A recurring miniboss character in games and a somewhat slow-witted but insightful ally of Kirby in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Chef Kawasaki is someone who loves cooking more than anything else, and fights Kirby over a Heart Star as his cooking ingredient. His food in the anime is not particularly commendable; Kawasaki knows it but doesn't show it or seem to mind. Kirby is the only one who enjoys it but the townspeople who complain still eat regardless, as he operates just about the only restaurant in Cappy Town. His frying pan gives Kirby the Cook ablity in several episodes.
Nruff is a boar-like enemy that started off as a boss in Kirby's Dream Land 2. Since then, Nruff has become a common enemy in the Kirby series, though his boss tactics were later employed by Pon & Con in Kirby's Dream Land 3. He is known for his penchant to charge blindly ahead regardless of the situation. Nruff gives no Copy Ability when inhaled.