Gourmet Training

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Gourmet Training is a Tradesman achievement. It is unlocked after reaching Chef level 425 and giving a  Feast veggie tier 6.png Chef's Tasting Platter to Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone within the home instance. Completing the achievement permanently unlocks the following features:

Achievement[edit]

Gourmet Training Tradesman 5Achievement points
Prerequisite: Give a Chef's Tasting Platter to Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone
Title: Title icon.png Gourmet

Collection:
Norn Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Snow Truffle Soup while Reimar watches.
Norn Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Sesame Roasted Dinner while Reimar watches.
Norn Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook Sage Stuffed Poultry while Reimar watches.
Deldrimor Steel Ingot Delivery — Hint: Provide Deldrimor Steel Ingots to Einar Blackforge.
Dragonite Ingot Delivery — Hint: Provide Dragonite Ingots to Einar Blackforge.
Spiritwood Plank Delivery — Hint: Provide Spiritwood Plank to Einar Blackforge.
Ascended Cookware — Hint: Return to Einar after his work is complete.
Sylvari Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Filet of Rosemary Roasted Meat while Bhia watches.
Sylvari Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Artichoke Soup while Bhia watches.
Sylvari Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Poultry Tarragon Pasta while Bhia watches.
Harvesting Lesson — Hint: Learn varietal-seed harvesting from Mender Earie in the Grove.
Varietal Herb Seeds — Hint: Harvest varietal seeds from herb nodes across Tyria.
Portable Composter — Hint: Craft a Portable Composter and bring it to Mender Earie.
Garden Plot Deed — Hint: Acquire a garden plot for your home instance from Mender Earie.
Charr Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Spicy Meat Chili while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Charr Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Plate of Lemongrass Poultry while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Charr Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Plate of Fire Flank Steak while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Butchery Lesson — Hint: Observe Vaastas Meatslayer butchering a cow.
Cut of Quality Red Meat — Hint: Practice your new butchering techniques on creatures that drop Slabs of Red Meat.
Slab of Poultry Meat — Hint: Practice your new butchering techniques on creatures that drop Slabs of Poultry Meat.
Charr Meat-Curing Techniques — Hint: Return to Vaastas Meatslayer to learn his recipes.
Human Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Roasted Lotus Root while Sage watches.
Human Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Flatbread while Sage watches.
Human Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Chocolate Omnomberry Cake while Sage watches.
Heat Stone Delivery — Hint: Bring Heat Stones to Luron the Baker.
Empowered Heat Stones — Hint: Enhance your Heat Stones in a pool of boiling-hot magma at Mount Maelstrom.
Bloodstone Brick Delivery — Hint: Provide Luron the Baker with Bloodstone Bricks.
Bloodstone Brick Oven — Hint: Return to your home instance to receive your new oven.
Asura Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Tropical Mousse while Prazz watches.
Asura Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Bowl of Truffle Sautee while Prazz watches.
Asura Culinary Demonstration — Hint: Cook a Omnomberry Ghost while Prazz watches.
Plikk's Immersion Circulation System — Hint: Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.
Filet of Sous-Vide Meat — Hint: Cuts of Quality Red Meat can be looted after learning charr butchery techniques, or they can be purchased via the Trading Post.
Plikk's Fluid Gas Infuser — Hint: Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.
Plikk's Food Form Manipulator — Hint: Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.
1 Lesson Learned 0Achievement points
7 Lessons Learned 1Achievement points
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35 Lessons Learned 1Achievement points

Collection items[edit]

Item Hint
Bowl of Snow Truffle Soup.png Norn Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Snow Truffle Soup while Reimar watches.
Sesame-Roasted Dinner.png Norn Culinary Demonstration Cook a Sesame-Roasted Dinner while Reimar watches.
Sage-Stuffed Poultry.png Norn Culinary Demonstration Cook Sage-Stuffed Poultry while Reimar watches.
Deldrimor Steel Ingot.png Deldrimor Steel Ingot Delivery Provide Deldrimor Steel Ingots to Einar Blackforge.
Dragonite Ingot.png Dragonite Ingot Delivery Provide Dragonite Ingots to Einar Blackforge.
Spiritwood Plank.png Spiritwood Plank Delivery Provide a Spiritwood Plank to Einar Blackforge.
Tixx's Toybox.png Ascended Cookware Return to Einar after his work is complete.
Filet of Rosemary-Roasted Meat.png Sylvari Culinary Demonstration Cook a Filet of Rosemary-Roasted Meat while Bhia watches.
Bowl of Artichoke Soup.png Sylvari Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Artichoke Soup while Bhia watches.
Bowl of Poultry Tarragon Pasta.png Sylvari Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Poultry Tarragon Pasta while Bhia watches.
Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle.png Harvesting Lesson Learn varietal-seed harvesting from Mender Earie in the Grove.
Butternut Squash Seeds.png Varietal Herb Seeds Harvest varietal seeds from herb nodes across Tyria.
Portable Composter.png Portable Composter Craft a Portable Composter and bring it to Mender Earie.
Black Lion Garden Plot Deed.png Garden Plot Deed Acquire a garden plot for your home instance from Mender Earie.
Bowl of Spicy Meat Chili.png Charr Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Spicy Meat Chili while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Plate of Lemongrass Poultry.png Charr Culinary Demonstration Cook a Plate of Lemongrass Poultry while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Plate of Fire Flank Steak.png Charr Culinary Demonstration Cook a Plate of Fire Flank Steak while Gurges Burnpaw watches.
Revenge.png Butchery Lesson Observe Vaastas Meatslayer butchering a cow.
Cut of Quality Red Meat.png Cut of Quality Red Meat Practice your new butchering techniques on creatures that drop Slabs of Red Meat (Only in Diessa Plateau).
Slab of Poultry Meat.png Slab of Poultry Meat Practice your new butchering techniques on creatures that drop Slabs of Poultry Meat (Only in Diessa Plateau).
Recipe- Enriched Compost.png Charr Meat-Curing Techniques Return to Vaastas Meatslayer to learn his recipes.
Bowl of Roasted Lotus Root.png Human Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Roasted Lotus Root while Sage watches.
Flatbread.png Human Culinary Demonstration Cook a Flatbread while Sage watches.
Chocolate Omnomberry Cake.png Human Culinary Demonstration Cook a Chocolate Omnomberry Cake while Sage watches.
Heat Stone.png Heat Stone Delivery Bring Heat Stones to Luron the Baker.
Element of Fire.png Empowered Heat Stones Enhance your Heat Stones in a pool of boiling-hot magma at Mount Maelstrom.
Bloodstone Brick.png Bloodstone Brick Delivery Provide Luron the Baker with Bloodstone Bricks.
Tixx's Toybox.png Bloodstone Brick Oven Return to your home instance to receive your new oven.
Bowl of Tropical Mousse.png Asura Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Tropical Mousse while Prazz watches.
Bowl of Truffle Sautee.png Asura Culinary Demonstration Cook a Bowl of Truffle Sautee while Prazz watches.
Omnomberry Ghost.png Asura Culinary Demonstration Cook an Omnomberry Ghost while Prazz watches.
2 Gold.png Plikk's Immersion Circulation System Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.
Filet of Sous-Vide Meat.png Filet of Sous-Vide Meat Cuts of Quality Red Meat can be looted after learning charr butchery techniques, or they can be purchased via the Trading Post.
2 Gold.png Plikk's Fluid Gas Infuser Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.
2 Gold.png Plikk's Food Form Manipulator Purchase this license from Gastronome Plikk.

Walkthrough[edit]

To begin, a character needs to raise their Chef tango icon 20px.pngChef rank to 425. A good way to do this is to first apply boosts such as Crafting Booster, and Guild Crafting Boost, then discover rank 350 to 400 recipes until rank 425.

Upon becoming Rank 425 Chef, Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone will contact the character, asking them to prepare a  Feast veggie tier 6.png Chef's Tasting Platter to be presented to him in the home instance. His location in each cities' home instance varies, but is always marked with the Chef tango icon 20px.png icon on the map. After presenting the platter, Seimur will direct you to the master chefs in each race's main city.

A note on order[edit]

Though each section must be completed in a particular order, the overall achievement may be done in any order, and you can work on multiple sections at a time. Some factors to consider when deciding which section to do next:

  • The norn section features a mandatory two-hour wait, so it is recommended to do this first, and return to it after completing some of the others.
  • The sylvari section unlocks a garden plot, which allows you (at cooking level 475) to grow the ascended herbs required for crafting ascended food. Each herb planted in the garden will not grow until the next daily reset, but if you don't expect to finish the achievement for several days, you may wish to complete this section early.
  • The human section requires 3 Heat Stones, each of which may only be crafted once per day. They are also available on the trading post.
  • The asura section is the only section which requires a cooking level of 450 to progress, so it is recommended to complete it towards the end, as you will automatically gain 10 chef levels for completing each other section of the achievement. In particular, it is recommended to complete the charr section before this one, as doing so will grant you the required Cut of Quality Red Meat.
  • Some sections require you to leave the city:
    • The sylvari section involves foraging for Varietal Herb Seeds from a herb node in the open world. Purchasing the Seeds on the Trading Post does not count.
    • Most of the charr section takes place in Diessa Plateau.
    • The human section takes you to Mount Maelstrom.
  • The food items crafted for the city master chefs must be crafted at that chef's station during the achievement. They will not accept pre-crafted food.

Norn[edit]

Head to Reimar in Hoelbrak. Once there, you will be asked to cook one of each of the following:

While satisfied with your chef's skills, Reimar thinks they would perform better given high-quality cookware. As such, she sends them off to meet Einar Blackforge at Master Blackforge's Steading. Take the Waypoint (tango icon).png Shelter Rock Waypoint and head north-east towards the Point of interest.pngPoint of Interest, where you'll find Einar. In order to make truly remarkable cookware, the blacksmith requires some top-notch material, namely he will ask for the following to be brought to him:

Once delivered, he will need one in-game day, or 2 hours in real time, to complete the project. This timer can be tracked by the Challenge of the Ancients.png Waiting for Einar effect on the buff bar, and it will continue counting down even while you are logged out of the game. Return to him after the buff has expired to complete this section and earn 10 chef ranks.

Sylvari[edit]

Head to the Waypoint (tango icon).png Reckoner's Waypoint, and then the chef station to the northeast. Talk to Bhia to begin the next section. Cook the following sylvari specialty dishes:

Bhia will then offer to improve your chef's seasonings by sending them to meet her spice supplier, Mender Earie in Gardenroot Tunnel. From Reckoner's Waypoint, head north west and across a vine bridge into the tunnel. Hang right, and Earie will be there in an alcove.

Talk to the mender, and he will send your character off to gather some Varietal Herb Seeds. The seeds are a random drop from herb-type plants in Central Tyria. One decent spot to farm these are Verdant Herbs along the shore north of Point of interest.png Forge Foundations. When ready, return to Earie, who will then unlock the recipe to craft Portable Composter. Make one at the cooking stations nearby, then return to him one last time to complete this section, and receive 10 chef ranks and a garden plot in your home instance.

Charr[edit]

Head to the Black Citadel to meet master chef Gurges Burnpaw, who will ask your chef to demonstrate their skills with meat. Cook the following at one of the nearby stations:

Unimpressed by the character's subpar cuts, the charr chef sends them off to seek tutelage from a master butcher in Diessa Plateau, Vaastas Meatslayer.

Travel to Waypoint (tango icon).png Butcher's Block Waypoint, and head to the south side of the Village of Butcher's Block. For Vaastas to demonstrate his superior butchering, players must first complete the Help Kiboz Rapideater herd cattle to Butcher's Block event, which starts from Bovarin Estate to the east.

Once the event is completed, wait for Vaastas to prepare the newly-arrived beef, and return to his stationary spot. Talk to him once more, and he will task your character to practice their butchering skills by bringing him a Cut of Quality Red Meat and a Slab of Poultry Meat, note: YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS IN WVW, despite both items dropping there. note that the Slab of Poultry Meat needed is a special (rare) version, which can drop from all creatures that also drop the usual (fine) version of Slab of Poultry Meat. Both items are random drops from mobs, the former from wargs (south of Waypoint (tango icon).png Bloodcliff Waypoint), black bears (near Waypoint (tango icon).png Manbane's Waypoint), wolves and deers (northeast of Waypoint (tango icon).png Charradis Estate Waypoint); the latter is dropped from crimson moas (near Point of interest.png Grendich Ruins).

When ready, meet Vaastas once more to present your samples. Satisfied with the results, he'll raise your chef's rank by 10.

Human[edit]

Go to Divinity's Reach for the human section. Talk to Sage near Waypoint (tango icon).png Commons Waypoint, and bake the following:

Suffer Sage's criticism, and follow his instructions to meet Luron the Baker. From Sage's kitchen, turn left, and the take the next right into Dwayna Low Road to find Luron's bakery near the middle. Before you do so, make sure you have the following in your inventory:

Give Luron the Heatstones, then port to Waypoint (tango icon).png Magmatic Waypoint. Climb the side of Mount Maelstrom towards Point of interest.png Hellmouth Falls. Dip the Heatstones into the magma on the character that is a chef, and hurry back to Luron via Waypoint (tango icon).png Dwayna Waypoint to hand in the Bloodstone Bricks as requested.

Visit your home instance and wait for the Deliveryman to walk up to your old oven and replace it, earning you 10 chef ranks.

Asura[edit]

Head to Waypoint (tango icon).png Accountancy Waypoint in Rata Sum to begin the asura section. The cooking station here is to the south of the waypoint. Talk to Prazz, then prepare the following dishes:

Satisfied (for once!), Prazz offers to bring your chef's culinary abilities to the next level by introducing them to Gastronome Plikk, a pioneer of food technology. Hop down to Waypoint (tango icon).png Auxiliary Waypoint, and towards the nearby Point of interest.pngPoint of Interest, where Plikk has set up shop. Buy Plikk's Immersion Circulation System, and prepare a Filet of Sous-Vide Meat using the Cut of Quality Red Meat from earlier. Return to Plikk with the Sous-Vide Meat in your inventory, and buy up the rest of her inventions to complete this section and earn 10 chef ranks.

Dialogue[edit]

The following letter is sent by Sous-Chef Seimur Oxbone to the chef.

Mail.png

Seimur Oxbone

Is it true?


People are talking about you. Chefs, mostly. They're saying that you're some kind of rising culinary superstar. I know talent when I taste it, so why don't you cook me a Chef's Tasting Platter and I'll give you my professional opinion. With my help, you can attain greatness!

I'll be waiting near your home. Chop chop!

—Seimur

Speaking to Seimur
Before unlocking the collection
I took the liberty of setting up a small kitchen to work in. Don't worry, I clean up all my messes. So, got anything for me to taste?
(with Chef's Tasting Platter in inventory)
Talk give option tango.png Try this sample platter I made.
I...wow. You know your way around a kitchen, don't you. This is decadent! Here, I'm writing you a letter of recommendation to continue your culinary studies. No thanks necessary.
Talk more option tango.png That's generous of you.
Like I always say, I know talent when I taste it. You're going places! Speak to the chef master in each capital city and learn their specialties. I'll mail my recommendations.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks. I'll do that.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
Talk end option tango.png Hang on. Let me cook something for you.
After unlocking the collection
You're learning, but you've still got ways to go. Go speak to the chef trainers in each capital city. I'm sure they can teach you a thing or two.
Talk more option tango.png Who is the norn chef trainer?
Seek out Reimar in the Trade Commons area of Hoelbrak.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.
Talk more option tango.png Who is the sylvari chef trainer?
Seek out Bhia in the Maker's Terrace section of the Grove.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.
Talk more option tango.png Who is the charr chef trainer?
Seek out Gurges Burnpaw in the Canton Factorium area of the Black Citadel.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.
Talk more option tango.png Who is the asura chef trainer?
Seek out Prazz in the Synergetics Union section of Rata Sum.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.
Talk more option tango.png Who is the human chef trainer?
Seek out Sage in the District Promenade area of Divinity's Reach.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.
Talk more option tango.png Tell me about yourself, Seimur.
I think outside the bread box! Some have said my culinary creations involving bloodstone dust are too advanced. Dangerous. But I believe it has potential in cooking. I'm just experiencing a...setback.
Talk more option tango.png Bloodstone dust isn't for seasoning—it's for making bricks. (after obtaining Ascended Cookware)
You're just like the others. Why does no one believe in its culinary applications? Sure, when used liberally it results in violent illness, but... just leave me to my thoughts, okay?
Talk end option tango.png Good-bye.
Talk more option tango.png Fresh herbs can elevate a dish. (after completing Garden Plot Deed step)
In hindsight it seems so obvious, but I was so focused on bloodstone dust at the time that I completely overlooked the basics of good cooking, like using quality herbs and spices.
Talk end option tango.png Now you know better.
Talk more option tango.png Skilled knife work makes a huge difference when preparing meat. (after learning Charr Meat-Curing Techniques)
Not all cuts are equal! Strange how an act as simple as cutting meat requires practice, concentration and focus. Gives you a lot to think about.
Talk end option tango.png Good-bye.
Talk more option tango.png You seemed pretty upset by that new oven. (after Bloodstone Brick Oven gets built in your home instance)
To think that I had been so close all along... It just stung to realize that I as ultimately wrong. It hurts, you know?
Talk end option tango.png At least you learned something.
Talk more option tango.png There's more to cooking than an open flame. (after purchasing Plikk's Food Form Manipulator from Plikk)
Immersion circulation? Who would've thought! There's more than one way to cook a steak, I guess.
Talk end option tango.png Good-bye.
Talk end option tango.png You may need to rethink your strategy here.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for the advice.
If you have not yet collected your finished cookware from Einar
A norn named Einar came around looking for you. He said, and I quote, "Tell <character name> to come pick up the tools or I'm going to keep them." You got that?
Talk end option tango.png I'll take care of it
Speaking to Reimar in Hoelbrak
Eating isn't just about survival. Food nourishes the heart and mind just as it does the body.
(Before getting her task)
Talk collection option.png Seimur said you can teach me new dishes.
Seimur's wrong about a lot of things. Like the culinary applications of bloodstone dust. But he's right that I can teach you. What do you want to know?
Talk more option tango.png I want to learn norn specialties.
The heartiest of meals! Food that warms your belly. All right. Make me a Bowl of Snow Truffle Soup, a Sesame-Roasted Dinner, and some Sage-Stuffed Poultry. And no bloodstone dust, okay?
Talk end option tango.png Got it.
Talk end option tango.png Never mind.
After crafting all three items
I think you've got an appreciation for the norn palate. I'll get you in on a secret through—the cookware at most publick stations isn't the greatest quality. That's what's holding your dishes back.
Talk more option tango.png It always seemed fine to me.
You need high-quality cookware if you want to be legendary. It's what separates cooks from chefs! Find Einar Blackforge at his steading in Shelter Rock He'll help you out.
Talk end option tango.png I'll do that.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
Speaking to Einar Blackforge
My home is yours. Make yourself comfortable.
(Before getting his task)
Talk collection option.png Reimar says you're an expert on cookware.
She doesn't lie! Truth be told, I've been itching for a new project. So tell me: What can we make for you?
Talk more option tango.png I want the best cookware you can make.
Haha. Straight to the point! All right. I'm going to need 5 Deldrimor Steel Ingots, 5 Dragonite Ingots, and 1 Spiritwood Plank. Bring it all here and I'll make you the cookware.
Talk Merchant.png It's a deal.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back with the materials you asked for.
Talk end option tango.png I don't need anything now, actually.
(While waiting for him to finish)
Talk collection option.png Are you finished crafting my cookware yet?
You can't rush perfection! Come back later.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
(After he has finished)
Talk collection option.png Are you finished crafting my cookware yet?
What timing! Behold my finest work! Go forth and make some culinary magic with these legendary vessels. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
Talk end option tango.png I'll treasure them forever.
After getting all three items
Looks like everything's here. Come back tomorrow, and I'll have forged you the finest cookware your eyes have gazed upon! I'm sure you've got plenty to keep you busy in the meantime, eh? (applies Challenge of the Ancients.png Waiting for Einar for 2 hours)
Talk end option tango.png I look forward to it.
Speaking to Bhia in the Grove
Eating isn't just about survival. Food nourishes the heart and mind just as it does the body.
(Before getting her task)
Talk collection option.png Seimur said you could make me a better chef.
Did he? Well, he was correct. As I like to say to my students, "All things have a right to cook. Even you!" They don't laugh at my jokes, however.
Talk more option tango.png Um...can you teach me some uniquely sylvari dishes?
Of course! How about this: make me a Filet of Rosemary-Roasted Meat, a Bowl of Artichoke Soup, and a Bowl of Poultry Tarragon Pasta. I'll taste them and evaluate your work. Yes?
Talk end option tango.png Yes.
Talk end option tango.png I don't need anything now, actually.
(After getting her task)
Talk collection option.png Which dishes did you want me to make?
Let me watch you prepare a Fillet of Rosemary-Roasted Meat, a Bowl of Artichoke Soup, and a Bowl of Poultry Tarragon Pasta. I can't wait to taste them!
Talk end option tango.png I'll get started.
After crafting all three items
Your dishes are missing something. Mmm. Yes. You've underseasoned them. The key to unlocking truly excellent flavors in your food is to use fresh herbs and spices.
Talk more option tango.png Where can I get better spices?
I get mine from a gardener just north of the Gardenroot Tunnel. I'm sure he'd be willing to help you out if you're nice enough.
Talk end option tango.png I'll talk to him.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
Speaking to Mender Earie
This is a lovely place for a small garden, don't you think?
(Before getting his task)
Talk collection option.png Bhia told me you grow the best ingredients for her here.
She's too much! Yes, I give her some herbs from time to time. If she's told you about my garden, you must be a talented chef, no?
Talk more option tango.png I'm learning. Can you teach me to garden?
Of course! I'd be happy to teach you. The first step is gathering seeds for your own garden. Let me demonstrate for you, and then you can go into the wild and bring me back some seeds.
Talk ready option.png That's very generous of you.
Talk end option tango.png I have one just like it. (If you own a Black Lion Garden Plot Deed)
Talk end option tango.png It's quite nice and secluded.
Did you need my help with something?
(After getting the task)
Talk collection option.png Remind me what I'm supposed to do?
Please gather varietal seeds and bring them back to me.
Talk end option tango.png Got it.
(with Varietal Seed in your inventory)
Talk collection option.png I have the seeds you asked for.
Good. Now you'll want to plant them with some fertilizer. I'll teach you how to make a portable composter that will quickly decompose food for you.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
(with a Portable Composter in your inventory)
Talk collection option.png I've crafted a composter.
Excellent! Now, you can decompose magically imbued food to obtain an extract of its nourishing properties.
Talk more option tango.png What can I use the extract for?
If you add the finest Extract of Nourishment when you plant crops, they will be imbued with additional properties. I'm sure you'll grow some very special herbs with this in your compost.
Talk more option tango.png I never would have guessed.
I'm so pleased that you have an interest in gardening. How about I set up a plot at your home for you to tend at your leisure? I'll ask a friend to watch your crops while you're away.
Tick green.png I'd like that very much.
Here are a few seeds to get you started. (Obtain Garden Plot Deed, Varietal Mint Seed, Varietal Sesame Seed, Varietal Peppercorn Seed, Varietal Clove Seed, Varietal Cilantro Seed; learn various recipes)
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png No thanks.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
Speaking to Gurges Burnpaw in the Black Citadel
Eating isn't just about survival. Food nourishes the heart and mind just as it does the body.
(Before getting the task)
Talk collection option.png Seimur said you could teach me charr cooking.
How's the ol' lunkhead? He still banging on about bloodstone dust? I told him it was a bad idea. On second thought, I don't wanna know. Yeah, I can teach you, so long as you're not afraid of work.
Talk more option tango.png I want to learn charr specialty dishes.
It's all about the meat! Well, and the spices, too. Cook me some Spicy Meat Chili, Plates of Lemongrass Poultry, and a Fire Flank Steak. Master those for starters.
Talk end option tango.png I'll get my ingredients and start cooking.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
After crafting all three items
The spices in your dishes are balanced, but your meat is terrible. Where did you find this roadkill? Did a buzzard cough it up?
Talk more option tango.png Uh..
If you wanna compete with the best, you need better meat! I got a friend in Butcher's Block. Name's Vaastas Meatslayer. As his name would imply, he's a master butcher. He'll hook you up.
Talk end option tango.png As in, meat hook?
Talk end option tango.png You don't have to be rude
Speaking to Vaastas Meatslayer
The meat from Bovarin Estate is the best you've ever tasted. I hate to brag...but for you, I'll make an exception. My method of curing and seasoning is perfection. You've got to try some.
(or)
I'm out of Vobarin beef, but don't panic. I ordered more. Those ranchers at Bovarin Estate really know how to do cows right.
(Before getting his task)
Talk collection option.png Burges Burnpaw said you have the best meat around.
Guilty as charged! I have a sweet deal with the Bovarin Estate. They provide me with top-quality beef, and I sell the choice cuts to discerning buyers. But don't tell anyone for I'll fillet you! Haha.
Talk more option tango.png Teach me how to get better cuts of meat.
I'll have a new shipment on its way son. I'll demonstrate the proper technique for you when they arrive. In the meantime, eat some meat!
Talk end option tango.png I'll do that.
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
(After watching him preparing the new beef)
Talk collection option.png Thanks for the butchering lessons.
Go out and practice what you've learned on the wildlife. When you've gotten quality cuts of red meat and poultry, come let me know.
Talk end option tango.png I'll do that.
(After collecting Cut of Quality Red Meat and Slab of Poultry Meat)
Talk collection option.png I followed your technique. Check out my cuts.
Well, aren't you a quick study. Looks like you may be ready to handle my recipes. Congratulations, scrub!
Talk more option tango.png Uh...thanks?
Here's a few extra cuts to get you started, on the house.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png Good-bye,
Speaking to Sage in Divinity's Reach
Eating isn't just about survival. Food nourishes the heart and mind just as it does the body.
Before getting his task
Talk collection option.png I'm here to learn. Seimur sent me.
I've been expecting you. Got Seimur's letter. He's taken a keen interest in you. Says you've got talent, but I'll be the judge of that.
Talk more option tango.png What are your specialty dishes?
In Divinity's Reach? Baking. It's all about the bread. I need you to make me a Bowl of Roasted Lotus Root, a Chocolate Omnomberry Cake, and a Flatbread. Think you can do that?
Talk more option tango.png What do i need to make Flatbread?
This is a special recipe. Uses Cassava Root, which we import from far off. I can sell you the recipe if you need it.
Talk Merchant.png Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png I'll gather my ingredients and get started.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
Talk end option tango.png True words. Have a good day.
Before crafting all three items
After crafting all three items
Not bad, but I noticed some inconsistencies in your dishes. Your baking was uneven. The food was undercooked in spots. A little doughy, you could say.
Talk more option tango.png It's hard to maintain temperature with these ovens.
Every oven is a little different You have to learn where the hot spots are and know just where to place your dishes for even baking.
Talk more option tango.png I'm never in the same place for very long.
You should see Luron. He has a bakery on the Dwayna Low Road. He's been working on some new oven advancements that could help you get more consistent results.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks
Talk end option tango.png Okay
Talk end option tango.png Okay
Speaking to Luron the Baker
Hello! Would you like a delicious treat?
(Before getting his task)
Talk collection option.png Sage said you could help me improve my baking skills.
Having some issues, huh? It can be extremely difficult to get all the variables exactly right in baking. Temperature, duration, measurements...
Talk more option tango.png How do you keep temperature consistent?
Get to know your oven. Keeping a reliable and consistent temperature is tricky, so the quality of material, type and amount of wood, and size all factor in to the greater cooking equation.
Talk more option tango.png The public kitchens vary a lot.
You need your own oven. I've been designing a convection model that might help you out. It heats the food more evenly. If you can get me the materials, I'll let you keep the first prototype!
Talk more option tango.png Deal. What do you need?
Well, this thing is going to be a magical marvel. Instead of wood, it'll heat the stone itself to the right temperature! Bring me three Heat Stones to experiment with.
Talk more option tango.png I have the Heat Stones you asked for. (with three heat stones in your inventory - see below)
Talk end option tango.png I'll be right back.
Talk end option tango.png Not right now.
Talk end option tango.png Okay
Talk end option tango.png Right.
(with three heat stones in your inventory)
Talk collection option.png I have the Heat Stones you asked for.
Hmm, these are certainly warm, but it doesn't look like they'll handle the high temperatures we need. Go soak these in some boiling-hot magma to temper them. Either they'll work...or they'll melt!
Talk more option tango.png Boiling-hot magma?
The stones should theoretically gain much greater potency from exposure to significant heat. I'm sure you can find a pool on Mount Maelstrom that will suffice. Get going!
Talk end option tango.png This sounds like a bad idea.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be right back.
(after heating the heat stones)
Talk collection option.png I put the Heat Stones in magma, and now they're really hot.
What did you think would happen? Heh, these will do very nicely. Now we need to finish the oven enclosure. Bloodstone Bricks would do. I'll probably need about 10.
Talk more option tango.png You want to cook food...in a Bloodstone oven?
I know Bloodstone Dust has a bad reputation—thank you very much, Seimur Oxbone—but refined Bloodstone Bricks are a perfect insulator to retain heat. Just don't eat them, okay?
Talk end option tango.png I have some doubt, but I'll get your bricks.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back with the materials you asked for.
(after getting the Bloodstone Bricks)
Talk collection option.png I brought the Bloodstone Bricks you wanted.
Excellent. Let me finish putting this together, and I'll have it delivered to your home. Go on, now. Leave me to work!
Talk end option tango.png Thanks for everything.
(while still collecting items)
Talk collection option.png Remind me what I'm supposed to do?
(if on the heat stones step)
Go soak three Heat Stones in some boiling-hot magma on Mount Maelstrom to temper them. Either they'll work...or they'll melt!
Talk end option tango.png I'll be right back.
Talk more option tango.png Boiling-hot magma? (same as above)
(if on the bloodstone bricks step)
Refined Bloodstone Bricks are a perfect insulator to retain heat. Please bring me 10.
Talk more option tango.png You want to cook food...in a Bloodstone oven?
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back with the materials you asked for. (same as above)
(after bringing all items)
Talk collection option.png When can I pick up the prototype oven?
Like I said, I'll have it delivered to your home when its finished. Don't rush me, or I'll take twice as long. Ha!
Talk end option tango.png Right.
Interacting with the Boiling Hot Magma in Mount Maelstrom
The intense heat from the bubbling pool of lava bites at your face.
Talk collection option.png [Dip the Heat Stones in the magma.]
The stones bask in the inferno and absorb an immense amount of heat.
Talk end option tango.png I'll wrap them up and take them back to Luron.
Talk end option tango.png It's too hot here.
Speaking to Prazz in Rata Sum
Eating isn't just about survival. Food nourishes the heart and mind just as it does the body.
(Before getting his task)
Talk collection option.png Seimur suggested I learn about asuran cooking.
Yeah, I got his letter. I'm not sure why he thought you needed a recommendation, but I'm happy to help a fellow chef if you're willing to get your hands dirty.
Talk more option tango.png What dishes do you consider asuran specialties?
Make me a Bowl of Tropical Mousse, a Bowl of Truffle Sautee, and an Omnomberry Ghost, and I'll watch your technique.
Talk end option tango.png I'll gather my ingredients and get started.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
After crafting all three items
You wanna know what I think? I think you're ready to go beyond the common kitchens of the world and ascend to the next level of cooking.
Talk more option tango.png Next level?
It's time to broaden your horizons and become a food pioneer! Find Gastronome Plikk in the Auxiliary Study Rooms. She'll show you the cutting edge of food technology. Careful, it's sharp! Heh heh.
Talk end option tango.png I'll do that. Thanks.
Talk end option tango.png Thank you.
Speaking to Gastronome Plikk
My drinks aren't for just anyone. Only those who have the refined palate of a connoisseus can appreciate my portables' intricate flavors.
(Before getting her task)
Talk collection option.png Prazz says you're an expert on modern cuisine.
I've been on the bleeding edge for years. I don't share my research...but if Prazz sent you, he must think you're capable. So tell me, are you?
Talk more option tango.png I want to learn from you.
Prepare to expand your mind! I call it Plikk's Immersion Circulation System, and you can have the honor of purchasing my first retail unit.
Talk Merchant.png Let me have a look.
After cooking the meat evenly, you want to get a good sear on the outside to seal in the flavor, give it a nice crust. Go try it out and come back when you've prepared a Filet of Sous-Vide Meat. (Note: Must learn the Charr techniques first)
Talk end option tango.png Okay.
Talk end option tango.png I'm not ready just yet.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back.
Talk end option tango.png Then you've lost my business.
(After getting her task)
Talk collection option.png What did you want me to do?
If you can't remember simple directions, are you sure you're top-chef material? Show me you can make a Filet of Sous-Vide Meat.
Talk end option tango.png I'll be back.
(With Filet of Sous-Vide Meat in your inventory)
Talk collection option.png I've prepared some sous-vide meat for you.
Your seasoning is off and you need to work on your searing technique, but you prepared it magnificently for you first attempt. I entrust my culinary technology to you.
Talk Merchant.png Thank you very much.

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Notes[edit]

  • It is thought that only a character on track towards 500 can receive the special drops.
    • Other characters cannot even have the conversation with the special NPCs.
    • If multiple characters are "working" this achievement, only the first character interacting with any of the Master Chefs will progress the achievement. The additional character(s) may still interact, but the achievement will not progress. However, all characters "working" this achievement must complete it to gain the "Cooking station benefits" offered through it.
  • The chef station in your home instance will be visually upgraded after completing each section of the achievement. For the human section, this involves a deliveryman appearing and building a bloodstone brick oven in front of a horrified Seimur.
  • If a character levels to 500 chef without doing (or completing) the collection they will not see the upgraded station in the home instance even if another character has already completed the collection.
If you close the dialog after delivering Empowered Heat Stones to Luron the Baker, you may not be able to immediately deliver the Bloodstone Bricks. To fix this, remove any bloodstone bricks from your inventory, and then talk to Luron again. He should offer a reminder of what you need to do, after which you can then pick up your bricks from the bank again and return to hand them in.

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