Cooking is one of the three secondary professions in Classic, along with First Aid and Fishing. Being a secondary profession means that it can be learnt in addition to two primary professions, which include professions such as Herbalism or Alchemy. Just like other professions, the maximum Cooking skill you can get is 300, and you level it up by simply cooking recipes. Cooking is a profession that allows you to cook and create various edible consumables from obtaining materials found throughout the world, or on the Auction House. Food is an essential in Classic, often needed to restore Health in all types of gameplay. Some food items give buffs, and are considered an essential consumable for PvE content, as it improves your character's stats and survivability.