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The cooking competition takes place on the 6th of spring. As it requires you to prepare the best possible dish, it is not recommended to host it in the first year due to limited resources.
Still, be sure to host it in year two and beyond. The cooking competition is one of the easiest festivals to win. You just need to prepare good food beforehand.
Tips for winning the cooking competition
- Use high quality ingredients. The level of your dish affects the quality of the ingredients you use. Because of this, it’s important to craft your own products by taming product monsters and showering them with affection.
- Add more of the same ingredients to the dish you are preparing. If a dish calls for butter, you can add more than one butter to the mix. It costs more RP but increases the quality of your dish significantly.
- Present a dish with more basic ingredients. The more complex a dish is, the more points it gets. If the dish requires another cooked ingredient (e.g. udon and butter), more points will also be generated.
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If you win first place, you will get nice cooking breads, rare food, rare equipment, a status leveler and 150 SEED points. You won’t get as much for second and third place, but the rewards are still worth it.
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