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The Gastronomer
Gastronomer artwork
Type Merchant
Locations Village
Bring a Meal Ticket, I'll whip up a feast!

The Gastronomer is a minor character in Shovel Knight who resides in the Village. He is a chief who can cook meals to improves Health Capacity.

AppearanceEdit

The Gastronomer wears a red and yellow tunic with brown trousers and a red hairband around his forehead. He has a heart tattoo on his right arm. He is cheerful and worries when people turn off a meal. He also speaks in rhymes when he is not disappointed.

StoryEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, the Gastronomer tends to his kitchen in the Village. He cooks Shovel Knight a meal that increases his maximum health by one for in exchange of Meal Tickets. If multiple tickets are delivered to him at once, he will throw out an equivalent amount of Golden Trays, one at a time.

In the ending, he is joined by the rest of the Village when the Tower of Fate falls and celebrates with them the defeat of the Enchantress.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

The Gastonomer appears in the ending of Plague of Shadows with the rest of the Village to rejoice at the destruction of the Tower of Fate.

DialogueEdit

When talked to without a ticket:

"Gastronomer: Pottage and poultry, mutton and meat! Your maximum health will increase if you eat! Bring a Meal Ticket, I'll whip up a feast! Goatician might have some, now where's that sly beast?"

When talked to with a ticket:

"Gastronomer: A Meal Ticket! Hand it to me! I'll get to work on my best recipe!"

When giving him a ticket:

"Gastronomer: I'll dazzle your palate in no time or less! So bon appetit, and pardon the mess!"

When refusing to give him a ticket or talking to him with a meal served:

"Gastronomer: No appetite? You can't fight on an empty stomach, you know!"

After using up all Meal Tickets:

"Gastronomer: Your max health is full and your hunger is sated! Just look at the strapping strong knight I've created!"

TriviaEdit

  • The Gastronomer's sprite model is soberly named "Health Guy". His original concept art simply names him as "Restaurant owner".[1]
  • The developers designed a Body Swap version for the Gastronomer, although only the main cast of Shovel of Hope had one added to the campaign.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, p.57
Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Reize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadame Meeber
Village: BardGoaticianGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceFishermanToaderMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship Enthusiast????
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupple
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Shovel KnightReize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Potionarium: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionPercyOolong
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteLeoPeacock GentDollyAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupplePlague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence