Chef Hatchet is a cook, co-host and sidekick to Chris on Total Drama. Chef hosts the show in Basic Straining, Are We There Yeti?, a part of Mutiny on the Soundstage, Eat, Puke and Be Wary, and Zeek And Ye Shall Find. He is the only other major member of the staff besides Chris to be featured on the show.
Chef Hatchet is the aggressive sidekick of Total Drama host Chris. He provides the meals for the contestants, disgusting slop which has been slammed by all but a few competitors, but even they have complained about it at one point or another. However, some episodes have suggested that Chef actually does have exceptional kitchen skills. He will take over as primary host on rare occasions in which Chris is absent (or he tells him to). Given that both are equally unconcerned about the teenagers' well-being, it is hardly a far cry from the normal routine. Chef is bigger, louder, and much more confrontational and intimidating than his counterpart, who prefers a different outlet of striking fear into the contestants.
He is frequently seen wearing ridiculous costumes, usually women's outfits as he has the tendency to cross dress frequently, which garner teasing from everybody present. Although he and Chris are friends, they have had more than their share of negative interactions throughout the series. Chris's selfishness and neglect of the competitors will sometimes be duplicated in his treatment of Chef. Chef is not at all hesitant to call the other out and, in some instances, he has threatened or come close to leaving the show because of it. Chris is always extremely against this idea. Chef is multi-talented, having been seen doing many things skillfully while Chris introduces challenges. He has claimed to have fought in a war, though it is unknown which.
Chef is first seen in Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, where he is introduced as the camp's loud, tough, somewhat aggressive, and highly unpleasant chef. According to himself, he serves food three times a day and the campers have to eat it three times a day. Chef quickly gets annoyed at Harold's requests for sugar, due to his condition and how Owen comments on his cooking. He becomes furious when Geoff suggests that they order pizza instead of eating Chef's own cooked food. In response, Chef throws a knife at Geoff, narrowly missing him and hitting the wall behind him.
Chef is seen in a flashback in Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, back to the time when he was testing the cliff dive challenge for Chris. Chef tells Chris that he isn't an intern, to which Chris replies that since all the interns were injured, Chef is required to act as one. He is seen jumping into the water and then sprinting out of it as quickly as possible to avoid the sharks.
In The Big Sleep, Chef is partially involved in trying to make the campers fall asleep by playing the harp in a sheep costume and by throwing "magic dust" at them while ballet dancing. This episode marks the start of many instances where he wears embarrassing costumes. On this occasion, it is a tutu.
Chef is used as a referee in Dodgebrawl and doesn't have any major involvement in the episode, other than blowing the whistle and watching the game.
In Not Quite Famous, Chef is revealed to be a former veejay and DJ artist. He is also the judge of the talent show, and gives Harold the win after being impressed with his beat-boxing skills. There is also a Chef-O-Meter in this episode which rates the campers' performances.
Chef is only seen driving the Boat of Losers in the following episode. He is involved in Phobia Factor's challenge and drives the airplane that Izzy and Owen are in while wearing a flight attendant outfit. He also dressed up as a spider, attempting to scare Leshawna, as her fear was spiders.
Chef's biggest role in the season (and possibly in the entire series) was in Basic Straining, as he was left in charge of the challenges. During this episode, he forms a conflict with Duncan. He seemed to be very cruel to the contestants, treating to most of them with little to no respect. He also forced them to face tough challenges and eat garbage.
He is shown letting the moose out for the second challenge in X-Treme Torture, being incredibly nervous both times (as well as getting injured by the moose). He is also the one to find Harold's love letter to Leshawna, calling it "spicy" and laughing despite his initial shock. He is seen smiling as Harold and Leshawna run to each other, but soon drags Harold away from their kiss and back to the Boat of Losers by his shirt in annoyance.
In Brunch of Disgustingness, Chef cooks the disgusting food, but unlike Basic Straining, he doesn't do anything major. In an exclusive clip, Chef is mopping the floor of the main lodge. As he is doing this, he's complaining about how his life has turned out.
Chef, once again, plays a major part in Hide and Be Sneaky, as he is in charge of catching the campers during the challenge. In this episode, he forms a conflict with Izzy, yet apparently starts to respect Leshawna, as she won the challenge.
In Hook, Line, and Screamer, Chef plays the part of the "psycho killer with a chainsaw and a hook." He eventually gets beaten by Duncan. Later, he, along with the others, goes to Gwen's rescue when the "real" escaped killer attempts to attack her.
Chef is once again in charge of the challenge in Are We There Yeti?. He deserts the remaining campers in the middle of the woods. In this episode, it is seen that Chef can actually cook good food, as he was seen baking sticky buns. He also eventually gets back at Duncan, by eliminating him from the competition. In the season finale, Chef doesn't do much, except putting the torch on fire for the "Rejected Olympics" race and handing Owen the $100,000 check. He helps Owen, Geoff, and Duncan throw Chris into the water, only to run in fear when the three tell him he's next.
In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Chef doesn't appear much. However, he reveals that he was the one who put the alligators in the lake. He is later manipulated off screen by Justin, who gives him an autographed head-shot of himself in exchange for the helicopter keys, which he later uses.
In Monster Cash, Chef is first seen during Chris's tour through the abandoned film lot. He is seen chasing a raccoon out of the craft services tent, trying to use it as dinner for the contestants. Later, he is seen controlling the monster that will chase the contestants around. When he picks up Justin, he lets him down gently into the Bounce-House castle, saying that he was "hot." When trying to pick up Owen, the monster's arm short-circuits, due to Owen's weight. Later, when the girls are celebrating their "win" when Owen picks the smashed trailer, Chef evens up the odds by smashing the other one as well. He is lastly seen rebuilding them.
In Alien Resurr-eggtion, Chef Hatchet is the "Momma Alien" for the challenge. He has to dress up like an alien and hunt down the contestants with a paintball gun. When Chris orders the interns to add more slime to Chef, he mutters "I hate my life." When hunting them down, he reaches Lindsay, Leshawna, Justin, and Beth, spraying them easily. He comments how the producers should hire an effects crew. When he goes after Harold, Izzy, Owen, and Heather, he goes down in a duel with Izzy. He believes he has killed her, but she was only pretending. He soon catches up with Duncan, Gwen, DJ, and Trent. He easily shoots DJ, and then chases off Trent, Duncan, and Gwen, the latter having eggs. Chris drops a slime bomb, knocking the four out and destroying the eggs. However, Trent finds two more, and races off with Gwen to get immunity. Chef Hatchet vows to get them "next time." Chris insults Chef's skills, saying he can't do anything right. Chef then demands for Chris to give him his money.
In Riot On Set, Chef takes DJ under his wing because he is upset at how DJ is too sensitive and weak, despite his great potential in physical strength. Chef says in the confessional that he sees a bit of himself in DJ, but hates how he is too nice all the time. Chef formed an alliance with DJ, where if DJ won, Chef would receive half of the prize money. He is seen coaching DJ briefly in Beach Blanket Bogus when DJ is accidentally rendered fully nude in front of everyone. As he runs away, Chef yells at him that the body is nothing to be ashamed of. This alliance was illegal since (as Chris stated on a recap) it involved a host bribing a contestant. It seemed to stem from Chef Hatchet's annoyance at some of the tasks that were asked of him in the season. He usually replies to Chris's requests by growling to himself and bearing his teeth. The third time Izzy dueled with or attacked Chef was in The Aftermath: II (but likely happened in Riot On Set), when a clip is shown of Chef offering a secret alliance to Izzy (implying that he did respect Izzy most of all of the contestants). She takes him by surprise by answering his offer with a flying kick to the stomach.
In The Chefshank Redemption, Chef is seen talking to Chris during the prison break challenge. Much to Chef's surprise, Chris attempts to make small talk. Chef rejects Chris, making Chris awkwardly respond by saying that he had plans anyway.
In The Sand Witch Project, Chef continues to mess with the challenges to ensure that DJ and his team win. His alliance with him is strained when DJ expresses guilt over keeping secrets from his team and cheating to get further. After being caught messing with the horror movie challenges, Chef is forced to attend a "disciplinary meeting" with the producers. At the episode's end, just as Chris prepares to eliminate one of the Killer Grips, DJ exposes the alliance to the cast and removes himself from the competition, as he believes he has done too much wrong and he thinks it will make his momma proud. Chef tries to shut down DJ, but instead finds himself in hot water with Chris and the cast.
In Masters of Disasters, Chef resumes cooking his rancid food for the castmates which, once again, only Owen enjoys it. He aids Chris in the disaster challenge, but once again rebels against him by slamming him against a ladder using the travel cart. Also, Chef throws his large manuscript to the cast as debris, smashing Owen's jaw in the process and getting him sent to the hospital. When the cast almost drowns in the submarine challenge, Chris panics, but Chef is totally unconcerned, being more focused on the card game he was playing.
It appears that the producers are keeping a closer eye on Chef in Full Metal Drama. When Owen can't go to the bathroom due to constipation brought about by his blended meals, Chef was forced to serve him blended medicinal shakes "on account of his bad behavior."
It is assumed that Chef Hatchet has a powerful amount of respect for Leshawna since she won a multitude of challenges last season. However, at the end of Ocean's Eight - Or Nine, Chef seems to not care about Leshawna. When Chris asks Chef if there was anything forgotten, the viewer goes into Chef's mind, thinking about Leshawna, who was trapped in a bank vault during the entire episode because her team chose not to rescue her. In response to Chris, Chef says that they didn't forget anything. In One Million Bucks, B.C., Chef dropping the Grips' reward into the tar lake seems to have been unintentional, as he was seemingly not sarcastic about the loss, saying "Whoops" as a result. He is also part of the Total Drama series legal department.
Chef decides to wear a purple bikini and lipstick in Million Dollar Babies. The contestants are very disturbed by what they see, but Chef retorts that they're just jealous. Chef was touched when Chris reenacted a scene from a badminton movie and wondered why (in the movie) the Olympic committee would not give "The Flipper" a chance. In the end, Chef punched Chris in the face when Chris wanted to box. In the beginning of Super Hero-ld, Chef had to wear another dress and pretend to be a screaming lady that Chris had to save. During the challenge he became "Pythonicus" with his sidekick "Kitty Dander Boy." His job was to sabotage the contestants' costumes in the superhero challenge and throw bowling balls in the obstacle course.
In The Princess Pride, Chef wears three outfits. His outfits were: A fairy princess costume to dub Courtney the princess. He then plays the part of the toothless troll, trying to prevent the castmates from crossing the bridge during the first challenge. He then wears his control suit to drive the giant mechanical monster. At the end of the episode, he and Chris keep the Beth dolls due to nobody buying them. Chef dresses the Beth dolls up in soldier outfits and plays war with them with a toy cannon (which seems to actually work). Chris then shows him the "right" way to play with dolls.
In Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen, Chef Hatchet instructed Courtney and Beth to cook noodles consisting of the seven deadliest fish known to man after failing the challenge. Chef Hatchet was also seen as a samurai earlier in the episode when revealing the robots to the cast. In 2008: A Space Owen, he talks once when he pats Owen's butt, thinking that they are pillows used to fill the hole of the spaceship. He is then seeing whimpering in the confessional. In Top Dog, Chef cooks some type of food, but when Beth and Owen say that "Those scrambled eggs looks okay," Chef starts laughing and falls on his back. After that, he had no dialogue for the rest of the episode.
Chef reveals that he was leaving the show in Mutiny on the Soundstage, after serving Duncan and Beth a five-star breakfast. He says he got himself another job at a cruise ship. He and Chris form a small competition to see which job was more difficult to do. Chef takes Chris's job as host, and Chris is the stagehand. After Beth tells Chef that Chris will miss him, Chef reconsiders. Chef runs back and forth from Duncan to Beth, until he falls asleep at the prison challenge, making Beth fall behind. Chef then agrees to take Duncan and Chris takes Beth. He forces Duncan to compete in various challenges since he cannot answer any of the questions. In the end Chef decides to stay.
In The Aftermath: IV, Chef was shown to be annoyed with Chris for making them miss their vacation due to Bridgette and Geoff ruining their show. Later, he is mistaken as DJ due to him being the DJ for the dance-off for Izzy to determine her personal vote. Later, DJ is mistaken as him.
In Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, he is shown being Chris's limousine driver. Later, he is shown blocking the entrance to the theater where the awards are held, to keep the twenty-two contestants (and Sierra) out. He is later seen with Chris on the helicopter following DJ's bus. At the end of the episode, he is shown in a stewardess outfit and gives Chris the idea for a music themed season and sings with Chris about the new season.
In Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, Chef is revealed to be the pilot of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet. However, he doesn't seem to be trained enough and is also shown to be inept in doing so, as he catches a lot of turbulence throughout the episode. Chef is shown in Heather's cockpit confessional in which he constantly interrupts Heather by making suggestive comments about Alejandro, such as saying that he is "deliciously seductive" and "a pretty good looking guy to boot". Chef appears briefly in the first musical number, Come Fly With Us, replying to Heather asking if he knew how to steer the plane with, "I try." After the musical number, Chef tells the contestants that they have arrived in Egypt through the P.A system, and calls the musical numbers a bad idea, even though he had come up with the idea for the music in the season.
In Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2, Chef isn't shown very much. In the cockpit confessional, Alejandro compliments him on how good of a job he is doing at flying the plane, to which he blushes. Chef is later shown in an Egyptian costume, dropping scarab beetles all over the place, before the episode's first musical number. After Chris announces the second part of the challenge, Chef is seen to be relaxing with Chris on the other side of the Nile River, with his feet on top of an intern. Later, after Ezekiel is eliminated, he takes too long putting on his parachute (instead using the time to scold his team for voting him off), and Chef had to brutally kick him out of the Plane.
In Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan, Chef helps Chris introduce the challenge, by dressing up in a Chinese outfit. Chef used a katana to slice open the door on the plane, which caused the contestants to be sucked out of the plane. Chef is seen later, when Chris explains to the contestants that they will be making commercials to promote Chef's new candy, Chef Hatchet's Total Drama Yum Yum Happy Go Time Candy Fish Tails. Chef decided that Team Amazon won the challenge, since he loves "exploding doughnuts," and decided Team Victory would vote someone off.
At the beginning of Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, Chef is shown to be steering the plane very badly, although by purpose. He demands everyone to "lock their butts to a seat," or in other words put their seatbelts on. After arriving in the frozen tundra of the Yukon, Chef serves Chris hot chocolate. Later at the Barf Bag Ceremony, Chef is there. When Chris asks him who is steering the plane, Chef says that he's "got it covered," as a camera goes to the plane's cockpit to reveal an inflatable Chef dummy steering the plane.
In Broadway, Baby!, Chef hardly had any lines in this episode and hardly did anything of importance. After all the contestants reach the docks on their boats, Chef had to get the alligator to sign a waiver, at Chris's commands. Chef is later seen laughing hysterically in the confessional after Sierra reveals that Chris was once in a Boy Band called "Fametown." When Chris and Chef were in Central Park, Chris was telling Chef about a girl he knew who had a sister, and Chef asked him to give her his number. In the scene cut from the American airing, Chef is seen with Cody in the cockpit confessional. When Cody comments on how he thought he was going to die after falling into the Statue of Liberty's cleavage, Chef claims that it would have been a good way to go, and Cody agrees, chuckling.
In Slap Slap Revolution, Chef is seen teaching the contestants dance moves for the "Dance Your Lederhosen Off" challenge.
At the beginning of The Am-AH-Zon Race, Chef, in a nurse's outfit, is seen giving Alejandro an eyepatch after he was accidentally punched by Owen. When Team Amazon is captured by the Zing-Zings, Chef is revealed to have taken the batteries out of their walkie-talkies, and is seen in Chris's private headquarters, in the hot tub playing video games. Later, near the end of the episode, Chef finds Team Amazon, but is stopped by Heather who orders him to kneel down before the Zing-Zings, as she believes they think of her as a god. Chef disregards her and slices the ropes with an axe which tied Team Amazon, and reveals that the Zing-Zings were two Peruvian actors, acting out Shakespeare's Macbeth. Chef then reminds them that they lost the challenge and have to vote someone off.
At the beginning of Can't Help Falling in Louvre, Chef is seen with Izzy in the cockpit confessional, and is irritated when Izzy keeps pressing buttons. After Izzy causes the plane to crash land in Paris, Chris complains to Chef that they were supposed to land at the Eiffel Tower, while Chef complains that Chris didn't put a door in for the cockpit. When Chris announces the challenge, he explains that Chef took the Venus de Milo, the Thinker, and the Statue of David and broke them up into pieces to scatter around the Louvre, Chef becomes worried once Chris mentions that the real statues are priceless, and that Chef made fake copies, implying that he may have destroyed the real statues. During Paris in the Springtime, Chef is seen tap-dancing next to Team Amazon.
In Newf Kids on the Rock, Chef is seen driving the plane straight to the ocean where the casts next stop is. He pushes everyone out at the nearest exit, he sees Heather still on the plane holding the cushion, he grabs her and throws her out of the plane.
In Jamaica Me Sweat, he ends up having to land the plane in Jamaica when they run out of fuel. Chris blames Chef for this, despite admitting that it was truly his fault for poorly managing the show's budget. In the challenge, he uses some of Chef's "bling" as the treasure that the contestants must retrieve from under the water.
In I See London..., Chef finds Ezekiel hiding in the cargo hold and brings him to Chris. Chris decides to strike a deal with Ezekiel, thus evicting Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot from the first-class area so that there will be no witnesses, besides Chef. Much later, after the challenge ends, Chef is the one who explains to the contestants that he found Ezekiel down in the cargo hold, "homeschooling with the rats." Chris then says that, since Ezekiel could not avoid being captured, he must be thrown out of the plane immediately. Thus, Chef forcefully grabs Ezekiel and throws him out. Despite this, Ezekiel manages to hang onto the plane's wheels again, thus avoiding the Drop of Shame for the third time.
In Greece's Pieces, Chef is assigned by Chris to be a sort of attendant to Duncan throughout the episode, and must whip him with a towel every time he speaks without singing. Chef is glad to do this, and does it often throughout the episode.
In the beginning of The EX-Files, Chef is seen playing chess with Chris in Chris's quarters while his inflatable dummy flies the plane again, with Ezekiel in the co-pilot's seat.
In Picnic at Hanging Dork, Chef attempts to land the plane, but is unable to deploy the landing gear due to Ezekiel sleeping underneath the wheels. Thus, he must fly low over the ground while the contestants jump out at high speed. He then presumably lands the plane off-screen. He later is seen with Chris, asking how long the journey will take and correcting Chris's judgment to two days.
In Sweden Sour, Chef puts the cannons inside the teams' boats. He also gives each team three of his meatballs to launch at each other.
In Niagara Brawls, Chef is seen putting Duncan, Owen, Cody, Alejandro, and a bear into the slot machine, and is seen during the second part of the challenge asking pairs questions about Canada. While asking Sierra and Cody, Sierra attempts to get Chef to get Cody to say "I Do" in an attempt to get Cody to marry her. After stating that Sierra is crazy, he orders the pair to go back. He is then seen asking the same questions to Courtney and Duncan, and announces they've won the challenge.
In Chinese Fake-Out, Blaineley is seen in the cockpit trying to make an alliance with Chef, saying that she has network connections and thought he'd be great with a show of his own. When Chef says he never helps the contestants, Blaineley points out that he got busted for making an illegal alliance with DJ in the previous season. During the race on the Great Wall of China, Chef pulls a rickshaw carrying Blaineley, allowing her to shop along the way, and securing a spot for her in the final round. Chef is seen tired out after this, and states that if Blaineley is a size zero like she claims, then he is the Emperor of China. In the second round, he serves up a variety of authentic Chinese meals to the contestants, excluding Blaineley, who is given gourmet food. Chef is later discovered when Heather points out how Blaineley isn't complaining at all about her food, and is actually complimenting it, and Chef mentions he's ashamed for helping her cheat. After Blaineley, upon being eliminated, mentions that she was initially offered the job of hosting Total Drama, but declined it, he's seen reassuring Chris that he was the first choice for host, and compliments how he signs the episode off.
In Rapa Phooey!, Chef and Chris get into a slap fight over the controls of the plane when Chris insists upon flying it just once, which ultimately results in one of the Easter Island heads being knocked over. Later, Chef and two interns are seen attempting to lift the statue back up, but Chef drops it to answer Chris's call on the walkie-talkie, thus leaving the statue to fall over again and crush the two interns. Chef then helps Chris push massive boulders down the tunnel to slow down the contestants. Towards the end of the episode, he is seen once again attempting to put the statue back in place, only for Heather (who was violently thrown aside by an angry condor) to fly into the statue and knock it over again. As Chris signs off the episode, Chef slaps his hand away twice to prevent him from touching the controls again.
In Awwwwww, Drumheller, Chef helps Chris launch boulders at the contestants using a catapult, doing all of the hard work by lifting the boulders onto the catapult apparatus while Chris activates it. At one point, he accidentally launches Chef with a boulder at the same time. Chef then does the same to Chris (off-screen), as a boulder is seen landing with Chris stuck to it. Chef and Chris (strangely, both unaffected by their earlier injuries) have a barbecue while the contestants do their challenge. Towards the end of the episode, Chef is nowhere to be seen and is apparently on the plane at the elimination ceremony. He was never seen escaping the plane moments before Sierra accidentally blew it up (as many of the animals and Ezekiel were seen doing). Thus, he was on the plane when Sierra accidentally blew it up. However, he apparently survived the blast.
In Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles, Chef is seen with Chris in the recap, in the destroyed cockpit of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet. Later, he is seen in the helicopter, following the contestants throughout the episode, alongside Chris.
In Hawaiian Punch, Chef is seen wearing a Hawaiian outfit at the beginning of the episode. Later, he runs off of the island after the resident volcano explodes, and the island begins to be covered in burning lava. He is then seen on a green boat, similar to the Boat of Losers, with Chris next to him. However, the boat sinks once a burning Ezekiel crash-lands into it. There is a scene after the closing credits in which Chef Hatchet is seen placing Alejandro into the Drama Machine after his "little lava accident."
In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Chef is seen sitting next to Chris, laughing at Owen's misfortune. Earlier, he passed out rewards, but got hurt in the process. Lightning laughed, he threw a hacksaw at him. Jo laughed, he threw a trampoline at her. At the elimination ceremony, he is seen with his biohazardous-safe suit while holding the Toxic Marshmallow of Loserdom.
During Truth or Laser Shark, Chris and Chef were seen watching the contestants compete in the challenge, live on television. When the Mutant Maggots won, Chef came out to deliver them some McLean Brand Soaps.
In Ice Ice Baby, he was assigned to keep the campers from reaching the top of the mountain by throwing large ice blocks at the campers. Eventually the sofa B constructed landed on top of him. Later, he is seen with Chris in No Man's Land with Chris in lawn chairs watching the contestants battle in snow forts, and later laughs at Sam when he falls in freezing water. He also gave the Mutant Maggots their reward, McLean Brand Hot Chocolate.
In Backstabbers Ahoy!, Chef Hatchet does not speak. However, he screams occasionally and throws Dakota into the lake at the beginning of the episode. He also bags Dawn before she could reveal the "traitor" that is Scott.
In Runaway Model, he judges the fashion show alongside Chris and Lindsay. He originally gave the Maggots an 8.0 score, but their animal puked on him, so he flipped it to make it a 0.8. He is also shown playing Sam's video games, showing his interest in handheld games.
The contestants noticed that Chef was not around in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste to make breakfast. While looking in the kitchen for food, Chef tricks them so he can take them to the mine. He washes the contestants off with a hose after the challenge.
In The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, he serves "Turkey Buttolini" to the contestants, causing them to fall asleep. He is also shown with Chris in the helicopter when he announces part two of the challenge.
In Grand Chef Auto, Chef continually argues with Chris. During the challenge, Chef gets furious when the contestants try to touch his stuff. Later, Chef, disguised as Chris, gives a video message to the contestants, saying there is an additional graffiti location, which is Chris's Mt. Chrismore. He blames it on the earlier cameo of Duncan for adding it. When Duncan does blow up the mountain though, Chef laughs alongside him.
In Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon, Chef is seen putting a jetpack on Heather for her to demonstrate the challenge. He is later seen up in Chris's zeppelin where Heather eventually kicks them both out, as she was trying to steal the million dollar prize money for the season.
In Eat, Puke and Be Wary, Chris was originally going to prepare an easy challenge for the campers. However, when Chris walks into Scott's snare trap and lands in the outhouse, Chris tells Chef that he will have to host and to start the challenges that had been given the red light, like how he did to old contestants. Chef then starts laughing maniacally. He hosts the first part of the challenge, a cook-off. The second part of the challenge is to reach the pole without getting hit by Chef's meatballs. When Chef causes Zoey to fall down the crack, she becomes Commando Zoey and starts hunting him down. Chef accidentally hits a mutant raccoon with his meatball, because of Cameron and Lightning removing their tracking collars and placing them onto its tail. Later, Chef is about to hurl Scott, when Chris appears and does it instead. Chef then tells Chris that he saved him some of Scott's quiche. Chris tells Chef that he is still the man, before he promptly throws up.
In The Enchanted Franken-Forest, Chef is weirded out by Chris's obsession with Larry.
In Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown, Chef is abused by Chris in the recap when trying to touch the million dollars, but gets a mouse trap to the hand. Later in the episode, he drops a pile of junk for the finalists to rummage through. And at the end of the episode, he gets his revenge on Chris by placing a bomb under the dock that was originally under the boat. When Chris tries to blow up the boat of contestants, he is blown away.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Chef visits Chris for the first time in one year in prison, giving him his contract to host a new season.
In Food Fright, Chef came into the losers cabin to give the Villainous Vultures their breakfast, powdered gruel. At the elimination ceremony, Sam gets clogged while taking the Flush of Shame and Chef has to unclog him with a giant plunger.
In Moon Madness, Chef airlifts Scott away from exile on Boney Island in the morning, and back to it when Scott chooses to go back again after the elimination ceremony.
In No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition, Chef laughed when Chris's script was incorrect. He also later agrees with Chris when he says that Sierra needs a psychiatrist, and that they should only bring back the "sane" contestants from now on.
Chef had to retrieve Mike from Boney Island in Suckers Punched. He was stampeded by a group of animals trying to get away from Mal seconds before Mal stepped on his hand. Before the challenge started, Chef warned Chris about Mal by saying "That kid ain't right." Chef and Chris rigged the boxing challenge by Chris giving Chef a signal to when to stop the wheel of opponents.
To prove that he's still a bad boy, Duncan tries to steal Chef's jeep in You Regatta Be Kidding Me. The engine fails so Duncan fixes the starter. Before he can actually steal it, Chef arrives and sees that he fixed it. This causes Chef to thank Duncan and call him a "good kid", angering Duncan. During the challenge, Alejandro's boat fails inches away from the finish line. Chris and Chef stand on the dock and laugh at him while he unsuccessfully tries to fix it.
Chef gathers the final seven contestants in a control room of the McLean Spa Hotel to show them a video of Chris announcing the one hundredth episode in Zeek And Ye Shall Find. They all watch as Chris is kidnapped by Ezekiel. Chef is so startled by the kidnapping he spits his coffee onto one of the monitors, thus shutting off the power in the control room. Chef commands the contestants to go find Chris, and disregard their original challenge. Chef makes a short intern with glasses fix the monitors while he nervously stress-eats many containers of ice cream. After the monitors are fixed, Chef sees Chris, hanging over a vat of toxic waste. Chef, determined to save both Chris and Total Drama, goes off into the mine with his spaghetti gun to save Chris from Ezekiel. Ezekiel gets the gun and shoots Chef after finding Chris. Ezekiel is then later shot by Gwen, who won the task of finding and rescuing Chris.
Chef appears as the pilot of the zeppelin carrying the new contestants in So, Uh This Is My Team?. He soon finds out he is just as doomed as everyone else when Chris blows it up, leading him to take a parachute and jump out, only to discover he doesn't have a parachute and gets meat instead. When Chris announces the team names and discovers some mistranslations, he criticizes Chef for using a free online translator. Chef then appears as part of the challenge, firing a tennis ball gun at the campers, until Sky spoils his fun by hitting a tennis ball back at him.
In A Blast from the Past, when Shawn is absent from the challenge, Chris sends Chef to find the missing contestant and bring him over. He discovers a pungent Shawn pretending to be a zombie and apprehends him. Shawn, believing there was a zombie apocalypse, tries to warn Chef and states they could hide behind a waterfall, only to discover it had disappeared. Chef dismisses it as a hallucination.
In This Is The Pits!, Chef forces a claustrophobic Jasmine into the pod while Chris distracts her. At the end of the episode, he sets the dinner on fire as punishment for no one completing the challenge.
In Three Zones and A Baby, Chef serves as a part of the challenge, where he is blindfolded and armed with his bazooka and ready to fire at any sound. He manages to hit Topher, Dave, and Max. Later on when Max refuses to hand over his baby, Chef holds Max at gunpoint until he complies.
In Hurl and Go Seek, Chef is concerned that the drinks Chris serves to the campers have expired. Chris "reassures" him that they were made of meat and eggs, and we're kept in a warm place.
In Scarlett Fever, Chef escapes with Chris when the island is set to blow and pilots the helicopter they are on.
In Lies, Cries and One Big Prize, Chef is seen bringing over the TV screen and driving Chris between challenges. In Sky's ending, he rescues her from the avalanche while dressed as a nurse, and puts her on stretcher.
Chef did not appear, nor was mentioned at all during the promo of Total Drama Island's prototype series, Camp TV. However, he was shown to have a design vastly different from what he looks like in the Total Drama series. His wardrobe is similar, though his hat is different, appearing to be some kind of fedora rather than the chef's hat he is wearing in the current series. His angry face is much more exaggerated, yet at the same time he is much smaller in build. He also seemed to have a much larger mustache and also had a beard. Although he did not appear in the promo, some of his dishes did, such as the grub.
- Chef is one of two characters in the Total Drama franchise to not have their first name revealed, the other being Sanders.
- Chef is one of the five characters to have a unibrow, the others being Duncan, Eva, an intern from Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water, and Brick.
- Chef is one of nine characters on the show to have been bald or currently be bald, with the others being Sierra, Alejandro, Ezekiel, Chris, Staci, Dakota, Dave, and Heather.
- Of those nine, he and Chris are the only ones who are not contestants, and he is the only one who has been bald ever since the beginning of the show.
- Chef is one of the few characters in the franchise to have a tattoo. The others are Brody, Courtney, Crimson, Duncan, Dwayne, Geoff, and Spud.
- Chef is one of the thirteen characters on the show to have visible abs, with the others being Chris, Justin, Alejandro, DJ, Mike, Lightning, Geoff, Don, Devin, Ryan, Brody and Jacques
- Chef Hatchet is one of nine characters whose name is referenced in an episode title (The Chefshank Redemption and Grand Chef Auto), the others being Harold, Owen, Courtney, Bridgette, Chris, Ezekiel, Scarlett, and Sky.
- He is the only non-contestant that has an audition tape, excluding Mr. Coconut.
- Chef Hatchet is one of the eight characters to have a gap in their teeth, the others being Cody, Mickey, Mike, Sugar, Rodney, Heather (until hers got filled) and Leonard.
- Chef, B, Cameron, Justin, Leonard, Lightning and Ryan are the only males to have prominent lips.
- Although Chef is one of many male characters on the show with facial hair, he is the only one of them with a mustache and not just a beard/goatee.
- The only seasons Chef did not host at least one episode were Total Drama World Tour and Total Drama: Pahkitew Island.
- Outside of Aftermath episodes, Chef has appeared in every episode except for Up the Creek and If You Can't Take The Heat....
- According to Chris in Not Quite Famous, Chef is a former deejay, veejay, and rap artist.
- Chris also refers to Chef as a former army corporal in Riot On Set.
- According to Total Drama Online, his birthday is May 21st. This makes him one of four characters with confirmed birthdays, the others being Cody, Chris, and Junior.
- Chef has cross-dressed on several occasions:
- He wore a pink ballerina tutu in The Big Sleep.
- He wore an airplane stewardess uniform (complete with a curly blond wig) in Phobia Factor and Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special.
- He wears a nurse's outfit in Who Can You Trust?, The Am-AH-Zon Race, and Lies, Cries and One Big Prize.
- He wore a sleek fuchsia dress with a matching chef's hat with diamond earrings and a necklace in I Triple Dog Dare You!
- He continues to wear the dress for several episodes in Total Drama Action, including the opening sequence. He refused to wear it during the award ceremony in 3:10 to Crazytown, but he starts wearing it again from The Sand Witch Project onward. In Total Drama World Tour, he is seen wearing this in Niagara Brawls. In Total Drama All-Stars, Chef wears this dress in Suckers Punched. In Total Drama: Pahkitew Island, Chef wears this dress in Pahk'd With Talent.
- He wears a frilly, translucent pink southern belle dress complete with a bonnet and fan in 3:10 to Crazytown. He abandons it as well after Chris teases him.
- He wore a small purple bikini and lipstick in Million Dollar Babies.
- He wore a pink princess dress and a tiara in Mutiny on the Soundstage.
- He wore a fairy costume while the McLean-Brand Chris Head was being introduced in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!
- He dressed up as a showgirl in Finders Creepers as the wardrobe has no more vampire costumes.
- In an interview with Erin, it was revealed that Chris did not make Chef wear those dresses. It was "his own thing."
- Chef seems to be very skilled. Besides being a chef, he was portrayed doing the following variety of tasks: being a referee, a stunt tester, an airplane pilot (not very good), a soldier, doctor, nurse, man hunter, actor, boot camp instructor, substitute host, harp player, drums player, acting judge, bus/limousine driver, restaurant owner, writer, and a famous D.J. (D.J. Jazzy Chef, as called by Izzy) as well as dressing as a variety of costumes.
- In Mutiny on the Soundstage, Chris stated that Chef sold "street meat" (roadkill) outside of a bus station before he was hired for the show.
- During Basic Straining, while the campers are holding up the canoes and while Chef is eating with Chris, Chef mentions being in a war. It is unclear which war he was in, but he mentioned going into a jungle which suggest he may have been referring to the Vietnam War.
- Though it is likely that he wasn't actually in any war, since he refused to answer when Gwen asked him what war it was.
- Additionally, Canada wasn't involved in the Vietnam War.
- A few episodes, such as Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island and Mutiny on the Soundstage, seem to indicate that Chef is perfectly capable of cooking decent food and that the gross meals he serves to the contestants are purposely created for the show and not from lack of culinary talent.
|Interactions with||Everyone | Chris | DJ | Duncan | Izzy | Owen|
|Other content||Chef Hatchet's alliances|
|Total Drama||Chef Hatchet | Chris|
|Total Drama Aftermath||Blaineley | Bridgette | Geoff|
|Celebrity Manhunt||Blaineley | Josh|
|The Ridonculous Race||Don|