How to cook
When chefs have all their ingredients, they take them to a cooking table, select a recipe, and get to cooking! There are many different stages for cooking, and each recipe has its own unique mini game selected of various components. Here are the types of actions you'll be expected to do while cooking.
Add: Used to put together prepared ingredients into a bowl, etc. Aim your tongs over the ingredient listed on the left, and click and hold the left mouse button. Drag the ingredient over to where it belongs, and let go with the mouse button. Pick up something wrong? Just release the mouse button (but not over the pot!)
Carve/Slice: Used to carve meat or slice vegetables. Click and hold the left mouse button, and drag your mouse up and down vertically to slice the meat.
Chop: Used to chop up herbs and vegetables. Click the left mouse button repeatedly to chop the ingredient into small pieces for the recipe.
Cook: Used to cook up all ingredients to the perfect temperature. Several ingredients will appear in a pan in front of you. Click the left mouse button on each individual ingredient as it reaches the perfect temperature (usually an orange or red color.) If you turn it too early, or too late, you'll lose points!
Crack: Used to open eggs. Like smashing fruit, you'll want to hit the eggs after aiming above them with a hammer; but this time, wait until your power meter is as low as possible. If you smash an egg when the power meter is high, you'll break it and it won't be useable.
Measure: Used to pour ingredients into a pot. Just click and hold the left mouse button, and drag the mouse downward to begin pouring. Hitting in the "green" is good; hitting the "yellow" is perfect.
Smash: Used for smashing fruits, click the left mouse button while aiming over a fruit to bring the hammer down to smash. For best results, wait until the power meter reaches the top (in green) to get perfect hits.
Stir: Used to stir ingredients together as they cook. Click and hold the mouse button and move the cursor in the way the center arrows indicate. Be careful, sometimes the direction changes.
Tenderize: Used to tenderize meat. Click the left mouse button to smash the meat - but be warned, meat has a mind of its own and will run from you!