WotLK Classic Cooking Leveling Guide 1-450

This WotLK Classic Cooking leveling guide will show you the fastest way to level your Cooking skill up from 1 to 450 in Wrath of the Lich King Crusade Classic.

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 1-450

Table of contents:

Cooking Trainers

You no longer need to learn Cooking from books, and you don't have to complete the Artisan cooking quest. The trainers have finally done their reading and can teach you the same thing.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

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.

Food

Ingredients

Recipe Source

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

Sold by Andrew Hilbert / Drac Roughcut

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

Journeyman Cooking

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

65 - 110

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. 

Food

Ingredients

Recipe Source

65x Boiled Clams 65x Clam Meat
65x Refreshing Spring Water (Vendor)
Trainer
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 Tari'qa (Horde only)

110 - 130

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

Food

Ingredients

Recipe Source

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

Expert Cooking

Learn Expert Cooking from your trainer.

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

Learn Artisan Cooking from your trainer.

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.) 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.

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 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 - 350

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:

WotLK Classic Cooking (350-450)

You can learn the new WotLK Classic Cooking skill from these NPCs:

Horde:

Alliance:

350 - 365

23x Northern Stew - 23 Chilled Meat

You can get the recipe from the Northern Cooking quest. You can pick up the quest from the Cooking trainers in Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra. (links above). You will need 4x Chilled Meat to complete the quest.

365 - 400

Make around 70 from any of these recipes below.

Rhino Meat, Worm Meat, Shoveltusk Flank, or Fangtooth Herring will probably be the cheapest.

Recipe

Reagents

Worm Delight Worm Meat
Shoveltusk Steak Shoveltusk Flank
Roasted Worg Worg Haunch
Rhino Dogs Rhino Meat
Mammoth Meal Chunk o' Mammoth
Smoked Salmon Glacial Salmon
Poached Nettlefish Nettlefish
Pickled Fangtooth Fangtooth Herring
Grilled Sculpin Musselback Sculpin
Baked Manta Ray Imperial Manta Ray

400 - 450

The Cooking trainers won't teach you any more recipes, you have to buy the cooking recipes from Derek Odds (Alliance) or Misensi (Horde) for 3x Epicurean's Award at Dalaran.

Epicurean's Award

Epicurean's Award is rewarded for completing the daily cooking quests. You will get 1x Epicurean's Award a day.

You can get the daily quests from Katherine Lee (Alliance) or Awilo Lon'gomba (Horde) in Dalaran.

  • Only 1 quest can be completed each day.
  • Only 1 out of the 5 possible quests will be offered each day. This is random.
  • Requires Cooking 350.
  • Requires level 65.

Northern Spices

Every recipe from this point will require at least 1x Northern Spices.

You can get them from the daily cooking quests, buy them at the Auction House, or buy 10x Northern Spices for 1x Epicurean's Award at the vendor near your cooking trainer at Dalaran.

Cooking Recipes

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.

Recipe

Reagents

Spiced Mammoth Treats Chunk o' Mammoth
Tracker Snacks Shoveltusk Flank
Blackened Worg Steak Worg Haunch
Critter Bites 2x Chilled Meat
Hearty Rhino Rhino Meat
Cuttlesteak Moonglow Cuttlefish
Firecracker Salmon Glacial Salmon
Imperial Manta Steak Imperial Manta Ray
Poached Northern Sculpin Musselback Sculpin
Blackened Dragonfin Dragonfin Angelfish
Spicy Blue Nettlefish Nettlefish
Spicy Fried Herring Fangtooth Herring


Congratulations on reaching 450! 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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