TBC Classic Cooking Leveling Guide 1-375

This TBC Classic Cooking leveling guide will show you the fastest way to level your Cooking skill up from 1 to 375 in Burning Crusade Classic.

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 probably have to buy a few extra materials.

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 1-375

Table of contents:

Cooking Trainers

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

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

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

TBC Cooking Leveling

1 - 40

60x Spice Bread - 60x Simple Flour, 60x Mild Spices

Cooking Supply vendors near your trainer sell these:

Don't buy them from the Auction House!

40 - 65

Make around 25-35 from any recipes in the table below. You don't have to make the same recipe, you can make a few from each.



Recipe Source

35x Roasted Boar Meat 35x Chunk of Boar Meat Trainer
25x Smoked Bear Meat 25x Bear Meat

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30x Spiced Wolf Meat 30x Stringy Wolf Meat Trainer
35x Brilliant Smallfish 35x Raw Brilliant Smallfish Vendors
35x Slitherskin Mackerel 35x Raw Slitherskin Mackerel Vendors

65 - 110

Learn Journeyman Cooking from your trainer. (Requires level 10 and Cooking 50)

You can keep making Smoked Bear Meat, but only up to around 90, so you will need around 35 Bear Meat.

Make around 65 from any of the recipes in the table below. 



Recipe Source

65x Boiled Clams 65x Clam Meat
65x Refreshing Spring Water (Vendor)
65x Coyote Steak 65x Coyote Meat Trainer
65x Longjaw Mud Snapper 65x Raw Longjaw Mud Snapper Vendors
65x Bat Bites 65x Bat Flesh Master Chef Mouldier (Horde only)
65x Strider Stew 65x Strider Meat
65x Shiny Red Apple (Vendor)
Tari'qa (Horde only)

110 - 130

Make around 20-30 from any recipes in the table below. 



Recipe Source

30x Crab Cake 30x Crawler Meat
30x Mild Spices (Vendor)
25x Dry Pork Ribs 25x Boar Ribs
25x Mild Spices (Vendor)
20x Bristle Whisker Catfish 20x Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish Vendors
23x Cooked Crab Claw 23x Crawler Claw
23x Mild Spices (Vendor)
Kendor Kabonka (Alliance only)

Expert Cooking

To learn Expert Cooking, you need to 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

50x 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

50x 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. You can get this quest 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 questline by picking up the To Gadgetzan You Go! quest from Zamja in Orgrimmar.

Alliance players can start the questline 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 - 250

Make 25 from one of the recipes below. 

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 it before you, 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 might use it 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.)

250 - 285

40x Juicy Bear Burger - 40x Bear Flank

The drop rate of Bear Flank is around 50%, Wowhead shows a lot lower drop rate.

The Recipe: Juicy Bear Burger is sold by Bale / Malygen in Felwood. You can also make Charred Bear Kabobs, the recipe is sold by the same NPCs.

Alternative recipes

Both recipes below are sold by Gikkix in Tanaris.

285 - 300

15x 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.

Alternative recipes

Both recipes are sold by Vivianna / Sheendra Tallgrass in Feralas.

Burning Crusade Classic (300-375)

TBC Cooking Trainers

There aren't any Cooking Trainers trainers in Classic TBC. To learn the new TBC Cooking skill and train above 300, you have to buy a Master Cookbook.

The book is sold by these two NPCs:

  • Horde: Baxter in Hellfire Peninsula at Thrallmar. He's in the inn standing behind the innkeeper.
  • Alliance: Gaston in Hellfire Peninsula at Honor Hold. He is located in the backroom of the Inn. /way 54.0 63.6

300 - 325

Make one of these:

30x Ravager Dog - 30x Ravager Flesh
30x Buzzard Bites - 30x Buzzard Meat

Recipe location:

Recipe: Ravager Dog is sold by Cookie One-Eye (Horde) and Sid Limbardi (Alliance) in Hellfire Peninsula.

You have to complete a quest chain for Recipe: Buzzard Bites. You can pick up the first quest from Legassi in Hellfire Penninsula. /way 49.2 74.8

  1. Ravager Egg Roundup
  2. Helboar, the Other White Meat
  3. Smooth as Butter

325 - 355

You have 3 choices now.

40x Talbuk Steak - 40x Talbuk Venison
40x Roasted Clefthoof - 40x Clefthoof Meat
40x Warp Burger - 40x Warped Flesh

Recipe location:

355 - 375

Make one of these:

60x Crunchy Serpent - 60x Serpent Flesh
60x Mok'Nathal Shortribs - 60x Raptor Ribs

Recipe location:

  • Horde: You can buy both recipes from Xerintha Ravenoak in Blade's Edge Mountains at Ruuan Weald. She sells these in limited supply, so you have to wait if someone bought them before you. If they are not in stock, you should get them from completing the Mok'Nathal Treats quest because it's probably faster than waiting. (I don't know how often she restocks the recipes)

  • Alliance: You can buy them from Sassa Weldwell in Blade's Edge Mountains at Toshley's Station. (She sells the recipes in unlimited quantity, so Alliance players should always buy them from her)

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