If you ask many former Cafe World players, they'll likely tell you that the constant stream of new catering orders was one of the reasons they stopped playing Zynga's first cooking game. If that's the case, those same players are likely to be very disappointed with the new launch of a catering system in ChefVille, as it's similar to that system in Cafe World. ChefVille's catering system is a series of chapters revolving around a Catering Truck.
Players will need to have at least 10 Mastery Stars to participate in Catering Challenges, and these events will be timed. Since the Catering Truck is on a very slow rollout, most ChefVille players currently don't have access to this feature, regardless of level or Mastery Star count. Still, we're here with a helpful FAQ from Zynga that will help you learn more about what to expect.
What is the minimum Mastery Star level for me to participate?
You'll need at least 10 Mastery Stars.
I have 10 Mastery Stars, but I don't see it yet. Why?
This is a brand new feature that is slowly rolling out to all of our players. Although our features are extensively tested before every release, there are some that cannot be reproduced in a testing environment. This gives us the chance to find and fix these bugs before releasing it to everyone so that we can provide the best experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
What's in the initial Catering release?
There will be 1 chapter that consists of 6 Catering Orders. You will need to successfully complete the previous Catering Order before unlocking the next. There will be more Catering Orders in future releases.
Will I get my Catering Truck back?
You sure will! You will be asked to place the Catering Truck into your restaurant.
What does the Catering Truck do?
You can access the Catering Order interface by clicking on the Catering Truck.
Are the Catering Orders timed?
Yes, each Catering Orders will be timed.
Can I start more than one Catering Order at a time?
No, you can only have 1 active Catering Order at any given moment.
Can I have an active Catering Order while helping my friend with their Catering Order?
You sure can! You can help up to 10 of your friend's Catering Order at any given moment.
Can I recruit my friends to help me with my Catering Orders?
You sure can! Hire your most active friends and go for the gold!
Why should my friends help me with my Catering Order?
Helpers will receive a mystery reward ranging from Coins, Energy, XP, Ingredients or Limited Edition Items!
Can I repeat a Catering Order if I don't get Gold?
Yes, you can repeat a Catering Order as many times as you like!
What are the prizes (for those who started the Catering Order)?
Birthday Ball: A Limited Edition item**, 3 Instant Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
One for the Kiddies: A Limited Edition item**, 10 1-hour Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
Bello's Pre-Birthday: A Limited Edition item**, 3 Instant Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
Party Town: A Limited Edition item**, 10 1-hour Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
Madeline's Birthday Bash: A Limited Edition item**, 3 Instant Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
Pippa's Soiree: A Limited Edition item**, 15 1-hour Thyme* and 5 one-hour Thyme.
Silver: 2 Instant Thyme*, 1 one-hour Thyme, 500 Coins and 50 XP.
Bronze: 2 Onions, 2 Salami, 2 Long Grain Rice, 2 Parmesan Cheese, 1 Olive Oil, 50 Coins and 10 XP.
*You will only receive this reward the first time you receive Gold status on the Catering Order.
**The Limited Edition Item varies depending on the Catering Order. You will receive a different Limited Edition item reward for the first three times you repeat the Gold status on a Catering Order. You will see the item before and after the Catering Order has been completed. After you have repeated Gold status 3 times on a Catering Order, you will receive 5 one-hour Thyme instead of a Limited Edition item.
Will I get the same prize if I get another Gold on the same Catering Order?
No, you will receive a different reward for the first three times you repeat the Gold status on a Catering Order. You will see your prize in the Catering interface before you start the Catering Order.
And there you have it, a breakdown to the prizes available for Gold medal status on ChefVille's first six Catering Truck orders. You can be sure that we'll have complete details to all of these final Catering Orders as the feature becomes more widespread across the game, so stay tuned!
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What do you think of the launch of Catering in ChefVille? Do you think the game needs this feature that was originally seen in Cafe World, or should the game remain more "independent" from Zynga's other cooking game? Sound off in the comments!