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:
Table of contents:
- Cooking Trainers
- 1-65 #Apprentice
- 65-130 #Journeyman
- 130-225 #Expert
- 225-300 #Artisan
- 300-375 #Master (TBC Classic)
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.
TBC Cooking Leveling
1 - 40
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.
|35x Roasted Boar Meat||35x Chunk of Boar Meat||Trainer|
|25x Smoked Bear Meat||25x Bear Meat|
|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)
Make around 65 from any of the recipes in the table below.
|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.
|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)|
130 - 175
175 - 225
Make Soothing Turtle Bisque if you can get some Turtle Meat. The recipe is a reward for completing the "Soothing Turtle Bisque" quest. You can pick up this quest from Chef Jessen and Christoph Jeffcoat in Hillsbrad Foothills.
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!
225 - 250
Make 25 from one of the recipes below.
- 25x Undermine Clam Chowder - 50 Zesty Clam Meat, 25 Ice Cold Milk
- 25x Spotted Yellowtail - 25 Raw Spotted Yellowtail
- 25x Monster Omelet - 25 Giant Egg
- 25x Tender Wolf Steak - 25 Tender Wolf Meat
- 25x Filet of Redgill - 25 Raw Redgill
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: 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
The drop rate of Bear Flank is around 50%, Wowhead shows a lot lower drop rate.
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.
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:
325 - 355
You have 3 choices now.
- Recipe: Talbuk Steak and Recipe: Roasted Clefthoof is sold by Nula the Butcher (Horde) and by Uriku (Alliance) in Nagrand.
- Recipe: Warp Burger is sold by Innkeeper Grilka (Horde) and by Supply Officer Mills in Terrokar Forest.
355 - 375
Make one of these:
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)