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.
Waddle Doo are cousins of Waddle Dee, but not nearly as harmless. They have the ability to fire beams rapidly from their one eye, and give the Beam Copy Ability with the same effect when used by Kirby. The single Waddle Doo in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! serves as the captain, leader, and interpreter of King Dedede's militia of Waddle Dees.