Chowder characters can be found in the American animated series created by Cartoon Network Studios, Chowder. The series began in November 2007 and ran for three seasons, piling up 49 episodes until 2010. The series follows the daily life of a young chef student named Chowder.
He is eager to learn and become a chef someday while learning from Mung Daal and working for his catering company. Chowder often finds himself in unusual dilemmas due to his lack of experience and focus as he learns how to become a chef. Here is a list of the main Chowder characters in Cartoon Networks, Chowder.
Chowder is a purple chubby cat mix with purple hair and a purple outfit. According to creator C. H. Greenblatt, Chowder is part cat, bear, and rabbit. Nicky Jones is the speaking voice for Chowder.
Chowder is an apprentice under the direction of Mung Daal but eventually takes control of the business. Chowder even lives with Mung Daal and his wife Truffles in a room above the business.
Chowder enjoys eating and cooking. Although a great worker, he is also emotional and sensitive. Sometimes he even eats the customer’s meals. Mung Daal’s true fan, Chowder, calls him “papa”, showing how much he values Mung as a father.
As the series comes to an end Chowder takes over the catering business, acquires an apprentice of his own, and marries Panini.
Mung Daal is the owner-chef of the catering company Chowder works for. He is very old and even celebrates 450 years of marriage to his wife Truffles in one episode. He is light blue in color and has human-looking features with a large nose and ears. His speaking voice is produced by Dwight Schultz.
Having owned his catering company for decades, Mung Daal takes pride in his culinary skills, which he takes seriously should anyone challenge them. Daal Mung is Chowder’s mentor and friend who is honest, hardworking, and loyal.
He and his wife Truffles also have a good relationship. Mr. Daal is very serious about his mustache and is also very good with food. He wears a distinctive style—a chef coat paired with a plaid kilt and tall black socks.
Shnitzel is a 38-year-old rock monster who wears an all-white apron and works at Mung Daal’s catering company. Snitzel is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson and John DiMaggio.
Shnitzel does not talk very much and when he does he uses simple words like, “okay.” After calming down in the “The Trouble with Truffles” episode he has a breakout performance and speaks must more than usual.
He is often deligated to clean up duties and heavy lifting since he is very strong. The solid and naive Shnitzel still enjoys his work at Mung Daal Catering. Master chef Shnitzel wears double aprons because he’s always cooking.
One episode had Shnitzel sporting a dreadlock style to suit the demands of Ms. Endive. As the series ends Shnitzel leaves the catering company and lives happily ever after with his wife Endive.
Truffles is Mung Daal’s wife who also works in the catering business. She is a mushroom pixie with purple hair, big green eyes, and a green dress with an oversized mushroom hat. Truffles is voiced by Tara Strong.
A very stern and competitive woman, Truffles Daal is very protective of Mung, who cooks with her. Truffles has insecurities about her weight. A puffy little mushroom sprite, Truffles is considered fat and ugly.
Although she seems harsh at times, Truffles cares deeply for Mung Daal and Chowder. Creator Greenblatt said Truffles is based on his mother and he found it challenging to show a sensitive softer side of the character when she is known to be so harsh.
As the series ends, Truffles retires with Mung Daal.
Gazpacho is a mild-aged wooly mammoth who wears blue shoes, blue pants, a blue shirt, a blue headband, and suspenders. Dana Snyder provides his speaking voice.
Gazpacho is a farmer’s market businessman who sells unusual fruits and vegetables. Although Gazpacho is a business self-starter he still lives at home with his mother and shows no intention of moving out on his own.
Gazpacho talks to himself too much. He likes pickles and is passive-aggressive. Gazpacho is also a loyal friend of Chowder.
He often goes out of his way to help Chowder when he finds himself in trouble. And although Gazpacho has no children of his own, he constantly helps out children in the show.
As the series ends Gazpacho closes his farmers market stand and becomes a traveler before opening a comedy night club which was always his dream.
Kimchi is a light brown stink cloud and Chowder’s pet. Kimchi is voiced by creator C. H. Greenblatt. Kimchi lives in a cage next to Chowders bed and is known for his stinky odor.
Kimchi is very fond of other foul odors that other characters find repulsive. As he flies, he leaves a small gas trail. A few years ago, Chowder rescued Kimchi from an alligator.
Kimchi and Chowder have been living together happily ever since and are likely still best buds after the series ends.
Panini is a cute pink cat, bear, rabbit mix like Chowder with a yellow dress and yellow headband around the base of her large bunny ears. Liliana Mumy provides her speaking voice.
Panini has a crush on Chowder but he is not interested in Panini despite her infatuation with him. Innocent, fun, impulsive, and friendly, Panini likes to cook. Although she is very kind, Panini has a darker side.
She is dedicated to Endive even when following orders means making things worse for Chowder. Panini cares about Chowder despite this.
As the series wraps up Chowder comes around and marries Panini and they have 50 children. It is likely that Panini took over Truffle’s old job when she retired.
Gorgonzola is a green rat-shaped candleholder with a brown shirt and a green candle on top of his head. His protruding ears complement his round nose, a row of buck teeth, and long snout. He is voiced by Will Shadley.
Gorgonzola is often jealous of Chowder who has a better job at the catering company but will work as a team if needed. Gorgonzola is a chef apprentice to Stilton who is also a candle holder.
He loves to earn money and will stop at nothing to get more cash. In his free time, he also loves to play Sniffleball, which is highlighted in the episode, “Sniffleball.”
His obsession with Chowder can cause conflicts between the two. Gorgonzola can’t figure out why Chowder and Panini have all the fun. Gorgonzola often tries to take advantage of Chowder’s generosity.
Ms. Endvie is a carrot, anteater, and elephant mix who has green hair and wears a red dress. She is voiced by Mindy Sterling.
Considered the villain in the series is Ms. Endive, a cunning and snooty character. She is taller and more robust than the other characters and is perhaps a vicious perfectionist.
The only thing Ms. Endive wants to do is compete against Mung Daal. Ms. Endive and Shnitzel, on the other hand, are in a relationship and eventually get married. Ms. Endive guides Panini in becoming a master chef.
Additional Chowder Characters
Kiwi – is a pink creature who often gives advice to Chowder and his friends. He is voice by creator C. H. Greenblatt.
Ceviche – is a yellow goat who is Panini’s good friend. Ceviche is voiced by Elan Garfias.
Paté – is a tall and muscular human-like character who sings in a very deep voice. John DiMaggio is the voice talent for Paté.
Chestnut – is a small and tough imp who is blue in color who refers to himself in the third person. He is voiced by Tone Loc and John DiMaggio.
Reuben – is a pig conman who steals from everyone and voiced by Paul Reubens.
Mr. Fugu – is a floating balloon who is likely Mung’s most loyal customer who never shares his food. He is voiced by Bob Joles.
Sergent Hoagie – is a dog who works as a police officer in the local Marzipan city. He is voiced by Diedrich Bader.