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 for each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Cooking.

If you also want to level Fishing but haven't leveled it yet, you should use my Fishing and Cooking leveling guide instead:

Fishing & Cooking Leveling Guide 1-300

I recommend trying Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or just starting a new alt. It will help you to reach level 60 a lot faster.

Table of contents:

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

Soothing Spices, Hot Spices, Refreshing Spring Water are usually sold by Cooking Supply vendors near you trainer, so they are not listed in the guide. Don't buy them from the Auction House!

Make around 55 from one of these two:

Season of Discovery Tip

If you are playing on a Season of Discovery realm, then you should learn Spiced Wolf Meat from the trainer at 10 and make that instead of Charred Wolf Meat. You can sell them at the Auction House because they are needed in Waylaid Supplies: Spiced Wolf Meat.


Alternative recipes

Journeyman Cooking

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

50 - 80

30 x Smoked Bear Meat - 30 Bear Meat

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

Start making Boiled Clams if there is a lot of cheap Clam Meat at the Auction House.

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

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.

Season of Discovery: Professions are currently capped at 150 on Season of Discovery realms. The vendors won't sell this book until they raise the level cap to 40.

130 - 175

50 x Curiously Tasty Omelet - 50 Raptor Egg

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

Alternative recipes

175 - 225

50 x Roast Raptor - 50 Raptor Flesh

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

Alternative recipes

Artisan Cooking

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. (You can make these up to even 285 if you can get really cheap meat/fish.)

Recipe: Undermine Clam Chowder is sold by Jabbey in Tanaris. (If you are in Tanaris you should also visit Gikkix and buy every recipe from him.) Ice Cold Milk is sold by most Innkeepers or bartenders. It's a limited supply recipe, so if someone bought if before you, then you have to wait for it to respawn. I'm not sure about the exact respawn timer. (or buy it from the Auction House)

Recipe: Spotted Yellowtail is sold by Gikkix in Tanaris. You should also buy Recipe: Nightfin Soup and Recipe: Poached Sunscale Salmon from him because you will use them in the next step.

Recipe: Monster Omelet is sold by Himmik in Winterspring at Everlook. He is inside the inn. Or by Malygen (Alliance) / Bale (Horde) in Felwood.

Recipe: Tender Wolf Steak is sold by Dirge Quikcleave in Tanaris. (If you are in Tanaris you should also visit Gikkix and buy every recipe from him.)

Recipe: Filet of Redgill is sold by Kelsey Yance at Booty Bay. (He is in the large building at the end of the ship dock in Booty Bay. Enter the building and make an immediate left.)

275 - 300

Make around 35 from one of these two. (you can also make the previous recipes up to 285 if these are expensive)

Both recipes are sold by Gikkix in Tanaris.

Alternative recipe

This recipe requires Cooking 285 to learn.

15 x Smoked Desert Dumplings - 15 Sandworm Meat

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 15x Sandworm Meat from Dredge Strikers and Dredge Crushers in Silithus.

Congratulations on reaching 300! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!

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