The interesting (and very annoying) thing about Chef Academy 4 is that Candace has decided to become a customer of Pepper’s food truck. The other customers don’t like Candace!
Not only does Candice have a bad attitude, she has also insulted Pepper (and the Goddess of Love). In addition, Candace is covered in a bright green, chemical, slime. Her presence at Pepper’s Food Truck makes the rest of the customers angry. The player has to move quicker than usual to serve food before the customers leave.
Basil Graham: I hear that Capers Cuisine is closed for the semester. Are you taking a hiatus? What brings you back to the Chef Academy?
Basil Graham is a food critic. He comes to food trucks to eat the food, and then writes about his opinions.
Candace: I need to figure out how Pepper creates her flavors. I want to improve them in my lab – I mean, in my kitchen.
Basil Graham: Intriguing. You may find it difficult to improve upon Pepper’s cooking. Her dishes are always exquisite.
What follows is a tutorial given to Pepper by Chef Crisp. It takes place inside Pepper’s food truck.
Chef Crisp: Interesting. Candace is your first customer!
Chef Crisp: She’s unpleasant for your other customers to be near. Maybe it’s all of those chemicals…
Chef Crisp: Candace reduces the patience of your other customers while she’s around.
Candace has five red hearts next to the picture of strawberry waffles that is above her head. The second customer, one the game named “Mother and Baby”, wants banana pancakes. Her hearts are all a dark green color. This shows how little patience this customer has while Candace is at the food truck.
Chef Crisp: Once you serve Candace, the patience of your other customers will return to normal.
New recipes for Level 365 are:
I got three stars in Level 365!
New recipes for Level 366 are:
Coffee Ice Cream
I got three stars on Level 366!
New recipes for Level 367 are:
I got three stars in Level 367!
This level was a bit more difficult than the previous ones. The player must serve at least three Chocolate Crepes to customers. The game doesn’t always give the player enough customers who want that food.
Basil Graham: I want to mention you eating at Pepper’s truck in my upcoming column. What’s your favorite dish?
Candace: Well, I wouldn’t say that I actually like Pepper’s food… although those farm fresh strawberries are great! I mean, they’re okay. I guess.
New recipe for Level 368 is:
Chocolate Banana Pancake
I got three stars on Level 368!
Candace: You’re a long-time student of Pepper’s here at the academy. Would you say she is lacking? Inexperienced?
Mechanic: Nah, Pepper is a great instructor! She’s taught me how to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor.
New recipe for Level 369 was:
I got one star on Level 369.
New recipes for Level 370 are:
Strawberry Ice Cream
I got two stars on Level 370.
New recipes for Level 371 are:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Banana Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Coconut Ice Cream
I got three stars on Level 371!
New recipes for Level 372 were:
Blueberry Ice Cream
Chocolate Malt Milkshake
Candace: What is Pepper’s secret? What flavoring does she add?
Mechanic: Flavoring? You mean like spices? Pepper taught me how to make the dishes just like she does at the truck.
Candace: Ugh, you’re no help at all. There must be something I’m not seeing…
I got three stars on Level 372!
This level was tricky! The player needed to be fast and serve customers before two of them left. I had some of my appliances at the gold level – but not all of them. As such, some of the appliances were not fast enough to keep up with the grouchy customers.
New recipe for Level 373 was:
Cookie Dough Ice Cream
I got three stars on Level 373!
This level required players to serve at least three servings of Cookie Dough Ice Cream to customers. I managed to give out five servings.
New recipes for Level 374 were:
I got one star on Level 374.
New recipes for Level 375 were:
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Hot Fudge Sundae
I got two stars on Level 375!
This level was difficult because it required players to serve at least 5 servings of Cookie Dough Ice Cream to customers. The game did not consistently give the player enough customers to meet that goal. I ended up doing this level multiple times before I was able to complete it – with 8 servings of Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
New Recipe for Level 376 was:
I got two stars on Level 376!
Pepper is standing inside her food truck. She is wearing a clean apron. On the counters are various appliances including a cutting board, an ice cream maker, a cooking pot, a mixer, a blender, a bowl, and a place to put foods that haven’t been served yet.
At the top of the screenshot, it shows that I was able to serve 7 Coconut Ice Creams to customers. The level only required that I serve 5 of them.
Reporter: You claim not to like Pepper’s food, yet you’re still visiting her food truck often. Would you care to comment?
Candace: There’s just something about those strawberries… I have to learn the secret!
Reporter: I’m not sure what you expect to uncover, aside from the quality of her produce. But you frequenting her food truck, now that’s a headline!
Candace: You can’t write about this! I have a reputation to keep.
Here is what the first half of Chef Academy 4 looked like after I was done with it.
Players need to pass through a Token Gate in order to reach the second half of Chef Academy 4. This Token Gate wants 100 Tokens. I had 270 Tokens.
I passed the Token Gate!
Candace: You have been eating at Pepper’s food truck for a long time. Tell me why. What’s the trick?
Student: Umm, there’s no trick. I can eat fresh food here, even on my student budget.
New recipe for Level 377 was:
I got two stars in Level 377.
This level required players to serve at least 3 Malt Milkshakes to customers. The game doesn’t always give players enough customers who want a Malt Milkshake, which makes it more difficult to complete the task. I ended up serving 4 Malt Milkshakes.
New recipe for Level 378 was:
I got two stars on Level 378.
New recipe for Level 379 was:
I got two stars on Level 379.
This was yet another level that required the player to serve a specific amount of one type of food to customers. To complete level 379, the player must serve at least 8 Chocolate Covered Strawberries to customers. I ended up serving 12.
I got three stars on Level 380!
I got two stars on Level 381.
Reporter: Still no comment yet about your visits to Pepper’s food truck? I’d love to get a quote for my article.
Candace: Not unless you’re writing about a misunderstood chef uncovering the lies behind this crummy food truck.
Oh, no! Candace has gone full conspiracy theorist! Candace believes that she is the one who is the “good guy” in this situation. She believes she is uncovering the “lies” behind Pepper’s food truck (which Candace claims is “crummy”).
Reporter: That’s definitely not what my article is about. Have you uncovered any lies?
Candace: Not yet, but I will! I’m certain of it!
The response from Candace sounds similar to what happens when a reasonable person questions a conspiracy theorist. The conspiracy theorists rarely ever have even a shred of proof of their claims. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop them from believing in their own – self created – fairy tale.
That said, Candace’s bad attitude, and her recent jump into conspiracy theories, could be part of the reason why the other customers at Pepper’s food truck get uncomfortable when Candace arrives.
I got three stars on Level 382!
I got two stars on Level 383.
Reporter: My article is almost done. I’ve figured it out! It was the farm fresh strawberries that finally changed your mind about Pepper’s cooking!
Candace: What?! No! That’s horrible! I’m going to be ruined… I have to get out of her before your story breaks.
Will this be the last time the player encounters Candace? One can only hope. Every time Candace arrives at Pepper’s food truck, it makes the other customers very uncomfortable – causing some to leave before they get their order.
Pepper: I just saw Candace leave in a huff. I wonder what that was all about.
Chef Crisp: The reporter just published an article about her new love for your cooking. I guess hearing the truth upset her!
Pepper: That’s too bad, it was nice having her as a patron at the food truck! We’ll, maybe “nice” is an overstatement, but you know what I mean.
I got three stars in Level 384!
I got two stars on Level 385!
I got three stars on Level 386!
Level 386 required players to serve at least three Strawberry Banana Smoothies. Fortunately, this level gives the player plenty of customers that don’t know what they want. They will accept a Strawberry Banana Smoothie.
I got three stars on Level 387.
I got one star on Level 388.
I got two stars on Level 389.
This level required the player to serve at least 4 Chocolate Malt Milkshakes to customers. I was able to sell 6 Chocolate Malt Milkshakes.
Reporter: I’m sorry Candace was so upset by my article. Although, she wasn’t the most pleasant person to wait in line with.
Reporter: Do you have any sneak peeks you’d like to share with me about where you’ll be headed to next?
Pepper: I’ve had this song stuck in my head all day. Something about Les Poissons… and how I love Les Poissons! It makes me want a baguette.
This is what the second half of Chef Academy 4 looked like when I was done with it.
Chef Academy 4 Tasks Completed:
Serve 3000 Customers
Serve 175 Coconut Ice Creams
There is a third task. I’ll add that one to this blog whenever I finish completing it.
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