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This article is about Gourmet, a character from Friends of Mineral Town. You may be looking for Gourmet in his other appearances throughout the series.

The Gourmet is a character in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and he is also a secret eligible bachelors you can court Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town.

He only appears once a year to judge the Cooking Festival. To marry Gourmet, you have to meet a very special set of requirements.


Gift Preferences
Special Elli Leaves
Liked Baked Sweet Potatoes, Chirashi Sushi, Chocolate Cake, Cookies, Curry Bread, Curry Rice, Fish Sticks, Grilled Fish, Jam Bun, Moon Dumplings, Mushroom Rice, Salad, Sashimi, Scrambled Eggs, Sushi, Toasted Rice Balls, Truffle Rice
Neutral Other items not listed
Disliked Ores (All), Wool (All), Yarn (All), Adamantite, Agate, Amethysts, Animal Fodder, Blue Magic Flowers, Branches, Chicken Feed, Diamonds, Doggie Ball, Emeralds, Empty Cans, Facial Masks, Fish Scales, Fluorite, Golden Lumber, Lotion, Moon Drop Flowers, Old Boots, Orichalc, Peridot, Pink Cat Flowers, Red Magic Flowers, Rubies, Sand Roses, Spring Sun, Stones, Sunblock, Topaz, Toy Flowers, Weeds
Hated Failed Dishes

Meeting Him

In Friends of Mineral Town, you cannot interact with him outside of the Cooking Festival. However, in More Friends of Mineral Town, you can interact with him and give him gifts after Cooking Festival until 8 PM on Rose Square. He will leave Mineral Town and returns next year.

Marriage Requirements

  • Win the Cooking Festival in each of the five categories.
  • Cook all 108 Recipes at least once.
  • Have his invisible heart meter to be equivalent to red.

It is recommended to wrap the gifts you give to him to boost the affection points gained from them. He is the bachelor with the longest time to court (at least 25+ in-game years) before you can marry him.[2]


Customers For Kai

The event starts when your character walks into Kai's restaurant between 5-7 PM.[3] Triggering the event will cause the day to end.

Kai greets you and says that he doesn't have any customers, as usual. Popuri suddenly calls and walks into the restaurant, excited, telling Kai that she brought customers for him. He's excited as he sees the first few customers come in. Popuri then says that there's more customers outside. Kai's happy that he has customers, but is worried that it's going to be too difficult to cook for them all. He asks the player to help and you agree. The scene shows you, Kai, and Popuri scrambling around the restaurant trying to serve everybody.

After all the customers have been served, your character, Kai, and Popuri are alone in his restaurant. Kai is tired after working so hard. He tells Popuri that he's grateful for the customers, but she brought too many! Popuri apologizes for overdoing it and Kai admits that he might be glad that he has such few customers. He thanks your character and you go home.


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