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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Very Positive (48 reviews) - 97% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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JackMorgan101
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
It's food...
what else do you need...
apart from food yourself while playing
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Trafalgar D Bzero
50.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Good game to test your typing skills, reaction and hand-eye coordination. This is a very good game to kills lots of hours, especially if you are looking to get all the achievements. A must buy, it is definitely a good bang for buck.
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Plutia
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
I love Make Potatoes :p
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Meow Chief
16.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
TD;DR: Similar to many browser games you see on the internet but more in-depth.

You manage once a five star restaurant to bring it back to its glory by choosing what foods you want on your menu, prepare them for your customers the moment they step in and serve them when you're done. Between preparing and serving food you also have to do chores like washing dishes or throwing trash out, all which is reflected by how much and what kind of food you have on your active menu. Throughout the day you have your typical rush hours which means the amount of customers and orders multiplies so the gameplay can easily become hectic and overwhelming.

One of the most important mechanic is called buzz. It determines how many customers you get over the day. For example at around 20% buzz the customers come in slowly and there's less of them, but compared to 80% buzz they come in much faster and in greater numbers. There are many boosters and detractors which will either add or subtract from the daily buzz percentage. Generally the higher the buzz the better but it also means you get much more traffic in your restaurant, and if you aren't prepared you risk making your customers unhappy by ruining their orders. And unhappy customers in turn lower your buzz for the next day.

What makes the gameplay so detailed is the numerous and complex food recipes. Some of them are really easy to prepare, whereas some of them are much more complicated because of many ingredients involved. When a customer comes in they will state how they like their order and if you don't make it exactly like it the order could either come out average or bad. You have your very simple foods like corn dog with only mustard or ketchup to put on. Then there is one of the hardest foods soup with a lot of ingredients, which some of them you need to chop first. And preparing soup takes a lot more time compared to the corn dog. When you add all the foods and liquids together, 30 in total, you will have a lot of practising and memorazing to do. Thankfully you can choose whether you want to play with the keyboard or mouse or mix them both. You can also bind your keys to which ever key you find suitable for your taste.

One of the things I don't like is that you get punished for having alcohol or too many "fatty" foods on your menu. One alcohol or three fatty foods results in -5% buzz, with every additional fatty food costing another -5%. There's plenty of restaurants in real life which have alcohol, especially finer ones. Not to mention foods which might not be the healthiest. You aren't the one eating in your restaurant anyway, just to do business and collect money. And in my experience with the game beer is one of the best-selling items.

The first two to six or so hours of CSD! are one of the most addictive and you truly feel like you're progressing when you get more stars and can buy various upgrades to your foods or restaurant such as increasing the patience of customers or to make chores easier and shorter to complete. But after my 15 hours of playing and almost getting my fourth star, the gameplay starts to get a little wooden. And I still have a lot to do.

Cook, Serve, Delicious! is leaning towards the casual side even though parts of it can be quite fast-paced and difficult, but it's enjoyable in short sessions since it tends to get a bit repetitive. Anyone who has ever liked browser games can find a better alternative in CSD!. Very easy to start but difficult to master, as they say.

Personal Rating: 3/5 - Average
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morgan
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
i like the game its pretty good
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BIG DADDY YUM YUM
16.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
I got this game in the Steam Summer Sale 2015, and have more than gotten my money's worth. It's fast-paced but surprisingly relaxing (especially because the customers are a LOT more polite than the ones I see in my service job every day ;) )
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Kelloggs16
158.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
I seriously enjoyed this one, it does require fast reflexes. It's good if you are just looking to numb your brain for a bit :)
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KowaiKitty
8.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great in-between game. It's quick to pick up while still having varying degrees of difficulty and multiple game modes. I love cooking games and this one is like an intense Cooking Mama.
Definitely recommend I just don't feel like typing out a review so if this is lackluster I am sorry but play it!
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Snooze
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Delicious
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OS X
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
It is fun to play every now and then... And for it's price I guess it is worth it, can get quite grindy go and nothing is worse than messing up that 1 order when you're trying to get a perfect day =(. 4/10
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Posted: August 11
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Non-Words That You'll Remember as Short For Complex Food Orders. It's satisfying as hell to listen to you slap the ♥♥♥♥ out of a salad.
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Got it thinking it'd be a chill cooking game to fill my chill cooking game needs (they're my favorite short-burst time killers), ended up with a game that's anything BUT chill. It's actually really fast paced and the new recipes can throw you for a loop sometimes (until you get used to the key combos) -- but it's way more fun than I antecipated too!
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Posted: August 16
Addictive, fun and fast paced, great game, can't wait for cook, serve, delicious 2!!!
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Posted: August 16
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Posted: August 18
An awesome timewaster. It took me a few minutes to get used to but once I got the basic's down I became the next Iron Chef of Butterville America! :D - Absolutely had a blast with this game!
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Posted: August 13
I literally can't stop playing. Help me.
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95.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Like working in a real kitchen, with less physical activity
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5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
One of the most addictive games ever, but also one of the most stressful games ever. It taught me why Gordon Ramsay swears so much. At first it looks dumb and a bit like one of those bad Nintendo DS games from about eight years ago, but trust me, it is so much more. 8.5/10
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8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Great in-between game. It's quick to pick up while still having varying degrees of difficulty and multiple game modes. I love cooking games and this one is like an intense Cooking Mama.
Definitely recommend I just don't feel like typing out a review so if this is lackluster I am sorry but play it!
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11/10 would yell at screen for pressing wrong button on an order
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