A Chef is considered "top-class" depending on the quality of their work and the ingredients that they can successfully prepare. Restaurants tend to be given rankings (or stars), which in turn reflects the ranking and ability of the Chef in charge.
Chefs tend to form partnerships with Bishokuya, known as Combos. Just as the strongest Bishokuya form Combos with the best Chefs, so that the Chef can cook the best meals, it is the same vice versa, so that the Chef can obtain the highest quality Ingredients.Many high-ranking Chefs are also former Bishokuya themselves and therefore are formidable combatants.
There are three known rankings for chefs:
- Head Chef: the head of the kitchen, and the one in charge of preparing meals.
- Sous Chef (a.k.a. Vice Head Chef): generally the second in command, they are in charge when the Head Chef is absent.
- Assistant Chef: these chefs are generally the ones who assist the the Head and Sous Chef.