Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1: 12/13/15
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 1 by Eric Colossal is one of the most delightful graphic novel adventures I've read recently. It's a tween book that reads like a mashup of Food Wars (minus the nudity) and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Rutabaga is an adventure chef. He loves the great outdoors but he's not interested in being a warrior. He wants to cook for them! He carries his entire kitchen on his back in an impressive pack frame.
Although the adventurers aren't impressed by Rutabaga at first, he always wins them over with his cooking. He quickly builds enough of a reputation that he's hired by a king to cook for his special (magical) pet.
While the emphasis is on cooking it's still full of adventure, humor, and memorable characters. Feast of Fury, the second volume in the series comes out in 2016.