The cook is Duke Horacio's personal chef, and a member of the Cooks, Apprentices and Kitchen Experts Society. He usually seems unprepared, but with help, he prepares great food. He is found in the Lumbridge Castle kitchen and is the starting point for the Cook's Assistant and Recipe for Disaster quests. Completing Cook's Assistant quest grants use of his magical range, which lowers the chance of burning food compared to other ranges. Talking to him about use of his magical range, he hands out a book called the "Cook-o-matic manual".
The Cook also has a brother who appeared in the 2008 Thanksgiving event and the 2009 Thanksgiving event. In addition, he has four children, a goat, and a wife who is easily seasick.
After completion of all of the hard Lumbridge achievements, the cook offers a daily hamper containing several randomly selected food items.
Players may also need to speak to him for certain Treasure Trails. He may ask how many cannons are on the top of Lumbridge Castle, the answer to which is 7.
The cook is one of Franizzard Van Lumbcook descendants, the legendary cook who defeated and banished the evil Culinaromancer a century before, when the Culinaromancer attempted to kill the duke ruling at the time. As gratitude, that duke rewarded Franizzard with the position of the chef to the Duke of Lumbridge, which was further extended to any of his descendants.
In year 169 of the Fifth Age, the current duke, Duke Horacio, was about to celebrate his birthday and requested a special cake to celebrate the occasion. The cook was completely unprepared, apparently having forgotten about his birthday. Although he would have the items on hand, his recent assistant had quit for unknown reasons, leaving him by himself. The cook feared that he would be sacked and was wallowing in despair when he encountered an adventurer who was willing to help him out.
The cook informed them that this cake would be special, and only the best ingredients would do. He requested top-quality milk, extra fine flour, and a super large egg. He gave them directions to the nearby establishments to find these ingredients, and the adventurer brought the items back to him. He was then able to create a special cake for Horacio, who thanked him. Although the adventurer was not allowed into the party, the cook rewarded them by allowing them to use his range to cook whatever food they desired.
The cook asked the adventurer to help him recreate one his ancestor's feast, although he was unaware that it was actually a binding release spell for the Culinaromancer, releasing him from his prison. When the adventurer brought the materials to him, the Culinaromancer was freed, but Aris, who had arrived late, encountered the Culinaromancer endangering the Secret Council of Gielinor and immediately cast Tempus Cessit to freeze time in the room, although outside of the room, the Culinaromancer was already defeated by the adventurer. Aris tasked the adventurer to free the council members inside, with the cook providing them information on how they freed each of the council members.
The cook said he enjoyed food been stolen by Ebenezer Scourge because he could cook another feast for the event. Upon finishing the event, having restored the feast, he said he was upset because his opportunity for further cooking had been ruined. He was seen wearing red and green checkered trousers, wearing a chef hat with mistletoe attached to it.
Lloyd, the head chef of the Cooks' Guild, wanted to nominate himself as the leader of the Cooks, Apprentices and Kitchens Experts Society following an incident with a wild pie that caused the previous leader to disappear. Lloyd found the same adventurer who had helped the Lumbridge cook, and wanted them to distribute his newest creation, a cheesecake, to other members so they would vote for him.
One of those members was the Lumbridge cook. The adventurer gave him a slice of cheesecake, and the cook immediately loved it, as he enjoyed the texture of cream cheese and biscuits. Due to Lloyd's unusual creation, the chef himself then decided to try one of his own; banana bread, although the adventurer believed he was silly as he couldn't just mash two types of food together and hope for a delicious result. The chef agreed, and decided that he would be better off attempting to make cheesecakes.
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- ninja 12 October 2020 (Update):
- The dialogue that plays when speaking to NPCs during challenge scrolls has been removed (the dialogue will still play the first time you speak to an NPC during a challenge scroll).
- patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
- The cook in Lumbridge castle is now using an up-to-date animation set.
- patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
- The Lumbridge cook has had his model updated.
- He was one of the people invited by the Queen of Snow to the festive dinner. When the snow imp summoned him, he exclaimed, "By Guthix, no!".
- If you talk to him while Zanik is following you (during Death to the Dorgeshuun), he will attempt to rope Zanik into doing the Cook's Assistant quest.
- In early RuneScape Classic, if players somehow found a way to kill the Cook, he would drop bones, a white apron and a chef's hat.