Image of Nomi
Gender Male
Race Pandaren (Humanoid)
Level 12 / 105
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Himself
Occupation Cook[1] Legion
Cooking student[2] Mists of Pandaria
Location Dalaran
Status Alive

Nomi is a pandaren cook.

He is encountered by players first as a boy in Pandaria. Some years later, now as a grown pandaren, Nomi becomes a cook in Dalaran.


Mists of Pandaria

Nomi as a child.

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Nomi is a boy who is ready and willing to learn cooking from the teacher when summoned by the  [Cooking School Bell]. He offers a series of daily quests to help improve his cooking, beginning with Lesson 1 and eventually progressing to Lesson 5. Once Nomi has completed his learning, he will give a one-time quest to thank his teacher. From thereon, the adventurer will have access to the daily quest which rewards an [Ironpaw Token] and  [Goodies from Nomi] (contains a random skill level 600 food).

Nomi and Andi know each other. Afraid of Farmer Fung, Nomi is of the opinion that he eats cubs.[3]


Nomi as an adult.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

Once Nomi got old enough, he tried adventuring for a bit, but found cooking to be his passion.[1] Now a teenager, he caught up with his old master in the Broken Isles with an offer to work together once again. Soon after, Nomi got work at a kitchen in Dalaran.

He's also not very good at hunting or fishing.[4]

Battle for Azeroth

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

Nomi serves as the host of the Cooking Impossible PvP Brawl.

Along with Boss Mida and Micah Broadhoof, Nomi was sent to the Twilight Vineyards in Suramar City to assist in producing arcwine for the Horde. Vintner Iltheux put him in charge of gathering ingredients, a task he was ill-suited for as he simply fell asleep in the orchard.[5] When Meerah and the Horde adventurer arrived at the vineyards to help with production in the hopes of allowing the vulpera to join the Horde, they reassigned Nomi to the more suitable role of creating the recipe for the wine.[6] In order to make the arcwine appeal to the diverse palates of the Horde, Nomi made some slight changes to Iltheux's recipe and sent the adventurer to gather firebloom and moth fibers for the task.[7] When the finished wine was brought to Iltheux, the nightborne praised it and stated he could not have done better himself.[8]


Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.
Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.



Greetings, Master <name>. What are we cooking today?

Buy What recipes do you sell?

Criteria of


Recipe: Barracuda Mrglgagh
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Deep-Fried Mossgill]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Dried Mackerel Strips]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Dried Mackerel Strips]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Faronaar Fizz]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Fighter Chow]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Pickled Stormray]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Salt and Pepper Shank]
Inv recipe 70 scroll1star.png [Recipe: Spiced Rib Roast]

In Hearthstone

Hearthstone This section contains information exclusive to Hearthstone and is considered non-canon.

Nomi appears as a legendary card in the Rise of Shadows expansion for Hearthstone. In reference to his habit of burning food and the memetic status he consequently gained with the playerbase during Legion (see below), Hearthstone's Nomi has the ability to summon an army of powerful Greasefire Elementals to aid the player. Nomi's flavor text reads: "His cooking is always very well done."

Notes and trivia

  • In order to purchase the Cooking School Bell, the character needs to have completed the quest N [10-35] To Be a Master from Sungshin Ironpaw, which involves cooking all skill level 600 meals from all six Pandaren Cuisine cooking specializations.
  • Nomi's cooking is tracked as a faction, however it is not counted as an actual reputation. Additionally, it uses the "Friendship" reputation system (8400 rep per rank) instead of the traditional reputation system.
  • Like most pandaren child NPCs, one of Nomi's quotes as a cub is, "I'm growing a beard." However, much like adventuring, it seems Nomi changed his mind.
  • Players who completed the Mists of Pandaria quest N [10-35] A Present for Teacher will receive the quest N Cooking [10-45] The Prodigal Sous Chef instead, in recognition of their past work with Nomi.
  • Due to Nomi constantly burning food, he has received a lot of animosity from the player base in Legion and has become the subject of various memes.
    • This resulted in Nomi becoming an attackable raid boss for one night, on March 10, 2017 on the patch 7.2.0 PTR as part of a server stress test. He had the ability to rain fires upon those daring to defy him, and had quotes from encounters from prominent members of the Burning Legion such as Lord Jaraxxus and Gul'dan.[9]
  • It is uncertain if Nomi officially joined the Horde or was merely lending them a hand.


Patch changes


External links

Cooking Bell Faction Dalaran Cooking Impossible Vulpera recruitment Vulpera recruitment