The Papa's Next Chefs 2017 tournament is the seventh Next Chefs tournament to name the chefs for a future Papa Louie restaurant time-management game (Papa's Scooperia). The winners were Carlo and Koilee.
It’s that time of the year again for the 7th annual… Papa’s Next Chefs 2017!
As some of you may know, the Papa’s Next Chef tournament is a yearly challenge where you, the fans, get to choose who will be working at Papa’s next restaurant! We will be showcasing 2 battles each week, one for the guys position and one for the girls position. The winners of each week move on to the next round and one step closer to becoming Papa’s Next Chefs!
This year we have the Honeydew Division, the Taro Division, the Hakuto Division, and the Iyokan Division. Let’s get this party started!
1A/1B: Monday, May 1, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 
- 1A: Carlo Romano 4,873 vs. Greg 2,010
- 1B: Skyler 2,504 vs. Trishna 4,371 votes
2A/2B: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017 
- 2A: Robby 5,449 vs. Deano 4,507
- 2B: Cherissa 4,345 vs. Koilee 5,713
3A/3B: Monday, May 29, 2017 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 
- 3A: Carlo Romano 5,018 vs. Robby 2,882
- 3B: Koilee 4,571 vs. Trishna 3,430
1A/1B: Monday, May 15, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
- 1A: Duke Gotcha 2,755 vs. Hacky Zak 4,644
- 1B: Sasha 2,746 vs. Sienna 4,667
2A/2B: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 
- 2A: Connor 3,892 vs. Brody 5,908
- 2B: Mindy 4,241 vs. Ripley 5,591
3A/3B: Monday, June 5, 2017 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 
- 3A: Hacky Zak 4,304 vs. Brody 2,892
- 3B: Sienna 3,787 vs. Ripley 3,551
1A/1B: Monday, May 8, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
- 1A: Wylan B 4,544 vs. Johnny 3,293
- 1B: Ivy 4,123 vs. Kayla 3,703
2A/2B: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017 
- 2A: Iggy 3,484 vs. Hugo 5,711
- 2B: Janana 3,041 vs. Perri 6,293
3A/3B: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017 
- 3A: Wylan B 6,419 vs. Hugo 3,462
- 3B: Ivy 3,200 vs. Perri 6,723
1A/1B: Monday, May 22, 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
- 1A: Gremmie 3,105 vs. Kenji 4,339
- 1B: Akari 4,917 vs. Zoe 2,509
2A/2B: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
- 2A: Allan 5,812 vs. Wally 4,332
- 2B: Sue 3,954 vs. Lisa 6,295
3A/3B: Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017 
- 3A: Kenji 4,085 vs. Allan 5,340
- 3B: Akari 5,545 vs. Lisa 3,995
4A/4B: Monday, June 12, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
- 4A: Carlo Romano (Honeydew Division Winner M) 4,373 vs. Hacky Zak (Taro Division Winner M) 3,000
- 4B: Sienna (Taro Division Winner F) 3,344 vs. Koilee (Honeydew Division Winner F) 3,987
5A/5B: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017 
- 5A: Wylan B (Hakuto Division Winner M) 5,979 vs. Allan (Iyokan Division Winner M) 3,855
- 5B: Akari (Iyokan Division Winner F) 4,074 vs. Perri (Hakuto Division Winner F) 5,813
6A/6B: Monday, June 19, 2017 - Thursday, June 22, 2017 
- 6A: Carlo Romano 6,469 vs. Wylan B 3,888
- 6B: Perri 4,860 vs. Koilee 5,542
- The names and icons used for the divisions for this year's PNC are based on flavored teas from Papa's Sushiria.
- This is the first time Koilee, Wylan B, and Ripley are competing in this tournament.
- This is the first time a customer that was introduced in an app game competed in a Papa's Next Chefs tournament, which is Ripley.
- This is the first time since 2014 that Skyler, Gremmie, and Akari are competing in this tournament.
- This is the second time Johnny lost in the first round.
- This is the first time Hugo won at least one round.
- This is the second year Carlo and Robby are facing in the Division Finals.
- This is the second time and the first since 2012 that Allan reached Semi-Finals.
- This is the second time and the first since 2011 that competitors from 2 division will face off in the Grand Finals (Carlo & Koilee won Honeydew Division, Wylan B & Perri won Hakuto Division).
- This is the second time and the first since 2011 where the winners are of the same division.
You did it! You, the fans, have completed another successful Next Chefs Tournament, and your voices have been heard. Papa’s Next Chefs are… Carlo Romano and Koilee!!!!
We are far from ready to reveal anything for the next web gameria, but we are super excited for these two to join the ranks as chefs. How about a big round of applause for the runners up, Wylan B and Perri. Although this was quite a heated tournament, it was fun nonetheless.