To become the best Chef in Chefville takes some strategic planning and game play tips. In this guide, we will go over some of the key concepts for you to advance through the game. This guide is geared toward people who are new to the Facebook game, but however the advanced players can still read the guide if they are new to ChefVille. Use this best player’s guide to help you level up faster and cook more dishes.
ChefVille Ingredients Gathering
Below is a complete list of ways that you can gather ingredients.
The “Wild” Ingredient Collections
You will start collect these wild ingredients when you first enter the game. These ingredients refresh and grow over time. For example, Wild Onion and Wild Mushroom, thus you will always have a healthy supply of them. Collect them as needed but do not stress over them.
The “Shelf” and Ingredient Plant Collection
You can also collect ingredients by going to shelf spaces such as the Tomato Plant, Bread Basket, and Cheese display and more. These shelf ingredients have certain refresh times depending on the type of ingredient. Your best bet is to collect them as often as you can to keep a healthy stash. We will be working and updating a list of the Chefville ingredient refresh timer list to help you plan out your ChefVille Strategy.
Staffed House Locations
These ChefVille ingredients can be annoying if you do not have enough ChefVille friends to staff them. Same thing with the different shelfs that offer you ingredients, these house location offer you ingredients upon collection. However, you will typically have to invite different numbers of friends to staff and activate them. Otherwise you will have to pay real money and cash to staff the buildings.
Collect ChefVille Ingredients via Friends Gifts
The Free gifts are a great way of gathering beginner level ingredients in ChefVille. Early on in the game, get as many friends onto ChefVille as possible and send them the free ingredients. By doing so you are likely to receive ingredients back from your friends as well.
“ASK” for Ingredients at Cooking Screen
For some ingredients, you will be able to directly request them from your friends. Whenever you do not have a certain ingredient requirement for a ChefVille dish, you will be able to request them. It should be noted that there seems to be a request limit so you may not get all your ChefVille ingredients this way.
Visit Friend’s ChefVille Restaurants
When you visit friend’s restaurants, you will have chances of collecting the ingredients when you act on relative items. For example, you can get meat by eating their eat dishes, or collect vegetable ingredients with their garden. Your best bet is to go after the ingredients that you need the most with high item refresh times in your own restaurant. It should be noted that you can exit and leave the friend’s restaurant to click on the same item twice or more.
The chance of getting the ingredient from friend’s restaurant varies. However we estimate the chance to be around 10~20%. What you can do is after you collect from friend’s food stand, leave and come back to collect again. Do this for the Chefville ingredient that you need at the time. Another bonus of collecting ingredient like this is to save your own Energy as well.
ChefVille Friend Visit Reward
By using your friendly energy in a friend’s restaurant, you will sometimes receive ingredients such as salt, pepper, and some meat. Thus, get lots of friends and visit them often in ChefVille.
Salt and Pepper – Social Necessity
You can only obtain Salt and Pepper for free when you visit friend’s restaurant. So be sure to visit all of your neighbors on a daily basis to obtain these ingredients. Make sure to get as many Chefville friends who play the game to increase the amount of Salt and Pepper that you can gain.
Purchase ChefVille Ingredient with Cash
Lastly, you can always purchase different ChefVille ingredients with Cash. However, we strongly advise against this because you can get most of the ingredients through normal game play. But if you really have to purchase ingredients, again, go for the ones that are hard to get with long item restock time.
ChefVille Crafted Ingredients
Ranch Dressing: Milk, Wild Onion, Garlic
Dough: Flour, Milk
Mayonnaise: Eggs White, Wine Vinegar
Tomato Sauce: Heirloom Tomato, Wild Onion
Garlic Toast: Wheat Bread, Garlic
Croutons: Wheat Bread, Black Pepper
Pita Chips: Pita, Black Pepper
Egg Noodles: Flour, Eggs
Fettucini: Flour, Eggs, Black Pepper
Rice Noodles: Long Grain Rice, Water
Spaghetti: Flour, Eggs
Macaroni: Flour, Eggs, Salt
Lasagne Noodles: Flour, Eggs
Beef Broth: Sirloin Beef, Water
Chicken Broth: Free Range Chicken, Water, Salt
Vegetable Broth: Wild Onion, Water
Mild Salsa: Heirloom Tomato, Yellow Bell Pepper
Guacamole: Avocado, Heirloom Tomato
Pesto: Basil, Garlic
Artisan Bread: Dough, Olive Oil
Pita: Dough, Water
Corn Tortilla: Sweet Corn, Salt
Hollandaise Sauce: Lemon, Unsalted Butter
Gravy Beef: Broth, Flour
BBQ Sauce: Tomato Sauce, Sugar
Alfredo Sauce: Parmesan Cheese, Heavy Cream
Cheese Sauce: Cheddar Cheese, Milk
Hoison Sauce: Long Grain Rice, Water, Black Pepper
Soy Sauce: Soy Beans, Water, Salt
Teriyaki Sauce: Soy Sauce, Sugar
Marinated Beef: Sirloin Beef, Lime, Salt
Marinated Chicken: Free Range Chicken, Salt
Marinated Tuna: Tuna, Lime
Steamed Vegetables: Carrots, Russet Potato
Sticky Rice: Long Grain Rice, Water
Smoked Turkey: Free Range Turkey, Salt
Smoked Salmon: King Salmon, Salt
Corn Meal: Sweet Corn, Water
Herbes de Provence: Basil, Rosemary
Jerk Seasoning: Wild Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper
You need to have recommendations in Chefville to unlock additional areas. Usually these areas go along with parts of the quests that ask you to have certain amount of recommendation. There are a couple of ways that you can obtain roses in the game, we will go over all of them starting with the best way. Then we will discuss on some notes that you should consider when going for recommendations.
Below are all the ways on how you can get more ChefVille roses, please note that you have a limit of 20 roses that you can hold at any one time.
Collecting from Rose Stand
This is the most straight forward method of getting Chefville Roses. The Rose Stand has a cooldown time of 8 hours after you collect from it. Every collection grants you 3 roses. However, there is a Chefville trick that you can do to get more roses. After you collect from the rose stand, simply sell it and repurchase it. You can have unlimited numbers of roses because the relatively cost of Rose Stand is really cheap.
Note: The selling of Rose Stand in Chefville no longer works because Zynga had patched this glitch.
Friends Request for Roses
When you have 0 count of ChefVille roses and try to collect recommendation. You will see a pop up screen selling roses or ask you to request. You can request roses from your friends.
Purchase ChefVille Roses
You can purchase Chefville roses with Cash. However, this is the worst way of getting roses because it costs real money. Save your money instead to collect from the Rose stand or request from your friends.
Recommendation are the key to unlock more areas. You can “spend” roses when your customers hang a rose icon on top of their heads when they dine at your Chefville restaurants. However, this means that it is only possible when you actually have food to serve. Thus, when you are going for recommendations, avoid having a bunch of long timers on your cooking stations. Always have some food ready for your Chefville customers for you to serve them the roses. Use Chefville Complete Dish Recipe and Ingredient List to plan out your food creation process.
Another consideration that you need to have is Energy cost. Serving roses for recommendation costs one energy. So, save your energy too when you are going after the recommendation cost.
Lastly, you have a Chefville recommendation limit of 100. At the beginning of the game you will not use recommendations that much, so do not go all out crazy and max the recommendation count too fast.
ChefVille Quests as Priority
There is not much that you can do outside of quests in Chefville, follow the different quests to the book is the best way. Because many of the areas, ingredients, and cooking station all require quests to unlock. You should only collect ingredients and cook for dishes after you have fulfilled all the quests requirements. You want to complete as many quests as possible to move forward in the story line of ChefVille.
Purchase Additional Cooking Stations
Every time you level up in the game, check your shop to see if additional ingredient locations and cooking stations have been unlocked. You want to keep yourself updated with the latest ChefVille tools and start collecting materials and cook dishes. In some cases you can have more than one of the same Chefville cooking station – such as the Grill. In this case, purchase as many of the Chefville cooking station so that you can cook multiple dishes and Chefville recipes at the same time.
Mastery Stars in Chefville are gained through making the dishes. In this guide, we will explore the different aspects of Mastery Star and how they can affect your game play. Please check out the rest of our ChefVille guides under Zynga guide selection for more in game tips and information.
What is ChefVille Mastery Star
The Mastery Stars are earned when you successfully completed the dishes. You will earn mastery stars the following way for the beginner cooking stations.
1st Star = 1 preparation
2nd Mastery Star = 2 preparation
3rd Mastery Star = 3 preparation
As you unlock additional Chefville cooking stations as stated in our Chefville Complete Dish Recipe and Ingredient List, the advanced dishes will require even more tries to obtain the mastery. Thus it is important for you to keep track of all of your Chefville ingredients. Some higher level can require up to 10~30 times of cooking attempts to achieve Chefville Mastery star.
The Mastery stars in ChefVille acts as a multiplier boost which gives you additional servings as well as coins earned. Thus, it is beneficial for you to prepare the Chefville a couple of times to achieve higher Mastery stars.
You can check how many more ChefVille dish preparation that you need to do by going into the cooking screen. By checking the screen, you will also get vital ChefVille dish information such as the numbers of servings as well as the amount of coins generated.
Mastery Stars and Ladder Ranking
You can see the numbers of total Chefville mastery stars that you have earned near the top of the screen. It should be noted that the friend’s ranking is also based on the numbers of Mastery stars. With it ranked as such, you can estimate how far along your friends on in the game of ChefVille.
How to Get Mastery Stars Easily
To get the mastery stars without trouble, your primary goal is to have as many different ingredients as possible by playing and collecting often. Consider cooking long duration items when you are going to be away from computer. Avoid cooking and wasting your precious ingredients after you have reached full ChefVille Mastery. And lastly, purchase a couple more cooking stations so that you can start several long duration dishes at the same time.
ChefVille Cash Spending
At the point of writing, you mainly spend cash similar to the other Zynga games. You can purchase ingredients, roses, and staffing. It seems that coins are not that hard to come by in Chefville. However, we recommend you to save your Cash for future purposes when “limited” edition items come about that require you to purchase with Cash.