Gourmet Guy is a giant Shy Guy in Paper Mario. He is first seen blocking a path in Shy Guy's Toybox, which Mario has to give him a cake for him to move. He spins out out of control at the taste and drops a cookbook as he launches off. At the end of the chapter, when the player controls Peach, he appears in the dining room, waiting to be served some food. He asks Princess Peach to bake him a cake, and is very picky on how it is made. Once he is given the cake, he reveals the location of the 5th Star Spirit.