FFXIV Culinarian Leveling Guide (Stormblood Updated!)

STORMBLOOD UPDATED! “But my inventory space!” Culinarian Leveling to 70 in no time! CUL Levequest Items comparisons and value moves per tier!


If you’ve been here before and need quick navigation:
CUL Level: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

So you’re gonna Ramsey it up and be a Culinarian, ey? Get your inventory space ready!

Before you begin…

Where is the Culinarian Guild? How to become a Culinarian? You can become a Culinarian by visiting the Culinarians’ Guild in Limsa. If you have at least L10 in any combat class – you’re good to start cookin’!

Updating your Cooking Gear is quite important if you’re going to be crafting your own leve items. We have a Crafting Gear Guide to help you out on that.

Culinarian Class Quest Item Reference:

CUL 01: Maple Syrup
CUL 05: Grilled Trout
CUL 10: 2x Grilled Dodo
CUL 15: Meat Miq’abob
CUL 20: Dried Plums
CUL 25: Aldgoat Steak
CUL 30: (HQ) Smoked Raptor
CUL 35: (HQ) Ratatouille
CUL 40: (All HQ) Blood Currant Tart, Pastry Fish, Chamomile Tea
CUL 45: (HQ) Dzemael Gratin
CUL 50: (All HQ) Eft Steak, Beef Stew, Trapper’s Quiche, Crowned Pie

Just use the above as a quick reference if completing multiple Culinarian class quests at once.

Levequest Items Discussion?

For Culinarian: Repeatable Leves are extremely worth it! (Save inventory space)

Every tier has 3 kinds of Leves:

  • [1]Single Submit Leves: Levemete & submission are just a short walk from each other.
  • [C]ourier Leves: Levemete is from the [H]ometown, to be submitted to the [L]ocal Levemete.
  • [RC] or Reverse Courier Leves are from the [L]ocal, submitted to [H]ometown.
  • [R]epeatable Leves.


  • [1]Single and [3]Repeatable Leves (1 each) are from the [H]ometown, and [L]ocal levemete.
  • [C]ourier leves will always give the Highest EXP per craft, but require a lot of time and travel costs.
  • [3]Repeatable leves will always give the Highest EXP per Leve. If you value your leves a lot or don’t have many left, these are good. But, they are MORE expensive. We will recommend the best [1] and [3] levequest(s) for every tier. Note that this depends on server prices and might not apply to you (Unlikely). We will comment on every tiers [C] levequest but will likely never recommend it. Use [C] levequests at your own discretion!
  • A Precursor item means it requires a fully crafted item AS A MATERIAL.

Useful links to have open: Crafting Gear Guide | Culinarian Leves Guide


Ixal Beast Tribe Daily Quests: Bonus Crafting/DoH EXP !

Putting it here to remind or notify you that such a thing exists, but:

I SUGGEST USING THESE ON CRAFTERS L15+ (use on low level if forced)
Since the early levels are quite easy. (But you can unlock it asap)

Starting Quest: A Bad Bladder
NPC & Location: Scarlet at New Gridania (9, 11)
Prerequisite MSQ: Pursuit of the Past

These dailies are best used to push past “bad tiers”, or simply on your highest level non 50 crafter. I suppose you can also use them on crafting classes which are lagging behind for one reason or the other.

If you’re super fresh and have all low level crafters, and happen to unlock it early – you CAN do them now. While I don’t recommend it, I suppose it’s better than them just disappearing!

Culinarian Level 1-15: The early levels

We DO NOT advise using Leves for these low levels. If you really feel like using leves for these tiers:

CUL 1 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Grilled Trout
CUL 5 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Jack-o’-lantern
CUL 10 Leve Recommendation: [H][1] – Grilled Carp

You can get to CUL 15 in less than an hour if you buy a Company-issued Engineering Scroll. The GC Scrolls can be bought from your GC’s supplier NPC. Culinarian is a bit different. While you “can” complete your early crafting log for fast EXP, we suggest stocking up on important “Ingots” you will need in the future:

Buy the following items:

  •  32x Rocksalt
  • 32x Distilled Water
  • 16x Mineral Water
  • 33x Rye
  • 99x Beehive Chip
  • 49x Maple Sap
  • 132x Sunset Wheat
  • 38x Buffalo Milk

The above Items can be found in the CUL Guild Supplier.

Then Craft these in order (+GC Scroll):

  •  32x Table Salt (Yields almost 2 stacks of Table Salt)
  • 49x Maple Syrup (You’ll be using some for the next step…)
  • 45x Maple Sugar (Made from 15 of the Maple Syrups.. Yields one stack)
  • 33x Rye Flour (Yields 1 stack Rye Flour)
  •  33x Honey (Yields one stack of Honey)
  • 19x Smooth Butter (Yields almost a stack of Smooth Butter)
  • 33x Sunset Wheat Flour (Yields one stack of Sunset Wheat Flour)
  • 16x Pie Dough (Yields nearly one stack of Pie Dough)

It’s up to you on how you want to do this: Quick Synthesis loses a lot of EXP, so you wanna manually craft maybe 5-15 of each item then Quick Synth the rest. The reason for this is to make use of these low level crafts to gain EXP while they’re still relevant. You’ll be using any number of these for as long as you’ll be cooking. Yes, you can buy a few of these from other NPC’s, but might as well maximize the exp now.

With Pie Dough, You might want to craft all of it manually.

While completing the Crafting Log might be “better” in terms of leveling, this is a low-impact, AFK friendly (and inventory space friendly) way. Again, you’ll be using all this stuff anyway.

After completing the shopping list above, activate your scroll and be 15++ quick!

CUL Level: [0-15] | [15-35] | [35-50] | [50-60] | [60-64] | [64-70]

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FFXIV Culinarian Levequests (UPDATED)

All Culinarian Levequests Information. CUL Levequest locations, leve items needed – and more!

Hey guys! Here is a listing of ALL CULINARIAN LEVEQUESTS Below level 60. If you’re reading this – you’re going to want to open our CUL Leveling Guide!

We have a listing of all 3.0 (50+) Levequests here.


Culinarian Leves level 20 and above which have marked (R) are REPEATABLE (Thrice). Submitting High-quality Armorsmith crafted items give DOUBLE EXP REWARDS.

CUL LEVELv#ItemFromToLink
Trout Fishing in Limsa11Grilled TroutLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/911/Grilled-Trout
Pork Is a Salty Food19Table SaltLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/901/Table-Salt
In Hot Water11Boiled EggLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/905/Boiled-Egg
It's Always Sunny in Vylbrand13RaisinsRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/904/Raisins
Meat Lover's Special11Marmot SteakRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/910/Marmot-Steak
What a Sap15Maple SyrupRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/902/Maple-Syrup
Jack of All Plates51Jack-o'-lanternLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/922/Jack-o%27-lantern
Whip It55Sweet CreamLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/912/Sweet-Cream
A Real Fungi51Chanterelle SauteLimsa LominsaRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/917/Chanterelle-Saute
Fishy Revelations51Braised PipiraRed Rooster SteadLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/918/Braised-Pipira
Butter Me Up55Kukuru ButterRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/921/Kukuru-Butter
Putting the Squeeze On51Orange JuiceRed Rooster SteadRed Rooster Steadhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/913/Orange-Juice
Pretty Enough to Eat101Grilled CarpLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/936/Grilled-Carp
Keep Your Powder Dry105Kukuru PowderLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/925/Kukuru-Powder
Go Ahead and Dig In103Mole LoafLimsa LominsaSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/930/Mole-Loaf
The Bango Zango Diet
101Parsnip SaladSwiftperchLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/recipe/931/Parsnip+Salad
Fisher of Men101Salt CodSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/935/Salt-Cod
Chew the Fat101Grilled DodoSwiftperchSwiftperchhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/926/Grilled-Dodo
Shy Is the Oyster151Raw OysterLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/947/Raw-Oyster
Omelette's Be Friends151Dodo OmeletteLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/939/Dodo-Omelette
A Total Nut Job151Walnut BreadLimsa LominsaAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/946/Walnut-Bread
Rustic Repast151Chicken and MushroomsAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/948/Chicken-and-Mushrooms
Sweet Smell of Succes155Lavender OilAleportAleporthttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/938/Lavender-Oil
Flakes for Friends151Apple TartAleportLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/945/Apple-Tart
Brain Food [R]203(9)Walnut BreadLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/946/Walnut-Bread
A Grape Idea201Grape JuiceLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/952/Grape-Juice
Feast of All Soles201Salmon MeuniereLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/958/Salmon-Meuniere
Picnic Panic [R]203(9)Apple TartsQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/945/Apple-Tart
For Crumbs Sake201Honey MuffinQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/953/Honey-Muffin
Food Fight201Shepherd's PieQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/957/Shepherd%27s-Pie
Fever Pitch [R]253(9)Chamomile TeaLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/960/Chamomile-Tea
Conv Precedes Essence251Ginger CookieLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/962/Ginger-Cookie
Cooking with Gas259Chicken StockLimsa LominsaQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/968/Chicken-Stock
I Love Lamprey253(9)Eel PieQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/961/Eel-Pie
Whirled Peas251Pea SoupQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/963/Pea-Soup
Love's Crumpets Lost251CrumpetQuarrymillQuarrymillhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/970/Crumpet
True Grits [R]306(18)CornmealLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/971/Cornmeal
Bloody Good Tart, This301Blood Currant TartLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/978/Blood-Currant-Tart
Pretty as a Picture305Dark VinegarLimsa LominsaCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/973/Dark-Vinegar
Sole Survivor [R]303(9)Baked SoleCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/972/Baked-Sole
Point Them with the Sticky End301Tuna Miq'abobCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/979/Tuna-Miq%27abob
Gegeruju Gets Down301CornbreadCosta Del SolCosta Del Solhttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/975/Cornbread
Feeding Frenzy [R]353(9)Acorn CookieLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/980/Acorn-Cookie
Don't Turn Up Your Nose351SauerkrautLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/984/Sauerkraut
No More Dumpster Diving351Knight's BreadLimsa LominsaCCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/988/Knight%27s-Bread
Leek Soup for the Soul [R]353(9)Cawl CenninCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/982/Cawl-Cennin
Rise and Dine351Cheese SouffleCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/985/Cheese-Souffle
Winter of Our Discontent351Mugwort CarpCCH (Observatorium)CCH (Observatorium)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/987/Mugwort-Carp
Made by Apples in Coerthas [R]403(9)Apple JuiceLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/991/Apple-Juice
The Perks of Life at Sea401Jerked BeefLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/993/Jerked-Beef
Moving Up in the World405Rolanberry CheeseLimsa LominsaCCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/995/Rolanberry-Cheese
Pagan Pastries [R]403(9)Pastry FishCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/992/Pastry-Fish
Good Eats in Ishgard401Salt Cod PuffsCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/994/Salt-Cod-Puffs
Rolanberry Fields Forever405Rolanberry CheeseCCH (Whitebrim)CCH (Whitebrim)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/995/Rolanberry-Cheese
Bread in the Clouds [R]453(9)La Noscean ToastLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1000/La-Noscean-Toast
The Egg Files451Deviled EggsLimsa LominsaLimsa Lominsahttp://xivdb.com/?recipe/1001/Deviled-Eggs
Culture Club451Crowned PieLimsa LominsaMD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1003/Crowned-Pie
Red Letter Day [R]453(9)Rolanberry LassiMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/999/Rolanberry-Lassi
Drinking to Your Health451Mulled TeaMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1002/Mulled-Tea
Comfort Me With Mushroom451Buttons in a BlanketMD (St. Coinach's Find)MD (St. Coinach's Find)http://xivdb.com/?recipe/1004/Buttons-in-a-Blanket
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