Complete Guide To Cooking In WoW: Dragonflight

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Fighting the forces of evil can make any adventurer hungry, which is why almost every MMORPG has some variation of a cooking profession. In World of WarcraftCooking isn’t just fun, it’s an important secondary skill that should be a priority for every character.

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Dragonflight seen a lot of positive changes in the game. The kitchen has also seen a lot of tweaks and improvements, so before something as glamorous as riding dragons distracts our attention, let’s run through a guide to cooking for the latest incarnation of World of Warcraft.

Cooking in the Dragonflight

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Like many other professions, cooking has undergone some changes since Dragonflight was discontinued. The cooking UI now offers you a place to put your accessories and tools as well as tracking all your culinary knowledge and progress.


Recipe lists are organized by area, following the path left by previous expansions, and these different regions are organized in your Kitchen window. The Filter option at the top is used to show you which recipes you know for which region.

Cooking Quests

  • Daily quests. Find them in major cities, offered by the same NPC who teaches cooking. low level quests award a point to your Cooking skill and a bag of accessories. Leveling up cooking quests reward special regents and rare recipes.
  • Surprise Clapper. Previously, it was mandatory to complete this quest to learn Expert Cooking. This is are no longer needed but still highly recommended to learn the recipe Magnificent Clamette.
  • Legion Culinary Research. As soon as you randomly find a cooking recipe in a Legion-related area, an NPC named Nomi will appear with a quest. You must learn six Legion cooking recipes to unlock work orders and Nomi’s test kitchen.

Cookbooks, recipes and achievements

  • Epicurean price. It’s the currency rewarded for completing high level cooking quests. They can be used for buy recipes and ingredients.
  • Hi to the chief. There’s a long list of culinary achievements for each area and expansion, but if you complete all 11 under the “Hail Chef” tab, you get the Chef title.
  • Sunsong Ranch. A land at Pandaria in which you can grow your own vegetables for cooking.
  • Tome of Unspeakable Delights. A tome of forbidden concoctions. Find it by killing Acolytes of N’Zoth in the Shadowlands until he falls.
  • Nomi’s test kitchen. Complete a quest called All grown up to help Nomi open his test kitchen, so you can use it to discover new recipes you’ll need to complete Legion Cooking.

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The cooking trainers

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You will be trained in Classic and Cataclysm when you first learn the cooking profession. You have to travel to find trainers from other expansions. Some of these areas scale with your level so you can visit them and learn the recipes at any time, but others are not accessible until at least level 45.

Completing some recipes may not be level-limited, but consumables often are. Not all of the recipes and skills needed to get the ingredients are level-limited, but some of the areas where you find them are. You will not be able to learn local recipes or improve your level for an area until you receive training for that area.

Classic and Cataclysm

Each capital of Eastern Kingdoms has a cooking trainer, and many of the little ones too. You don’t have to visit them all for training or recipes. However, here are a few that all budding chefs should visit at some point.

Last name



The description

Stephen Ryback

Old Town, Stormwind


Not a trainer, but a seller of a whole volume of recipes that date back to the classic days of the game.

Daryl Riknussun

The Great Forge, Ironforge


Trains the Cooking skill and has the daily quest. His friend downstairs is selling recipes.


Brill, Tirisfal Glades


The first trainer most Forsaken players find. He is in front of the riding coach.


The Drag, Orgrimmar


Train you in the kitchen. His two workmates sell recipes and regents.

Master Cooking, The Burning Crusade To Warlords Of Draenor

All of the following areas where you learn cooking separately can be upgraded together with Classic and Cataclysm. Visit these specific trainers or find these special items in the open world to learn the local cooking skill.

Cooking area

Last name



Jack Trapper

Shattrath City, Terrokar Forest


Katherine Lee (Alliance) Awilo Lon’gomba (Horde)

A Hero’s Home The Filthy Animal



Byron Mehlsack

Trade Winds Market, Boralus


T’sarah, the royal chief

The Great Seal, Dazar’alor


“The Joy of Cooking Draenor”

A random drop in Draenor.

Grandmaster of Cooking, from Pandaria to Dragonflight

These cooking zones are only available after your the character reaches a certain level, and the trainers there won’t teach you anything until then. All of these areas are neutral and is accessible to both Horde and Alliance.

Cooking area

Last name



Various trainers

Halfhill Market, Valley of the Four Winds


Chief Au’krut

Oribos, the hall of forms



Rustbolt, Mechagon

Broken Isles

Various Drops and Nomi

Any area related to the Legion

The Dragon Islands

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Dragonscale Basecamp or Wingrest Embassy, ​​The Dragon Isles

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Cooking Skill Upgrade

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The following guide assumes you are upgrade your fishing skill along with your Kitchen. Any recipe of the same level will get you there just as quickly. However, it is the the most recommended method to use, since you kill two birds with one stone.

Don’t worry about buying books or completing quests to level up. All you need is gold to cover training and travel costs.

One way to go from 1 to 300 cooks in a day is during a global event called Pilgrim’s Bounty, which takes place in November. Each of the holiday specials are for a different level, starting at one, so you can use the festivities to max out your level. This only benefits Classic and Cataclysm areas.

Classic and Cataclysm

Start by buying the recipes from Shiny little fish, longjaw snapper, and Bristle whisker catfish. Commercial vendors and fishing trainers in Brill and Goldshire the knowledge.

When you reach Pandariawhere cuisine is more important to the local culture, you can learn recipes from different categories depending on the cooking method used. There are six of these categories with a whole library of recipes. In Legion Kitchenyou can learn new recipes by tasting other dishes.

Cooking level

Task or objective

Apprentice, 1-75

Catch about 60 to 80 Little shiny little fish in any starting area. Use the recipe to turn this jack into shiny little fish.

Companion, 75-150

Discover the recipes of Longjaw snapper and Whiskered Catfish. Catch and cook 60 Longjaw snapper.


Cook 30 or 40 Whiskered Catfish to about 180. Learn the recipe for Mithril head trout, which can be purchased from a neutral seller in Booty Bay. Cook enough to grind to 225, which should be 50 or 60.

Craftsman, 225-300

The recipe for spotted yellowtail is also available in Loot Bay. Cook about 60 to get to about 275. Travel to your faction’s main outpost in Feralas to get the recipe cooked salmon. 30 or 40 servings should maximize your cooking skill.

Master, 300-375

Visit your Main faction bases in Zangar Swamp and Terrokar Forest and invest in cooking recipes and training before you start. 40 servings each of Feltail Delight and golden fish sticks should get you to 375.

Grand Master, 375-450

There are two cooking trainers in Dalaran, one for each faction. Manta Ray is a good investment. Learn the easiest baked manta ray first to grind your skill to around 410. Hardest Imperial manta steak will then take you to 450.

Illustrious Grand Master, 450-525

This is the point where you level the Cataclysm receipts. Visit any major city to buy recipes from kitchen vendors. Obtain Boiled mountain trout first, and go fishing until you have 40 trout to cook to get to 475. Get the Ranger Lunch Recipe then, and repeat the process with Striped Prowlers to reach 525.

Zen Master, 525-600

Catch around 140 golden carp and 80 emperor salmon. Grilled fish jerky is an easy recipe learned from a trainer. Learn Consumption of golden carp, and use the rest of the carp to get to 580. Go to spicy salmon to reach 600.

Master of Draenor, 600-700

Sturgeon is the fish you store for it, and you need 180 of them. Cooking Sturgeon stew and the most advanced Buttered sturgeon reach 700.

Master of the Legion, 700-800

The storm ray fish is used in three different recipes. Get 200 of them to do either Koi-scented storm ray, Pickled Stormrayor the Plate of breaded fish with seeds.

Shadowland, 800-875

start with 100 lost solesa fish available in each area of ​​this area. Use this to do Cookies and Caviar up to 830. Take the same amount of puffy bonefish and cook enough Cinnamon Fish Stew to reach 860. Grind the rest of the way with fried bonefish.

Dragonflight, 875-975

Grind the first 40 points with recipes like Twice Baked Potato and Rock salts in pebbles. The vendors sell the ingredients. Stock up on Scalebelly mackerel and get enough Salted Meat Puree to get to 960. Recipes to grind to 875, are randomly fished and all use fish. Use the one you find first.

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