If you are really into Food Network style shows like Iron Chef, or variations thereof, then Kitchen Brigade might be right up you alley. Definitely a sequel to Cooking Academy games, this one is a little more relaxing, in that you actually have a team of NPCs helping you out. You have to succeed in running different types of ethnic restaurants, and really impress the judge of the competition before you can go on to the phase. The cuisine is everything from traditional American to Japanese-Thai, it covers the globe, and we get different kinds of customers that have personalities that will work for or against us, depending on how patient they are. There are impatient ones, and you can bribe them with cookies, but I think it would take more than a cookie to keep real people on the go from losing it.
Having some back-up staff to cut, mash, boil, and help you fry up food is a big plus, and these little cooking games get more like the shows we see all the time, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing anything like Restaurant Impossible soon, then again, when casual game developers are looking to pop culture to get ideas for games, who knows what we’ll see next.