TBC Classic Cooking Profession and Leveling 1-375 Guide

Last updated on May 30, 2021 at 12:00 by Abide 1 comment

Cooking allows players to create food and drinks for consumption. This is mostly used to create raid-consumable food for various different buffs. Cooking is a secondary profession, meaning it does not take up one of the primary slots that others would such as Engineering or Tailoring.

If you are going to train up Cooking, we recommend getting skill-ups for it alongside Fishing, as you can use most of the fish that you catch to level up Cooking.

1.

Introduction

Cooking can be learned from any trainer, but leveling it beyond skill level 150 can only be done through items and quests. Cooking is easiest to train if done at the same time as Fishing, as many of the fish caught can be cooked for skill-ups.

2.

Cooking Training

The skill levels you will need to train at are:

  • Apprentice Level can be learned when first picking up the profession, starts from a skill level of 1, and goes up to 75. It also requires your character to be Level 5.
  • Journeyman Level can be learned when you reach a skill level of 50 and goes up to 150. It also requires your character to be Level 10.
  • Expert Level can be learned when you reach a skill level of 125 and goes up to 225. It also requires your character to be Level 20.
  • Artisan Level can be learned when you reach a skill level of 200 and goes up to 300. It also requires your character to be Level 35.
  • Master Level can be learned when you reach a skill level of 275 and goes up to 375. It the highest Profession Level and also requires your character to be Level 55.
2.1.

Azeroth (1 - 300)

Apprentice and Journeyman Cooking can be learned from any trainer found mostly in major cities. When you arrive at a major city, you can ask any city guard for directions and pick the Cooking trainer option under the professions section. This will mark their location on your map, allowing you to easily find them and get the Cooking skill.

To reach Expert Cooking, you will need to purchase Expert Cookbook Icon Expert Cookbook from Shandrina for Alliance players, and Wulan for Horde players. It will cost 1 gold from the vendor, or you may find it on the auction house for a similar price and save the trip.

To become an Artisan Cook, you will have to complete the quest Clamlette Surprise, given by Dirge Quikcleave in Gadgetzan. Alliance players will first need to get the quest I Know A Guy... given by Daryl Riknussun in Ironforge; Horde will need to get the quest To Gadgetzan You Go! from Zamja in Orgrimmar.

Clamlette Surprise will require the following materials:

  • 12 x Giant Egg Icon Giant Egg
  • 10 x Zesty Clam Meat Icon Zesty Clam Meat
  • 20 x Alterac Swiss Icon Alterac Swiss
2.2.

Outland (300 - 375)

To become a Master Cook, you will need to purchase Master Cookbook Icon Master Cookbook for 5 gold. Alliance players can purchase this book from Gaston in Honor Hold and Horde players can get it from Baxter in Thrallmar. Both factions can also purchase it from Naka in Cenarion Refuge. Once again, you may find this on the auction house for a similar price and save a trip. Once read, you will be a Master Cook and capable of reaching 375 skill level.

3.

Leveling Cooking (1 - 300)

Cooking is a very easy profession to get skill-ups in. Most of them can also be obtained by using fish caught from Fishing as there are plenty of different Cooking recipes that use fish that can be caught.

1-40

Spice Bread IconSpice Bread — Its recipe is learned from the Cooking Trainer and the materials needed are sold by the nearby Cooking Supplier.

40-80

Smoked Bear Meat IconSmoked Bear Meat — This recipe will need to be bought from Andrew Hilbert in Silverpine Forest at the Sepulcher for Horde, and Drac Roughcut in Loch Modan at Thelsamar for Alliance players. You may also find it on the auction house for a low price.

80-100

Dry Pork Ribs IconDry Pork Ribs — You can take these much further than just 100, but typically there are cheaper alternatives. Pick whichever option is the easiest to acquire.

100-175

Bristle Whisker Catfish IconBristle Whisker Catfish — Buy this recipe from a cooking or Fishing Supplier in any major city.

175-225

Rockscale Cod IconRockscale Cod — Buy this recipe from a Cooking or Fishing Supplier in most major cities.

225-250

Spotted Yellowtail IconSpotted Yellowtail — Buy this recipe from Gikkix at Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris.

250-285

Poached Sunscale Salmon IconPoached Sunscale Salmon — Buy this recipe from Gikkix at Steamwheedle Port in Tanaris.

285-300

Smoked Desert Dumplings IconSmoked Desert Dumplings — To get this recipe you will need to complete the quest Desert Recipe from Calandrath in Silithus. Complete this quest and the followup to get the recipe.

4.

Leveling Cooking (300- 375)

Make sure to read your Master Cookbook Icon Master Cookbook to unlock Master Cooking, allowing you to train Cooking up to 375.

Azeroth Alternative 300-325

Smoked Desert Dumplings IconSmoked Desert Dumplings — This recipe continues to easily offer you a skill increase all the way up until 335. Depending on the availability of uncooked meat on your server, this may be a much cheaper way to get skill-ups.

300-325

Here we have a few options for our choice of food to cook. You can pick any of the three options; choose whichever recipe is easiest to get or is the cheapest to get skill-ups with:

  • Ravager Dog IconRavager DogRecipe: Ravager Dog Icon Recipe: Ravager Dog
    • Alliance get this recipe from Sid Limbardi at Honor Hold in Hellfire Peninsula.
    • Horde get this recipe from Cookie One-Eye at Thrallmar in Hellfire Peninsula.
  • Buzzard Bites IconBuzzard BitesRecipe: Buzzard Bites Icon Recipe: Buzzard Bites
    • Quest reward for both factions from Smooth as Butter.
  • Blackened Trout IconBlackened TroutRecipe: Blackened Trout Icon Recipe: Blackened Trout
    • Alliance get this recipe from Doba at Orebor Harborage in Zangarmarsh.
    • Horde get this recipefrom Gambarinka at Zabra'Jin in Zangarmarsh.

325-350

Again we have a few options for our choice of food to level with. Pick whichever recipe you want based on cost of materials or ease of obtaining to get skill-ups with:

  • Golden Fish Sticks IconGolden Fish SticksRecipe: Golden Fish Sticks Icon Recipe: Golden Fish Sticks
    • Alliance get this recipe from Innkeeper Biribi at Allerian Stronghold in Terokkar Forest.
    • Horde get this recipe from Rungor at Stonebreaker Hold in Terokkar Forest.
  • Roasted Clefthoof IconRoasted ClefthoofRecipe: Roasted Clefthoof Icon Recipe: Roasted Clefthoof
    • Alliance get this recipe from Uriku at Telaar in Nagrand.
    • Horde get this recipe from Nula the Butcher at Garadar in Nagrand.
  • Talbuk Steak IconTalbuk SteakRecipe: Talbuk Steak Icon Recipe: Talbuk Steak
    • Alliance get this recipe from Uriku at Telaar in Nagrand.
    • Horde get this recipe from Nula the Butcher at Garadar in Nagrand.
  • Poached Bluefish IconPoached BluefishRecipe: Poached Bluefish Icon Recipe: Poached Bluefish
    • Alliance get this recipe from Uriku at Telaar in Nagrand.
    • Horde get this recipe from Nula the Butcher at Garadar in Nagrand.
  • Warp Burger IconWarp BurgerRecipe: Warp Burger Icon Recipe: Warp Burger
    • Alliance get this recipe from Supply Officer Mills at Allerian Stronghold in Terokkar Forest.
    • Horde get this recipe from Innkeeper Grilka at Stonebreaker Hold in Terokkar Forest.

350-375

From here, reaching 375 skill level can be a bit of a struggle as there are very few options, with the best option being Spicy Crawdad Icon Spicy Crawdad; it is expensive, however. It is recommended to get one of the less-expensive options and make them all the way until 375. Grab whichever recipes that you can cheaply train with to 375 as it will take many crafts.

  • Crunchy Serpent IconCrunchy SerpentRecipe: Crunchy Serpent Icon Recipe: Crunchy Serpent
    • Both factions get this recipe from Xerintha Ravenoak at Ruuan Weald in Blade's Edge Mountains.
  • Mok'Nathal Shortribs IconMok'Nathal ShortribsRecipe: Mok'Nathal Shortribs Icon Recipe: Mok'Nathal Shortribs
    • Both factions get this recipe from Xerintha Ravenoak at Ruuan Weald in Blade's Edge Mountains.
  • Spicy Crawdad IconSpicy CrawdadRecipe: Spicy Crawdad Icon Recipe: Spicy Crawdad
    • Alliance get this recipe from Innkeeper Biribi at Allerian Stronghold in Terokkar Forest.
    • Horde get this recipe from Rungor at Stonebreaker Hold in Terokkar Forest.
5.

Cooking Dailies

In The Burning Crusade Classic, Cooking has 4 repeatable daily quests. Every day you will be able to grab one of four different quests from The Rokk who can be found in the Lower City section of Shattrath.

The four different quests are:

  • Revenge is Tasty
  • Soup for the Soul
  • Super Hot Stew
  • Manalicious
5.1.

Cooking Daily Rewards

When turning in the daily quest, you will have the option to choose either Crate of Meat Icon Crate of Meat or Barrel of Fish Icon Barrel of Fish as your reward. When opened, these will give you random Cooking materials and a small chance to get a rare Cooking recipe that can only be obtained from these Cooking dailies.

Crate of Meat Icon Crate of Meat can reward these recipes:

  • Recipe: Spicy Hot Talbuk Icon Recipe: Spicy Hot Talbuk
  • Recipe: Kibler's Bits Icon Recipe: Kibler's Bits
  • Recipe: Stormchops Icon Recipe: Stormchops
  • Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Cake Icon Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Cake

Barrel of Fish Icon Barrel of Fish can reward these recipes:

  • Recipe: Broiled Bloodfin Icon Recipe: Broiled Bloodfin
  • Recipe: Skullfish Soup Icon Recipe: Skullfish Soup
  • Recipe: Kibler's Bits Icon Recipe: Kibler's Bits
  • Recipe: Stormchops Icon Recipe: Stormchops
  • Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Cake Icon Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Cake

Out of the two options, Crate of Meat Icon Crate of Meat is the preferred choice as it has Recipe: Spicy Hot Talbuk Icon Recipe: Spicy Hot Talbuk which can be a useful raiding food. It also offers random meat in its contents, most of which can be used for future dailies or cooked and sold on the auction house.

6.

Changelog

  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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