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Not to be confused with Creative Cook.
Trait Natural Cook
Natural cook is a mental trait from The Sims 3.

Natural Cooks are able to kick any dish up a notch, making their food the most delicious to eat. They learn to cook more quickly than others, and never burn down the kitchen in the process!


  • Learns the cooking skill faster than other Sims.
  • Natural cooks begin their lives with a cooking skill book in their inventories.
  • Easily make higher quality food.
  • Will never burn food or cause a fire when cooking.
  • Will frequently watch the Cooking Cable channel when left idle.

Unlocked interactionsEdit

  • Natural cooks can talk about cooking.
  • Natural cooks can trade kitchen secrets, and learn a new recipe
  • Eating food on other lots can cause this Sim to learn the recipe for that food (certain level of skill required to learn it).
  • 'Kick it up a Notch' interaction is available to improve the quality of a prepared dish.

Player NotesEdit

  • NPCs with this trait are attracted to the Bistro or Bakery lot.[citation needed]
  • Sims with this trait can exchange recipes with other natural born chefs.
  • Sims with this trait may sometimes put on weight, regardless of how much they eat. If this occurs, a message will appear saying that the Sim has a healthy appetite and has put on some extra pounds to show for it. This is an understatement however, as this oddity will cause the target Sim to reach the maximum weight level. The Sim will also gain a neutral memory of getting fat.
  • Natural Cooks strongly benefit from undertaking a Fine Arts major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Associated skillsEdit

Possible Lifetime WishesEdit

  • Celebrated Five-Star Chef
  • The Culinary Librarian
  • Bottomless Nectar Cellar

Pre-made natural cooksEdit

Christopher Steel, Jared Frio, Ella Carlisle.

See also: Category:Natural cooks