Adorable Cat Chef Is Our Nom-Nom-Nominee For Cook Of The Year

By Travis Greenwood

Say hello (moto) to your new favorite Instagram crush, Maro.

He's a 3-year-old domestic shorthair who lives in Japan.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

His photoshoots are typically arranged around food motifs, which include adorable chef-themed outfits.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

According to an interview with his humans at BuzzFeed, the carefully choreographed images "can take between five minutes to an hour... depending on his mood." (Same, LOL.)

A post shared by @rinne172 on

This attention to detail has fueled a lot of buzz on social media.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

Over the last two years, he's become a very BIG deal on Instagram, where he currently has 70,000+ followers.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

The clothes themselves "are handmade or bought at pet shops or secondhand shops and tailored to fit Maro".

A post shared by @rinne172 on

What's striking is just how patiently this very good boy poses.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

What's equally shocking is that he NEVER EVER tries to nosh on any of the foods placed before him.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

Not. Even. The. Sashimi.

A post shared by @rinne172 on

Could you sit still behind a hella yummy dish and not snack on it? COULD YOU REALLY?

A post shared by @rinne172 on

Further proof that Maro has crossed over to the viral web? His very own fan art!

A post shared by @rinne172 on

For more of Maro's excellent — eggcellent? — food-influenced cosplay, bounce on over to his Insta.

h/t: BuzzFeed