Chef Soulfflé is a ghost and a boss encountered in Luigi's Mansion 3. Chef Soulfflé is a chef ghost that resides in the Mezzanine kitchen located the second floor. He serves as the fourth boss of the game that Luigi has to fight for the fourth floor's elevator button.
When Luigi enters the kitchen, it is full of smoke that is vacuumed to reveal Soulfflé. When seen, Chef Soulfflé is cooking what seems to be a big blue fish until he notices Luigi in front of him. This distracts him enough that the fish on his frying to slip out and fall which infuriates Chef Soulfflé who sells the entrance and prepares to attack Luigi with his frying pan, which also uses to protect himself from the Strobulb. He will spin with his frying pan to attack Luigi which causes him lose 20 health. He will also humorously smack himself in the face with it after missing.
Luigi must throw pumpkins or watermelons at Chef Soulfflé to disarm him, or he can also use the Suction Shot to take the frying pan from him. This gives Luigi the opportunity to flash Chef Soulfflé, but if Luigi runs out of pumpkins or watermelons, the chef will throw fish at Luigi that can be thrown the same way.
After being defeated, Chef Soulfflé is vacuumed and drops the elevator button to Floor 4, but it is taken away by a Mouse before Luigi can retrieve it.
While not one for conversation, Chef Soulfflé has a rotten temper, becoming enraged at Luigi simply because the hero makes him drop a fish he was cooking. He's also clearly a terrible chef (at least by the standards of non-ghosts) filling half the kitchen with smoke while cooking and keeping a messy and unhygienic kitchen.
At the end of the game, it is revealed that most ghosts in the hotel were brainwashed by King Boo, and thus were unwilling accomplices. Thus, this might also be true for Chef Soulfflé. However, his eventual fate remains unknown.
- His name is a pun on "soul" and "soufflé".
- During the E3 2001 presentation of the first Luigi's Mansion, it was revealed that a chef portrait ghost was going to appear in the game, and would be found in the Kitchen of the mansion. However, he was scrapped in the finished version for unknown reasons. It's most likely that the chef ghost was later reused and became Chef Soulfflé.
- His face strangely resembles that of Dr. Robotnik, the main antagonist of the animated series The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Luigi's Mansion 3