After eating food prepared by a temporally exiled Zarabeth, Leonard McCoy told her she was a beautiful cook and asked if anyone had ever told her so before. She replied that no one had recently. (TOS: "All Our Yesterdays")
Hoshi Sato loved cooking, and she told Malcolm Reed she kept a hot plate in her quarters. She once asked Reed if he thought the meals in the mess hall could use a more "personal touch," but Reed responded by stating the Chef was a fine cook – a sentiment Sato shared. (ENT: "Silent Enemy") Later, Sato did get to fulfill her wish and became a temporary replacement for Chef when he was ill. (ENT: "Singularity")
As a running gag, the character of "Chef" was often referred to throughout Star Trek: Enterprise, but his face was never seen and his name never mentioned. This is similar to the character of Morn on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, who was frequently seen but never spoke, on-screen. The gag had other characters often refer to his tendency to "ramble on". In "These Are the Voyages...", it was revealed that the Enterprise chef often served as a counselor to the ship's crew. He was played by Jonathan Frakes in "These Are the Voyages...", as Commander Riker played a holoprogram about Enterprise and he took the role of Chef.
CommodoreTravers commanded the Earth observation post located on Cestus III circa 2267. Travers was famous for his hospitality; as a privilege of his rank, he was generally known to have a personal chef with him. Before learning of the colony's destruction, DoctorMcCoy had been looking forward to a good, non-reconstituted meal, hoping that Travers' chef was there to provide it. (TOS: "Arena")