Provisioning, which is more commonly referred to as cooking, is one of the 6 crafting classes found in The Elder Scrolls Online. Provisioning involves combining various edible ingredients & liquids to make a large array of foods and drinks. These newly crafted brews and snacks can provide temporary buffs to Health, Stamina, and Magicka.
Believe it or not, Provisioning is actually a decent source of gold, too. Why? Well you can typically make several items using very few ingredients. Plus, cooking fires are quite common throughout the world, even being present in areas that don’t have other crafting stations. Not to mention you can collect tons of ingredients very quickly as they are in high supply.
Provisioning, just like all of the other crafting professions, has its own unique set of passive skills that players will have access to once they begin progressing the cooking skill line.
Here are the different skills available to cooks:
1.Recipe Improvement – General skill that, as the skill line is progressed, allows the player to craft food or drink using higher level recipes.
2.Recipe Quality – Upgrades the quality of items crafted via higher level recipes as the skill line is leveled.
3.Gourmand – This skill adds more time to the duration of effects on crafted foods. The duration extension increases as the skill is progressed.
4.Connoisseur – Same as Gourmand but applies to drinks rather than food.
5.Chef – Allows the player to craft extra servings of food recipes. The number of additional servings goes up as the rank is increased.
6.Brewer – Same as Chef but instead applies to drink.
7.Hireling – A hireling that will retrieve and send you various cooking ingredients once every 24 hours.
As you can tell most of these skills are simply there to help you become a better chef by allowing the use of higher tier recipes and helping you obtain the necessary ingredients easier.