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Guide to Expert Mode for "The Log Jam": Cooking Dash 3

by: Sheila Robinson ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Cooking Dash 3 –Thrills and Spills takes you back to the earlier days when the industrious and spunky waitress Flo was a teenager. This game offers an Expert mode of play that can be unlocked after the Jelly Roger has been played in “Relaxed" mode. Here's a guide to expert mode play for the Log Jam.

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    Cooking Dash 3   The Log Jam is the second restaurant location played in Cooking Dash 3. It has 10 levels to complete. To successfully earn the expert score on these levels, follow the basic strategy described and select the upgrades indicated.

    Tip: In between levels always try to collect as many soups or shredded meat sandwiches as you can during the mini-level to give you an extra advantage during game play.

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    Level 11

    Expert Score Needed 5500

    Level 11 is a bit tough. First prepare drinks and put steak meat into grinder machine. Customer priority in this level should always be Business Women and then Young Ladies. Seat the Seniors at the last possible moment. Try to chain as many actions as possible – picking up money, plates, delivering orders etc. You should also color match customers to seating as much as possible.

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    Level 12

    Expert Score Needed - 7500

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Dirty plate collection upgrade

    In this level, you will need a lot of clam chowder soup. The better you score in the mini-level, the easier this level will be for you. As always, prepare drinks and place steak meat into the grinder. Color matching customers is crucial. Serve Celebrities and Business Women first, since they both have low patience levels. Seating customers next to Celebrities can also earn a picture point bonus as well as boosting their mood levels. When Celebrities leave, a speed bonus icon is left behind if they are happy. Use a speed bonus before collecting dishes. If there is more than one speed bonus, try to leave one behind and save it for when the previous one runs out.

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    Level 13

    Expert Score Needed - 9000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Musical birdcage and drink spigot

    First prepare drinks and sandwich meat. Place Celebrities in single table on the right side. Color match and chain actions as much as possible. Use the birdcage music box often to boost customers waiting in line. Use the speed bonus left behind by Celebrities to boost Flo’s walking speed while doing chain actions.

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    Level 14

    Expert Score Needed - 9000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Second drink spigot, upgraded musical birdcage and second kerosene stove

    You will need a lot of meat sandwiches in this level. The better you score in the mini-level, the easier this level will be for you. Celebrities are your first priority, Business Women, Young Ladies and then Seniors. Use the musical birdcage often to boost the mood of customers waiting in line. Color match customers as much as possible. Don’t worry as much about chaining actions (unless their mood bar is full) since many customers are impatient.

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    Level 15

    Expert Score Needed – 10000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Food holder, coffee maker, faster kerosene stove

    Color match and chain actions often in this level. Use the musical birdcage every time it refreshes to boost the mood of customers waiting in line. Give coffee to customers with a low mood bar.

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    Level 16

    Expert Score Needed – 10500

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase - Upgraded Coffee Maker, 2nd Storage area, Upgraded Flo, and extra tray space for meat.

    Prepare drinks, grind meat and cook two steaks ahead of time. Serve impatient Business Women and Celebrities first. Keep using the coffee and musical birdcage often to boost mood of customers. You will need to earn the bonus (of 100 points) for most of the customers that arrive at the restaurant in order to achieve an expert score. This bonus is earned when you collect the money from a customer who has a full mood bar.

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    Level 17

    Expert Score Needed - 11000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Improved kerosene stove, upgraded coffee maker, upgraded drink spigots

    First prepare drinks and meat in the grinder. Fill up all seats so you can serve the maximum amount of customers faster. Color match the customers as much as you can during this level to earn bonus points. Use the coffee to boost the mood of Business Women, Young Ladies and Celebrities. Also use the musical birdcage every time it refreshes to boost the mood of customers waiting in line.

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    Level 18

    Expert Score Needed - 13000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Upgraded meat grinder and additional stove

    Prepare soda and grind meat for sandwiches. Color match customers with low level patience first. Boost mood of customers with coffee and the musical birdcage often. Customer’s level of patience drops quickly in this level. Don’t waste time trying to anticipate orders by prepping too many things on the stove.

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    Level 19

    Expert Score Needed - 15000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Upgraded stove

    Level 19 is very challenging. In order to get the expert score, you will need to earn the 100 point bonus score from the majority of the customers. There are a lot of Celebrities, Business Women and Diva characters. Seat only a couple of customers at a time. Use the coffee and birdcage music to boost moods of the customers. Diva characters can boost the mood of customers sitting close by them. Try to use this to your advantage to boost customer mood further. When the Diva customers leave, they will drop a heart bonus icon. When clicked on, it will boost the mood of seated customers. The best way to use this bonus is when you have customers that have a mood bar that is close to being full. Don’t forget about the drive through customers. You should also color match seating whenever you can.

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    Level 20

    Expert Score Needed – 16000

    Upgrades Needed to Purchase – Deluxe stoves, decorations (optional)

    In level 20, you will need to earn the 100 point bonus from all customers to get the expert score. Deal with only a couple of customers at a time. Use the coffee and birdcage music often to boost the mood of customers. Color match as much as possible and chain actions when you can. Your main focus is to make sure that all customers have a full mood bar. As always, serve the most impatient customer types first – Celebrities, Divas and Business Women.

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    *Screenshot images for this Cooking Dash 3 game guide article were created by Sheila Robinson.

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