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1.0 - Introduction

Cooking is one of the faster skills to train in the game of RuneScape and is under looked by many. Many players don't use the benefits of the skill often as there is easier ways to obtain food and drinks through trade and the Grand Exchange. However, the seed of the Fish, Meats, Ales and Cocktails that are moving from player to player all came from one player who decided to cook, prepare or make the particular food or drink in the first place.

Cooking is one of if not the most valuable skill in RuneScape and will be for years to come. Though under looked, Cooking is a great skill for all players to train and is an excellent skill to train for players to become more self sufficient in acquiring food and drinks for training and other purposes. None the less, Cooking is one of the more fun skills in the game, and this guide will teach you everything about Cooking. From the basics to the advanced and from the training methods to the tips, this guide will answer all of your Cooking questions and turn you into a Cooking expert yourself.

2.0 - Basics of Cooking

Before you dive into the thickets of Cooking, you're going to get yourself acquainted with the main items and ingredients you will be using, as well as what you will be using to cook, bake, fry or prepare your food.

First off, mostly all foods that you will be preparing require that you heat, bake or fry them in order to make the food edible. In order to do so, you will need to use your food with either a cooking range or fire, whether the fire being player made or already occurring. Simply use your food item with the range or fire and within a few seconds, your food will most of the time be cooked correctly. However, depending on your Cooking level, there is a chance that you burn your food when cooking it resulting in no Cooking experience and a non-edible piece of food. Foods that can become burned include Fish and Meats.

Preparing and making your food can be a simple one to two step process, or it can include multiple ingredients and cooking utensils. Either or, all foods basically go through the same steps of preparation. When cooking simple foods such as Fish and Meats, all you have to do is use the food on a cooking range or fire and with some luck, it will become properly cooked. In other instances however, you may be required to combine and mix multiple ingredients together such as when baking a cake. In order to bake a cake, you first must gather all of its ingredients, which are an Egg, Bucket of milk, Pot of flour and a Cake tin. Use the Flour, Egg and Milk with the Cake tin and then bake it using a cooking range and you will have a complete and cooked Cake to eat.

2.1 - Location

As previously mentioned before, you use cooking ranges and fires to cook, bake and fry your various types of foods. Though you already know the basics of this, here's a breakdown of the most commonly used and most helpful ranges and fires in RuneScape to use to cook your food.

Cooking Ranges

You can find cooking Ranges in practically every town and city in RuneScape big or small. Some of the Ranges however are not in the best places that are close to a bank, a monster respawn area or Fishing spots, that would enable you to cook your food efficiently.

Free to Play

Free to Play players don't have access to a large array of cooking ranges that are conveniently located, but there are still a fair amount of ranges out there. One of the more convenient Cooking ranges would be the range in the Lumbridge castle kitchen. This range is only usable with the completion of Cook's Assistant, and you will burn less food using this range.

Members

For those who are Members, you are in luck as you have access to a larger selection of conveniently located cooking ranges in RuneScape. There are multiple cooking ranges in RuneScape that fit into the category mentioned above, though I will only break down a few of them.

With the start and completion of the beginning parts of Recipe for Disaster, players will have access to a bank chest in the Lumbridge castle basement. The trapdoor to the basement is inside of the Lumbridge castle kitchen which inside of the kitchen is a cooking range. The distance between the bank chest and the range is only a few steps and and a few seconds running, making the Lumbridge castle kitchen an excellent spot to train Cooking.

In the medium sized town of Catherby there are multiple fishing spots on the shoreline as well as a bank and a cooking range. The cooking range is just a few houses over to the right of the bank, making for a great place to cook your foods. With the Fishing spots here, you can also train both Fishing and Cooking at the same time by fishing your fish, and then cooking it on the range.

Fires

Fires can be made everywhere in RuneScape that is not inside of a building using the Firemaking skill. These player made fires can be used to cook your prepared foods as well as Fish and Meats in the same amount of speed as a cooking range. One good thing about using fires to cook your food is that you can light one practically anywhere granted you have a tinderbox and some logs. However, a downside of using fires for cooking is that they do extinguish after a certain amount of time based on the log burned. One exception to this is the eternal fires that are scattered scarcely around RuneScape, which like the name implies, never extinguish.

Free to Play

Unfortunately there is only one eternal fire in a free to play world, which is in the Grand hall of the Barbarian village. With this fire being fairly out of the way for a bank, you will have to light your own fires for your cooking purposes. The most ideal locations to create your own fires and cook your own food would be at the Grand Exchange in Varrock, outside of Falador West bank, outside of the Draynor village bank and outside of the Edgeville bank. Of course you can create a fire anywhere outside of a bank, but the locations listed have a large amount of free open space outside of the banks.

Members

There are many locations throughout RuneScape in a Member's world that are great for creating fires and cooking your food. The best locations however would be the Grand Exchange, outside of both Catherby and Seers' Village bank, and outside of the Canifis bank.

There are a few eternal fires in Member's worlds with one being in Tirannwn and the other one being in the ever popular Rogues' Den. The eternal fire in Tirannwn is very far from a bank and is not a good location at all for training Cooking. The Rogue's Den on the other hand is a different story. Inside of the Rogue's Den is an eternal fire and right next to the fire is Emerald Benedict, a banker. With having a bank right beside the fire, you can withdraw your raw or uncooked food items, cook them on the fire and then deposit your cooked food back into the bank, with sometimes not even having to move your character a square. The Rogue's Den is a great place to cook your food when cooking in bulk and a large amount.

2.2 - Ingredient Preparation

In order to make all of the Pies, Pizzas, Cakes, and Cocktails in the game, you must gather a variety of different ingredients. Some ingredients can be easily bought from other players, some can be grow using Farming, and some are only exclusive to certain areas in RuneScape. None the less, there are a ton of different ingredients in RuneScape and knowing where to obtain them and what foods they are used in would be extremely helpful to any chef.

Image Ingredient Uses Location
Banana Used in preparing Quest related foods Karamja Banana Trees, Wydin, Solihib, Farming
Brandy Used in mixing Gnome cocktails. Heckel Funch, Jossik, Ali the Barman
Bucket of milk Used in Cakes. Hudo, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Milk Seller, Player obtained
Jug of water Used in many foods. Jossik, Shantay, Beefy Bill, Player obtained
Cabbage - Wydin, Alice, Greengrocer, Farming
Cheese Used in Pizza's Player made, Wydin, Hudo, Gethin, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Chocolate bar Used in Cakes, Crunchies, Bowls and Cocktails. Hudo, Wydin, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Chocolate dust Used in Cocktails. Hudo, Heckel Funch
Cooking apple Used in Pies. Frenita, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Farming
Dwellberries Used in Gnome dishes. Heckle Funch
Egg Used in Cakes. Sigmund the merchant, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Equa leaves Used in Gnome dishes. Hudo, Heckle Funch
Gin Used in Cocktails. Jossik, Heckel Funch
Gnome spice Used in Battas, Crunchies and Bowls. Hudo
Grapes Used in making Wine. Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Lemon Used in Cocktails. Hudo, Heckel Funch
Lime Used in Cocktails. Hudo, Heckel Funch
Onion Used in preparing bowls. Hudo, Alice, Farming
Orange Used in Cocktails. Hudp, Heckel Funch, Farming
Pat of butter - Player made, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Pineapple Used in Cocktails. Hudo, Heckel Funch, Farming
Pot of cream Used in Cocktails. Hudo, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Potato Used in Baked potatoes and Stews. Hudo, Wydin, Alice, Farming
Pot of flour Used in making dough. Wydin, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Player made
Redberries Used in baking pies. Wydin, Beefy Bill
Spice Used in various foods. Spice Seller, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest
Toad's Legs Used in preparing Battas, Crunchies and Bowls. Player obtained
Tomato Used in Pizza's, Gnome dishes, and Baked potatoes. Hudo, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Wydin, Farming
Vodka Used in Cocktails. Jossik, Heckel Funch
Whisky Used in Cocktails. Jossik, Heckle Funch
2.3 - Utensil Preparation

In order to make certain foods and drinks, specific cooking utensils are required, such as when mixing a Gnome Cocktail you must use a Cocktail shaker in order to mix it. Though only a few dishes and drinks require the use of cooking utensils, it is a good idea that you get yourself acquainted with the various cooking utensils. Since there aren't many of them, it would be a good idea to store all of them in your bank just in-case you need to use them in order to prepare a drink or dish without having to search for them.

Image Utensil Uses Location
Batta tin Used in making Battas. Hudo
Beer glass Holder for brews and ales. Crafting, Other players
Bowl Used in multiple dishes to hold ingredients. Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Arhein, Shopkeeper, Crafting
Cake tin Used to make Cakes. Arhein, Shopkeeper, Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Shantay
Cocktail glass Used in making Cocktails. Heckle Funch
Cocktail shaker Used in mixing Cocktails. Heckle Funch, Hudo
Crunchie tray Used in making Crunchies. Hudo
Gnomebowl mould Use in making Bowls. Hudo
Jug Used to hold various liquids and holds Wine. Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Shopkeeper, Bolkoy
Knife Used in slicing, dicing and chopping ingredients. Shopkeeper, Hudo, Jossik
Pie dish Used in making Pies. Culinaromancers' Cooking Chest, Beefy Bill, Frenita
Pot Used to hold ingredients. Shopkeeper
3.0 - Foods
There are many different types of food throughout the vast lands of RuneScape. Some heal a large amount of lifepoints while some offer great experience rates. Some require multiple ingredients while some require no ingredients at all. Whatever the food may be, they are listed below in different categories.
3.1 - Bowls

Bowls are foods that are typically one or two ingredients that are mixed together in a bowl and sometimes cooked over a range. The ingredients can typically be grown with Farming or they can be purchased. They are not usually eaten alone and are used in preparing other foods.

Spicy sauce
Chili con carne
Scrambled egg
  • Use an Egg on an empty bowl
  • Cook bowl on a Cooking range
Egg and tomato
  • Add an Egg to an empty bowl
  • Add a Tomato to another empty bowl with a knife in your inventory
  • Cook the bowl of Eggs over a Cooking range
  • Add the bowl of Tomato to the bowl of Eggs
Fried onions
  • Use an Onion on an empty bowl with a knife in your inventory
  • Cook the bowl on a Cooking range
Fried mushrooms
  • Use a Mushroom on an empty bowl with a knife in your inventory
  • Cook the bowl on a Cooking range
Mushroom and onion
Tuna and corn
Image Bowl Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Spicy sauce
9
Gnome spice Chopped garlic - - 20 Ingredients cooked in a bowl on a range. Used in making Chili con carne. Must have bowl in inventory.
Chili con carne
11
Gnome spice Chopped garlic Cooked meat - 50 Coming first two ingredient and adding third after cooking on range. Must have bowl in inventory.
Scrambled egg
13
Egg - - - 50 Made by cooking eggs. Must have bowl in inventory.
Egg and tomato
23
Egg Tomato - - 80 Must have bowl and knife in inventory to make.
Fried onions
42
Chopped onion - - - 50 Made by cooking Chopped garlic.
Fried mushrooms
46
Mushrooms - - - 50 Must have knife and bowl in your inventory. Cook on range.
Mushroom and onion
57
Fried mushrooms Fried onions - - 110 Add a bowl of Fried onions to a bowl of Fried Mushrooms.
Tuna and corn
67
Cooked sweetcorn Tuna - - 130 Use cooked sweetcorn with a knife with a bowl in your inventory. Use cooked tuna with the bowl.

3.2 - Fish

Fish are one of the most abundant type of food in RuneScape. They are often cooked as they require no ingredients to cook, offer good experience and heal a large amount of lifepoints. Fish are also used commonly when training combat and can be fished granted you have the required Fishing level.

Free to Play
Image Fish Level Required Experience Heals Notes
Anchovies
1
30 10 Can be fished with level 15 Fishing.
Crayfish
1
30 10 Can be fished with level 1 Fishing.
Shrimps
1
30 30 Can be fished with level 1 Fishing.
Sardine
1
40 40 Can be fished with level 5 Fishing.
Herring
5
50 50 Can be fished with level 10 Fishing.
Trout
15
70 70 Can be fished with level 20 Fishing.
Pike
20
80 80 Can be fished with level 25 Fishing.
Salmon
25
90 90 Can be fished with level 30 Fishing.
Tuna
30
100 100 Can be fished with level 35 Fishing.
Lobster
40
120 120 Can be fished with level 40 Fishing.
Swordfish
45
140 140 Can be fished with level 50 Fishing.
Members
Image Fish Level Required Experience Heals Notes
Karambwanji
1
10 30 Can be fished with level 5 Fishing.
Karambwan
5
80 - Poisons and deals you 50 damage. Can be fished with level 65 Fishing.
Mackerel
10
60 60 Can be fished with level 16 Fishing.
Cod
18
75 70 Can be fished with level 23 Fishing.
Slimy eel
28
95 60-100 Can be fished with level 28 Fishing. Requires completion of Heroes' Quest.
Cooked karambwan
30
190 180 Can be fished with level 65 Fishing.
Rainbow fish
35
110 110 Can be fished with level 38 Fishing.
Cave eel
38
115 80-120 Can be fished with level 38 Fishing.
Bass
43
130 130 Can be fished with level 46 Fishing.
Lava eel
53
30 110 Can be fished with level 53 Fishing. Requires completion of Heroes' Quest.
Monkfish
62
150 160 Can be fished with level 62 Fishing.
Shark
80
210 200 Can be fished with level 76 Fishing.
Sea turtle
82
211.3 210 Can be fished with level 79 Fishing from the Fishing Trawler.
Cavefish
88
214 200 Can be fished with level 85 Fishing. Will temporarily induce a +2 to either Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged or Magic.
Manta ray
91
216.3 220 Can be fished with level 81 Fishing from the Fishing Trawler.
Rocktail
93
225 230 Can be fished with level 90 Fishing and has a chance to give up to a +100 life points boost.
3.3 - Gnome

There are three types of Gnome food: Battas, Bowls and Crunchies. All require multiple ingredients to prepare as well as taking multiple steps to make. Most of the ingredients found in the Gnome dishes are native to the Tree Gnome Stronghold area and can only be found there. In order to be allowed to make the Gnome dishes, you must speak with Aluft Gianne snr first and complete his training.

Battas
Cheese and tomato
Fruit
Toad
Vegetable
Worm
Image Batta Level Required Ingredients After Bake Experience Heals Notes
Cheese and tomato batta
29
Tomato, Cheese Equa leaves 158 110 Must use Gianna dough on a Batta tin and bake before adding ingredients.
Fruit batta
25
Orange chunks, Lime chunks, Pineapple chunks, Equa leaves(4) Gnome spice 150 110
Toad batta
26
Equa leaves, Gnome spice, Cheese, Toad's legs - 152 110
Vegetable batta
28
Tomato(2), Dwellberries, Onion, Cheese, Cabbage Equa leaves 156 -
Worm batta
27
Gnome spice, King worm, Cheese Equa leaves 154 -
Numbers inside of a pair of parentheses is the amount of the ingredient needed to make the batta.

Bowls

Chocolate bomb
Tangled toad's legs
Vegetable ball
Worm hole
Image Bowl Level Required Ingredients After Bake Experience Heals Notes
Chocolate bomb
42
Chocolate bar(4), Equa leaves Pot of cream(2), Chocolate dust 190 150 Must use Gianna dough on a gnomebowl mould and bake before adding ingredients.
Tangled toad's legs
40
Toad's legs(4), Gnome spice, Cheese(2), Dwellberries, Equa leaves(2) - 185 150
Vegetable ball
35
Onion(2), Potato(2), Gnome spice Equa leaves 175 120
Worm hole
30
King worm(4), Onion(2), Gnome spice Equa leaves 170 120
Numbers inside of a pair of parentheses is the amount of the ingredient needed to make the batta.

Crunchies

Chocchip
Spicy
Toad
Worm
Image Crunchie Level Required Ingredients After Bake Experience Heals Notes
Chocchip crunchies
16
Chocolate bar(2), Gnome spice Chocolate dust 100 80 Must use Gianna dough on a Crunchies tray and bake before adding ingredients.
Spicy crunchies
12
Equa leaves(2), Gnome spice Gnome spice 100 70
Toad crunchies
10
Toad's legs(2), Gnome spice Equa leaves 100 80
Worm crunchies
14
Equa leaves, Gnome spice, King worm(2) Gnome spice 100 80
Numbers inside of a pair of parentheses is the amount of the ingredient needed to make the batta.
3.4 - Meats

Meats are a one step food, as the only requirement to cook them is to cook them on a range or a fire. They can be obtained by killing a variety of animals such as Bears, Rabbits, Rats and more. Meats are used for training Cooking at the lower levels and are common foods use when training.

Image Meat Level Required Experience Heals Notes
Cooked meat
1
30 30 Used in cooking Pies, Stews and Pizzas. Can be obtained by trading with players or by killing certain monsters.
Cooked chicken
1
30 30 Can be obtained by trading with other players or by killing chickens.
Cooked rabbit
1
30 50 Can be obtained by trading with other players or through the Hunter skill.
Roasted rabbit
16
72 70 Can be obtained by trading with other players or through the Hunter skill.
Roast beast meat
21
82 80 Can be obtained by trading with other players or through the Hunter skill.
Cooked crab meat
21
100 100 Can be obtained with the completion of Recipe for disaster.
Cooked chompy
30
140 100 Can be obtained with the completion of Big chompy bird hunting.
Cooked jubbly
41
160 150 Can be obtained with the completion of Recipe for disaster.
3.5 - Miscellaneous

For all of the foods that don't fit into any other category or there aren't enough to create it's own category, they fit into the Miscellaneous section. The Miscellaneous section includes Breads, Cakes, Dairy, Snails and Other foods.

Bread

Bread
Pitta
Image Bread Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Bread
1
Jug of Water Pot of Flour 40 50 Select the bread dough option when combining flour and water.
Pitta bread
58
Jug of water Pot of flour 40 - Select the pitta dough option when combining flour and water. Used to make Ugthanki kebabs.

Cake

Fish
Cake
Chocolate
Image Cake Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Fourth Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Cooked fishcake
31
Breadcrumbs Ground cod Ground kelp Ground crab meat 100 110 Requires completion of Recipe for Disaster.
Cake
40
Egg Pot of flour Bucket of milk - 180 120 Can be cooked on a range.
Chocolate cake
50
Egg Pot of flour Bucket of milk Chocolate bar 210 150 Chocolate is added after cake is baked, must can cooked on a range.

Dairy

Image Name Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Cheese
48
Bucket of milk Pot of cream Pat of butter 64 20 Ingredients must be churned together in a dairy churn.
Cheese wheel
48
Bucket of milk Pot of cream Pat of butter ** -

Other

Jungle spider
Oomlie wrap
Ugthanki kebab
Image Food Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Fourth Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Jungle spider
16
Spider Carcass - - - 80 70-110 Requires completion of Tai Bwo Wannai Trio. Must be cooked using a skewer.
Cooked oomlie wrap
50
Raw oomlie Palm leaf - - 30 140 Requires completion of Legends' Quest.
Ugthanki kebab
58
Ugthanki meat Tomato Onion Pitta bread 40 190 First three ingredients must be used on a bowl with a knife in your inventory.

*Ugthanki kebabs can be made with level 1 Cooking by purchasing Pitta bread and not making it yourself.

Snail
Image Snail Level Required Experience Heals
Thin snail meat
12
70 50-70
Lean snail meat
17
80 60-80
Fat snail meat
22
95 70-90
3.6 - Pies

Pies are a multi ingredient and step food to make. They are commonly used to boost skill levels for quests as well as for accessing certain areas such as the Admiral pie for the Fishing guild. Pies offer a good amount of experience and can be great for training Cooking.

Redberry
Meat
Mud
Apple
Garden
Fish
Admiral
Wild
Summer
Image Pie Level Required Heals First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Experience Effects
Redberry pie
10
90 Redberries - - 78 -
Meat pie
20
110 Cooked meat - - 110 -
Mud pie
29
- Compost Bucket of water Clay 128 Halves opponents energy
Apple pie
30
140 Cooking apple - - 130 -
Garden pie
34
120 Tomato Onion Cabbage 138 +3 Farming
Fish pie
47
120 Trout Cod Potato 164 +3 Fishing
Admiral pie
70
160 Salmon Tuna Potato 210 +5 Fishing
Wild pie
85
220 Raw bear meat Raw chompy Raw rabbit 240 +5 Slayer
+4Ranged
Summer pie
95
220 Strawberry Watermelon Cooking apple 260 +5 Agility
+20% Energy

3.7 - Pizza

Pizza's are a multi step food and require multiple ingredients to make. They are one of the foods that can be made and sold for a profit and offer good experience. Pizzas are commonly used for combat training and for Cooking training.

Pizza Dough

Every pizza requires the main ingredient of Pizza dough to be made. Pizza dough can be easily bought from other players or made with the appropriate Cooking level of 35. Refer to the table below for more information on Pizza dough and how to make it.

Image Dough Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Use
Pizza base
35
Pot of flour Jug of water Main ingredient for all pizzas.

Plain
Meat
Anchovy
Pineapple
Image Pizza Level Required Heals First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Experience
Plain pizza
35
140 Tomato Cheese - 143
Meat pizza
45
160 Tomato Cheese Cooked meat 169
Anchovy pizza
55
180 Tomato Cheese Anchovies 182
Pineapple pizza
65
220 Tomato Cheese Pineapple chunks/Pineapple ring 188
3.8 - Stew

Stews require a few ingredients and are a multi step food to make. The most famous of the stews is the Spicy stews from Recipe for Disaster which are made from adding colored spices to a normal stew. Stews are a good food to make for Cooking experience.

Stew
Curry
Spicy
Image Stew Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Stew
25
Bowl of water Cooked meat Potato 117 110 -
Curry
60
Stew Curry leaf - 280 190 Made by adding three Curry leaves to a regular stew.
Spicy Stew
Image Stew Level Required First Ingredient Second Ingredients Experience Heals Notes
Spicy stew
25
Stew Red spice/Yellow spice/Orange spice/Brown spice 117 700 Stats will be decreased or increased based on the spice used in the stew when eaten.
Spices
Image Spice Effects Notes
Red spice -6 to +6 temporary increase or decrease in Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged and Magic. Obtained by killing Hellrats.
Yellow spice -6 to +6 temporary increase or decrease in Prayer, Agility, Slayer, Thieving and Hunter.
Orange spice -6 to +6 temporary increase or decrease in Smithing, Crafting, Fletching, Runecrafting, Firemaking, Cooking and Construction.
Brown spice -6 to +6 temporary increase or decrease in Woodcutting, Herblore, Fishing, Farming and Mining.
3.9 - Vegetables

Baked potatoes are a multi ingredient and multi step food to prepare. Baked potatoes yield great Cooking experience rates and are commonly used when killing other players as food and when training Cooking.

Baked Potato
  • Cook a Potato over a Cooking range
Image Vegetable Level Required Heals Ingredient Experience
Baked Potato
7
40 Potato 15

Butter
Chili
Cheese
Egg
Mushroom
Tuna
Image Vegetable Level Required Heals First Ingredient Second Ingredient Third Ingredient Other Ingredients Experience
Potato with butter
39
140 Pat of butter - - - 95.5*
Chilli potato
41
140 Potato with butter Chopped garlic Gnome spice Cooked meat 165.5*
Potato with cheese
47
160 Potato with butter Cheese - - 199.5*
Egg potato
51
160 Potato with butter Egg and tomato - - 195.5*
Mushroom potato
64
200 Potato with butter Mushroom and onion - - 270.5*
Tuna potato
68
220 Potato with butter Tuna and corn - - 309.5*

*Full experience listed is if you make all of the ingredients yourself and do not buy the items. Example: Churning a pat of butter.

4.0 - Drinks
4.1 - Brews

Brews don't require many ingredients to make, but require several days for the ale to become properly brewed. Breweries can be found in Keldagrim and in Port Phasmatys. Brewing requires two Bucket of water, two Barley malts, Ale yeast and the main ingredient to make. Cider however, requires four buckets of Apple mush and Ale yeast to brew.

Image Ingredient How to Obtain
Bucket of water Filling an empty bucket from a sink or fountain
Barley malt Heating Barley on a Cooking range
Ale yeast Can be bought from Blandebir in Keldagrim or from Metarialus in Port Phasmatys

Image Mush How to Obtain
Apple mush Place four Cooking apples in a Cider-press. Use an empty bucket on the press to receive the Apple mush.
Cider
  • Add four buckets of Apple mush and Ale yeast to the brewing vat
  • Wait several days for it to brew
Dwarven stout
Asgarnian ale
Greenman's ale
Wizard's mind bomb
Dragon bitter
Moonlight mead
Axeman's folly
Chef's delight
Slayer's respite
Image Brew Level Required Main Ingredient Stat Increase Stat Decrease Experience Heals Notes
Cider
14
Apple mush(4) +1 Farming -2 Attack, -2 Strength 182 - Will take several days to ferment. Must add pot of ale yeast to vat after main ingredient
Dwarven stout
19
Hammerstone hops(4) +1 Mining, +1 Smithing -2 Attack, -2 Strength 215 - Will take several days to ferment. Must add two buckets of water and two barley malts before main ingredient and a pot of ale yeast to the vat after main ingredient.
Asgarnian ale
24
Asgarnian hops(4) +2 Strength -2 Attack 248 -
Greenman's ale
29
Clean harralander(4) +1 Herblore -2 Attack, -2 Defence, -2 Strength 281 -
Wizard's mind bomb
34
Yanillian hops(4) +2 or +3 Magic -1 Attack, -1 Defence, -1 Strength 313 -
Dragon bitter
39
Krandorian hops(4) +2 Strength -1 Attack 347 -
Moonlight mead
44
Mushroom(4) - - 380 40
Axeman's folly
49
Oak roots +1 Woodcutting -2 Attack, -2 Strength 413 -
Chef's delight
54
Chocolate dust(4) +2 to +5 Cooking -2 Attack, -2 Strength 446 -
Slayer's respite
59
Wildblood hops +1 Slayer -2 Attack, -2 Strength 479 -
Numbers inside of a pair of parentheses is the amount of the ingredient needed to brew the ale.
4.2 - Cocktails

Gnome cocktails require multiple ingredients to make and include numerous fruits and alcohol. You must speak to Elf Tracker and complete the Gnome training in order to begin mixing cocktails.

Fruit blast
Pineapple punch
Wizard blizzard
Short green guy
Drunk dragon
Chocolate saturday
Blurberry special
Image Cocktail Level Required Ingredients To Finish Stat Increase Stat Decrease Experience Heals Notes
Fruit blast
6
Pineapple, Lemon, Orange Lemon slices - - 50 90 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making.
Pineapple punch
8
Pineapple(2), Lemon, Orange Lime chunks, Pineapple chunks, Orange slices - - 70 90 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making.
Wizard blizzard
18
Vodka(2), Gin, Lime, Lemon, Orange Pineapple chunks, Lime slices +5 Strength -4 Attack 110 50 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making.
Short green guy
20
Vodka, Lime(3) Lime slices, Equa leaves +5 Strength -4 Attack 120 50 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making.
Drunk dragon
32
Vodka, Gin, Dwellberries Pineapple chunks, Pot of cream, Heat +6 Strength -4 Attack 160 50 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making. Heat on range to finish.
Chocolate saturday
33
Whisky, Chocolate bar, Equa leaves, Bucket of milk Chocolate dust, Pat of cream, Heat +6 Strength -4 Attack 170 70 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making. Heat on range to finish
Blurberry special
37
Vodka, Brandy, Orange, Lemon(2), Gin Orange chunks, Lemon chunks, Lime slices, Equa leaves +6 Strength -4 Attack 180 70 Must have a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass in your inventory when making.
Numbers inside of a pair of parentheses is the amount of the ingredient needed to mix the cocktail.
4.3 - Miscellaneous

The drinks that don't fit under any other category and there aren't enough to create its own category fit into the Miscellaneous category. Chocolate milk, Wine and Nettle tea are all drinks that are located under Miscellaneous.

Chocolate milk
Image Milk Level Required Ingredient Effect Experience Heals Notes
Chocolate milk
1
Chocolate dust - - 40 Add chocolate dust to a bucket of milk.

Tea
Image Tea Level Required Ingredient Experience Heals Notes
Nettle tea
20
Nettles 52 30 Can add a bucket of milk to tea or drink without.

Wine
Image Wine Level Required Ingredient Effect Experience Heals Notes
Jug of wine
35
Grapes Decrease to Attack level 200 110 Use grapes on a jug of water and wait for it to ferment. Possibility of ending up with bad wine.

5.0 - Training Methods
Before you start to train Cooking, it would be helpful to know that Cooking is typically not a skill you would train in order to make a profit. Cooking is a skill that you train in order to become more self sufficient in the sense that you can prepare and cook your own food for combat training and for quests. There are many methods in which you can train Cooking as seen from the tables in the sections above. However, cooking Fish are the most effective and efficient ways to train Cooking, both experience and money wise.

5.1 - Free to Play
Levels 1-15

Like all skills, the early levels of training will be simple and a bit slow.

Cooking shrimp will be one of the only and best thing that you can cook at level 1 Cooking. You will be cooking shrimp up until level 15, so you are going to need to obtain approximately 100 raw shrimp, as you will need to take into account the fact that you will burn some shrimp as you train. If you would like to be self sufficient you can grab a Small fishing net and fish and bank the shrimp for cooking. If not, you can always purchase raw shrimp from other players.

After 81 successfully cooked shrimp, you will have reached level 15 Cooking.

Levels 15-40

You are making good progress on your road to level 99 Cooking, because at level 15 Cooking, you can cook a wider array of fish and more importantly trout.

For the next 25 Cooking levels, you will be cooking trout. At 70 experience each, trout are one of the more efficient and quick fish to cook in order to gain good amounts of Cooking experience. In order to reach level 40 Cooking, you will have to successfully cook 498 trout, which would come out to approximately 600-700 raw trout needed as you will be burning some as you train

Like before, you can obtain your own trout by Fly-fishing, granted that you have level 20 Fishing. If not, trout are one of the fish that are always available on the Grand Exchange to both buy and sell. After successfully cooking 498 trout, you will have reached level 40 Cooking.

Levels 40-99

At level 40 Cooking, you have made it to the final and longest step in your journey to level 99 Cooking. For the final 59 Cooking levels, you will be cooking lobsters.

Lobsters are the second highest fish that free to play players can cook, but at 120 Cooking experience each, they are by far the most efficient fish. In order to reach level 99 Cooking, you will need to successfully cook a massive 108,311 lobsters. Don't be scared by this large number, as you can cook lobsters fairly fast and you can cook up to one thousand lobsters per hour. If you have level 40 Fishing, you can fish all of the lobsters needed as you will save millions of coins as well as obtaining level 99 in Fishing as well. If not, lobsters are on of the main food items traded on the Grand Exchange and between players, so it won't be a struggle to buy all of the lobsters needed.

After 108,311 lobsters cooked, you will have reached level 99 Cooking. Congratulations as you can reached the highest plateau in the skill, level 99.

5.2 - Members
Levels 1-15

Like all skills, the early levels of training will be simple and a bit slow.

Cooking shrimp will be one of the only and best thing that you can cook at level 1 Cooking. You will be cooking shrimp up until level 15, so you are going to need to obtain approximately 100 raw shrimp, as you will need to take into account the fact that you will burn some shrimp as you train. If you would like to be self sufficient you can grab a Small fishing net and fish and bank the shrimp for cooking. If not, you can always purchase raw shrimp from other players.

After 81 successfully cooked shrimp, you will have reached level 15 Cooking.

Levels 15-35

You are making good progress on your road to level 99 Cooking, because at level 15 Cooking, you can cook a wider array of fish and more importantly trout.

For the next 25 Cooking levels, you will be cooking trout. At 70 experience each, trout are one of the more efficient and quick fish to cook in order to gain good amounts of Cooking experience. In order to reach level 35 Cooking, you will have to successfully cook 286 trout, which would come out to approximately 300-400 raw trout needed as you will be burning some as you train

Like before, you can obtain your own trout by Fly-fishing, granted that you have level 20 Fishing. If not, trout are one of the fish that are always available on the Grand Exchange to both buy and sell. After successfully cooking 286 trout, you will have reached level 35 Cooking.

Levels 35-68

As you progress through the levels of Cooking, the experience gap between levels will increase gradually. For the next step of your journey to level 99 Cooking, you will be cooking tuna until you reach level 68 Cooking.

Tuna are a great fish to cook as they require a low Cooking level to cook and because they offer 100 Cooking experience each. In order to reach level 68 Cooking, you will need to successfully cook 5,827 tuna. Considering that you will burn some tuna as you cook them, you should be somewhere between 6,000-6,300 tuna in order to make it to level 68 safely. If you have level 35 Fishing, you can fish the tuna using a harpoon at various Fishing spots. Alternatively you could always buy the raw tuna from other players throughout RuneScape.

5,827 cooked tuna later and you will have reached level 68 Cooking.

Levels 68-90

From now on, training will be slow but you won't burn any of the fish granted that you have completed Family crest. If you haven't completed it, then it would be a good idea to do so as you can then obtain Cooking gauntlets which lower the level at which you stop burning certain types of fish. If for some reason you can't do the quest, don't fret as the experience will still be fairly fast.

At level 68 Cooking, lobsters can not be burned if you are wearing Cooking gauntlets. This will make for incredible experience rates and cheaper leveling. At 120 Cooking experience each, you will have to cook 39,511 lobsters in order to reach level 90 Cooking. As before, you can fish your own lobsters granted you have level 40 Fishing. If not, lobsters are always being traded between players so it shouldn't be hard to find a seller.

39,511 cooked lobsters later and you will now have reached level 90 Cooking.

Levels 90-95

At level 90 Cooking, you are now becoming a master at the skill of Cooking. However, you are still a long way away from level 99. For these next 5 levels you will be cooking monkfish with your Cooking gauntlets again.

With level 90 Cooking and Cooking gauntlets, you will no longer burn monkfish when cooking them. Monkfish are one of the more efficient fish to cook for experience as you will receive 150 Cooking experience per monkfish cooked. In order to reach level 95 Cooking, you will have to cook 22,835 monkfish. If you have completed Swan song you can fish your own monkfish granted you have level 62 Fishing. If not, monkfish are widely used for Cooking and for training food so it won't be difficult to find a seller.

After you have cooked 22,835 monkfish, you will have reached level 95 Cooking.

Levels 95-99

You've made it to the last step in the journey to level 99 Cooking. It may seem that at level 95 Cooking you are just about there, unfortunately you are just a little more than halfway there. Don't be discouraged though as for the last 5 levels you will be cooking rocktails, the quickest fish for Cooking experience.

Rocktails are the best fish and food item to cook for optimal Cooking experience. At 225 Cooking experience each, you can gain at least 225,000 Cooking experience per hour, granted that you are wearing Cooking gauntlets so you don't burn any. In order to reach level 99 Cooking, you will have to cook 18,947 rocktails. If you have level 90 Fishing you could fish your own rocktails in the Living rock caverns, or you can buy raw rocktails from other players.

After you have cooked 18,947 rocktails you will have reached level 99 Cooking. Congratulations as you have reached the highest plateau in the skill, level 99.

6.0 - Cooking Extras

There is more to Cooking than just preparing food and drinks. The skill of Cooking has a few activities to explore as well as its own guild to adventure through and use. Achieve the goal of sabotaging your opponents distillery through teamwork and rare ingredients in Trouble Brewing. Deliver Gnome delicacies to all parts of RuneScape as you take the role of a delivery man in Gnome Restaurant. Ascend the multiple floors of a chef's promise land and prepare the most masterful dishes within the Cooks' Guild.

6.1 - Cooks' Guild

The Cooks' Guild is the most prestigious place where Cooks can go cook and prepare food in peace, as well as having a plethora of ingredients and utensils at their fingertips.

The Cooks' Guild is located just West of Varrock, and just North-west of the mansion outside of Varrock's West gates. In order to access the Cooks' Guild, you must have a Cooking level of 32 or higher and must be wearing either a Chef's hat, Cooking cape or Varrock armour 3. There are three floors of the guild which includes a grain hopper for creating flour. The guild is available to both Members and Free to play players as long as they fit the requirements.

The first floor or ground floor of the guild is where the Flour bin of the Grain hopper. There is also a table with a Chocolate bar on it that spawns every forty seconds along with a sink and a Head chef. With the sink and Flour bin being so close together, the Ground floor is a great place to make dough bases for Pies, Pizzas and Bread. You can purchase the Cooking Cape of Accomplishment from the Head Chef granted you have level 99 Cooking.

The second floor of the guild contains many cooking utensils as well as a dairy churn and two cooking ranges. Of the many utensils, there is a Bowl, Cake tin and Pie dish, all of which can be found on the multiple tables in the room. In addition to the utensils, there are two Cooking apple spawns on a table. The dairy churn is members only as well.

The third and top floor of the guild is where the Grain hopper is located, along with another Cooking apple, Grapes, a Pot and an empty jug. The pot can be very helpful as it can be used to store flour made using the Grain hopper. The jug is useful as it can be used to hold water from the sink on the ground floor and use it to create doughs. Grapes can also be added to a jug of water to create a Jug of wine.

6.2 - Trouble Brewing
Introduction

Trouble Brewing is a Member's only activity that can be played on the island of Mos Le'harmless with a tram of players. You must have completed Cabin Fever in order to access Mos Le'harmless and must have at least level 40 Cooking to play the activity. In addition, your inventory must be empty, you can not being wearing anything in your Head slot, and you can not have any pets or Summoning familiars as well.

Game Play

The objective of Trouble Brewing is to sabotage the opponent team's distillery and repair damages to your distillery while gathering rare ingredients and brewing rum. It may seem like a lot to do, but team work is key to winning the activity, and with good team work you can easily get the most out of Trouble Brewing.

In order to brew the rum, you must first gather and obtain a number of rare ingredients on the island. You will need to obtain Bitternuts, Sweetgrubs, Scrapeytree bark, Coloured water, Buckets of water and Wood.

  • Bitternuts- Bitternuts can be obtained by using a coloured monkey (red or blue depending on your team) and using it a on tree until you get a Bitternut
  • Sweetgrubs- Sweetgrubs can be obtained by using a piece of raw rat meat on a Sweetgrub mound, which are scattered around the island
  • Scrapeytree bark- Scrapeytree bark can be obtained by cutting logs from a Scarpeytree and then using a knife on the logs to obtain the bark
  • Coloured water- Coloured water can be obtained by boiling 5 flowers from the island relative to your team with a kettle. Use the kettle with bowls to obtain Coloured water
  • Buckets of water- Buckets of water can be obtained by using an empty bucket with the bamboo pump or with the large body of water
  • Wood- Wood can be obtained by cutting the trees on the island

If you're not brewing, then sabotaging is your job. In order to sabotage your opponents distillery, you must have a Tinderbox and a Torch. Use the tinderbox on the torch to light it, then use the lit torch on either the bamboo pump, hopper or bridge section to set it aflame.

On the opposite side of sabotaging is repairing. You can repair your distilleries damaged parts by using the appropriate of bridge section, lumber patch and bamboo pipe. In order to extinguish flames for your team, simply use a bucket of water on the flames. In addition, you can also pump the pressure lever and select 'Vent' to extinguish to put out all fires in your distillery.

Rewards and Experience

You will receive experience in a number of skills for doing various tasks whilst playing Trouble Brewing. Tasks include sabotaging, repairing and brewing the rum.

Action Experience Rewarded
Bucket of water* -
Coloured Water* 40 Cooking experience
Sweetgrub* 40 Cooking experience
Scrapey bark* 40 Cooking experience
Bitternut* 80 Cooking experience
Place log in boiler 40 Firemaking experience
Successful Arson 50 Firemaking experience
Repair an item made 12.5 Crafting experience
Successful repair 12.5 Crafting experience
Douse out a fire 50 Firemaking experience
Capture a Monkey 15 Agility experience
Pump Pressure 10 Strength experience

* indicates that the item is being added to the hopper

For completing a game of Trouble Brewing, you will be rewarded with a certain number of Pieces of eight, which is the currency on the island. You can use your Pieces of eight to buy a variety of items from Honest Jimmy.

Image Reward Cost Notes
Coloured naval shirt 100 Can be worn and comes in Red, Purple, Green, Brown, Blue, Grey and Black.
Coloured navy slacks 100 Can be worn and comes in Red, Purple, Green, Brown, Blue, Grey and Black.
Coloured tricorn hat 50 Can be worn and comes in Red, Purple, Green, Brown, Blue, Grey and Black.
Cutthroat flag 200 Can be hung and displayed.
Guilded smile flag 200 Can be hung and displayed.
Bronze fist flag 300 Can be hung and displayed.
Lucky shot flag 400 Can be hung and displayed.
Treasure flag 500 Can be hung and displayed.
Phasmatys flag 600 Can be hung and displayed.
The stuff 5 If used whilst brewing ale, there is a higher chance it becomes mature.
Rum (red bottle) 2 When drunk, teleports you outside of Trouble Brewing.
Rum (blue bottle) 2 When drunk, teleports you outside of Trouble Brewing.
6.3 - Gnome Restaurant
Introduction

The Gnome restaurant activity is a Member's only activity and is a great thing to do in order to add some extra fun to your Cooking. You must speak to Aluft Gianne snr. order to start the activity, and you must have at least level 29 Cooking, and have completed Tree Gnome Village.

Game Play

While playing Gnome restaurant, the main objective is to get an order assigned to you by speaking with Gianne jnr. who is located at the far West wing on the second floor of the Grand tree. Once you speak with Gianne jnr, you can choose between an Easy and Hard order. Once you decide, you will be given a delivery box, which will have the order, customer and the amount of time to deliver the food.

The food that you will have to deliver can be found in the Gnome section of this guide. There are two different methods you can go about when playing Gnome restaurant. If you would like to make quick deliveries, you can make one or more of every Gnome food and cocktail and have them banked when you get an order. By doing this, you will only have to receive an order, go to the bank and withdraw the food, and deliver. This method is the most efficient and is very quick. The second method would be to receive and order and them make the Gnome food in the kitchen and then deliver the food. This method is a bit longer, but saves you time in the long run as you don't have to pre-make every food.

Rewards

When you complete an order, whoever you delivered the food or drink to will reward you with a tip. The type of tip varies depending on if you delivered an Easy or Hard delivery.

For completing an Easy delivery you will receive:

For completing a Hard delivery you can receive one of the following rewards:

There are also more rarer and more valuable rewards from the Gnome restaurant.

Image Reward Rarity Uses
Gnome goggles Rare Can be equipped and worn in the Head slot. Has no real effects.
Gnome scarf Very rare Can be equipped and worn in the Neck slot. Has no real effects aside from its looks.
Mint cake Uncommon Restores 100% of your run energy.
Reward token - Given to you by Gianne Jnr. Can only have one at a time, but every 12 points you collect delivering food, you will earn 1 food item that you can collect using the reward token. The token can hold up to 10 items for you.
Grand seed pod Common If you squash the pod you will teleport to King Narnode Shareen in the Grand Tree. If you launch the pod, a gnome will come with a glider to take you back to the Grand Tree. By launching the pod, you will also gain 100 Farming xp. By squashing the pod, you will temporarily lose 5 Farming levels.
7.0 - Cooking Enhancements

When training and using the many benefits of Cooking, there are a few items that you can wear as clothing and consume as food and drinks that will give a boost to your Cooking level. These items are known as Stat Enhancers, or in this case, Cooking Enhancers.

7.1 - Cooking Gauntlets

A reward from the quest Family Crest, Cooking gauntlets boost your Cooking level by an invisible 10 levels. The Cooking gauntlets will help you burn fewer Tuna, Lobsters, Swordfish, Monkfish, Sharks, Cavefish and Rocktails whilst you are wearing them while training Cooking. They are incredibly useful when training Cooking at higher levels as depending on your Cooking level, there is a chance that you do not burn any fish whilst training.

Image Fish Level to Cook Level to Stop Burning Level to Stop Burning with Gauntlets
Salmon
25
58
53
Tuna
30
65
63
Lobster
40
74
68
Swordfish
45
86
81
Monkfish
62
92
90
Shark
80
-
94
Cavefish
88
-
94
Rocktail
93
-
94
7.2 - Cooking Enhancers

There are certain items both edible and non-edible that can be used to give a temporary boost to your Cooking level. These items are known as Stat Enhancers and are commonly used in quests for level requirements.

Image Enhancement Cooking Bonus Other Effects Notes
Cooking cape +1 -- Requires level 99 Cooking.
Chef's delight +1-5 -2 Attack
-2 Strength
Can be brewed with level 54 Cooking.
Chef's delight(m) +5 -2 Attack
-2 Strength
Can be brewed with level 54 Cooking.
Orange spice -6 to +6 -6 to +6 Smithing, Firemaking, Crafting, Fletching, Runecrafting and Construction Upon completion of the Evil Dave sub quest of Recipe for disaster, you can add spice to stew. To determine the effect of the stew with the spice, simply multiply the number of doses you put in by 2. Note that your levels can go up or down at random when you drink this stew.
7.3 - Cooking Urns

With the addition to pottery in the Crafting skill, players can now create, charge and teleport various types of urns for five different skills for experience in the particular skill that the urn was used on. Of the five skills, Cooking is one of them, and with the right Crafting level, players can create an urn, fire it, fill it with scraps or cut offs from training Cooking, add an Fire rune, and then teleport it to Ernie in Varrock for an alloted amount of Cooking experience.

For more information, please view the Crafting skill guide, as well as the Pottery and Urns section.

Image Urn Cooking Experience Crafting Required
Cracked cooking urn 400* Level 2
Fragile cooking urn 550* Level 12
Cooking urn 950* Level 36
Strong cooking urn 1050* Level 51
Decorated cooking urn 1547.5* Level 81

*- Cooking experience will be gained when the urn is teleported to Ernie.

7.4 - Bonfires

Players will receive a 10% Cooking experience boost to all food when cooking on a bonfire.

Popular bonfire locations include Lumbridge Castle cellar and the Shantay Pass on World 100. Bonfires are also common on any world at the Grand Exchange.

7.5 - Dwarven Army Axe

The Dwarvern army axe received after completion of the new member tutorial provides a +3 experience boost in addition to regular experience.

It should be noted that the bonus from the Dwarvern army axe stacks with the cooking experience boost received from cooking on a bonfire.

8.0 - FAQ
Q: Out of the Lumbridge castle Cooking range and the eternal fire at Rogues' den, which place would be best to cook food?

A: The Rogues' den would be the better choice of the two as there is a bank right next to the fire and in the Lumbridge castle the bank is on the third floor of the castle, or if you have started Recipe for Disaster, in the cellar.

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