Classic Cooking Profession Guide

Last updated on Aug 28, 2019 at 06:15 by Blainie 8 comments
General Information

Cooking allows players to create food and drinks for players to consume to regenerate health and resources. This is a secondary profession, meaning it does not take up one of the primary slots that others would, such as Blacksmithing or Mining.

If you are going to level up Cooking, we recommend leveling it alongside Fishing, as you can use most of the fish that you catch to level up Cooking.

1. Cooking Trainers and Where to Find Them

Just as with Fishing, you can learn Cooking from any of the Cooking trainers, but you cannot learn Expert and Artisan Cooking from trainers.

For the first 2 ranks, you can learn them from any of the following trainers.

1.1. Alliance Cooking Trainers

1.2. Horde Cooking Trainers

1.3. Quest Recipe Vendors

Rather than completing low level quests for Cooking recipes, you can visit Kendor Kabonka in Stormwind City to buy quest reward recipes. Note that there is no Horde-only equivalent to this vendor.

Kendor Kabonka sells the following recipes:

2. Expert Cooking and How to Learn It

Expert Cooking can only be learned after buying a cookbook from a vendor of your faction. The book is called Expert Cookbook Icon Expert Cookbook and costs 1 gold.

For the Alliance, you will need to head to Mystral Lake in Ashenvale and buy the book from Shandrina.

For the Horde, you will need to head to Shadowprey Village in Desolace and buy it from Wulan.

3. Artisan Cooking and How to Learn It

Artisan Cooking can only be learned through a questline that you can start once your Cooking skill is 225 or above and your character is Level 35 or above.

For the Alliance, head to Daryl Riknussun in Ironforge and pick up I Know A Guy.... For the Horde, you will need to head to Zamja in Orgrimmar and pick up To Gadgetzan You Go!.

Both of these quests will send you to Gadgetzan in Tanaris, where you will have to meet Dirge Quikcleave. He will ask you to give him 12 Giant Egg Icon Giant Eggs, 10 Zesty Clam Meat Icon Zesty Clam Meat, and 20 Alterac Swiss Icon Alterac Swiss.

Make sure to prepare the materials ahead of time, so you do not have to make the journey twice.

4. Leveling Cooking from 1 to 300

Cooking is not particularly hard to level, but it can be quite expensive. We recommend leveling it alongside Fishing to make use of the fish you will catch.

You should follow the Cooking and Fishing Leveling Guide on for the best method of doing so.

5. Making Money from Cooking

Ideally, you will want to use Cooking to make food that players will need when raiding or PvPing in the endgame phase. It is the easiest way to ensure demand of the food you are making.

Alternatively, you can also make cosmetic food, such as Savory Deviate Delight Icon Savory Deviate Delight.

5.1. Best Food for Each Class

6. Changelog

  • 28 Aug. 2019: Added section on Kendor Kabonka and updated trainer list.
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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