Before going entering Iron Chef or any other cooking competition, chefs must train for many years. They aren't merely pros at slicing and dicing – they must be able to create the tastiest dish possible with whatever ingredients are provided. The chef that can pull that off is truly a master.
Order Up! is the beginning, middle and end of an Iron Chef-in-the-making. It doesn't contain the official license, but you'll recognize where the inspiration came from, which is not limited to television – Ratatouille's infamous critic is cloned and dropped into the game for boss battle fun. The, umm, obesity of America is also taken into account, with amusing customers that appreciate your restaurant's location (one guy loves it for being in between the gym and donut shop) and personal touches (another customer wants gravy on everything and tips well for it). These elements are used to mask what is essentially a new take on Cooking Mama.