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"Porcellus is the best cook on Tatooine."
"Oh, you are much too kind, sir."
"He was brought here by Jabba the Hutt, a local... businessman of great repute. Most of the time Porcellus cooks for Jabba and his court, but when he is free, he creates his delights here."
Feltipern Trevagg and Porcellus — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Porcellus was a balding male Human chef who worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure during the Galactic Civil War. He was assisted by Phlegmin, the kitchen boy. Before working for the Hutt, he worked for Yndis Mylore.


"Oh, I must return to the kitchens before your praise overcooks my ego. Please, do come again."
―Porcellus — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Porcellus was a chef of considerable skill, having won both the Golden Spoon and Tselgormet Prize numerous times.[1] Early in his career, he worked for Yndis Mylore, the governor of Bryexx.

Eventually, he ended up working for the mighty Jabba the Hutt. He lived in constant fear, knowing that if he made one bad meal, Jabba would feed him to his rancor.[1] While he was Jabba's chef he became friends with the Askajian dancer Yarna d'al' Gargan and Malakili, the Rancor keeper.

Porcellus found it necessary to hide the choicest morsels and meals behind an electrified fence in his kitchen to keep the Palace's Gamorreans and Phlegmin, the kitchen boy, from stealing too many "samples". This, incidentally, kept him alive, as he did not wish to see his master going hungry.[1]

Porcellus sometimes used to cook large wild creatures for Jabba, including dune lizards, rock beetles (to prepare beetle broth), squills (to prepare squill liver salad), dragonets or zucca boars.[2] Circa 1 ABY,[3] Porcellus hired a spacer to steal several bottles of Corellian Merlot from Valarian pirates, who stole the shipment soon before.[2]

In 4 ABY when several bodies were turning up with no explanation as to how or why they had been murdered, he found Ak-Buz's murdered corpse in his kitchen, and hid the body. He also drove Jubnuk out of the kitchen's garbage area, believing the guard had intended to steal food. In actuality, Jubnuk had been rummaging through the trash to find Jabba's Tusken battle talisman, which had been misplaced.

Porcellus felt deep remorse for Leia Organa and realized that she was in love with Han Solo. Due to his compassionate nature, he decided to help Solo, and fed him select meals to hasten his recovery from hibernation sickness, helping to keep him alive. For this he was thanked by Leia. Porcellus's life was soon in jeopardy, however, when Jabba accused him of putting a fierfek, or hex, on the food, noting that others such as Oola and Jubnuk, who consumed his cooking, died shortly thereafter. He was sentenced to death. However, Jabba was killed before the sentence could be carried out and Porcellus was freed by Malakili. They later founded a restaurant together called the Crystal Moon in Mos Eisley.

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Behind the scenes[]

Porcellus from Star Wars Insider 60.

In the article Who's Who in Jabba's Palace, Porcellus is illustrated as a heavy-set man with a mustache and cap. The drawing greatly resembles Rayc Ryjerd.

The original Porcellus NPC.

In Star Wars Galaxies, originally, Porcellus was bald and wore dark green clothes, but his appearance has been changed to a more chef-like one, as he now wears a white apron and a chef's hat. He also now has black hair.

The name "Porcellus" is Latin for "piglet" or "suckling pig".[4]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Secrets of Tatooine
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided—Quest: "Jabba's Palace : Porcellus" on Tatooine
  3. Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  4. [http://www.latin-dictionary.net/definition/30946/porcellus-porcelli Latdict: "Latin definition for: porcellus, porcelli"