Every single sim needs to eat, and it can be really helpful having a really amazing chef in your house and can be a great career path for your sim.

The master chef aspiration is one of the base game aspirations that comes with The Sims 4, and is a great option for any foodie who wishes to perfect their culinary abilities.

This aspiration will have your sim working on the cooking, gourmet cooking, and mixology skill and they’ll be able to create some of the best dishes in the game!

In addition to just cooking excellent meals and becoming a chef, your sim will learn to throw some of the best dinner parties in their neighbourhood allowing for maximum entertainment.

Traits That Help With This Aspiration


Part of this aspiration is to create high quality food which can be hard, but a sim who has the perfectionist trait is more likely to create higher quality items. More of the food they cook will be excellent quality!


The best mood for a sim to be in for cooking is inspired and a sim who has the creative trait is going to get inspired moodlets often and these can be really helpful in growing the skills for this aspiration.

Essence of Flavour

The essence of flavour trait is one that your sim will be given if they choose a culinary aspiration when they age up to a teen, or when they are created in CAS. This will help your sim create higher quality food and higher quality drinks at a bar which is super helpful for this aspiration.

Reward Trait for the Master Chef Aspiration

Out of all the aspirations, I think the reward for this aspiration is the absolute best. It is fresh chef, which means that all food created from this point forward by this sim will not spoil.

I once had a sim who completed this aspiration age up to an elder, and they spent the rest of their life cooking meals and putting them in the fridge and their great-grand children were still eating their meals as kids. It was amazing to never have to cook again!

Stages of the Aspiration

Level 1: Aluminum Chef

  • Cook 5 Excellent Meals
  • Cook 2 Meals While Inspired

To get your sim feeling inspired, you can take a thoughtful shower which is the easiest way to get it done. Then cook two meals, chances are these will be excellent meals because you’re inspired, especially if you have the perfectionist trait.

You may just need to keep cooking and cooking to create these excellent meals, I suggest just making single servings of different meals so you aren’t constantly throwing away food.

Level 2: Captain Cook

  • Cook a Gourmet Meal
  • Earn Silver at a Dinner Party Event
  • Achieve Cooking Skill Level 5

Gaining the cooking skill is best done through cooking meals, however, you can also gain it through reading books or watching the cooking channel but both of these methods are going to be slower than just cooking.

In addition to working on your regular cooking skill, your sim needs to also be gaining the gourmet cooking skill. This can be done by clicking on a fridge and choosing cook a gourmet meal.

Finally, your sim is going to need to earn silver at a dinner party event. These events can be planned using the plan a social event interaction on your sim’s cell phone.

To earn silver, you just need to follow the rather simple goals that are set out in the top left corner of the screen throughout the party. Things like cook a meal, call sims to meal, and have drinks will be part of the goals.

Level 3: Culinary Artist

  • Become an Adult
  • Create 3 Types of Excellent Food
  • Reach Level 4 of the Culinary Career

Well, becoming an adult is pretty self-explanatory! You just need to age up at some point to finish this section of the aspiration.

You’ll also need to reach level 4 of the culinary career, this isn’t too far into the career but you’ll need to get to level 8 to finish this aspiration, you’ll get some cool kitchen unlockables during the process.

Finally, you’ll need to create some excellent meals. Try cooking these meals when your sim is in a good mood, feeling inspired, and their surroundings are clean for maximum success.

Level 4: Master Chef

  • Cook 3 Gourmet Dishes at a Single Event
  • Reach Level 8 of the Culinary Career
  • Achieve Gourmet Cooking Level 5

Your sim is going to need to throw another dinner party, but the score you get doesn’t matter at this party. Your sim just needs to create 3 different gourmet meals at one event. I suggest creating single servings so you aren’t wasting a ton of money on food at this party, as this can get expensive.

You’ll need to reach gourmet cooking level 5, which might take a bit of time but chances are you’ll be gaining this skill throughout your career anyway.

Finally, you’ll need to reach level 8 of the culinary career. This will take a bit of time, but it will be worth it for the cool kitchen unlocks and the finishing of this aspiration!

Final Thoughts

Becoming a master chef in The Sims 4 is a lot easier than it looks and can be done in a sims lifetime. You’ll be able to become a fresh chef and start cooking non-stop to really make sure your family is fed long after your gone. Enjoy!