
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Onebadterran
( 55.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Curator Review:

This cooking management simulation game has been a long time resident of this channel. Take control of a no-name zero star restaurant and turn it into one of the best known and best restaurants in the world! Do chores! Serve food! Fight bad guys! Running a restaurant sure is hard work. This game is a great deal of fun and I recommend giving it a shot.

https://youtu.be/YYTN57zENMo
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Jakaryy
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The best Hell's Kitchen simulator out there! At least it's similar in the fact that some days in this game are just outrageously difficult and very quick while other days no one comes by and you decided to make easy meals instead.

Cook, Serve, Delicious! should be the game at the top of the list "Fast-Paced" and under the definition of "Hectic" in the dictionary. Expect to feel overwhelmed and stressed as you try and fill orders to please customers. It's very difficult, however that shouldn't make you run away from this game in terror. It's difficult in the fact of how fast it is AT FIRST, after a couple hours of playing when you get the feel of the game, it becomes a breeze... at least you don't stree as much.

There's some strategy to this game as well as some good management and planning needed to satisfy yourself and your customers. You need to decide what food to buy for your menu, decide what you're serving each day, and then simply go through the game cooking and doing regular restaurant chores. The chores aren't difficult either, and you can buy upgrades that make them easier overtime and less of a pain to do.

In the end, this is a hard cooking game that only gets easier with practice and experience. I suggest if you're up for a challenge and enjoy cooking games, get this because it is a great price tag for the amount of hours you can pour into this!


Topic: Fast-Paced Management Simulator

ReplayabilityNone - Ok - Good - Great - Excellent
Price TagBad - Ok - Good - Great - Excellent - Free to Play
DifficultySimple - Easy - Medium - Hard - Very Hard
Age groupKids - Teens - Adults - Everyone
DevsUnsure/Quiet - Not Helpful - Responsive - Helpful

Score: 9.5/10


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Oddball
( 27.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I don't know why I enjoy cooking games with time pressure and asynchronous, parallel recipes, but something about them tickles a certain part of my brain. CSD is one of the best I've ever played, and I'm really looking forward to the upcoming sequel. CSD supports a variety of input methods, and I particularly enjoyed using a PS4 controller.

I'd rather the dev had left out the upgrade that makes it less likely for your restaurant to be robbed if you prohibit the carrying of firearms. It doesn't make sense in the first place, and it's overly politically charged for an otherwise lighthearted title. This is a very minor nit to pick, though, in a very solid game.
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stealingcarbon
( 54.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Got this game as a gift and got hooked on it immediately. It's fast paced, satisfyingly challenging, and a lot of fun. After finishing the career mode. I'm now working my way through the "Batle Kitchen" challenges. I'm already over 40 hours of playtime, and not tired of it at all. The weekly challenges are a great way to keep it fresh, and I can't wait to see the sequel. Only con? I'm always hungry for the dishes I'm cooking!
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Nomine
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Fun game to play in local co-op and the weekly challenges and higher level restaurants are challenging enough to manage.

Only downsides would be repetitiveness (the game is best played in short bursts), grind (slow progress) and slow start (there is a lot of waiting involved in the first 50 days or so).

9/10
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Teal Deer
  • Developers: Vertigo Gaming Inc.
  • Publishers: Vertigo Gaming Inc.
  • Initial release: Oct 2013
  • Genre: Cooking Sim, Arcade
  • #Worth/NotWorth: #VeryWorth
Exposition, Concurrence and Summation
Cook, Serve, Delicious is a great filler/palate cleanser with surprising depth.

You run a restaurant inside of a business tower in which you are the sole proprietor of all things that happen. While the game is mostly casual feeling and reminiscent of classics like Diner Dash, you additionally have to run the actual cooking as well as manage the flow of customers. It may seem like a lot at first but it ramps up the difficulty fairly nicely. Additionally, you are in full control of what is on the menu itself. So if something just has too many options you can dial it down regardless. However, you can ramp it up as well giving you added buffs should you be able to maintain good customer service.

The actual cooking is incredibly satisfying, each food item has a specific way to prepare it and has its own recipes. Meaning it can only be ordered in certain ways making it an important thing to note regarding strategy in menu selection. Some types have more recipes than others. While in control of the menu you'll find some decent depth in choosing plates that require cooking and prep while other things that are instant and can be done in between the cooking stages and are a good way to increase revenue.

There are stat buffs and debuffs that occur, such as menu rot or foods that have bad aromas early in the morning that effect you every day. Your performance can also affect your buzz which will effect the amount of customers coming in, especially during non-Rush hour times.

There is equipment upgrades that help in the increasing of the waiting time for customers regarding their patience for you as well as equipment to help with chores that you'll need to do throughout each day. New equipment for cooking different types of food are also available.

You'll have extra tasks to complete everyday should you choose to take them on such as bets with other chefs. There are e-mails that you'll receive after each day that are actually quite enjoyable to read. As well as warn you of upcoming events such as health inspections.

Career mode isn't the only thing
There are also iron chef challenges that occur weekly and compete with other online challengers.

Additionally, there is a ton of control options. Options between Keyboard, 360, X1 and DS4 pads make choosing what you're most comfortable with a non-issue.

THE GIST
While frantic, the amount of of strategy in menu selection makes it rather methodical and it's extremely satisfying to make multiple dishes perfect.


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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This is basically Hell's Kitchen minus Gordon Ramsay






Which is why its a 9.5/10, Gordon Ramsay is not screaming at you every second

Its a shame really
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Don't let the quirky graphics and the cooking theme fool you.
This game is unexpectedly good and fun!

It's not just about getting the right ingredients. You have to manage your menu, and you'll gain buzz bonus. The more buzz, the more people will come and of course, the harder it will be (risk/reward). Some items will rot if you let them 2 days on the menu, if you don't change them the 3rd day you'll get negative buzz bonus because of the smell :o
Some items are easier to make than other, but some will get you more money than others (still a good balance risk/reward).

During the normal course of the day you'll also have to flush the toilet, put out the garbage, taking care of mice, bet on your skills (and gain extra money!), try to find your soul mate, fund kickstarter projects (called click'n start :p) and dispence justice (yes T_T). I'm sure the list is not complete. The game is crazy! But in a good way :)

You'll be able to buy upgrades for your restaurant and your food (more recipes, more ingredients, better price), you'll have special event, like cooking contests, or catering for parties. You'll also be able to compete on a leaderboard on some special game modes.

For the price asked there is a lot of content, and it's good content.

There used to be a demo available. Not sure if it's stil working but you can try there: http://www.vertigogaming.net/_files/CSDdemo1_05.exe

A CSD2 is coming this year and I can't wait to play it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
An order of review is here, get it while its fresh!
I am really enjoying this game and here are the reasons why:
It starts more or less easy on you until it just destroys you with too many tasks to deal with at once.
Even harder than the normal mode: Battle kitchen wich is the real deal if you want a challenge.
A good amount of dishes to master.
The way of cooking is interesting and challenging.
Upgrades wich make the game easier (or harder but better paid dishes)
The soundtrack is pretty good.
Local coop and more.
I would recommend you to get it on a sale (the usual price is 10 bucks).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Cook, Serve, Delicious! aka Dance Dance Revolution: Fingers Edition aka Piano Simulator 2013.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Fantastic game. Good fast paced fun that will have most people get some joy out of it. Personally I love all the little touches, from spam emails to dating to a heartfelt tribute to Ryan Davies l couldn't recommend this more. The development clearly loves this game from the effort he put in and I can't wait for the sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Picked this up during the sale on the recommendation of a friend. It didn't sound like my cup of tea at all, and like I predicted, I sucked at it. I decided to play another day, and noticed that I already knew a few dishes by heart and was rapidly improving. It's challenging yet at the same time absolutely something you can get down with practice, even for a klutz like me.

It's like no sim game you've ever played. This is multitasking, button-mashing mayhem in Hell's Kitchen minus Gordon Ramsay. And it is SO. FUN. No matter your general skill level. Get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Pretty fun game, nothing out of this world but It serves as a time killer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I bought this game because I was a fan of Ore-no Ryouri back on the PS1, and realized this was a spiritual successor. While they don't utilize thumbsticks in the same way and I miss not knowing what people are saying in Japanese, the controls are still quite challenging and there's enough upgrades and daily restrictions to keep it interesting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
This game starts out incredibly difficult and almost detered me from deciding to play it more than a few times, but once I got the hang of it and leanred what foods I'm good at preparing, it's incredibly fun! Of course, this game certainly won't appeal to many people. The concept of "Run your restaraunt from the ground up" isn't exactly a very new genre; it's a genre that has been used and adapted by many for ages. Nevertheless, the playstyle is unlike anything else I have played before, and the art, music, and suprising amount of subtle humor is what kept me coming back. I'd reccomend giving it a shot- you just may love it!
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