modern fantasy OC: faerie who got stuck in the mortal world and started
cooking for people because then of course they would have eaten his food
and Owe him. It didn’t actually do anything much, he wasn’t even self-employed so it wasn’t even his food per se. Just a comfort thing for a very lost elf in the world of iron. But then he started to care about the food? Got really invested in first the differences between the sauces at this fast food joint, then recreating them at home, then having his own cooking show on YouTube, while working in an actual restaurant…Eventually you get this like Michelin 5-Star restaurant where the Head Chef is a Sidhe knight with Opinions about pickling and the best way to stir a broth, and an encyclopedic knowledge of every flavoring herb in this world and others. He co-owns the place but the only glamour he ever throws on customers is to give the chandeliers an extra twinkle. The food must stand on its own merit. All the instruments in his kitchen are plastic or wood or copper; no iron or even much steel.
OKAY I think I finally came up with an actual prompt?? Something to the effect of "we adopted a pet together and now my mom/whoever definitely thinks we're dating whoops"