Australian Council on Children and the Media

Toca Kitchen - Toca Boca

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A role playing kitchen cooking app suitable for all ages.


No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Toca Kitchen was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 March 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Toca Kitchen
Developed by: Toca Boca
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 5+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Toca Kitchen contains the following information:

App description

This App puts the player in a virtual kitchen setting, allowing the player to choose a character and then manipulate, chop and cook a range of food items and then feed them to their character.

Reviewers comments

This App is designed to allow choice and has limitless options for play – after selecting a character the player then chooses virtual food to feed them (this can also be set as vegetarian). After selecting food, the player is able to “cook” the food using a range of techniques such as chopping, blending, microwaving or frying food and then feed the finished dish to their character. The character will respond to the food, either enjoying it or not eating it. The open nature allows for experimentation and exploration and the character reactions can be seen as fun and motivational. Players familiar with Toca Apps seem to recognise characters and some children observed demonstrated empathetic responses to them.

NOTE: this is very similar to Toca Kitchen Monsters – a free app that had a limited range of monster characters.


No gambling content was found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Some parents may be concerned about the simulated use of kitchen equipment such as knives, blenders and hot plates. This could be an opportunity to discuss these concerns and discuss kitchen safety.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended

Content is not age appropriate for children this age

Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

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The State Government of South Australia's web site contains information about these concerns.