You Are A Chef! is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2000 by Dan Shiovitz. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 8 event. It was also a finalist at the 2000 XYZZY Awards in the Best Writing category.
HELLO CHEF!!!!!1 You must make FOOD! You have a list! First to food wins!
This solution is by David Welbourn.
Oh, I dunno if I can do this game justice; you have to play to believe it. (This game obviously inspired a small part of Emily Short's "Savoir-Faire", plus the 2002 April Fool's prank on the ifMud.)
> i. x list. x shop. x pot. z. (repeat waiting about 10 turns, until the sky stops raining things.)
The various items will be randomly scattered between the game's three locations. Don't bother examining any of them. However, you can't pick them up in any order you like; some items require you to hold other items first, eg: you need the banana before you can take the monkey. If you don't want to be bothered figuring out the relationships, just do TAKE ALL at each location and then again, until you've got all the items.
Or, visit the three locations and pick them up in this order: potato, corn (for) banana (for) monkey, tongs (for) octopus, pepper (for) cabbage, magnet (for) paperclips, tomato.
Then return to "Outside SHOP":
> put potato in pot. put monkey in pot. put octopus in pot.
> put cabbage in pot. put paperclips in pot. put tomato in pot.
> z. (repeat waiting and wandering until a safe falls on a clown.)
> look. take mystery. put it in pot.
*** Congratuations Chef!!! ***
This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.