Special thanks to: Simeon, bordot, Mattspire, ZeiMyName, Synvilla, Zygorian, Cassium Vanderbilt, Washi and others

“SPOILER” WARNING: A lot of the joys of Cooking (and Guild Wars 2 in general) come from discovering stuff for yourself. Cooking is a fun craft on its own, but this guide has tried to minimize the effort, cost and bag space required to quickly grind Cooking to 400.

I haven’t included the exact number of materials required as it varies per person, depending on luck (bonus experience on “criticals”), or if you’re using a Craft Booster. This guide assumes you know how Renown Hearts and karma work, and that you already know how crafting in general works. For a great video tutorial on crafting basics please visit Enigmius’ Guide.

Please note that there are two different tabs in your crafting interface, a Hammer symbol for recipes you already know (inluding the ones that will unlock for free), and an Anvil symbol used to Discover new recipes. In the event you cannot discover a specific recipe mentioned below, chances are you already received it for free when reaching the numbered skill level. Please check your recipes under the Hammer tab.

(0) Ball of Dough – (R)
Bag of Flour (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Jug of Water (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor

(0) Pile of Salt and Pepper – (R)
Packet of Salt – Chef crafting vendor
Black Peppercorn, can be Gathered from Young Herbs in low and mid level zones (1-45).

(25) Bottle of Simple Dressing – (R)
Jar of Vinegar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Jar of Vegetable Oil (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Pile of Salt and Pepper (80 copper per 10) – Premade

(50) Ball of Cookie Dough – (R)
Bag of Flour (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Egg, can be looted from birds, drakes and kraits.
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor

(75) Bowl of White Frosting – (R)
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Jug of Water (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Vanilla Beans, can be gathered from Herb Seedlings in low and mid level zones (1-45).

(100) Pile of Paprika – (R)
Bell Pepper (28 karma per 25) – Chef crafting vendor
Chilli Pepper, can be gathered from Young Herbs and Herb Seedlings in low and mid level zones (1-45).

(125) Bowl of Chocolate Frosting – (R)
Bowl of White Frosting – Premade
Chocolate Bar, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.

(150) Chocolate Cherry – (R)
Chocolate Bar, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Cherry (150 karma per 25) – (Renown) Lieutenant Summers, Nightguard Beach, Harathi Hinterlands (Level 35-45 zone)

NOTE: The following two recipes need to be combined. Create Bowl of Grape Pie Filling in moderation
(175) Bowl of Grape Pie Filling – (R)
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Bag of Starch (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Lemon (21 karma per 25) – (Renown) Eona, Mabon Market, Caledon Forest (Level 1-15 zone)
Grape – Harvested from Gathering nodes at the following “farms”:
Lornar’s Pass:  West of Greybeard’s Landing
Fields of Ruine: Southeast corner near Wildlin Narrows

(175) Grape Pie – (R)
Ball of Dough  – Premade
Bowl of Grape Pie Filling – Premade

(200) Bowl of Chocolate Cherry Frosting – (R)
Bowl of Chocolate Frosting – Premade
Cherry (150 karma per 25) – (Renown) Lieutenant Summers, Nightguard Beach, Harathi Hinterlands (Level 35-45 zone)

(225) Bowl of Chickpea Salad – (R)
Chickpea – (Renown) Naknar, Grostogg’s Waypoint, Iron Marches (Level 50-60 zone)
Green Onion – Harvested from Gathering nodes in Iron Marches (Level 50-60 zone), Bloodtide Coast (Level 45-55 zone) and Timberline Falls (Level 50-60 zone)
Bottle of Simple Dressing – Premade
Cumin  – (Renown) Sagum Relicseeker, Agnos Gorge, Plains of Ashford (Level 1-15 zone)

(250) Ginger Pear Tart – (R)
Ginger Root (9 karma per 1) – Chef crafting vendor
Pear – (Renown) Braxa Scalehunter, South of Scalecath, Iron Marches (Level 50-60 zone)
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Ball of Dough – Premade

NOTE: The following two recipes need to be combined. Create Bowl of Blackberry Pie Filling in moderation
(275) Bowl of Blackberry Pie Filling – (R)
Blackberry – Harvested from Gathering nodes in Iron Marches (Level 50-60 zone) and Timberline Falls (Level 50-60 zone)
Bag of Sugar – Chef crafting vendor
Bag of Flour – Chef crafting vendor
Lemon (21 karma per 25) – (Renown) Eona, Mabon Market, Caledon Forest (Level 1-15 zone)

(275) Blackberry Pie – (R)
Bowl of Blackberry Pie Filling – Premade
Stick of Butter – Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Ball of Dough – Premade

(300) Peach Cookie – (R)
Note: When going to Fireheart Rise to unlock this Renown heart bring a Mithril Sickle. Harvesting Asparagus will really help out at skill 325.
Ball of Cookie Dough – Premade
Peach (150 karma per 25) – (Renown) Nocroc Chief, Fireheart Rise, Apostate Waypoint (Level 60-70 zone)

(325) Roasted Artichoke – (R)
Note: This cheap recipe requires venturing into dangerous high level areas
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Garlic – Harvested from low level herb Gathering nodes
Lemon (21 karma per 25) – (Renown) Eona, Mabon Market, Caledon Forest
Artichoke – Harvested from Gathering nodes at the following “farms”:
1. Mount Maelstrom (Level 60-70 zone) – Island south of Oxbow Isle Waypoint, guarded by a level 67 Veteran
2. Straight of Devastation (Level 70-75 zone) – NE corner of the zone, under a waterfall

(325) Plate of Steak and Asparagus – (R)
Note: Same cooking level, but safer alternative.
Slab of Red Meat – Loot from beasts and wildlife like Drakes, Deer and Cows
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Pile of Salt and Pepper – Premade
Asparagus Spear – Harvested from Gathering nodes in Fireheart Rise (Level 60-70 zone), Mount Maelstrom (Level 60-70 zone) and Straight of Devestation (Level 70-75 zone).

(350) Peach Tart – (R)
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Ball of Dough – Premade
Peach (150 karma per 25) – (Renown) Nocroc Chief, Fireheart Rise, Apostate Waypoint (Level 60-70 zone)

NOTE: The following two recipes are the same level and need to be combined.
(375) Bowl of Peach Pie Filling – (R)
Bag of Flour (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Stick of Butter, can be obtained from loot bags from humanoid monsters such as bandits and centaurs.
Bag of Sugar (80 copper per 10) – Chef crafting vendor
Peach (150 karma per 25) – (Renown) Nocroc Chief, Fireheart Rise, Apostate Waypoint (Level 60-70 zone)

(375) Peach Pie – (R)
Ball of Dough – Premade
Bowl of Peach Pie Filling – Premade



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