Translation:The chef pays for his food with a check.
Of course cheques still exist and are being used for various things in business. The reason is that a cheque has certain legal ramifications that any other form of delayed payment has not. Simply put: If you have to go to court over a non-payment, all proceedings deal only with the document itself. If the cheque has no formal errors, and the signature was not made under duress, the entity that issued the cheque has to pay, regardless if there are any tangible reasons for not making the payment, like faulty goods in a business transaction.