My cat won’t leave me alone when I cook. I cook meat a lot. Sometimes I have to throw random bits (which he will happily vacuum up off the floor and make it disappear in seconds). Sometimes the neighbor will give him random bits of chicken, beef, or whatever meat he can’t finish eating and the cat will vacuum them up. The cat isn’t picky and if I overfeed him on meat he’ll turn into a lion soon. He is absolutely not picky about them at all.
On the other hand, he eats very little kibbles.