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Chef Bouche is a minor character in Disney's 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. He is the castle's head chef who was transformed into a stove by the Enchantress' curse.


Being the main chef of the castle, he delights in preparing various foods. As such, he gets upset when his talents go to waste, as evidenced by his complaint shortly before Belle arrives in the kitchen about how his meal had gone to waste due to the Beast cancelling dinner.


Beauty and the Beast

Chef Bouche first appears when he expresses disappointment that he had to throw away what he had cooked after the Beast cancels dinner. Though when Belle leaves her room and enters the kitchen, she admits she is a little hungry, Bouche eagerly starts preparing the fire to cook a meal on Mrs. Potts' order. Later, when the villagers attack the castle, he and the knives end up scaring away the villagers that had chased Sultan into the kitchen.

His fate is unknown after that, but it can be assumed that he was turned back into his human form offscreen.

Belle's Magical World

Chef Bouche makes a brief appearance in the story segment "Mrs. Potts' Party", where he is tasked by Belle to bake a cake for Mrs. Potts. However, he runs into difficulty as the cake ended up being made into a mess, although he ultimately succeeds in his task.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Chef Bouche, named Cuisinier, appeared in the 2017 live-action remake, both voiced and portrayed by Clive Rowe. In addition to being changed into a stove, he also consists of various pots, pans, and other kitchen utensils as facial features and body parts.

In a deleted scene, he also had a run-in with the Village Lasses, where he proceeded to spray prepared food at them, and then mockingly show the pot to their faces telling them that they "look amazing" and that they've "never looked better" while threatening them in a similar manner to Bouche to the other villagers in the original film. After the battle against Gaston stops, Cuisinier and all the other castle residents are transformed into inanimate objects.

When Agathe uses her magic to restore the Enchanted Rose, Cuisiner is transformed back into her human form, along with the other castle servants. In another deleted scene Cuisiner is shown hugging Chapeau as Monsieur Toilette passes them. When Chapeau reacts to the hotness as a side effect of Cuisiner having been a stove, Cuisiner apologizes to the villager. The villager gives him a forgiveness gesture.

Printed media

Marvel Comics

Chef Bouche had a few cameos in the comics, namely when preparing a meal or when Cogsworth is doing his rounds in the castle.

Disney Princess Royal Weddings

What may be his human form appeared at one point in the story, where a slightly obese man with a goatee and white hair in a chef's outfit was present early in the bookmaking preparations for the wedding.

Disney Parks

A figure of Chef Bouche appears in the loading area of Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland, themed as the castle kitchen with guests climbing aboard giant enchanted dishes.



  • His name, Bouche, is French for "mouth, facial feature above the chin and below the nose; bottled, blocked, corked; dense, dim-witted, stupid; obstruct, cork; plug, block; stuff, bung; stop, choke, stop up", several of which refer to a various element of culinary techniques. In addition, "Boucher" is also French for "butcher", which is a type of cooking profession for chopping up various meats and preparing them for sale.
  • When he scares the villagers away, he laughs, but his mouth does not move.

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See Also
Beauty and the Beast (musical)Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay