Shutai is a normal sized man with a large mouth and droopy eyes. He also has a flat nose, thin eyebrows, and a mustache that sticks out of the sides of his face. Because of his facial features, he has earned the nickname, "The Lizard". Shutai wears a red uniform with a green tie and a traditional chef's hat.
Shutai is believed to be a skilled chef, since he is competing in the Loguetown cooking contest for the title of "Greatest Chef in the East Blue." However, his skills can be debated, seeing that he lost in the first round.
Shutai was a chef who participated in the Loguetown cooking contest to win the Blue-Finned Elephant Tuna. In the first round, he faced Eccoli, but was defeated. In the end, Sanji was the one who won the competition and the prize.