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Cook redirects here; for the chef aboard the NX-01, please see Chef (Enterprise NX-01). For the ensign, please see Cook (Ensign).

A chef or cook was a person who prepared food.

After eating food prepared by a temporally exiled Zarabeth, Leonard McCoy told her she was a beautiful cook and asked if anyone had ever told her so before. She replied that no one had recently. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")

After the Ferengi took over Enterprise NX-01 in 2151, Krem suggested to take the ship's cook with them when he ate a sandwich. (ENT: "Acquisition")

Hoshi Sato loved cooking, and she told Malcolm Reed she kept a hot plate in her quarters. She once asked Reed if he thought the meals in the mess hall could use a more "personal touch," but Reed responded by stating the Chef was a fine cook – a sentiment Sato shared. (ENT: "Silent Enemy") Later, Sato did get to fulfill her wish and became a temporary replacement for Chef when he was ill. (ENT: "Singularity")

Joseph Sisko was considered to be an excellent chef, as was his son, Benjamin Sisko. (DS9: "Paradise", "Homefront", "Paradise Lost", "A Time to Stand")

Quark once served as the cook of a Ferengi freighter, although the crew were not fond of his cooking. (DS9: "Babel", "The Way of the Warrior")

The USS Enterprise-D had a staff of cooks among its crew complement.(TNG: "Lonely Among Us")

In 2373, Quark managed to bribe the chefs of the Regent of Palamar's palace into telling him the Regent's favorite foods. (DS9: "Business as Usual")

Tuvok was found to have remarkable skill as a pastry chef during his recovery from neuroleptic shock but, upon returning to his normal state of mind, he considered it frivolous. (VOY: "Riddles")

Notable chefs Edit

Acamar III Edit

See Yuta for main article.

Yuta was a servant to Sovereign Marouk of Acamar III. Her primary duties were to prepare meals for the Sovereign, as well as being the food taster. TNG: "The Vengeance Factor"

Enterprise's chef Edit

Riker as Enterprise Chef

Commander William T. Riker as Chef

See Chef (Enterprise NX-01) for main article.

Captain Jonathan Archer had to call in a load of favors just to get his chef onto Enterprise. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

As a running gag, the character of "Chef" was often referred to throughout Star Trek: Enterprise, but his face was never seen and his name never mentioned. This is similar to the character of Morn on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, who was frequently seen but never spoke, on-screen. The gag had other characters often refer to his tendency to "ramble on". In "These Are the Voyages...", it was revealed that the Enterprise chef often served as a counselor to the ship's crew. He was played by Jonathan Frakes in "These Are the Voyages...", as Commander Riker played a holoprogram about Enterprise and he took the role of Chef.


Columbia's chef Edit

See: Columbia personnel for main article.

The chef serving aboard the newly commissioned Columbia NX-02, formerly served aboard the Republic, and was hand-picked by Erika Hernandez. (ENT: "Affliction")

USS Enterprise's chef Edit

See Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnel for main article.

The chef aboard the USS Enterprise was responsible for preparing and reconstituting food aboard the ship's galley. (TOS: "Charlie X")

Gene Roddenberry provided the voice for the galley chef in "Charlie X".

USS Enterprise-E's chef Edit

See Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) personnel for main article.

The chef aboard the USS Enterprise -E was responsible for preparing the meal for the Evora delegation. Picard asked one of his ensigns to report to the chef on several occasions. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

Deep Space 9's chef Edit

Klingon chef

The Klingon chef

See Unnamed Deep Space 9 residents for main article.

Deep Space 9 had a Klingon chef who served authentic Klingon cuisine. (DS9: "Melora", "Playing God")

Travers' chef Edit

Commodore Travers commanded the Earth observation post located on Cestus III circa 2267. Travers was famous for his hospitality; as a privilege of his rank, he was generally known to have a personal chef with him. Before learning of the colony's destruction, Doctor McCoy had been looking forward to a good, non-reconstituted meal, hoping that Travers' chef was there to provide it. (TOS: "Arena")

USS Voyager's chef Edit

A briefing with neelix

Neelix, 2372

Neelix was the chef on the USS Voyager until he left. Afterward, he may have been replaced by Chell. (VOY: "Phage", "Homestead", "Endgame")

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