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Adults doing the Cooking hobby

Cooking is the first hobby you unlock in the game, by completing the Bread Winner quest. Once completed, you can have as many Sims as you like to do the hobby. You must find all the utensils (18/18) to unlock the chopping boards, which unlock more meals that will take longer hours to make. The second time you earn 5 Lifestyle Points.

Adults, Teenagers and Seniors can cook. Players can cook either at their Sim's home or at the Candlelit Fork Restaurant. If they want to cook at home, players must buy a stove and either a fridge, microwave or toaster. You must have a Sim at level 6 in order to unlock higher level foods. 


There are six levels within the hobby; each time you hit a level you receive a reward.

Level Name Reward
1 Water Burner None
2 Hot Mess Maker 250XP
3 Ready Meal Maestro 500XP
4 Home Cooking Hero S750
5 Flavor Savior 10,000 Town Value
6 Hail to the Chef 1LP

Foods you can cook

Name of food Cost Time Requirements
Cheese and Tomato on Toast S5 1 minute Toaster (1, 2 or 3 star)
Bacon and Eggs S27 5 minutes Any stove (1, 2 or 3 star)
Burgers  S50 20 minutes Any stove (1, 2 or 3 star) and any toaster
Pizza S75 40 minutes 1 Star Microwave 
Chilli Con Carne  S125 1 hour 2 Star Microwave
Spaghetti S150 2 hours 1 Star Chopping Board
Quiche  S200 4 hours Any Stove (1, 2 or 3 star)
Nachos S225 5 hours 1 Star Chopping Board
Spicy Tuna Rolls S300 8 hours 3 Star Stove
Chicken Salad  S350 2 hours Any Stove (1, 2 or 3 star)
Tacos S500 12 hours 1 Star Chopping Board
Roast Beef  S1,000 1 day 3 Star Stove

Foods you can bake 

You can make any Teen, Adult or Senior Sim bake a Birthday Cake that costs 5 LP. Unless you've completed the Life Dreams and Legacies quest where your Sims will age automatically and don't require a birthday cake, the cake will take 24 hours to bake. Baking does not require a level.

Name of food Cost Time Money earned Flammable?
Cookies S1 1 minute S2 No
Hot Cross Buns S1 2 minutes S4 No
Brownies  S4 5 minutes S16 Yes
Pancakes S6 10 minutes S12 No
Heart Shaped Chocolates S9 12 minutes S18 No
Muffins S13 30 minutes S25 No
Waffles S16 45 minutes S60 Yes
Apple Pie  S19 40 minutes S36 No
Pumpkin Pie S19 10 hours S36 No
Turkey S19 4 hours S36 No
Choc Pudding S33 2 hours S60 No
Cheesecake S44 4 hours S80 No
Gingerbread Sims S55 6 hours S100 No
Donuts S66 8 hours S240 Yes
Caramel Slice S77 10 hours S140 No
Croissants S121 18 hours S220 No
Banana Bread S132 20 hours S480 Yes
Rocky Road S137 12 hours S500 Yes
Danish S165 1 Day S300 No
Souffle 1 LP 4 hourrs S400 Yes
Wedding Cake 2 LP 22 hours S2,500 No
Birthday Cake  5 LP 1 Day None No

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