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Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator (Switch): all the updates

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator on Nintendo Switch (originally released in February 2023 in Europe, and March 2023 in North America and Japan)!

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Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 25th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • addresses a softlock during the celebration service. With this, you should be able to finish the day as usual, without any blockers.

Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator – Ver. ???

  • Release date: February 22nd 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • New feature: “Late Night Training”, you can now stay after service, with unlimited time & resources.
  • New feature: “the Laboratory”, allowing players to create dishes.
  • Added player stats in the pause menu.
  • New settings to increase the size of some texts.
  • Edited the tutorial to include late night training.
  • Added rumble on more tasks.
  • Fixed bugs on recipes.
  • Fixed bugs causing crashes.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Updated credits.
  • fixed bugs
  • optimized save file size
  • more auto-saves during the tutorial
  • new popup warning the player they’ll lose progression if they quit during service
  • You can now skip the tutorial.
  • A shortcut in the market allows you to automatically make the same food order as the previous one. You can also load the same basket as the day before.
  • There’s now markers to quest-related recipes on the research table and recipe book.
  • Quest markers are displayed if a recipe needs to be leveled up to complete a quest
  • You can filter recipes out recipes not needed in quests
  • They’re displayed on the preparation table so you now know exactly what to give to your brigade
  • New feedback to show the progress of brigade members’ levels
  • Heat lamps are now a separate station from the warmkeeper
  • The warmkeeper allows you to store a wider variety of dishes
  • Resize all ingredients that you’ve already dropped
  • Improved interface and feedback
  • Only 300 personalized plating max. New feedback to find the extra plating in the editor index
  • Only variants compatible with the dish are displayed
  • More backgrounds colours
  • New decorations, with different moods
  • Interface had been reworked to offer better readability
  • New animations and visual effects to enhance dialogue events
  • Improved NPC animation and camera movement when they arrive in the restaurant
  • Reworked the cutting board
  • Reworked the meat slicer
  • Improved rumble features
  • Tweaked controls
  • Improved the interface for readability
  • Better sorting to find recipes by their status : new, still learning able to be leveled up
  • You can filter recipes needed for quests
  • Easily identify recipes that are currently being learnt
  • The minimum/maximum grade a craft can get is displayed
  • Added an Accessibility menu:
    • Change subtitle size
    • Toggle the HOLD action on mandatory inputs
    • Can display longer the barks
    • Display a voice indicator
    • Turn off background animation during dialogues
    • In the “preferences” menu: select automatic techniques
  • New appearances
  • New haircuts
  • New beards and mustaches…
  • and above all… you can now wear glasses!
  • Reorganized sections
  • Improved UI
  • Room capacity of each layout is clearer
  • Workstation capacity is now displayed
  • Added a boombox, allowing you to change the background music.
  • Sous-chefs’ wheel provides information about who does what
  • Tags are displayed on the recipes on the research table
  • Money gained is displayed on the character
  • Better sorting in fridges to find food by their categories
  • Better sorting on the shipping table during service
  • Improved research table interface
  • Improved certain workstations’ visuals
  • Restaurant menu is more intuitive to use
  • Improved different interfaces for clarity and dynamism
  • Improved some recipes’ final designs
  • Some craft icons has been changed for consistency
  • Fixed and balanced recipes that can be kept in the fridge
  • Fixed and balanced other recipes
  • Balanced and fixed some events
  • Improved and fixed sous-chefs’ behaviors
  • Added an open/closed sign on the restaurant entrance
  • Better feedback to understand what needs to be shipped during daytime for quests
  • Shortcut to change all wall lamps with one button
  • Many others fixes

Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Added a temporary option in the “Game” tab to respawn the character during the day.
  • Dishes are now sold at higher prices, player gains more money after services.
  • Fixed some issues about the sous-chef quests.

Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator – Ver. ???

  • Release date: ???
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed the soft block issue with the blender and the mixing table.
  • Preheating or boiling water won’t remove points if it’s not a criteria.
  • Added help for cooking the “perfect steak” during the tutorial.
  • Tweaked the tutorial to avoid soft blocks.
  • Kassim can prepare more complex food sooner.
  • Balanced dish pricing.
  • “Give Order” input is always available during services.
  • Fixed the cursor randomly disappearing.
  • Better food products are available sooner.
  • Decoration mode should not soft block the player character anymore.
  • Fixed following recipes: Cordon Bleu, Tartare, Seafood Spaghetti.

How to download updates for Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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