Are you sick of having the same meal for every meal, such as grilled cheese and garden salad?
Is it taking your sim an inordinate amount of time to master new recipes?
Nigiri of pufferfish sound good, but you’d rather not have a side dish of your own demise?
You don’t need to look any further!
We have the complete guide of cooking skill for you on how to become an expert in the various cooking skill cheats that are available in The Sims 4 game.
What To Know About Your Sim’s Cooking Skill
In The Sims 4, cooking isn’t a skill that needs cheats because it grows on its own every time your sim makes a meal. But it’s easy to get behind on this skill because of a number of things, such as but not limited to:
- Most of the cooking is done by other sims in the house.
- Most of the time, your sim is at work during meals.
- There is something you want your sim to cook, like a wedding cake, that would take too long to learn naturally.
- Your sim is good at cooking in one area, but needs to improve in the other areas.
- You’re making a sim with a history, which means their skills are already set.
No matter what, these cheats are an easy way to get your sim ahead of the game and on the way to becoming a master chef.
Enabling Cooking Skill Cheats In Your Game
If you want to use cheats for Cooking Skill in The Sims 4, you must first turn them on. It’s not hard, but the way to do it depends on the system you’re using:
- For PC players, press and hold CTRL+SHIFT+C.
- For Mac players, hold down CMD + SHIFT + C.
- Hold down all four front buttons on your console controller at the same time (L1, L2, R1, R2)
If you did it right, a small cheat command box will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. Type testingcheats on on your computer’s keyboard or on the on-screen keyboard and hit the ENTER key. You should get a message telling you that cheats can now be used in the game.
Maxing Every Cooking Skill Cheat
Since there are different kinds of cooking skills in Sims 4, there are cheats for each of them: baking, cooking, and gourmet cooking. All of them work with different recipes and make different meals, so you’ll need to level up all of them to get the most out of the game’s food:
stats.set_skill_level Major_HomestyleCooking 10
When you reach Cooking 10, you’ll be able to make all the recipes you can for a regular meal at home. This is the basic “cooking” skill that all Sims get after making their first meal.
stats.set_skill_level Major_GourmetCooking 10
maxes out the Gourmet cooking skill, which for some reason needs to be different from Homestyle cooking. This gives your sims access to fancier dishes, like the special dish Ambrosia, which can bring back the dead.
stats.set_skill_level Major_Baking 10
the best for the Baking Skill. Baking should be a separate skill because that’s how it works in the real world (this author bakes pretty well but is terrible at cooking).
Since this skill is more about desserts than meals, it’s easy to forget to max it out, but doing so will give you an advantage over many other players. Also, your sims will be able to make the dangerous Cowplant Essence Meringue Pie.
Tip: If you don’t want your sim’s cooking skill to be at its highest level, you can change the 10 in the above cheats to any level between 1 and 10!
Extra Cooking Options
In addition to the recipes you unlock for making food every day, you can also get bonus recipes if you have certain things:
Cupcake Machine If you have the Get to Work add-on, you can use the cupcake machine to make muffins, doughnuts, cakes, tarts, and other sweet and savory baked goods.
Grills: Depending on the DLC you have, grills can be used to make a variety of unlockable recipes.
There are basic foods like hot dogs and burgers, fancier ones like grilled chicken and steak, a lot of Hispanic foods like Elote and Pinchos (one of my favorites in real life), and a few others that come with different packs.
Since you only need to use each cheat once per Sim, it can be hard to keep track of them all. But they are still important pieces of information for any player to know.
With this guide, it’s very easy to level up these skills and make your Sims’ meals much more fun. Bon appetite!