Table of contents:
- Cooking Trainers
- 1-50 #Apprentice
- 50-130 #Journeyman
- 130-225 #Expert
- 225-300 #Artisan
- 300-350 #Master
- 350-450 #WotLK Classic
1 - 40
Cooking Supply vendors near your trainer sell these:
Don't buy them from the Auction House!
40 - 80
Don't forget to learn Journeyman Cooking at 50 or 75! (Requires level 10 and Cooking 50)
80 - 130
You can also go to Ashenvale and head to the Zoram Strand (northwest by the sea) 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.
Alliance players should also buy Recipe: Cooked Crab Claw from Kendor Kabonka in Stormwind because some sea creatures will drop Crawler Claw. While you are there, don't forget to buy Recipe: Curiously Tasty Omelet.
Learn Expert Cooking from your trainer.
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.
Learn Artisan Cooking from your trainer.
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.
Master Cooking (300-350)
Learn Master Cooking from one of these NPCs below.
- 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 back room of the Inn. /way 54.0 63.6
300 - 325
Make one of these:
325 - 350
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.
WotLK Classic Cooking (350-450)
You can learn the new WotLK Classic Cooking skill from these NPCs:
350 - 365
23x Northern Stew - 23 Chilled Meat
The recipe is a reward for completing the Northern Cooking quest.
365 - 400
Getting the recipe for this part requires completing a few prerequisite quests in Sholazar Basin.
Go to Nesingwary Base Camp in Sholazar Basin and complete these quests:
Now you can do these two:
Now you can complete these:
The recipe will be green for the last 13 points, so you probably have to make around 50.
Making one Kungaloosh cost 66 silver, so if any meat/fish below are cheaper, then you should make around 45 from them instead.
Rhino Dogs, Worm Meat, or Fangtooth Herring will probably be the cheapest, so you should check those first.
400 - 450
Epicurean's Award is rewarded for completing the daily cooking quests. You will get a minimum of 3 Epicurean's Award a day, but some daily quests reward you with two, so you can get up to 5 a day if you are lucky.
Every recipe from this point will require at least 1x Northern Spices.
I will list a bunch of recipes below and the required meat/fish to make them. Check the Auction House which meat/fish is the cheapest and buy that recipe.
Make around 60 from any of these recipes below.
Congratulations on reaching 450! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or if you found typos, errors, or wrong material numbers!