|“||Bring a Meal Ticket, I'll whip up a feast!||”|
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.
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.
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.
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!"
- The Gastronomer's sprite model is soberly named "Health Guy". His original concept art simply names him as "Restaurant owner".
- 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.
|Shovel of Hope Characters|
|Main Characters:||Shovel Knight • Shield Knight • Black Knight • The Enchantress|
|The Order of No Quarter:||King Knight • Specter Knight • Plague Knight • Treasure Knight • Mole Knight • Tinker Knight • Polar Knight • Propeller Knight|
|The Wandering Travelers:||Reize Seatlan • Baz • Mr. Hat • Phantom Striker|
|Guest Characters:||Kratos • Battletoads • Madame Meeber|
|Village:||Bard • Goatician • Gastronomer • Magicist • Juice Maid • Dancer • Deposed King • Grandma Swamp • Mona • Croaker • Chester • Troupple Acolyte • Hoop Kid • Hedge Farmer • Water Carrier • Grizzled Seer|
|Armor Outpost:||Wallace • Fisherman • Toader • Mary Sweets • Leo • Peacock Gent • Dolly • Armorer • Shovel Smith • Yoppler • Airship Enthusiast • ????|
|Hall of Champions:||Ticketer • Cultured Fellow • Patron|
|Other Characters:||Troupple King • Troupple|
|Plague of Shadows Characters|
|Main Characters:||Plague Knight • Mona • Black Knight • Shovel Knight • The Enchantress|
|The Order of No Quarter:||King Knight • Specter Knight • Treasure Knight • Mole Knight • Tinker Knight • Polar Knight • Propeller Knight|
|The Wandering Travelers:||Shovel Knight • Reize Seatlan • Baz • Mr. Hat • Phantom Striker|
|Guest Characters:||Madame Meeber|
|Potionarium:||Magicist • Hedge Pupil • Mail Minion • Percy • Oolong|
|Armor Outpost:||Chester • Troupple Acolyte • Leo • Peacock Gent • Dolly • Airship Enthusiast|
|Hall of Champions:||Head Guard • Cultured Fellow • Patron|
|Other Characters:||Troupple King • Troupple • Plague of Shadows • Corrupted Essence|