Classic WoW Cooking Leveling Guide 1-300

This Classic WoW Cooking leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Cooking skill up from 1 to 300 as inexpensively as possible.

Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Cooking.

Classic Cooking Trainer Location

To become an Apprentice Cook you need to reach level 5 and find a Cooking trainer.

Just click on any of these links below to see the trainer's exact location.

If you are having trouble finding the trainers, you can walk up to a guard in any of the major cities and ask where the Cooking trainer is located. After you ask the guard, the trainer will be marked with a red mark on your map.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Classic Cooking Leveling (1 - 50)

1 - 50

Make around 55 from one of the recipes below.

Alternative recipes

Journeyman Cooking (50 - 130)

Visit your Trainer again and learn Journeyman Cooking. (Requires level 10 and Cooking 50)

50 - 80

The recipe is sold by Andrew Hilbert (Horde) in Silverpine Forest at the Sepulcher, and by Drac Roughcut (Alliance) in Loch Modan at Thelsamar.

You can also make Spiced Wolf Meat up to around 70 if you can find cheap Stringy Wolf Meat at the Auction House.

80 - 130

Learn Boiled Clams from your trainer then go to the Twilight Shore in Darkshore and farm Encrusted Tide Crawler and other sea creatures.

You can also go to Ashenvale and head to the Zoram Strand (where the sea is at north-west) and kill all kinds of sea creatures there.

Cook around 30 Boiled Clams first because the recipe turns green at 110 and then make Crab Cake up to 130.

You can find Clam Meat if you open Small Barnacled Clam. The Refreshing Spring Water is sold by most Innkeepers.

Alliance players should also buy  Recipe: Cooked Crab Claw from Kendor Kabonka in Stormwind because some of the sea creatures will drop Crawler Claw. While you are there, don't forget to also buy Recipe: Curiously Tasty Omelet.

Expert Cooking (130 - 225)

To learn Expert Cooking you need to reach level 20 and level up Cooking to 125, then buy the book Expert Cookbook from Wulan (Horde) in Desolace at Shadowprey Village or from Shandrina (Alliance) in Ashenvale.

130 - 175

The recipe is sold by Kendor Kabonka in Stormwind City, and by Keena in Arathi Highlands.

Horde players can also get Recipe: Hot Lion Chops from Zargh in The Barrens at Crossroads. It's a good alternative if you can get some Lion Meat.

175 - 225

The Recipe: Roast Raptor is sold by Hammon Karwn and by Keena in Arathi Highlands.

You can also make Soothing Turtle Bisque if you can get some Turtle Meat. The recipe is a reward from the "Soothing Turtle Bisque" quest. You can pick up this quest from Chef Jessen and from Christoph Jeffcoat in Hillsbrad Foothills.

Artisan Cooking (225 - 300)

Artisan Cooking is a reward from Clamlette Surprise. The quest can be obtained at level 35+ with 225 Cooking skill.

You will need these to complete the quest:

Don't go to Gadgetzan before you get the quest items!

Horde players can start the quest line by picking up the To Gadgetzan You Go! quest from Zamja in Orgrimmar.

Alliance players can start the quest line by picking up the I Know A Guy... quest from Daryl Riknussun in Ironforge.

Both quests will lead you to Dirge Quikcleave in Gadgetzan. Once you find him, he'll give you the Clamlette Surprise quest. Hand in all of the materials and you will learn Artisan Cooking.

225 - 275

Make around 65 from one of the recipes below.

The Recipe: Monster Omelet is sold by Himmik in Winterspring at Everlook. He is inside the inn.

The Recipe: Tender Wolf Steak is sold by Dirge Quikcleave in Tanaris.

275 - 300

You have to complete two quests in Silithus to get this cooking recipe.

  1. Desert Recipe
  2. Sharing the Knowledge

You can farm the needed 15 Sandworm Meat from Dredge Strikers and Dredge Crushers in Silithus.

I hope you liked this Classic WoW Cooking leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300!

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