An Ingredient in Chef Town is an item used to either cook a recipe or craft another ingredient. All ingredients have an intended maximum capacity of 10, though this feature is not yet implemented in the game.
Raw ingredients are obtained from stands, plants, and crops, while crafted ingredients are obtained from stores. Many ingredients can also earned as task rewards, daily bonuses, or by spinning the Wheel Truck. Finally, all ingredients can be purchased using gems.
Template:Main Stand ingredients can be harvested an unlimited number of times from a permanent object. These objects initially each yield one ingredient but can be upgraded with gems to yield up to three of their respective ingredient. Stands need to refill after each harvest, during which time they cannot be harvested. There are 43 stands available:
Plant ingredients can be harvested three times for a single ingredient each time. There are two types of plants: trees/bushes and wild seedlings.
Trees & Bushes
Tree and bush plants need to refill between harvests and must be thrown away after their third harvest. Additionally, only two of each tree or bush can be planted at a time; players can obtain more than two of a plant through expansions but cannot purchase additional plants until less than two of that particular plant exists.
|Almond||Almond||1 hour20 minutes|
|Banana||Banana||1 hour30 minutes|
|Cocoa||Cocoa Beans||1 hour|
|Coffee||Coffee Beans||15 minutes|
|Fig||Fig||1 hour20 minutes|
|Maple||Maple Sap||1 hour15 minutes|
|Pecan||Pecan||1 hour30 minutes|
Wild seedlings can be harvested three times with no refill cooldown and vanish after their third harvest. There is no limit to how many seedlings a player can have, and they can randomly appear on empty grass. Seedlings purchased from the Shop need to grow before their first harvest. There are four types of wild seedlings:
|Wild Asparagus||Wild Asparagus||3 minutes|
|Wild Onion||Wild Onion||2 minutes|
|Wild Radish||Wild Radish||5 minutes|
Crop ingredients must be planted in a plot and can be harvested one time each for one ingredient. Like wild seedlings crops need to grow before harvesting.
|Orange Pepper||Orange Pepper||30 minutes|
|Yellow Pepper||Yellow Pepper||45 minutes|
|Red Pepper||Red Pepper||1 minute|
|Chili Pepper||Chili Pepper||1 hour|
|Zucchini||Zucchini||2 hours30 minutes|
|Soy Beans||Soy Beans||45 minutes|
|Sugar Cane||Sugar Cane||1 hour30 minutes|