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This article is about the cooking skill. For information on training cooking, see cooking training.
A player cooking food on a fire.

The Cooking skill is used to prepare raw food materials for a number of reasons, including restoring Hitpoints and the temporary boosting of skill levels. There are many different types of food in RuneScape, each healing a different amount of Hitpoints. However, as with all skills, players must reach certain levels to cook certain foods. Cooking is also a very popular skill to raise, as many players like to sell food they have cooked to other players. This can give great profit, as many players are willing to purchase food already cooked. Cooking also has a larger variety of training options than any other skill. This is another reason Cooking is a very popular skill amongst players. As of 17 January 2010 there are 100,158 players with 99 cooking. This makes it the second most popular 99 skill, after Strength.The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at rank 2,000,000) on the hiscores for Cooking is level 54.


How to cook

A player cooking food on a range.

Cooking is known as one of the fastest skills in RuneScape, as players can cook in different ways. Players can cook their food on a fire, an iron spit, a sulphur vent, a fireplace or on a range. Ranges are labelled on the map as a cooking pan (The range icon on the map) icon. It is important to note that only meat, fish, stew, and tea can be cooked on a fire.

To cook, players have to use their food with a range or a fire. If they have more than one food item of the same kind in their inventory, a menu will ask them how many items they want to cook. Players aiming to achieve level 99 Cooking by buying uncooked foods should be aware that it will cost from 3.5 to 10 million coins. (Note: As long as you don't give up on cooking, 99 cooking will come in no time)

Items needed

There are many items that players need in order to cook food, such as water or flour. Listed below are the items needed to cook certain kinds of food.



Players can obtain meat from killing chickens, cows, bears, yaks, and giant rats. When a player cooks raw chicken, the name becomes cooked chicken. However, when a player cooks raw beef, raw bear meat, or raw rat meat, the name becomes cooked meat for all three kinds. If meat is used on the fire after it is already cooked, it will become burnt and a message will say, "You deliberately burn the nicely cooked meat." This yields no Cooking experience. Raw and cooked meat may also be purchased at the Grand Exchange in Varrock.

Image Name Level Experience Heals Notes
Cooked meat Cooked meat 1 30 3 Any player can cook raw beef, raw bear meat, raw yak meat, or raw rat meat.
Cooked chicken Cooked chicken 1 30 3 Any player can cook raw chicken.
File:Cooked meat.PNG Ugthanki meat 1 40 3 Members can cook Ugthanki meat
File:Cooked rabbit.png Cooked rabbit 1 30 5 Members can find rabbits on Miscellania, Isafdar, and Relleka. They may be also be bought from Charter ship shops. Rabbits can be cooked on a fire.
Sinew Sinew 1 3 Cannot be consumed Members can make sinews by selecting the Make Sinew option on the screen that appears when trying to cook meat. Its use is to spin it into crossbow strings.
File:Roasted bird meat.PNG Roasted bird meat 11 62 6 Members can hunt birds and cook the meat on a spit.
File:Roast Rabbit.PNG Roasted rabbit 16 72 7 Members can find rabbits on Miscellania, Isafdar, and Relleka. They may be also be bought from Charter ship shops. Roasted rabbits can be made with an Iron spit and a fire.
File:Spideronastick.PNG Spider on stick 16 80 7-10 Members can roast spiders on a skewer stick by cutting a thatching spar with a machete from the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanupminigame, then using the stick with a spider carcass. An arrow shaft may also be used, but cannot be re-used like a skewer stick.
File:Crab meat.png Crab meat 21 100 10 Members can get Crab meat from the Mogre Camp after completing Recipe for Disaster (Pirate Pete) quest.
File:Raw beast meat.PNG Roasted beast meat 21 82 8 Members can hunt kebbits and cook the meat on a spit.
File:Cookedchompy.PNG Cooked chompy 30 140 10 Members can hunt Chompy birds and cook the meat on a spit.
File:Cooked jubbly.png Cooked jubbly 41 160 15 Members can hunt Jubbly birds and cook the meat on a spit after completing Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee) quest.
File:Oomliewrap.png Oomlie wrap 50 110 14 Members can find Oomlie birds in the Kharazi Jungle after starting Legends Quest. Players must wrap Raw oomlies with a Palm Leaf before cooking the meat or else they will burn it.


Fish are the most common food to cook in RuneScape due to its availability. They heal a great amount of Hitpoints and are the recommended food to eat during combat. Fish can be easily obtained from fishing, or bought in large amounts from other players. Many players who are power-levelling use high-level fish to gain maximum experience per hour.

Image Name Level Level Burning Stops Experience Heals Price (raw) Price (cooked) Notes
Crayfish Crayfish 1 31 30 2 23 16 Created by cooking raw crayfish.
Shrimps Shrimps 1 33 30 3 14 4 Created by cooking raw shrimp.
Karambwanji Karambwanji 1 Unknown 10 3 -- -- Members can create karambwanji by cooking raw karambwanji.
Sardine Sardine 1 36 40 3 16 5 Created by cooking raw sardine.
Anchovies Anchovies 1 34 30 1 58 52 Created by cooking raw anchovies.
Poison karambwan Poison karambwan 1 Never 80 -5 -- -- Members can create poison karambwan by cooking raw karambwan (only poison can be made before 30 Cooking and completing Tai Bwo Wannai Trio).
Herring Herring 5 39 50 5 39 10 Created by cooking raw herring.
Mackerel Mackerel 10 45 60 6 18 9 Members can create mackerel by cooking raw mackerel.
Trout Trout 15 50 70 7 34 28 Created by cooking raw trout.
Cod Cod 18 39 75 7 42 21 Members can create cod by cooking raw cod.
Pike Pike 20 52 80 8 88 71 Created by cooking raw pike.
Salmon Salmon 25 58 90 9 105 86 Created by cooking raw salmon.
Slimy Eel Slimy eel 28 58 95 7-9 511 229 Members can create by cooking raw slimy eel.
Tuna Tuna 30 63 100 10 156 132 Created by cooking raw tuna.
Karambwan Karambwan 30 Never 190 18 -- -- Members can create by cooking raw karambwan (must talk to Tiadeche after Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to learn how).
Rainbow fish Rainbow fish 35 60 110 11 315 203 Members can create by cooking raw rainbow fish.
Cave Eel Cave eel 38 40 115 8-10 399 199 Members can create by cooking raw cave eel.
Lobster Lobster 40 74 (68)** * 120 12 424 364 Created by cooking raw lobster.
Bass Bass 43 80 130 13 625 429 Members can create bass by cooking raw bass. Big basses cannot be cooked.
Swordfish Swordfish 45 86 (81)* 140 14 571 500 Created by cooking raw swordfish.
Lava Eel Lava eel 53 53 30 9-11 -- -- Members can create by cooking raw lava eel, after completing Heroes' Quest.
File:Cookedmonkfish.PNG Monkfish 62 92 150 16 488 455 Members can create monkfish by cooking raw monkfish. Fishing requires completion of Swan Song quest, cooking does not.
Shark Shark 80 Never (94)* 210 20 1,492 1,539 Members can create shark by cooking raw shark.
Sea turtle Sea turtle 82 Never 212 21 2,159 2,738 Members can create sea turtle by cooking raw sea turtle (can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame).
Cavefish Cavefish 88 Never (98)* 214 20 1,478 1,577 Members can create cavefish by cooking raw cavefish. Eating cavefish boosts a random combat skill by 2 levels.
Manta ray Manta ray 91 Never 216 22 2,251 3,101 Members can create manta rays by cooking raw manta rays. Raw manta rays are obtainable through the Fishing Trawler minigame, from other players or through the Grand Exchange.
Rocktail Rocktail 93 Never (95)* 225 23 2,427 2,485 Members can create rocktail by cooking a raw rocktail. Eating Rocktail will restore 23 hitpoints and can boost your hitpoints by up to 10 above maximum. This effect does not stack with the effect of Saradomin Brew.
  • Numbers in parentheses indicate the level at which cooking no longer burns while wearing cooking gauntlets and which method of cooking you use (e.g., using the Lumbridge range while cooking lobsters will not burn at level 64. All other methods and ranges will not burn lobsters at level 68). This only affects lobster, swordfish, shark, cavefish, and rocktail.
    • Note that lobsters won't stop burning on the Lumbridge range at level 73 Cooking.
    • In a sample of 3,065 monkfish cooked at level 89 Cooking while using cooking gauntlets, a total of 20 were burnt.


Members can also cook snail meat, obtained by killing snails in the Mort Myre swamp and Haunted Forest, south-east of the Slayer master Mazchna (both areas are in Morytania). The Priest in Peril quest has to be finished to access both areas. There are more snails in the eastern part of the swamp than in the Haunted Forest. Once a player has found a snail, they can then kill it, pick up the raw snail meat, and then cook it.

Image Name Level Experience Heals
Thin snail Thin snail 35 70 9 to 15
Lean snail Lean snail 45 80 15 to 16
Fat snail Fat snail 65 95



To make bread, players need to first make flour, which is then used with a jug of water or a bucket of water to make the dough. The dough can only be cooked on a range, not on a fire. When the dough is baked, it becomes bread.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Bread.gif Bread 1 40 5 Mix water in some flour and create bread dough, then cook it on a range.
File:Pittabreadcooked.png Pitta bread 58 40 Cannot be consumed This dough is members only. It is used to make ugthanki kebabs.


A pie

Pies require two bites to be fully consumed, thus giving players a bit more health than other foods. For example, when a player eats a redberry pie, they will only eat one half of it. The other half will stay in the dish which can be consumed later. To make pie, players need to mix a Pot of flour and water together and then make some pastry dough. Players then need to use the dough with a pie dish. Then, the player can put in extra ingredients to make them heal more, such as meat to make a meat pie. When they are finished putting in the ingredients, the pie can then be baked.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Pie.gif Redberry pie 10 78 10 in two bites Redberries are needed to make this pie. Redberries can be bought from Port Sarim's food store, or they can be picked up from their respawns south of Varrock. Members can grow their own.
File:Pie.gif Meat pie 20 110 12 in two bites Cooked meat is needed to make this pie. Meat is dropped by killing Bears, Cows, Chickens, and Giant rats.
File:Mud pie.gif Mud pie 29 128 Cannot be consumed This pie is members only. Compost, water, and clay are needed to make this pie. It can be tossed at players when it is cooked. When tossed, the target loses half of his/her run energy.
File:Pie.gif Apple pie 30 130 14 in two bites Apples are needed to make this pie. Free players can only get apples from the cooking guild or by buying them from the Grand Exchange, while members can buy apples from Frenita's Cookery Shop in Yanille, grow their own apples, or take one from the table in the farming shop north of Ardougne.
File:Garden pie.gif Garden pie 34 128 12 in two bites This pie is members only. Tomatoes, onions, and cabbage are needed to make this pie. These items can be grown by players, or picked from farms around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Each bite of this pie raises farming 3 temporarily.
File:Fish pie.gif Fish pie 47 164 12 in two bites This pie is members only. Trout, cod, and potatoes are needed to make this pie. The fish can be fished and the potatoes can be grown or picked from farms around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Each bite of this pie raises fishing 3 temporarily.
File:Admiral pie.gif Admiral pie 70 210 16 in two bites This pie is members only. Salmon, tuna, and potatoes are needed to make this pie. The fish can be fished and the potatoes can be grown or picked from farms around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Each bite of this pie raises fishing 5 temporarily.
File:Wild pie.gif Wild pie 85 240 22 in two bites This pie is members only. Raw bear meat, raw chompy meat, and raw rabbit meat is needed to make this pie. Raw bear meat can be obtained by killing bears, raw chompy meat can be obtained by killing a chompy (see the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest), and raw rabbit meat can be obtained by killing rabbits. Each bite of this pie raises Slayer by 5 temporarily and raises Ranged by 4 temporarily.
File:Summer pie.gif Summer pie 95 260 22 in two bites This pie is members only. Strawberries, watermelons, and apples are needed to make this pie. All of these items can be grown by players. Apples can also be taken from the cooking guild. Each bite restores 10% of run energy and increases Agility by 5 temporarily.


To make stew, players need a bowl and some cooked meat or cooked chicken. Next, the bowl has to be filled with water. Potatoes are needed next. They can be found around the farms near Draynor Village and Lumbridge or members can grow potatoes themselves. Members can also buy potatoes from Hudo's Grand Tree Groceries in the Grand Tree or from Frenita's Cookery Shop in Yanille. Players then have to add the cooked meat and potatoes to the bowl of water and then cook the bowl to make stew.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Stew.gif Stew 25 117 11 To make Stew, players must put cooked meat and a raw potato in a Bowl of water.
File:Curry.gif Spicy stew 25 117 11 This stew is members only. However, players need to complete Evil Dave's part of the Recipe for Disaster quest. To make this stew, players need to add several spices to a regular stew. Each spice affects a different set of skills, raising or lowering them, although certain spices show a correlation to the group of skills they change. For more information see temporary boosts.
File:Curry.gif Curry 60 280 19 This stew is members only. To make curry, players need to use either spice or add three curry leaves (grown using the farming skill) before cooking the stew. Spices can be bought or stolen using the Thieving skill in Ardougne's market or bought from the Culinareomancer's Chest.


Many players like to use pizzas to heal themselves as they heal large amounts of Hitpoints. Pizzas are a very famous choice to slayers because of the amount of hitpoint they heal but mostly because of the time they need to consume, which is less than normal food. Like pies, pizzas are consumed in two bites, so that players can eat one half and save the other half for when it's needed. To make a pizza, mix flour with water and make a pizza base. Add a tomato and a slice of cheese on the base. Both a tomato and a slice of cheese can be taken from Aggie the Witch's house in Draynor Village, north of the bank; and also in the Bandit Camp (Wilderness). They can also be bought from the food store in Port Sarim and the Culinaromancer's Chest. When the tomato and cheese are added to the pizza base, the pizza must be baked. It is possible to add various toppings to the pizza after baking it, which is also a popular money-making method for players, although it may offer relatively slow experience. Pizzas are very useful for skills such as agilty because of the great loss of hitpoints, therefore it heals a lot in 2 bites.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Pizza.gif Plain pizza 35 143 14 in two bites This is a pizza with only tomatoes and cheese.
File:Meat pizza.gif Meat pizza 45 169 16 in two bites This is a pizza with meat added on it. To make a meat pizza, players need to cook a plain pizza first, then add a piece of cooked meat on top of it. Meats include Chicken, Cow, Bear or Rat meat.
File:Anchovy pizza.gif Anchovy pizza 55 182 18 in two bites This is a pizza with anchovies added on it. To make an anchovy pizza, players need to fish some anchovies, cook them and then add them to the pizza.
File:Pineapple pizza.gif Pineapple pizza 65 195 22 in two bites This pizza is members only. To make a pineapple pizza, players need a pineapple, which can be obtained by killing the monsters on Karamja, picked from pineapple plants on Karamja or Ape Atoll, or bought from Hudo's Grand Tree Groceries and Funch's Fine Groceries and as a daily reward from the karajama diary. The pineapple can be cut into chunks or slices with a knife.


Cakes require three bites to be fully consumed, so if a player clicks on a cake, they will still have two other pieces left. To make a cake, players need flour, an egg, milk, and a cake tin. Eggs are found near the chicken coops around Lumbridge, while milk can be obtained by milking dairy cows with a bucket. Dairy cows are found near the combat level 2 cows around Lumbridge, and also on a farm south of Falador, which also houses a churn. When all of these items are placed in the cake tin, the cake can be cooked on a range. Please note that unlike pies the cake becomes separated from the cake tin when cooked, therefore players will usually have 14 uncooked cakes in their inventory when cooking, and after cooking the rest of the inventory will be filled by empty cake tins.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Cooked fishcake Cooked fishcake 31 100 11 This cake is members only. To make it, players have to have completed the Pirate Pete section of the Recipe for Disaster quest. The ingredients needed to make this cake are: ground cod, ground kelp, ground giant crab, and breadcrumbs. To make these items ground, use them with a pestle and mortar.
File:Cake.png‎ Cake 40 180 12 in three bites To make this Cake, Mix flour, an egg and some milk together in a cake tin. Then cook the Cake by using it with a Stove. It can also be bought from the Cook in Ardougne market (or stolen).
File:Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 50 210 15 in three bites To make this cake, a chocolate bar or Chocolate dust has to be added to a normal Cake. Chocolate bars can be taken from their respawn in the cooking guild or bought from Port Sarim's food store, the Culinaromancer's Chest (after starting Recipe for Disaster), or Hudo's Grand Tree Groceries. One slice of this cake can also be bought from the cook in Ardougne market (or stolen).

Potato Toppings

Potato Toppings are members only.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:spicy sauce.png Spicy sauce 9 25 2 Use Gnome spice and garlic on a bowl
File:chilli con carne.png Chilli con carne 11 55 5 Use spicy sauce with cooked meat
File:Scrambled egg.png Scrambled egg 13 50 5 Use an egg with a bowl. Use the bowl with a range
File:Egg and tomato.png Egg and tomato 23 50 8 Use a scrambled egg with a tomato
File:Fried onions.png Fried onions 42 60 5 Cook an onion with a bowl.
File:Shrooms.gif Fried mushrooms 46 60 5 Cook a mushroom with a bowl.
File:Cooking mushroomonion.gif Mushroom and onion 57 120 11 Fried mushroom and fried onion
File:Tuna and corn.png Tuna and corn 67 204 13 Use cooked sweetcorn with a bowl and tuna

Baked Potato

Baking potatoes are members only.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Potato baked.gif Baked potato 7 15 4 Players can only cook a potato on a range, otherwise it will burn.
File:Potato buttered.gif Potato with butter 39 95.5 14 Use a baked potato with a Pat of butter.
File:Potato chillicarne.gif Chilli potato 41 165.5 14 Use a Potato with butter with a Chilli con carne topping (see above).
File:Potato cheese.gif Potato with cheese 47 199.5 16 Use a Potato with butter with Cheese.
File:Potato tomatoegg.gif Egg potato 51 195.5 16 Use a Potato with butter with an Egg and tomato topping (see above).
File:Potato mushroomonion.gif Mushroom and onion potato 64 270.5 20 Use a Potato with butter with a Mushroom and onion topping (see above)
File:Potato tunasweetcorn.gif Tuna potato 68 309.5 22 Use a Potato with butter with a Tuna and corn topping (see above)


Dairy products can only be made on Members' worlds with a Dairy churn. A Dairy churn is found on the farm south of Falador, the cooking guild just south of the grand exchange and at several other locations.

Image Name Level Experience Heals Notes
File:Chocolatey milk.png Chocolate milk 4 0 4 Use chocolate dust on a Bucket of milk.
File:Pot of cream.gif Pot of cream 21 23 1 Use a bucket of milk on a dairy churn to create it.
File:Pat of butter.PNG Pat of butter 38 40 Can’t be consumed. Use a bucket of milk on a dairy churn to create it.
File:Cheese.png Cheese 48 64 2 Use a bucket of milk on a dairy churn to create it.


Wine is made from a jug of water and a bunch of grapes. Grapes can be found in the Cooking guild, In the Phoenix Gang's hideout, as a common drop from Guards, or stolen from Fortunato's Fine Wine in Draynor Village (level 22 Thieving required, members only); members who have completed a portion of Recipe for Disaster can obtain grapes from the Culinaromancer's chest. A jug can be found on the top floor of the cooking guild.

Use the grapes with the jug of water to make unfermented wine. About ten seconds later, the wine will ferment and either be drinkable, or go bad. Wine gives 200 experience for a good jug, and none for a bad jug. If you make the maximum amount of jugs in one trip (14) successfully,you will get 2800 experience.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Wine.gif Jug of wine 35 200 11 Lowers attack when consumed
File:Wine.gif Jug of bad wine 35 0 0 Lowers attack when consumed

Hot drinks

The only hot drink is nettle tea, which is members only. To make nettle tea, players need first a bowl of water. Next, nettles are needed. Nettles are located near the prison along the road between the Wizard's Tower and Draynor Village, south-east of the slayer master in Canifis, or next to the yew trees in Edgeville. It is important to note that nettles will hurt players when they pick them up, so they have to wear gloves. The nettles have to be used with the bowl of water to make nettle-water. The nettle-water next has to be boiled on a range to turn it into nettle tea. The tea can then be placed into an empty cup. Empty cups can be bought or stolen from the tea stall in Varrock or by speaking to Brother Galahad, located east of the coal trucks. Also, if a player wants to add milk to their tea, they can obtain some milk in a bucket and use it with the tea. Adding milk is optional.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Cup of nettle tea.png Nettle tea 20 52 3 This tea is members only.


Brewing is much more complicated and time consuming than other foods, but the results are quite useful, for most of them boost assorted stats.


To brew ales, you have to be in the brewery in either Keldagrim or Port Phasmatys. Steps for brewing Ales:

  1. 2 buckets of water added to fermenting vat.
  2. 2 lots of barley malt added to fermenting vat. (made by cooking barley on a cooking range)
  3. (Optional) 1 bag of The stuff added to fermenting vat. (50% increase chance of mature ale)
  4. Add the ingredients that vary for the specific beer/ale you are making.
  5. 1 pot of ale yeast added to fermenting vat. (bought from NPC near vat, players will need an Amulet of Ghostspeak and 5 Ecto-tokens AND an Empty pot for the one located in Port Phasmatys, 25 coins for Keldagrim, empty pot spawn near vat)
  6. Next, wait for the brew to ferment. If the brew is not ready, the examine text will say, " ale is fermenting in this vat." If you attempt to turn the valve prematurely, you will receive the prompt, "Are you sure you want to drain the vat?" Note that fermenting often takes a good 24–72 hours possibly more! Depending on your cooking level, it may take as low as 12 hours on the Keldagrim fermenting vat. Port Phasmatys' vat will always take a longer time to ferment.
  7. Once it's done brewing (examine will say "This vat is filled with ale."), turn the valve between the vat and the attached barrel to move brewed ale to the barrel (make sure the barrel is empty first!)
  8. Use 8 beer glasses on the barrel or 2 Calquat kegs
A player retrieving their ale from the barrel.

Note: The contents of the vat will change colour as the fermenting progresses.


To make cider, 16 cooking apples, a pot of ale yeast, and 4 empty buckets are required.

Head to the brewery and put four of the apples in the nearby cider barrel. The players' character will do a nice dance and squish the apples to a pulp, making a bucket of apple mush. Use empty buckets on the apple barrel to get 4 buckets of mashed apples. Once all 4 buckets are filled, add them to the fermenting vat, then the ale yeast into the fermenting vat and wait.

Note: Remember, you do NOT need to put in water or barley to make cider.

Mature brews

With normal brewing, a player can randomly make matured ale, shown by a (m) next to the drink. Matured ale is slightly stronger than normal ale.

"The stuff" is available from Honest Jimmy for 5 Pieces of Eight at the Trouble Brewing minigame. It gives a 50% chance of brewing a mature ale of the type the player is brewing.

Add "The stuff" after the barley and before other ingredients and yeast. If the player try to add it after the other ingredient or after the yeast, it's too late, and will be told he or she can't add that to this vat.


Occasionally ale will become bad, wasting all that time. Drain the vat and try again.

Types of Ales and Ciders

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
File:Cider.gif Cider 14 182 2 See instructions for making above. Increases farming level by 1, decreases attack and strength by 2.
File:Dwarven stout.gif Dwarven stout 19 215 1 Uses 4 Hammerstone hops as ingredient. Increases Smithing and Mining by 1, decreases Attack, Strength and Defence by 1.
File:Beer.gif Asgarnian ale 24 248 2 Uses 4 Asgarnian hops as ingredient, increases strength level by 2, decreases Attack by 4.
File:Greenmans ale.gif Greenman's ale 29 281 1 Uses 4 Harralander as ingredient. Increases Herblore level by 1, decreases Attack by 4.
File:Wizards mind bomb.gif Wizard's mind bomb 34 314 1 Uses 4 Yanillian hops as ingredient. Increases magic level by 2 or 3, decreases Attack by 4, decreases Strength and Defence by 3.
File:Dragon bitter.gif Dragon bitter 39 347 1 Uses 4 Krandorian hops as ingredient. Increases strength by 2, decreases attack by 1.
File:Moonlight mead.gif Moonlight mead 44 380 5 Uses 4 Bittercap mushrooms. Does nothing except heal 5 hitpoints.
File:AxemansFolly.gif Axeman's folly 49 413 1 Uses an oak roots as ingredient, raises woodcutting level by 1, lowers attack and strength by 3.
File:Chefs delight.gif Chef's delight 54 446 1 Uses 4 pinches of chocolate dust as ingredient, raises cooking level by 1-5 (see below), lowers attack and strength by 2.
File:Slayers respite.gif Slayer's respite 59 479 1 Uses 4 Wildblood hops as ingredient, raises slayer level by 1, lowers attack and strength by 2.
  • All ales except Moonlight Mead decrease attack, and all ales except Asgarnian Ale and Dragon Bitter decrease strength.
  • Most stat changes are relative to your level in that stat.

Gnome Cooking

This section is a stub. Please help expand it.

Main article: Gnome cooking

Gnome cooking plays a big part in the Gnome Restaurant minigame. Further information can be found in said article.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing
File:Fruit Blast.PNG Fruit blast 6 50 9
File:Pineapple Punch.PNG Pineapple punch 8 70 9
File:Toad crunchies.PNG Toad crunchies 10 100 8
File:Spice crunchies.PNG Spicy crunchies 12 100 7
File:Worm crunchies.PNG Worm crunchies 14 100 8
File:Chocolate chip crunchies.PNG Chocchip crunchies 16 100 7
File:Wizard Blizzard.PNG Wizard blizzard 18 110 5
File:Short Green Guy.PNG Short green guy (SGG) 20 120 5
File:Fruit Batta.PNG Fruit batta 25 150 11
File:Toad Batta.PNG Toad batta 26 152 11
File:Worm Batta.PNG Worm batta 27 154 11
File:Vegetable batta.PNG Vegetable batta 28 156 11
File:Cheese and tomato batta.PNG Cheese and tomato batta 29 158 11
File:Worm hole.PNG Worm hole 30 170 12
File:Drunk Dragon.PNG Drunk dragon 32 160 ?
File:Chocolate Saturday.PNG Choc saturday 33 170 5
File:Vegetable ball.PNG Veg ball 35 175 12
File:Blurberry Special.PNG Blurberry special 37 180 ?
File:' legs.PNG Tangled toads' legs 40 185 15
File:Chocolate bomb.PNG Chocolate bomb 42 190 15


See the following articles

Burning food

Burning can occur when cooking , especially when cooking something you have the exact level requirements for. As you increase your cooking level beyond the required level for that particular food, you will burn less and less until, with some foods, especially lower to mid level foods you stop burning entirely at a specific level. Other than increasing your cooking level, there are other methods of decreasing the chance of burning while cooking.

  • Fires have the greatest chance of burning food, can be made almost everywhere.
  • The "Cooking range" on the ground floor of Lumbridge castle will burn food less often than any other place to cook, although the Cook's Assistant quest is required, and there are other spots closer to a bank.

The information on the Cooking gauntlets is based on statistical data and has not officially been proven by Jagex


This is where players don't speak to anyone and have no distractions. This reduces the time to cook things thus gaining cooking level up faster. However, players will have no breaks so it is somewhat hard to keep cooking after a long time. Instead of dropping burnt food, which takes many clicks, simply bank them. Dropping individual items takes a long time, so it isn't good to do, even if they are not power-cooking. After having cooked everything, just take the burnt items of food out of the bank (noted) and drop them. Most power-cookers go to the area underneath the bar in Burthorpe, called the Rogue's Den. This is because the perpetual fire is only 1 to 6 squares away from the bank, as the banker is able to move around the Rogue's Den but he tends to stay in one place unless talked to. The bank isn't a normal bank, its a man named Emerald Benedict. This is the shortest distance to a fire anywhere. The shortest distance to a range is in the cooks guild although the downside of this is that the player must have completed Varrock Achievement diary completely. Players normally buy raw fish in large quantities and cook them, then resell to the Grand Exchange.

Temporary boosts

  • Chef's delight, a type of player-made beer, temporarily increases Cooking level by 1-5 when drank (5% of base cooking level).
  • Orange Spicy stew raises Cooking level by up to 6 temporarily, but can also have the opposite effect and lower it by 6.

Cooking Cape of Accomplishment

You can buy this skillcape from the Head Chef at the Cooking Guild in Varrock.

A player doing the cooking skillcape emote

Training Tips

  • A good way to train cooking for lower levels is to go to the Barbarian village fishing spot. Then on a quiet world collect the fish that fisherman drop and cook that fish on the fireplace in the helmet vendor's house in barbarian village. This is also helpful to do on world 1(F2p) or 2(p2p), and just ask for raws. If you are doing this enough, the raw givers start to recognise you, and give to you more often.
  • Another way to train cooking at a higher level is to go to Musa Point in Karamja (where F2P players fish for Swordfish and Lobsters) and pick up dropped tuna and lobsters. To do this, get out a tinderbox and hatchet (and 30 coins for travel) from the Draynor Village bank, walk over to Port Sarim, and take the ship to Musa Point (30 coins). Pick up raw fish, chop wood on the island, and make a fire down by the docks.
  • To recap the above tip, training cooking with fish is good. Uncooked fish are easy to obtain, and with cooking gauntlets you'll have a lower chance of burning Lobster, Monkfish, Swordfish, Shark and Rocktail.
  • The cook's range in Lumbridge Castle has less chance of burning food, and is available to all players who have completed the Cook's Assistant quest.
  • If you have uncooked food in the bank, go to places where fires are commonly lit, such as the G.E., Draynor bank or Edgeville bank. By doing this you save two inventory spaces by not needing to light a fire.
  • Al Kharid, Catherby, Zanaris and Neitiznot all have a range quite close to the bank.
  • If you have completed all tasks in the Varrock Diary, you can wear your Varrock Armour 3 and use the bank and stove inside the cooking guild. These are only 3 steps from each other.
  • After you buy, fish or make your food it is advised that the best cooking spot for Members is underneath the pub south-east of the Burthorpe games room, where there is a fire only a few feet away from the banker (Emerald Benedict). This is the closest a fire is to a bank.
  • Cooking Gauntlets: This helpful item is a reward from the Family Crest Quest, and will increase your chance of successfully cooking various types of fish.
  • For wealthier players it is a good option to buy raw fish in large quantities. Players with a cooking level of 39-50 should buy herring, players with 50-52 trout (Trout is also a way that people who do not have much money go from 50-99 losing only 3-5 Gp loss per fish.), 52-58 pike, (although raw pike is hard to obtain and cooked pike is hard to sell) 58-63 salmon, 63-68 tuna, 68-81 lobsters, and 81+ swordfish. It is recommended for players to cook at Lumbridge's range this is because there is a bank very close to the range and foods have a lower chance of burning although it is better to start with one type of fish once it no longer burns, this way you get to save money, for example if you buy 1k raw lobsters at a cooking level of 40, lobsters will burn very often reducing the cost/effective rate, because if a lobster gets cooked you get exp and a minimal GP loss, but if burned, you really lose cash.
  • Note: After all it is all about commitment and cook on!

See also


  • Currently, 117 players have 200,000,000 experience in Cooking, the most for any skill.
  • Currently, 179 players have 100,000,000 experience or higher in Cooking, the most for any skill.
  • There was a bug after the first update of 2 September 2009 where people could cook at a rate 0.5 times faster. This bug was fixed in a later update that day.
  • There was a bug sometime in 2006 that when players tried to cook Lobsters inside the Fletching shop in Catherby, they would never burn it. This was exploited by players training Cooking on the range nearby. Since there was a bank right next door, players flocked here to train cooking. This was fixed a few days later. No action was taken against the players who exploited this glitch.

This article uses material from the "Cooking" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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