Chef Saltbaker from cuphead cooking soup with the game's characters.

Chef Saltbaker

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Updated Jul 18, 2022 at 04:55PM EDT by Zach.

Added Jul 17, 2022 at 03:42PM EDT by Brandon.

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About

Chef Saltbaker is a character from the 2017 video game Cuphead, specifically coming from the downloadable content pack The Delicious Last Course, where he appears as a central character to the plot. Memes featuring the character started to appear just before the launch of the DLC, with much more coming out after its release, as well as following the premiere of the 2022 Netflix adaptation The Cuphead Show!

Origin

Chef Saltbaker first appears in the teaser trailer for The Delicious Last Course, which was revealed at E3 in 2018. On June 10th, 2018, the official IGN YouTube channel uploaded the announcement trailer,[1] which talks about the cast of characters before introducing Chef Saltbaker as jolly, with him smiling to the audience. The trailer received over 940,000 views in four years and had fans focusing more on the legendary chalice as a new playable character over the Chef (shown below).



Memes about Cuphead, in general, were focused more on the Netflix TV show The Cuphead Show! in the following years, until it was revealed that the DLC would finally be released on June 30th, 2022. Because of this, people began to get hyped leading up to its release, with the first meme to feature Chef Saltbaker being posted on the Cuphead Memery subreddit on June 6th, 2022, by Redditor The_Meme_Lady_69,[2] once again talking about how the fandom is still more consumed with Chalice than him (shown below).


The Fandom The DLC bosses

Spread

With the release of The Delicious Last Course on June 30th, 2022, more memes began to be made of Chef Saltbaker, namely playing off his dual roles in the story. On July 9th, Tumblr[3] user aIperson18 uploaded a meme in which Chef Saltbaker is the main component of a Bitches Be Like meme, getting over 720 notes in 10 days (shown below).


BITCHES BE LIKE 10 MINUTES LATER BAKERY GRAND OPENING CANT STAND HER ME AND THE BESTIE FAKE ASS!

On July 15th, 2022, the Tumblr user Yiiz[4] uploaded a Why Do They Call It An Oven? meme involving Chef Saltbaker speaking to Chalice (shown below).


why do they call it oven when you of in the cold food of out hot eat the food

Various Examples


hello~! Welcome to the bakery! MXGICARP I could use an extra hand... MXGICARP KILL see you in hell you stupid cup ( CINOS ON

Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – Chef Reveal

[2] Reddit – The_Meme_Lady

[3] Tumblr – AiPerson

[4] Tumblr – Oven

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