Hyolith, Hero Among Heroes wrote:
As for maxing one I bet fishing/cooking will be the easiest, if you can buy those recipes for cooking from the dailies and what not and be ready for the 7th, or just sit in org/sw and fish til your hearts content, or max.
If you start today, you can have 10 awards, which is enough to buy three recipes (if you started earlier, you can obviously have more, which gives you more room for error). You can also run them on alts and use them for the meat turn-in, which doesn't look like a good deal in general, but this is an exceptional circumstance. Then it's just a matter of collecting the ingredients. I doubt if the Chef's Hat will be decisive.
Fishing is just plain a race. Over that many casts, luck should pretty much even out, so it will probably go to whoever gets out of the queue first and spends the least time DCed.