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Provisioning is a crafting profession in Elder Scrolls Online used to transform provisioning ingredients into cooked food and brewed drinks. It is the equivalent of cooking in Skyrim. Provisioning recipes are broken into two categories, Food Recipes and Beverage Recipes. You must be at a Cooking Fire in order to create any items.

In general, provisioning ingredients can be found by searching sacks, barrels, baskets and crates. Grocers also sell ingredients, but have a limited selection. Various creatures throughout the world can also be hunted for meat.

In the other professions, you are able to make items as soon as you have the materials. However, in Provisioning you must have found and learned a recipe before you are able to create any Food or Drink. Recipes may be found as random drops, especially in containers such as Cupboards and Chests and they may be bought from Chefs and Brewers, Guild Stores, or from other players. Completing Provisioning Writs will give the player a random level specific recipe. In addition to their normal stock of recipes, Chefs and Brewers will have the appropriate recipe for the daily Provisioning Writ.

Food items boost at least one of the three stats, Health, Magicka, or Stamina for a period of time. Drinks provide more rapid regeneration of at least one of the three stats over a period of time.

Recipes come in four strengths. Standard Recipes are the weakest, and affect only one stat. Difficult Recipes are intermediate, and affect two stats. Complex Recipes are more powerful, and will affect all three stats. Legendary Recipes require the rarest ingredients and usually provide unique bonuses not found elsewhere.

In addition to food and drinks, the Provisioning skill allows you to craft furnishings for your home.


The Provisioning skill line is granted the first time you activate a cooking fire. You can increase your skill by crafting food or drinks, learning recipes, and by completing Provisioner Writs or Master Writs. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase Provisioning are:

Provisioner DialogueEdit

You can learn about this profession by asking some of the chefs, brewers or grocers "Can you tell me about provisioning?" They reply, "Of course! We provisioners practice the arts of cooking and brewing. Good food requires the best ingredients. We gather fresh meat and produce from crates, barrels, and the like. If we're lucky, we'll also find recipes in chests, trunks, and desks."

So you get ingredients and recipes—what then?: "Once you've copied the recipe down and acquired the necessary ingredients, that's when the real fun begins. Cooking pots and rotisseries can be found all over. You need only find one, select a recipe, and then indulge in the simple joy of cooking!"

What sort of food can I make?: "Don't forget drink! Hearty meals will fill your belly, increasing your general well-being—both body and soul. Strong drink can stimulate the humors, allowing you to recover more quickly. If you're lucky, you might find a recipe that does both!"

Stats Affected by RecipesEdit

Standard Recipes:

  • Health: Meat Dishes and Alcoholic Drinks
  • Magicka: Fruit Dishes and Teas
  • Stamina: Vegetable Dishes and Tonics

Difficult Recipes:

  • Health and Magicka: Savouries and Liqueurs
  • Health and Stamina: Ragout and Tinctures
  • Magicka and Stamina: Entremet and Cordial Teas

Complex Recipes:

  • Health, Magicka and Stamina: Gourmet and Distillates

Legendary Recipes:

  • Unique combinations of bonuses: They are found under Delicacies, but not all are marked as gold.

Skill PerksEdit

Provisioning has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of the Provisioning profession. Abilities are listed below.

Passive AbilitiesEdit

Passive abilities are active all the time, and affect the outcome of Provisioning related activities.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Recipe Improvement.png Recipe Improvement 1 1 free Allows the making of up to level 19 Recipes.
20 2 Allows the making of up to level 29 Recipes.
30 3 Allows the making of up to level 39 Recipes.
40 4 Allows the making of up to level 49 Recipes.
50 5 Allows the making of up to Champion 50 Recipes.
50 6 Allows the making of up to Champion 150 Recipes.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Recipe Quality.png Recipe Quality 1 1 free Allows the use of Standard (green) Recipes.
10 2 Allows the use of Difficult (blue) Recipes.
35 3 Allows the use of Complex (purple) Recipes.
50 4 Allows the use of Legendary (gold) Recipes.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Gourmand.png Gourmand 3 1 Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
14 2 Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
43 3 Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any eaten food.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Connoisseur.png Connoisseur 5 1 Adds 5 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.
18 2 Adds 10 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.
47 3 Adds 20 minutes to the duration of any consumed drink.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Chef.png Chef 7 1 Creates 1 extra serving for each food recipe made.
23 2 Creates 2 extra servings for each food recipe made.
33 3 Creates 3 extra servings for each food recipe made.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Brewer.png Brewer 9 1 Creates 1 extra serving for each drink recipe made.
25 2 Creates 2 extra servings for each drink recipe made.
36 3 Creates 3 extra servings for each drink recipe made.
ON-icon-skill-Provisioning-Hireling.png Hireling 28 1 When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.
38 2 When you go offline, a hireling will find Food or Drink ingredients for you. Your hireling has a higher chance of returning Spices or Flavorings. Your hireling can be used every 24 hours.
48 3 A Provisioner hireling will search for resources for you. A new delivery from your hireling can be claimed the next time you log in or change zones, provided it has been no less than twelve hours since the last bundle.

Skill pointsEdit

The table below shows the amount of skill points required in order to max out the Provisioning skill line.

Order Progression Skill points required
1 Recipe Improvement 5
2 Recipe Quality 3
3 Gourmand 3
4 Connoisseur 3
5 Chef 3
6 Brewer 3
7 Hireling 3
Totals: All 23


There are a number of achievements associated with Provisioning.

Achievement Points Description Reward
ON-icon-achievement-Master Provisioner.png Master Provisioner 50 Attain a Provisioning rank of 50. Provisioner BrownProvisioner Brown
Provisioner's Sign (page) (000050005,000 Gold)
ON-icon-book-Note 01.png Recipe Card 5 Learn 10 Provisioning Recipes. Battaglir GreenBattaglir Green
ON-icon-book-Generic 121.png Recipe Book 10 Learn 50 Provisioning Recipes. Shein VioletShein Violet
ON-icon-book-Generic 211.png Recipe Compendium 15 Learn 100 Provisioning Recipes. Recipe Reaper RedRecipe Reaper Red
Chef's Cleaver (page) (000025002,500 Gold)
ON-icon-achievement-Master Chef.png Master Chef 50 Make a Renowned and an Epic Food or Drink. Brewer's Ale BrownBrewer's Ale Brown
ON-icon-food-Tonic.png Renowned Provisioner 10 Make a Renowned Food or Drink.
ON-icon-food-Stew Pot.png Epic Provisioner 15 Make an Epic Food or Drink.
ON-icon-achievement-Wax Harvester.png Wax Harvester 5 Harvest your first unit of Decorative Wax.
ON-icon-achievement-Expert Wax Harvester.png Expert Wax Harvester 10 Harvest 25 units of Decorative Wax.
ON-icon-achievement-Master Wax Harvester.png Master Wax Harvester 15 Harvest 100 units of Decorative Wax.
ON-icon-achievement-Novice Provisioning Furnisher.png Novice Provisioning Furnisher 10 Learn your first Provisioning Design.
ON-icon-achievement-Expert Provisioning Furnisher.png Expert Provisioning Furnisher 15 Learn 25 Provisioning Designs.
ON-icon-achievement-Master Provisioning Furnisher.png Master Provisioning Furnisher 50 Learn 100 Provisioning Designs.