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The Chef is a role specific to SlashTHEM. They are primarily a melee-based role and have many food-related abilities.

A Chef starts the game with equipment and abilities related to food and culinary skills. Chefs are the only role that can make non-homemade tins. In addition, Chefs have permanent food appraisal.

The Chef quest sees you fighting the Immortal Rot for the The Deluxe Yendorian Knife.

Starting Equipment

  • a blessed +1 knife
  • blessed +1 leather armor
  • a blessed +2 dented pot
  • 3 food rations
  • a sprig of wolfsbane
  • a clove of garlic
  • 2 uncursed potions of water
  • 2 potions of booze
  • a can of grease
  • a towel
  • a blessed tinning kit
  • a tin opener


Chefs do not gain any intrinsic techniques.



Chef skills
Max Skills


Main article: Religion
  • Lawful: Demeter
  • Neutral: Hestia
  • Chaotic: Adephagia

Chef rank titles

The status line shows you to be one of the following ranks when you reach the specified experience level:

  • XL 1-2: Plongeur
  • XL 3-5: Busser
  • XL 6-9: Expediter
  • XL 10-13: Apprenti
  • XL 14-17: Commis
  • XL 18-21: Cuisinier
  • XL 22-25: Chef de Partie
  • XL 26-29: Sous Chef
  • XL 30: Chef de Cuisine


While Chefs have a few solid starting items, their +1 knife is not going to be dealing much damage much like a healer. Chefs will want to sacrifice for their guaranteed gift Tenderizer as soon as possible, a respectable weapon that could carry them through to the midgame. Before that, however, it may be worthwhile to train daggers or perhaps even short sword. Though it is harder to make use of them in the early game, almost all Chefs will eventually want to train knives due to their quest artifact The Deluxe Yendorian Knife yielding a whopping +20 damage in addition to its other strong attributes. The Chef's power scales significantly as the game progresses, in large part due to this powerful weapon. Their skill in two-weapon combat makes them a good candidate for dual-wield multiple artifact weapons.


Chef entirely replaced the previous Elph role.