The Sims 4 Master Chef Aspiration
Milestones and The Fresh Chef Reward Trait
by Tom "Metro" Schlueter
Having one amazing cook in a household is a huge boon and the Master Chef Aspiration is the perfect goal for that Sim.
Overview and Set Up
You can get by without learning many of the Sims 4 skills, but cooking is one of those that someone in your household is going to need to learn. And the Master Chef Aspiration is a natural fit and incredibly easy to complete. In fact, if it were not for the career requirement of the 3rd and 4th Milestones you could knock this out by the 3rd day of starting a file. Compared to other skills buffed by the Inspired state like the instruments, writing, and painting, Cooking is much faster.
The traits I gave my chef were: Creative (this is the biggie because you want to be Inspired when cooking and also when you leave for work in the Culinary career), Music Lover, and Perfectionist. The Bonus Trait for the Food Category Aspirations is Essence of Flavor. Between the Perfectionist trait and Essence of Flavor everything these Sims crank out will be of excellent quality. Spend the extra money on the Crisponex Splendid fridge because it gives +5 to cooking where the cheap fridges give only the base amount. You will skill up much faster with the better fridge.
Milestone I: Aluminum Chef
- Cook 5 Excellent Meals (50)
- Cook 2 Meals while Inspired (75)
Not much to say about the first milestone. You'll be done with it on day 1. Assuming your Sim is a Perfectionist, is in an Inspired mood and their moods are in good shape, I cannot imagine anything not being of excellent quality.
Milestone II: Captain Cook
- Achieve Level 5 Cooking Skill (300)
- Cook a Gourmet Meal (250)
- Earn Silver at a Dinner Party Event (250)
If you have not thrown a party, it's pretty straight forward: just get on the phone to Host a Social Event and then set your party up. Completing the various goals of a party is a matter of looking up at the top left of your screen regularly and seeing what you need to do. Every time you complete a goal, progress is made towards a medal, so do the easiest stuff first so you're guaranteed progress. You'll have little goals like Thank a guest for coming, make drinks, Have Sims listen to music at the same time, etc. as well as a main goal such as Call Guests to Meal. It's not complicated stuff here, and earning a silver medal is not tough at all. You just need to keep busy and keep looking at the goals. You have six hours which may not seem like a lot of time, but you can do it.
10 Million Views! My YouTube channel has grown a lot the last 6 months. I now have over 125 videos on Youtube and am nearing 100k subscribers. I'd like to invite people to check out my content and, if you like what I'm doing, subscribe!
Milestone III: Culinary Artist
- Become an Adult (0)
- Reach Level 4 in the Culinary Career (500)
- Create 3 Types of Excellent Food (500)
It was only Monday afternoon (day 2) and I was into the 3rd Milestone. I had my Sim join the Culinary career and then focused on completing Whims until her first work day. Due to the December, 2014 patch it's more challenging now to get promoted in a career - the progress bar moves much slower than when Sims 4 first shipped. That makes addressing everything you need to do to get those promotions even more important - take a look at work requirements, make sure you are in an Inspired mood when leaving the house and do the daily tasks ahead of time (prepare meals) and those promotions will still come. Even if your Sim does not leave the house in an Inspired State don't forget you can always change the work mode to "Work Hard" and that will raise the performance bar more than Work Normally.
If you want to make a beeline for the end of the Aspiration, then you can immediately quit the career after hitting level 4.
Milestone IV: Master Chef
- Achieve Level 5 of Gourmet Cooking Skill (750)
- Reach Level 8 of the Culinary Career (1000)
- Cook 3 Gourmet Dishes at a Single Event (1000)
Chances are you have been dabbling in some Gourmet cooking anyway at this point and you're already way past level 5. It will take some time to reach level 8 in the career, so give yourself the best chance at progress bar improvement by continually addressing mood, daily requirements, work tone, etc. Cooking 3 Gourmet meals at a single event should not be too much of an issue though don't dilly dally and socialize too much - I would focus on making fast Gourmet meals like Caprese Salad which avoids the stovetop and oven altogether. Remember, you only have 6 hours.
Fresh Chef Reward Trait
All I can say about the Fresh Chef reward trait is...wow. I mean seriously. A cooking Sim with this trait will never have food spoil and the meals turn out amazing which means great moodlets for everyone eating the food. It's hands down one of the best reward traits for completing an Aspiration in the game.
Notice there is no time left on the Blackened Bass to tell you when it will spoil. Sweet!
Check Out My Youtube Channel!
We now have a Youtube Channel with over 50 guides in video format to go along with the huge site I've already created. Check it out and consider subscribing if you like my style.
You should be able to throw as many prestigious social events and get goals every time you do, so you could throw many dinner parties and get the rewards for a medal each time if you wanted to.
Hi, I'm having the same problem as above, I achieved bronze but it won't let me do it again, there are no goals anymore. I have looked in my game files but I can't find the file you have mentioned, please help
I love this trait! All my cooking sims must have it, or they are shown the door.
Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff
Sims 4 Snowy Escape
Sentiments & Platforms (Free Patch!)
Best Mods in Sims 4
I've created a massive List of The Best Mods in The Sims 4 that should be very helpful to new players and those who have not yet explored modding and how much it can do for your gameplay.
Secrets and Other New Stuff
Nifty Knitting is now available. Learn all about the stuff pack on my guide page here.NEW - Nifty Knitting Cheats
New features in the Sims 4 June 2020
The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle Guide
Eco Footprint: How it Works
Neighborhood Action Plans
How to Cheat in Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
Civil Designer Career
Insect Farms & Bio Fuel
Fabrication Skill in Eco Lifestyle
Juice Fizzing NEW
Traits and Aspirations in DLC
Gameplay Ideas for Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle
Search my Sims 4 Site
Sims 4 Aspirations & Reward Traits
Super Sim Checklist + Other News
This is inspired by a new series in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to the full playlist!
I now have a guide page to Tiny Living Stuff where you can learn about Murphy Beds, the new death, as well as the lot bonuses you'll receive if you manage to keep the size of your lot down with this new pack's Tiny Home Lot Type.
Let's Play Playlist
New I now have a guide to Making Super Sims in The Sims 4. Look for a text version within the next 72h. It won't have THAT much more info but it will help out as a checklist.
This was inspired by a series, "Let's Play a Super Sim" in which I start at toddler and gradually take on the major bonuses. Here's a link to each part for people who are interested. You can also see the Let's Play as a Playlist on Youtube.
Latest Videos and Guides
- Sims 4 Ultimate Gameplay Tips Video
- Lot Traits Updated for all DLC
- 10 Objects that Add Gameplay to The Sims 4
- 10+ Mods That Add or Improve Gameplay in The Sims 4
- Spells List Updated & Info on Charge
- Around the World of Glimmerbrook
- Sims 4 Realm of Magic is Available Now. Here’s My Opinion On the Pack
- The Sims 4 Realm of Magic Features Deep-Dive
- Tutorial: Using The Sims 4’s New Stair Customization Tool
Discover University Expansion
The Sims 4 Discover University has been announced for November 15 for PC/Mac and December 17 for Xbox and Playstation 4 consoles. Click to learn more about the pack, see my summary of the livestream or read our FAQs below.
- New Career Law Career
- New Video Discover University Review
- New Video The Sims 4 Discover University Super Student
- New Engineering Career - Mechanical or Computer
- NEW Student Organizations (University Groups)
- Gameplay Features Guide (Robotics, Secret Society) Video
- Updated! Discover University Cheats
- Updated: Degrees Guide now also features a Scholarships List
- Discover University Features Guide
- Education Career - Professor or Administrator?
- Research and Debate Skill - Convince Others & Debate Guild
- Robotics and Cybernetics
- The Secret Society of Britechester
More videos coming soon!