The Sims 4 Discover University: Culinary Arts

Standard and Distinguished Culinary Arts Degree Applications and Career Benefits

The Sims 4 Culinary Arts Degree

Culinary Arts Degree in The Sims 4 Discover UniversityCulinary Arts Description: There's really only one degree to consider if you love food. Join the Culinary Arts program, learn more about food and its preperation than you ever imagined, and build those cooking skills.

Distinguished Application

Available at School: Britechester

Requirements: Being accepted into one of the two schools for a distinguished degree in Culinary Arts is not guaranteed, but having the following skills and factors in your favor will make it more likely. You begin with a 5/20 chance. This is multiplied by:

FactorSkill Level?Multiplier
High School"A" Student2x
High School"B" StudentFlat, no gain or loss
High School"C" to "F" StudentFrom 0.5 (C) to 0.25 multiplier to score with D-F.
Gourmet Cooking2-3x2
Gourmet Cooking4-6x4
Gourmet Cooking7-10x8

Additionally, Sims can flaunt fame for a x2 multiplier (but will have it dropped to 0.25 on failure). Sims who donate can also see a big multiplier of x16, but a failure there is the worst of the bunch (0.125). Having a multiplier less than 1 is dropping the score a lot.

Ultimately, your final score will determine if you are accepted in to a distinguised program. There is a non-distinguished version of every degree in Discover University. If you fail to get into a distinguished program, you can take the regular version at the other school. There are caveats, so see the degrees guide for more detailed information. It also explains the difference between with and without honors.

Culinary Arts Degree Career Benefits

Culinary Arts Degree in The Sims 4 Discover University A degree in Culinary Arts will have to start higher in the following careers. You'll also receive a signing bonus.

  • Critic Career: Food Critic Branch Level 6
  • Culinary Career: Chef Branch Level 6

With Honors (>3.9 GPA)

  • Critic Career: Food Critic Branch Level 7
  • Culinary Career: Chef Branch Level 7

Distinguished Culinary Arts Degree Career Benefits

Distinguished Degrees offer higher starting bonuses, better starting positions in careers and are further amplified if you can manage to do so with honors (having a greater than 3.9 GPA):

  • Critic Career: Food Critic Branch Level 7
  • Culinary Career: Chef Branch Level 7

With Honors (>3.9 GPA)

  • Critic Career: Food Critic Branch Level 8
  • Culinary Career: Chef Branch Level 8

Culinary Arts Degree Cheats

You can cheat yourself a Distinguished Culinary Arts Degree by using the traits.equip_trait traitname cheat. Here are the ones you need for this degree. Click my guide to cheating in Discover University to learn more.

  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBA
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBAHonors - The best Culinary Arts degree, from Britechester.
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBS
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBSHonors

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Hi, I’m wondering if there’s something wrong with my game or a mistake on the guide. My sim just completed a disguised culinary arts degree with a+ in 11 classes and a in 1, but upon graduating and joining the critic career he joined at level 3. Did I do something wrong? I was expecting level 7.


Did they enter the Food Critic Career as that is the only one that a Distinguished Degree in Culinary Arts gives a boost too.


He didn’t get the option to choose a path. I thought maybe he would jump a few levels when he was promoted, but I chose food critic and he’s just carried on to level 4. I did join immediately after graduation, before I got the notice about him having a diploma, so maybe that was it? I think I’ll go into a previous save file and wait until I get a notice about him having completed his degree before joining to see if that’s the problem.


Yes you need to wait until the notification happens and also best to wait until the game prompts you to move out of any uni housing your Sim might be in. It's quite a process really to complete university with a degree and can be super glitchy if you try to rush it.

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