The following The Burning Crusade cooking guide will have the fastest ways skilling methods listed from level 1 to 375. Normally the materials are based on the case of one skill point per craft. However, you will have to buy a few extra materials so that it doesn’t happen.
Where can I locate the TBC cooking trainers?
In order to become a cook, you need to first reach a minimum of level 5 in the skill and then speak to a cooking trainer, as seen in this wow TBC cooking guide. If you are having trouble locating the trainers, you can speak to one of the guards in the capital city and ask them the exact location. Upon asking, the trainer will be marked in red on your map. However, we have made it easier for you by listing the location of every cooking trainer in the game, respective of their factions for this wow TBC cooking guide.
Horde Faction Players – Zamja in Orgrimmar, Eunice Burch in Undercity, Aska Mistrunner in Thunder Bluff, Duhng in The Barrens, Mudduk in Stranglethorn Vale, Pyall Silentstride in Mulgore, and Sylann in Silvermoon City.
Alliance Faction Players – Stephen Ryback in Stormwind City, Daryl Riknussun in Ironforge, Alegorn in Darnassus, Gremlock Pilsnor in Dun Morogh, Tomas in Elwyn Forest, Zarrin in Teldrassil, and Mumman in The Exodar.
How do I level up my TBC cooking profession?
Levels 1 to 40
You can start off by purchasing 60 Simple Flour, and 60 Mild Spices at level 1 to reach level 40 cooking by making Spice Bread in this wow classic cooking guide. You can buy the items from the vendors that are located nearby your cooking trainer. Don’t buy them at the Auction House, because that will only be a waste of TBC Gold.
Levels 40 to 80
Make sure that you learn Journeyman Cooking at level 50 or 75, which requires character level 10 and cooking level 50.
At level 40 for this wow classic cooking guide, you will need to cook 40 Bear Meat to obtain Smoked Bear Meat. The recipe for it can be purchased from Andrew Hilbert of the Horde faction, who is located in Silverpine Forest (Sepulcher), and Drac Roughcut of the Alliance faction, who is located in Loch Modan (Thelsamar). An alternative way is to make Boiled Clams if you can find cheap Clam Meats at the Auction House. You can also make Spiced Wolf Meat till you reach level 70 if you can find cheap Stringy Wolf Meat at the AH.
Levels 80 to 130
Learn the Boiled Clams recipe from your trainer, and then head to the Twilight Shore, located in Darkshore, to farm Encrusted Tide Crawlers, as well as other sea creatures. Alternatively, you can head to Ashenvale, and then to Zoram Strand from there to kill various sea creatures. The recipe turns green at 110, so cook about 30 Boiled Clams and then start making Crab Cake all the way to level 130. Boiled Clams require Clam Meat and Refreshing Spring Water, and Crab Cake requires Crawler Meat. If you haven’t heard about Clam Meat and Refreshing Spring Water, you can open the Small Barnacled Clam to obtain it and buy it from any of the Innkeepers in the game, respectively. If you’re of the Alliance faction, don’t forget to purchase the Cooked Crab Claw recipe from Kendor Kabonka (Stormwind) because the sea creatures often drop Crawler Claw. Also, the Curiously Tasty Omelet recipe can also come in handy, so purchase that too.
Levels 130 to 175
To make Curiously Tasty Omelet, you will need Raptor Eggs, and it’s recommended to collect at least 50 of them to reach the desired level. The recipe can be sold to you by Kendor Kabonka and Keena in Stormwind City and Arathi Highlands, respectively (dependent upon your faction). Alternatively, you can make Bristle Whisker Catfish if you can find some cheap Raw Bristle Whisker Catfish at the Auction House. The recipe can be sold to you by vendors listed on the official WoW wiki. Speaking of Hord Faction players, you can get the Hot Lion Chops recipe from Zargh, which is located in the Barrens (Crossroads). In other words, it’s a good alternative if you can find some heap Lion Meat at the market.
Levels 175 to 225
To start off, you will need 50 Raptor Flesh to successfully make Roast Raptors and reach the desired level. The recipe can be sold to you by Hammon Karwn of the Alliance faction and Keena of the Horde faction. Alternatively, you can make Soothing Turtle Bisque if you can get Turtle Meat at a good price. You can obtain the recipe for it by completing the Soothing Turtle Bisque quest, and the quest can be picked up from Chef Jessen of the Alliance and Christoph Jeffcoat of the Horde faction. Also, you can choose to make Mithril Headed Trout, but that is if you get a good number of Raw variants at a decent price (you can look up the vendors from the official wiki page).
levels 225 to 250
You will need to make 25 items from any of the following recipes listed; Undermine Clam Chowder (50 Zesty Clam Meat and Ice-Cold Milk), Spotted Yellowtail (25 Raw Spotted Yellowtails), Monster Omelet (25 Giant Eggs), Tender Wolf Steak (25 Tender Wolf Meat), and Filet of Redgill (25 Raw Redgills). Undermine Clam Chowder recipe is sold by Jabbey in Tanaris and Ice-Cold Milk is sold by most of the Bartenders or Innkeepers in the game. However, the supply is limited, so you may want to store a good amount of it before starting off. Spotted Yellowtail recipe is sold by Gikkix in Tanaris, and it’s best that you also purchase Nightfin Soup and Poached Sunscale Salmon recipe while you’re there (for the future levels). Monster Omelet and Tender Wolf Steak Recipe are sold by Himmik (Winterspring, Everlook) and Dirge Quikcleave (Tanaris), respectively. Finally, the Filet of Redgill recipe can be purchased from Kelsey Yance at the Booty Bat.
levels 250 to 285
To cover these levels, you will have to make 40 Juicy Bear Burger, but for that, you will need Bear Flanks, which have a drop rate of around 50%. The recipe can be bought from Bale of the Horde and Malygen of the faction. You can also choose to make Charred Bear Kabobs by purchasing the respective recipe from the same NPCs. Alternatively, you can make Poached Sunscale Salmon and Nightfin Soup too, and the recipes for both are available with Gikkix in Tanaris.
Levels 285 to 300
To make 15 Smoked Desert Dumplings and reach the desired level, you will need Sandworm Meat, and to obtain the recipe, you will need to first finish the two quests; Desert Recipe and Sharing the Knowledge in Silithus. The meat can be farmed from Dredge Strikers and Dredge Crushers, located in Silithus. Alternatively, purchasing the recipe from Vivianna (Alliance) or Sheendra Tailgrass (Horde) to make Baked Salmon or Lobster Stew is a good option.
Levels 300 to 325
You can make any of the two listed recipes; Ravager Dog (30 Ravager Flesh) or Buzzard Bites (30 Buzzard meat). The recipe for Ravager Dog can be bought from Cookie One-Eye of the Horde and Sid Limbardi of the Alliance faction, located in Hellfire Peninsula. For the Buzzard Bites recipe, you will need to complete a quest chain that can be picked up from Legassi in Hellfire Peninsula.
Levels 325 to 355
You will have three choices at this stage; either cook Talbuk Steak (40 Talbuk Venison), Roasted Clefthoof (40 Clefthoof Meat), or Warp Burger (40 Warped Flesh). Talbuk Steak and Roasted Clefthoof recipe can be purchased from Nula the Butcher of the Horde and Uriku of the Alliance faction, located in Nagrand. Whereas, Warp Burger can be bought from Supply Officer Mills (Alliance) or Innkeeper Grilka (Horde), located within the Terrokar Forest.
Levels 355 to 375
Finally, you can make any of the following two; Crunchy Serpent (60 Serpent Flesh) or Mok’Nathal Shortribs (60 Raptor Ribs). For the Horde faction, you can buy both recipes from Xerintha Ravenoak, located in Blade’s Edge Mountain (Ruuan Weald). If they’re not stocked, then you choose to complete the Mok’Nathal Treats quest, because it’s a master alternative than waiting around for them to re-stock. For the Alliance faction, you can purchase them from Sassa Weldwell, located in Blade’s Edge Mountain (Toshley’s Station). The supply is unlimited, so it’s easier for Alliance players to buy from her at any time.