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Cooking in Sea of Thieves renders food into their highest health recovery potential; a prized commodity for The Hunter's Call.

Any Food Item can be placed on a Stove or a Campfire to cook through four gradations of doneness. Only Meat and Fish go through all gradations, any other Food item will progress straight to Burnt. Burnt bait cannot be used to catch Fish. Burnt Meat will not contribute towards commendation progress within the The Hunter's Call.

  • Raw - The food has still retained its color and level of nourishment.
  • Under-cooked - Characterized by pink color and white smoke. Eating will induce vomiting.
  • Cooked - Characterized by golden toasted color, white fish eyes, and a large amount of gray smoke. Eating will heal and grant additional health in reserve.
  • Burnt - Characterized by black texture and dark smoke. Eating will grant a small amount of healing.

Cook Times

Cooking Time (in seconds)
Food Under-cooked Cooked Burnt
Bait X X 10s
Fruit X X 10s
Fish 30s 40s 80s
Trophy Fish 80s 90s 180s
Meat 50s 60s 120s
Kraken & Megalodon 100s 120s 240s

Health Benefits

Cooked Meat will grant a Health Regeneration effect on top of the base amount of restored health. Health regeneration is an effect that kicks in 10 seconds after taking damage. The regeneration counter resets when additional damage is taken.

Each piece of Meat can be eaten twice.

Note that Under-cooked and Raw meat make the player character sick with blurry vision and vomiting.

Animal Meat

This meat is from Pigs, Snakes, Chickens, and Sharks. Regular Fish meat is also categorised under Animal Meat when it comes to health benefits.

Health Benefits from Animal Meat (per bite)
Raw Under-cooked Cooked Burnt
Health Restored ? 40% 50% 5%
Health Regeneration X X 1/4 Bars X
Vomit? Yes Yes No No

Beast Meat

This meat is from Megalodons and the Kraken. Trophy Fish meat is also categorised under Beast Meat for health benefits.

Health Benefits from Beast Meat (per bite)
Raw Under-cooked Cooked Burnt
Health Gain 10% 90% 100% ?
Health Regeneration X X 2/4 Bars X
Vomit? Yes Yes No No

Where to Cook


A Stove can be found on the Mid Deck of a Galleon, or on the Bottom Deck of a Sloop and Brigantine, next to Food Barrels, for easy access to storage and supplies. Large stoves are found on Sea Forts in the kitchen, and allow up to four items to be cooked at a time, making Sea Forts useful for cooking large amounts of meat at once. A large stove can also be found at The Captain's Head Tavern at Port Merrick, which allows up to three items to be cooked at a time.

Stoves can be used immediately for any cooking. When Food is left to burn for upwards of 5 minutes, the Stove will catch Fire, which will start spreading on the Ship. When the Fire is doused with Water, but the Food is left burning, the Fire will shortly start spreading once again.


Campfires are found on most Islands and Outposts, for additional cooking.

Unlike Stoves, Campfires need to be built and lit before they can be used. To light a Campfire, Players will need to place Wooden Planks as tinder, and then be lit with a Lantern, a source of Fire, or with sparks from Weapons. The Wood on Campfires slowly burns out and needs to be replaced after a while. Campfires automatically go out inside Storms.

Be aware that a lit Campfire will emit a pillar of black smoke reaching high in the air, which can be seen from afar. Campfires can be doused with water from Buckets.

Any Players walking over a lit Campfire will catch Fire.


  • Although food will appear to slowly transition from one stage of cooking to the next, the food is instantly at the next stage once the animation for the change of texture begins. Being able to identify this change can allow for more efficient cooking.
  • When cooking listen for the audio queue of a sputtering sound, this will also tell you when the food is properly cooked.

Patch history

  • 2.6.2 (September 29, 2022)
    • Wood burned in Campfires will now disappear once fully depleted.
  • 2.5.2 (May 12, 2022)
    • Food being cooked should no longer visually flicker when changing between cooking states.
  • 2.4.1 (January 20, 2022)
    • Players should now be able to see the visual effects when another player hits the Wood placed in a Campfire.