NACON and studio Cyanide are pleased to illustrate their collaboration with the MICHELIN Guide in a new trailer for Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator, as pre-orders open. The game allows players to immerse themselves in the life of a restaurant owner and to progress in their quest to win MICHELIN Guide culinary awards by excelling in the kitchen, choosing the best ingredients and relying on their team to satisfy their customers every day. The game will be available on February 23 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.



Three official MICHELIN Guide awards in play 

In Chef Life, the player must ensure the quality of the ingredients and the dishes served as well as the good management of the service, while managing his finances to make his restaurant prosper.

In order to be selected by the MICHELIN Guide, and obtain one of its famous cooking awards, the player must take into account several criteria that will be evaluated by an anonymous inspector, just like in real life.

Selection by the MICHELIN Guide is the first step towards the Etoile and the Bib Gourmand: to achieve this, the player must present a quality cuisine. The player must reach a certain level in the game and, above all, ensure the quality of his or her dishes during service so that customers are satisfied. 

The player can then decide which type of restaurant he or she would like to work in: a bistronomic restaurant or a gastronomic establishment

The Bib Gourmand, an official award, is given to players who choose to create a restaurant with affordable prices while ensuring a high quality of dishes, as in real life. The consistency of the clientele is also a key criterion for obtaining this award.

Finally, the player can choose to aim for the iconic MICHELIN Guide Star and thus become a Starred restaurant. To do so, the excellence of the player’s cuisine is judged on several criteria based on the same evaluation pillars that make up the famous methodology of the Guide’s anonymous inspectors: the choice of products, the mastery of culinary techniques, the harmony of flavors, the expression of the chef’s personality on the plate, and the consistency of the quality of the experience offered.

A realistic award system 

The MICHELIN Guide’s Etoiles awards are a highly anticipated annual event for French and international restaurateurs. To keep things as real as possible, Chef Life offers players the opportunity to receive an official outfit and an associated plaque for each award they have won. This is an opportunity for him to distinguish himself even more thanks to the excellence of his establishment and the personality of his cuisine.


Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator will be available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on February 23, 2023.


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