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This article is about the cooking skill. For information on training cooking, see Cooking training (F2P) (P2P).
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The level-up music for Cooking

Cooking is an artisan skill that is used to cook raw food for a number of reasons, including restoring life points and the temporary boosting of skill levels. There are many different types of food in RuneScape, each healing a certain amount of life points. However, as with all skills, players must reach certain levels to cook various types of foods. Cooking can often generate a small profit as many players are willing to purchase food already cooked, especially those who cannot actually prepare higher level foods. Cooking also has a larger variety of training options than any other skill.

The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 1,221,227) on the hiscores for Cooking is level 15. As of 18 June 2019, there are 212,260 current members that have achieved level 99 in Cooking. There are 5,930 current members that have achieved level 120 in Cooking.

How to cook[edit | edit source]

A player cooking food on a fire

Cooking is known as one of the fastest skills to train in RuneScape, as players can cook in many different ways and have the option to buy their raw food items from the Grand Exchange.

Generally a player who is gathering their raw items will cook their food items on a local campfire created through the Firemaking skill near where they are gathering, or take the items they have obtained to a range and cook there. Ranges (which provide a lower burn rate) can be easily located and are labelled on the map using this icon. (The range icon on the map)

There are other assorted things that a player can cook on, such as sulphur vents, permanent campfires as seen in NPC camps, or on iron Spits. It is important to note that only meat, fish and stew can be cooked on an open fire. Foods like bread, cake, and pie must be cooked on a proper range, Most of these food items will generate an error message if the player attempts to cook it improperly while others, such as raw potatoes, will simply all burn. Raw foods loosely related to the Hunter skill, such as raw beast meat, raw chompy, and rabbit, must be cooked on an iron spit.

The Make-X interface

To actually cook something, players have to "use" their raw food item on a range or a campfire. If they have more than one food item of the same kind in their inventory, the Make-X interface will appear, and the number of items to cook can be chosen using the slider on this interface. By default, the maximum possible number of items will be cooked.

If this is your first time cooking follow these steps for maximum effect:

  • Cook on the Lumbridge range after completion of Cook's Assistant, as there is a bank directly upstairs and the range offers a lower burn rate than other ranges.
  • If you do not want to spend much money in this skill, you can kill cows and cook the raw meat on the range or a fire.

Burning[edit | edit source]

Main article: Burnt food

As players train Cooking, they will periodically and randomly fail to cook something properly. The result is a burnt version of the item that the player was attempting to cook. As an example, if a player tries to cook a raw shark and burns it they will obtain the item 'burnt shark.' The same holds true for items such as burnt cake, burnt meat, and burnt fish, where the item name holds the general form 'burnt [item].'

As you increase your Cooking level beyond what is required for that particular food, you will gradually burn less, as is made obvious by the logic of getting better at cooking. With many raw items, and especially lower- to mid-level items, you will eventually stop burning some types of food entirely, but will often need an extensive amount of training to reach the appropriate zero-burn level. An example being raw monkfish, which is accessed at Cooking level 62 does not reach zero-burn until level 92, 30 levels higher. Other than increasing your Cooking level, there are several methods of decreasing the chance of burning.

Burnt food items are completely worthless, and cannot be sold on the Grand Exchange. They are tradeable, but retain their uselessness and the minimum trade value of 1gp each. An update to the shops system guaranteed that any item sold was worth at least 1 gold piece, so players can now offload their burnt food at the general store for 1 coin each, which is generally minuscule compared to the amount it can cost a player to purchase the raw food item.

Items needed[edit | edit source]

As Cooking is the skill of turning food from raw to edible, and there is a very wide range of available food types in RuneScape, there are many items that players need in order to cook food. Depending on what you are cooking you will need a variety of items such as water or flour. Listed below are the cardinal cooking items which are used to make the most common types of food.

Types of food[edit | edit source]

Meat[edit | edit source]

Players can obtain basic meat from killing chickens, cows, bears, yaks, and giant rats. While raw chicken, which then becomes cooked chicken looks a little different, the item uses are identical (e.g., stew.) When a player cooks raw beef, raw bear meat, or raw rat meat, they all three become simply cooked meat. 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.

Item Level Stops burning at level Experience (Bonfire) Heals Notes
Cooked meat.png: Inventory image of Cooked meatCooked meat 1 34 30 200 Any player can cook raw beef, raw bear meat, raw yak meat, or raw rat meat.
Cooked chicken.png: Inventory image of Cooked chickenCooked chicken 1 34 30 200 Any player can cook raw chicken.
Ugthanki meat.png: Inventory image of Ugthanki meatUgthanki meat 1 Never 40 200 Members item used to make kebabs, when cooked it becomes ugthanki meat.
Cooked rabbit.png: Inventory image of Cooked rabbitCooked rabbit 1 34 30 200 Members can find rabbits on Miscellania, Isafdar, and Rellekka. They may be also be bought from charter ship shops. Cooked rabbit is the result of directly using the raw rabbit on a fire.
Roast bird meat.png: Inventory image of Roast bird meatRoast bird meat 11 99 62 200 Members can obtain bird meat via hunting, and may prepare it on an iron spit. It should be noted, however, that raw bird meat is much more expensive than its cooked version as it is used in the creation of spirit terrorbird pouches.
Bacon.png: Inventory image of BaconBacon 14 49 68 300 Members can obtain raw bacon from pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon.
Roast rabbit.png: Inventory image of Roast rabbitRoast rabbit 16 99 72 320 Members can find rabbits on Miscellania, Isafdar, and Rellekka. They may be also be bought from charter ship shops. Roasted rabbits can only be made by first using an iron spit on the raw rabbit then cooking it on a fire (not compatible with a range).
Spider on stick.png: Inventory image of Spider on stickSpider on stick 16 48 80 400 Although the term 'meat' is used loosely, Members can roast spiders on a skewer stick by cutting a thatching spar (light, medium, or dense) with a machete from the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame, then using the 'stick' with a spider carcass. An arrow shaft may also be used, but cannot be re-used like a skewer stick can once the spider has been eaten.
Spider on shaft.png: Inventory image of Spider on shaftSpider on shaft 48
Cooked crab meat.png: Inventory image of Cooked crab meatCooked crab meat 21 62 100 420 Members can get crab meat from the Mogre Camp found during Recipe for Disaster (Pirate Pete) quest, after reaching the point where they can actually access the crabs. Simply kill the crab for meat.
Roast beast meat.png: Inventory image of Roast beast meatRoast beast meat 21 99 82 420 Members can obtain raw beast meat through the Hunter skill. Hunting kebbits produces this type of meat. It must be cooked on a spit.
Bacon stack.png: Inventory image of Bacon stackBacon stack 24 49 88 500 Members can obtain raw bacon from pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon. To get a raw bacon stack, 2 pieces of raw bacon must be combined.
Cooked chompy.png: Inventory image of Cooked chompyCooked chompy 30 99 140 750 Members can obtain raw chompy meat by killing chompy birds. Although often referred to as 'hunting chompies,' it is unrelated to the Hunter skill. Players must complete Big Chompy Bird Hunting to be able to 'hunt' these birds. Chompy meat can be both cooked on a fire and roasted on a spit.
Bacon pile.png: Inventory image of Bacon pileBacon pile 34 49 108 700 Members can obtain raw bacon from pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon. To get a raw bacon pile, 2 bacon stacks must be combined (4 pieces of raw bacon).
Cooked jubbly.png: Inventory image of Cooked jubblyCooked jubbly 41 N/A 160 820 Members can obtain raw jubbly meat by killing jubbly birds. Although often referred to as 'hunting jubblies,' it is unrelated to the Hunter skill. Players must complete Recipe for Disaster (Skrach Uglogwee) quest to be able to 'hunt' these birds. The meat is roasted on a spit once obtained.
Bacon heap.png: Inventory image of Bacon heapBacon heap 44 49 135 900 Members can obtain raw bacon from pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon. To get a raw bacon heap, 2 bacon piles must be combined (8 pieces of raw bacon).
Cooked oomlie wrap.png: Inventory image of Cooked oomlie wrapCooked oomlie wrap 50 40 (range)
44 (bonfire)
110 1125 Members can find oomlie birds in the Kharazi Jungle after starting Legends' Quest. Simply kill the oomlie bird to obtain the meat. Players must wrap raw oomlies with a palm leaf before cooking the meat or else it will become burnt.
Bacon mound.png: Inventory image of Bacon moundBacon mound 54 49 158 1100 Members can obtain raw bacon from pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon. To get a raw bacon mound, 2 bacon heaps must be combined (16 pieces of raw bacon).
Cooked pekin.png: Inventory image of Cooked pekinCooked pekin 91 ? 30 200 Obtained as a drop from Pekin on Waiko.

Fish[edit | edit source]

Fish are the most common food to cook due to the ease of gathering them. Fish can be easily obtained through the Fishing skill, or bought in large amounts from other players and the Grand Exchange.

Image Name Level Stops burning at level Experience (Bonfire) Heals GE price (raw) GE price (cooked) GP/XP

(no Burn)

Crayfish Crayfish 1 34 30 (33) 200 190 67 -3.73 Created by cooking raw crayfish.
Shrimps Shrimps 1 34 30 (33) 200 217 39 -5.39 Created by cooking raw shrimps.
Karambwanji Karambwanji 1 28 10 200 Untradeable Untradeable Untradeable Members can create karambwanji by cooking raw karambwanji. (Related to the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.)
Sardine Sardine 1 38 40 (44) 200 405 62 -7.8 Created by cooking raw sardine.
Anchovies Anchovies 1 34 30 200 217 97 -4 Created by cooking raw anchovies.
Poison karambwan Poison karambwan 1 20 80 -50 2,461 Untradeable -30.76 Members can create poison karambwan by cooking raw karambwan. (Can only be made before completing Tai Bwo Wannai Trio.)
Herring Herring 5 41 50 (55) 200 322 68 -4.62 Created by cooking raw herring.
Mackerel Mackerel 10 45 60 (66) 250 335 41 -4.45 Members can create mackerel by cooking raw mackerel.
Trout Trout 15 50 70 (77) 375 290 44 -3.19 Created by cooking raw trout.
Cod Cod 18 52 75 450 661 78 -7.77 Members can create cod by cooking raw cod.
Pike Pike 20 53 80 400 285 23 -3.28 Created by cooking raw pike.
Salmon Salmon 25 58 90 (99) 625 324 30 -2.97 Created by cooking raw salmon.
Slimy Eel Slimy eel 28 58 95 700 1,209 230 -10.31 Members can create by cooking raw slimy eel.
Tuna Tuna 30 65 100 (110) 750 111 36 -0.68 Created by cooking raw tuna.
Karambwan Karambwan 30 Never 190 750 2,461 751 -9 Members can create by cooking raw karambwan. (Must talk to Tiadeche after Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to learn how.)
Rainbow fish Rainbow fish 35 60 110 875 357 226 -1.19 Members can create by cooking raw rainbow fish.
Cave Eel Cave eel 38 40 115 950 602 208 -3.43 Members can create by cooking raw cave eel.
Lobster Lobster 40 74 (73**) (64*) 120 (132) 1200 200 91 -0.83 Created by cooking raw lobster.
Bass Bass 43 79 130 1300 1,043 203 -6.46 Members can create bass by cooking raw bass. Big bass cannot be cooked.
Swordfish Swordfish 45 86 (81*) 140 (154) 1400 254 133 -0.79 Created by cooking raw swordfish.
Desert sole Desert sole 52 Unknown 142.5 1450 155 79 -0.53 Created by cooking Raw desert sole. Can only be caught in Menaphos.
Lava Eel Lava eel 53 53 30 1060 Untradeable Untradeable Untradeable Members can catch and cook raw lava eel after completing Heroes' Quest. Difficult to obtain in large amounts.
Catfish.png Catfish 60 89 145 1500 521 81 -3.03 Created by cooking Raw catfish. Can only be caught in Menaphos.
Monkfish.png Monkfish 62 92 (90*) 150 (165) 1600 684 172 -3.1 Members can create monkfish by cooking raw monkfish. Fishing them requires completing Swan Song. They can be cooked without doing the quest.
Beltfish.png Beltfish 72 Unknown


165 1650 772 99 -4.08 Created by cooking Raw beltfish. Can only be caught in Menaphos.
Green blubber jellyfish.png Green blubber jellyfish 72 Unknown(87*) 165 500 651 136 -3.12
Shark.png Shark 80 Never (94*) 210 (231) 2000 850 651 -0.86 Members can create shark by cooking raw shark.
Sea turtle.png Sea turtle 82 Never 212 2050 735 564 -0.81 Members can create sea turtle by cooking raw sea turtle which can be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame or caught at the Deep Sea Fishing hub.
Great white shark.png Great white shark 84 Never (94) 212 (236) 2100 867 735 -0.56 Members can create great white shark by cooking raw great white shark. They can be caught at any shark fishing spot after claiming the prawn perk from the Aquarium in your Player-owned house.
Great maki.png Great maki 84 Never (94) 150 2100 867 + 19 996 0.73 Members can create great maki by combining raw great white shark and seaweed, after unlocking the sushi perk from the Aquarium. When eaten, alongside the healing, the player regains 1% of their prayer every two seconds for up to 5%. Players cannot eat a second great maki until the first one's prayer restore effect wears off.
Cavefish.png Cavefish 88 Never (94*) 214 (235) 2200 1,008 738 -1.15 Members can create cavefish by cooking raw cavefish. Eating cavefish boosts a random combat skill by 2 levels.
Great gunkan.png Great gunkan 91 Never 180 1500 (2850 in total) 867 + 583 2,011 3.12 Members can create great gunkan by combining raw great white shark and kelp, after unlocking the sushi perk from the Aquarium. When eaten, it heals 1500 life points instantly, and then continues to heal 150 life points per second for 9 seconds, for a total of 2850 life points.
Fish oil 1.png Fish oil 91 91 120 Not edible Untradeable Untradeable Obtained by cooking either 9 raw tarpon, 6 raw seerfish, or 3 raw sillago, obtained in The Arc. They can then be sold for 9 to 11 chimes, depending on a player's upgrades in the region.
Manta ray.png Manta ray 91 Never 216 2275 1,109 1,004 -0.49 Members can create manta rays by cooking raw manta rays which can be obtained through the Fishing Trawler minigame or caught at the Deep Sea Fishing hub.
Rocktail.png Rocktail 93 Never (94*) 225 (250.8) 2300 1,812 1,631 -0.72 Members can create rocktail by cooking a raw rocktail. Eating rocktail can boost your life points by up to 100 above maximum. This effect does not stack with the effect of saradomin brew or Oo'glog spa pools.
Rocktail soup.png Rocktail soup 93 93 500 2500 Untradeable 7,125 Members can create rocktail soup by combining a rocktail with spices after unlocking the recipe from the Player-owned port minigame. Eating rocktail soup can boost your life points by up to 15% above maximum. This effect does not stack with the effect of saradomin brew or Oo'glog spa pools.
Arc gumbo.png Arc gumbo 94 Never 130 2225 Untradeable Untradeable Members can create Arc gumbo by combining a tortle shell bowl, a bundle of bamboo, a rumberry, fish oil, and sea salt. It can then be cooked and sold for a base of 65 chimes on Waiko. Due to the difficulty of creating an Arc gumbo, it is recommended not to eat it.
Tiger shark.png Tiger shark 95 Never (99*) 230 2375 Untradeable Untradeable Members can catch up to one Tiger shark during a Fishing Trawler attempt, though they are not guaranteed.
Blue blubber jellyfish.png Blue blubber jellyfish 95 Never (97) 235 750 × 3 bites 3,146 2,931 -0.91
Wobbegong oil 1.png Wobbegong oil 96 96 240 Not edible Untradeable Untradeable Can be obtained by cooking two raw wobbegong, obtained in The Arc. It can then be sold for 12 chimes on Waiko.
Shark soup.png Shark soup 96 96 240 2350 Untradeable Untradeable Members can create Shark soup by combining a shiny tortle shell bowl, a bundle of bamboo, sliced mushrooms, wobbegong oil, and alaea sea salt. It can then be cooked and sold for a base of 85 chimes on Waiko. Due to the difficulty of creating an Shark soup, it is recommended not to eat it.
Sailfish.png Sailfish 99 Never 270 (297) 2400 2,757 2,199 -2.07
Sailfish soup.png Sailfish soup 99 99 600 2600 Untradeable 12,127

*Numbers in parentheses indicate the level at which fish will no longer burn while wearing cooking gauntlets. This only affects lobster, swordfish, monkfish, shark, cavefish, rocktail and tiger shark.

**Note that lobsters will not burn on the Lumbridge range at level 73 Cooking, as opposed to 74 while using a normal range.

Snails[edit | edit source]

A sub-type of meat, snails can only be cooked by Members. Raw snail meat is obtained by killing snails in the Mort Myre swamp and the neighbouring Haunted Woods, Near the village of Canifis in Morytania. There are more snails in the eastern and southern parts of the swamp than in the Haunted Forest, especially the area known as the winding path. Once a player has found a snail, simply kill it and take the meat for cooking. There is usually plenty of trees around the areas you find the snails you can use to quickly cut down and cook the snails, making them a great food when you're out adventuring and need extra food.

Image Name Level Stops burning

at level

Experience Heals
Thin snail meat Thin snail meat 12 47 70 300
Lean snail meat Lean snail meat 17 50 80 425
Fat snail meat Fat snail meat 22 56 95 550

Bread[edit | edit source]

Bread making is done by simply combining a pot of flour with either a jug of water or a bucket of water. When the someone does this, they will be prompted with the option to make several different types of dough. Select the desired type, then quantity, to make the actual dough. Not all types of dough are directly cook-able, but those that are can only be cooked on a range, not on a fire made via the Firemaking skill. Once cooked on the range, regular bread is complete. Other types of dough, such as pitta bread and pastry dough have further steps until completion.

Image Name Level Stops burning at level Experience Total healing Notes
Bread.png Bread 1 37 40 200 Mix water in some flour and create bread dough, then cook it on a range.
Pitta bread.png Pitta bread 58 37 40

Cannot be consumed as is.

This dough is members only. It is used to make ugthanki kebabs.

Pies[edit | edit source]

Pies are a food that a player must eat in two bites. Similar to pizzas, a player will eat only half of the pie at once, and garner the full benefits related to the pie (a player does not need to eat the whole pie to gain relevant stat boosts). After eating the first half of the pie, the player will obtain the aptly named 'half-pie,' which, once consumed, will revert back to an empty pie dish. Pies allows more life point replenishing power to be crammed into less inventory space, and are often used to give players a bit more health per inventory. For example, when a player eats the first half a meat pie, they will gain 200 Life Points (LP). The other half will stay in the dish, which can be consumed later for an additional 200 LP. Stat boosting pies work the same way, however, the separate boosts do not stack.

To make pies, players firstly need to mix a Pot of flour and Water together and select make Pastry dough. Players then use the Pastry dough with an empty Pie dish, to create a Pie shell. It should be noted that as it is, pie shells are fairly valuable and well sought after. Once the player has obtained the pie shell, the player just needs to add the appropriate fillings to make the uncooked pie they are after which then needs to be cooked. Where the individual ingredients are edible, the player may add the pie shell, or part pie, to the ingredients to avoid accidentally eating them.

A pie may be cooked on a range as well as by the bake pie spell in the Lunar Spellbook with no chance of burning. Burnt pies need not be discarded as they can be emptied, and the pie dish can be reused. Once cooked, the pie is complete, but players should be aware that if they accidentally eat half of it, there is a very low chance of selling the resulting half-pie.

Image Name Level Experience Total Healing and Effects Notes
Pie.png Redberry pie 10 78 200 in two bites of 100 Redberries are the ingredient needed to make this pie. Redberries can be bought from Port Sarim's food store or from Beefy Bill north of Lumbridge, or they can be picked up from their respawns south of Varrock. Members can grow their own Redberry bushes through Farming. Due to an update, they now respawn in Draynor, for slightly added convenience.
Pie.png Meat pie 20 110 400 in two bites of 200 The ingredient to make this pie is cooked meat, which is dropped by killing Bears, Cows, Chickens, and Giant rats and then cooked.
Mud pie.png Mud pie 29 128 Cannot be consumed; is a ranged weapon This pie is members only. The ingredients are: 1 Compost, 1 Bucket of water (must be a bucket), and 1 Clay. It can be tossed at players when it is cooked. When tossed, the target loses half of his/her run energy.
Pie.png Apple pie 30 130 600 in two bites of 300 The ingredient to make this pie is one cooking apple. Free players can find these within the cooking guild or buy them from other players. Members have a multitude more options, such as speciality shops or growing their own apples.
Garden pie.png Garden pie 34 138 850 in two bites of 425

Boosts Farming: +3

This pie is members only. It uses three ingredients: 1 Tomato, 1 Onion, and 1 Cabbage, to be added in that order. These items can be grown by players, or found around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Each bite of this pie provides a temporary farming boost of +3.
Fish pie.png Fish pie 47 164 940 in two bites of 470

Boosts Fishing: +3

This pie is members only. It uses three ingredients: 1 Cooked trout, 1 Cooked cod, and 1 Raw potato. The fish are obtained through the fishing skill, and potatoes can be grown or picked from various farms around Lumbridge and Draynor Village where they will respawn. Each bite of this pie provides a temporary fishing boost of +3.
Admiral pie.png Admiral pie 70 210 1400 in two bites of 700

Boosts Fishing: +5

This pie is members only. It uses three ingredients: 1 Cooked salmon, 1 Cooked tuna, and 1 Raw potato. The fish are obtained through the fishing skill, and potatoes can be grown or picked from various farms around Lumbridge and Draynor Village. Each bite of this pie provides a temporary fishing boost of +5.
Pork pie.png Pork pie 74 210 1080 in one bite

Farming: +5
Summoning: +5

This pie is members only. The ingredients for this pie are 3 cooked bacon. Raw bacon can be acquired by killing the pigs in Eli Bacon's cellar after completing Bringing Home the Bacon. This pie is devoured in only one bite, unlike other pies, and the dish is not returned.
Wild pie.png Wild pie 85 240 1700 in two bites of 850

Boosts Slayer: +5
Boosts Ranged: +4

This pie is members only. It uses three ingredients: 1 Raw bear meat, 1 Raw chompy meat, and 1 Raw rabbit meat. Bear meat is a 100% drop of bears, Chompy meat is obtained by 'hunting' chompies (see the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest/guide), Rabbit meat is a 100% drop of from rabbits/hares. Each bite of this pie provides a temporary boost in both Slayer (+5) and Ranged (+4).
Wilder pie.png Wilder pie 90 250 2200 in two bites of 1100

Boosts Slayer: +6 nondecaying for 6 minutes
Boosts Ranged: +5

This pie is members only. It uses four ingredients: 1 Raw bear meat, 1 Raw chompy meat, 1 Raw rabbit meat, and 1 crushed dragonstone. Bear meat is a 100% drop of bears, Chompy meat is obtained by 'hunting' chompies (see the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest/guide), Rabbit meat is a 100% drop of from rabbits/hares, Crushed dragonstone is obtained by crushing a dragonstone. Each bite of this pie provides a temporary boost in both Slayer (+6) and Ranged (+5).
Summer pie.png Summer pie 95 260 1900 in two bites of 950

Special Effect:10% run restore
Boosts Agility: +5

This pie is members only. It uses three ingredients: 1 Strawberry, 1 Watermelon, and 1 Apple. These items are mainly produced via the farming skill. Apples have various places to be obtained at, see above. Each bite of this pie restores 10% of the players run energy and provides a temporary agility increase of +5.

Stew[edit | edit source]

To make stew, players will need a bowl and some cooked meat or cooked chicken. The bowl has to be filled with Water, from any water source other than a well. The potatoes or cooked meat can be added next, in any order. Gathering and cooking meat is discussed above. Potatoes are found in various locations, generally in the fields around Lumbridge and Draynor where they grow. Members have additional ways of obtaining potatoes, including the Farming skill and various shops, especially the grocery shops in the Grand Tree and Yanille. If a member is attempting to make curry, the curry leaves or spice must be added before cooking the stew. Once all the ingredients have been added to the bowl, cook the stew on a range or a fire.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Stew.png Stew 25 117 500 To make Stew, players must put cooked meat and a raw potato in a Bowl of water.
Spicy stew.png Spicy stew 25 117 500 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.
Curry.png Curry 60 280 1500 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. 'Spice' can be bought or stolen using the Thieving skill in Ardougne's market or bought from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

Pizza[edit | edit source]

Pizza is a very popular food choice for players who regularly engage in combat, as they heal large amounts of Life points. Pizzas are a very famous choice for players training the Slayer skill not only because of the amount of life points they heal but because, like pies, they are consumed in two bites. Players can eat one half and save the other half for when it is needed, essentially stacking two food items in one inventory spot. To make a pizza, mix flour and water, selecting the pizza base dough type. Once you have the pizza base, add a Tomato and a Piece of Cheese to make a Plain Pizza. Both a tomato and a slice of cheese can be taken from Aggie the Witch's house in Draynor Village north of the bank; however, this method is very time consuming. It can also be obtained in the Bandit Camp (Wilderness). They can also be bought from the food store in Port Sarim and the Culinaromancer's Chest. After obtaining a plain pizza, the pizza must be baked. After baking, It is possible to add various toppings to the pizza, which is a popular money-making method despite offering relatively low experience for simply topping the pizza. Pizzas are very useful for skills such as agility where the player takes constant damage.

Image Name Level Experience

Exp from adding final ingredient

Total healing

Plain pizza.png Plain pizza 35 143 - 700 in two bites of 350 The plain pizza is made by adding 1 Tomato and 1 Piece of Cheese to a Pizza Base, then baking it.
Meat pizza.png Meat pizza 45 169 26 900 in two bites of 450 This pizza is made by adding Cooked Meat to the Plain Pizza after it has been baked. The appropriate meats are Chicken, Cow, Bear or Rat meat.
Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza 55 182 39 1100 in two bites of 550 This pizza is made by adding Cooked Anchovies to the Plain Pizza after it has been baked. Anchovies can be gathered by fishing or can be purchased in bulk by trading. Cook the anchovies before adding them to the pizza if they are raw.
Pineapple pizza.png Pineapple pizza 65 195 52 1300 in two bites of 650 This pizza is members only. This pizza is made by adding pineapple chunks or rings to the plain pizza after it has been baked. Pineapple chunks or rings are made by using a knife on a pineapple and selecting the pineapple chunks or pineapple rings option. For information on where to obtain pineapples, see that article.

Cake[edit | edit source]

Cakes are mildly complicated to make, and use several items at once making their assembly rather slow. One slice of cake does not generate a large restoration on its own. Once complete, cakes are eaten in three bites. Eating one or two pieces of a cake will result in either a 2/3 cake or 1/3 cake. The 1/3 and 2/3 cake items cannot be used on one another to reassemble a full cake. The total value of the LP they restore is divided equally among the 3 parts. To actually make a cake, players need a pot of flour, an egg, a bucket of milk, and a cake tin. Eggs are found near the chicken coops around Lumbridge, while milk can be obtained by milking dairy cows into buckets. 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 four items are present, using one on one of the others will combine all four into the cake tin at once. This must then be cooked on a range, and cannot be cooked on a fire. Please note that unlike pies the cake becomes separated from the cake tin when cooked, therefore players cannot cook a full inventory of 28 at once. 14 uncooked cakes will result in 14 cakes as well as 14 cake tins in your inventory. After being cooked, a Cake can be embellished with chocolate by using a Chocolate Bar, or Chocolate Dust to the cake.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Cooked fishcake Cooked fishcake 31 100 700 This cake is members only. To make it, players must 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 crab meat, and breadcrumbs. To make these items ground, use them with a pestle and mortar.
Cake.png Cake 40 180 999 in three bites of 333 To make the basic cake, mix a pot of flour, an egg and a bucket of milk together in a cake tin, which is done all at once. Then cook the cake by using it on a range, or Evil Dave's Mother's Stove. It can also be bought or stolen from the Cook in Ardougne market.
Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 50 210 1248 in three bites of 416 To make this cake, Simply use a chocolate bar or chocolate dust on a basic 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. Chocolate dust is the result of using a Mortar and Pestle, or a knife on a chocolate Bar. One slice of this cake can also be bought or stolen from the Ardougne market.

Potato toppings[edit | edit source]

Potato toppings are a members-only type of food and greatly increase the amount which a potato heals. Toppings can all be eaten as is, but restore less than half of what the complete potato/topping combination would restore.

Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Spicy sauce.png: Inventory image of Spicy sauceSpicy sauce 9 25 225 Use Gnome spice and garlic on a bowl. (Note: using garlic on an empty bowl results in a related item, but as it cannot actually be cooked, it has been omitted. Using gnome spice on this item results in spicy sauce.)
Chilli con carne.png: Inventory image of Chilli con carneChilli con carne 9 50 275 Use spicy sauce with cooked meat.
Scrambled egg.png: Inventory image of Scrambled eggScrambled egg 13 50 325

Use an egg with an empty bowl, then cook it on a range.

Egg and tomato.png: Inventory image of Egg and tomatoEgg and tomato 23 50 575 Use a scrambled egg with a tomato.
Fried onions.png: Inventory image of Fried onionsFried onions 42 60 1050 Use an onion on an empty bowl, then cook it on a range.
Fried mushrooms.png: Inventory image of Fried mushroomsFried mushrooms 46 60 1150 Use a bittercap mushroom on an empty bowl, then cook it on a range.
Mushroom & onion.png: Inventory image of Mushroom & onionMushroom and onion 57 120 1425 Combine a fried mushroom with a fried onion.
Tuna and corn.png: Inventory image of Tuna and cornTuna and corn 67 204 1675 Use a cooked tuna with an empty bowl, then use a cooked sweetcorn with the bowl of Tuna. You will need a knife in your inventory or tool belt whilst you are adding the ingredients. Tuna and Corn does not need to be cooked, experience is gained during combination of ingredients.

Baked potato[edit | edit source]

Baked potatoes are available to everyone, however any baked potatoes with toppings are only available to members. To add the topping to a potato, a raw potato must be cooked. Once cooked, add a pat of butter to the baked potato. This makes a buttered potato. Add the topping of your choice to a buttered potato to make a very potent healing item. The tuna and sweetcorn potato is one of the 10 best food items in the game, healing 2125 life points in one bite. These items sell for a very high price, as they entail a large amount of work to create and heal so many life points. Note that experience here denotes total experience gained for making each item from the raw ingredients. For information on the experience gained at each step, see the respective item's page.

Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Baked potato.png: Inventory image of Baked potatoBaked potato 7 15 200 Players must cook a potato on a range, otherwise it will burn.
Potato with butter.png: Inventory image of Potato with butterPotato with butter 39 95.5 975 Use a Pat of butter on a baked potato.
Chilli potato.png: Inventory image of Chilli potatoChilli potato 41 165.5


Combine a potato with butter with a Chilli con carne topping (see above).
Potato with cheese.png: Inventory image of Potato with cheesePotato with cheese 47 199.5 1175 Combine a potato with butter with a piece of Cheese.
Egg potato.png: Inventory image of Egg potatoEgg potato 51 195.5 1375 Combine a potato with butter with an Egg and tomato topping (see above).
Mushroom potato.png: Inventory image of Mushroom potatoMushroom potato 64 270.5 2000 Combine a potato with butter with a Mushroom and onion topping (see above)
Tuna potato.png: Inventory image of Tuna potatoTuna potato 68 10 2125 Combine a potato with butter with a Tuna and corn topping (see above)

Dairy[edit | edit source]

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. If a player is contemplating a major churning project, it is worth noting that churning is very slow work. Also, as the bucket and dairy item are both retained, all things made at the churn can only be made in sets of 14, along with 14 empty buckets. The buckets do get automatically dropped if the player's inventory is full, so 28 can be churned in one go, if the player does not mind the loss of the buckets.

Image Name Level Experience Heals Notes
Chocolatey milk.png Chocolate milk 4 0 40 Use Chocolate dust on a Bucket of milk. This item is related to a few quests, where snape grass is added to make some form of hangover cure potion.
Pot of cream.png Pot of cream 21 18 10 Use a Bucket of milk on a dairy churn to create it.
Pat of butter.png Pat of butter 38 40 Can’t be consumed. Use a Bucket of milk or a Pot of cream on a dairy churn to create it. Experience listed is that received for starting from a Bucket of milk.
Cheese wheel.png Cheese wheel 48 64 200 per cheese Use a Bucket of milk, a Pot of cream or a Pat of butter on a dairy churn to create it. Experience listed is that received for starting from a Bucket of milk.

Wine[edit | edit source]

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 members can steal them from Fortunato's Fine Wine in Draynor Village at level 22 Thieving; members who have completed a portion of Recipe for Disaster can obtain grapes from the Culinaromancer's chest. Members cannot grow grapes with the Farming skill. Jugs can be found in a large variety of places, including a spawn point on the top floor of the Cooking Guild. Simply use grapes on the jug of water to make Unfermented Wine. Approximately 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
Jug of wine.png Jug of wine 35 200 700 Lowers attack by two levels when consumed
Jug of wine.png Jug of bad wine 35 0 0 Lowers attack by two levels when consumed

Hot drinks[edit | edit source]

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 unless they are wearing leather type gloves (decorative types of gloves do not work.) 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 poured 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 and has no real benefits, an amusing reflection of real life.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing Notes
Cup of tea (Nettle tea).png Nettle tea 20 52 30 This tea is members only item.

Brewing[edit | edit source]

Main article: Brewing

Brewing involves the fermenting of raw ingredients into ales or cider. Brewing may be considered quite useful since most of the ales boost certain stats. This can also make a number of ales valuable. It is, however, quite a slow process and so is not a viable means of training. The products are not useful for healing unlike most areas of cooking. There are two types of brew that can be made - ales and cider.

To brew ales, you have to use the fermenting vats located in either of the breweries in either Keldagrim or Port Phasmatys. Each place has only one vat, in which one ale can be brewed at a time. To start brewing ale, 2 buckets of water, 2 lots of Barley malt, the main ale ingredient, and a pot of ale yeast must be added to the fermenting vat (in that order). The main ingredient is specific to the type of ale being brewed. Once the ale yeast is added, the ale will begin fermenting. This will usually take several days to brew. Once it is done brewing, you can turn the valve between the vat and the attached barrel to move brewed ale to the barrel, and then collect the ale in Beer glasses or calquat kegs. The barrel will produce 8 doses of the ale. Ale in calquat kegs are in most cases considerably more valuable.

To make cider, you should first take 16 apples and 4 buckets to the cider barrel at one of the breweries in either Keldagrim or Port Phasmatys. 4 cooking apples should be added to and mushed in the barrel. An empty bucket should then be used to collect it in a bucket. Once 4 buckets are filled, add them to the fermenting vat, then add ale yeast into the fermenting vat. It will then start fermenting.

During the brewing process, it is possible for an ale to mature instead of brewing normally, in which case your fermenting vat will produce mature versions of the ales you have brewed, which have stronger effects—it is also possible, however, for an ale to turn bad, in which case the ale in your fermenting vat will become unusable.

All of the brews boost a certain skill, as shown in the table below. Some of the brews have a variable boost amount which is relative to the players level, boosting more as the players level increases.

Image Name Level


Total healing Boosts* Distinct Ingredient Notes
Cider.png Cider (m) 14 182 20

Farming: +1

Strength: -2

See instructions above.

4 buckets of apple mush, 1 ale yeast.

No buckets of water, barley malt, or 'the stuff'

One of very few items that boost farming.
Dwarven stout.png Dwarven stout (m) 19 215 10

Smithing: +1

Mining: +1

Attack:- 1

Strength: -1

Defence: -1

4 Hammerstone hops. Dwarven stout is one of the only smithing boosting items in the game.
Beer.png Asgarnian ale (m) 24 248 20

Strength: +2

Attack: -4

4 Asgarnian hops. Apparently capable of dissolving gold, handle with care.
Greenman's ale.png Greenman's ale (m) 29 281 10

Herblore: +1

Attack: -4

4 Clean harralander. Mature version is extremely valuable: Provides +2 herblore boost.Recommended to always collect this ale in a calquat keg.
Wizard's mind bomb.png Wizard's mind bomb (m) 34 314 10

Magic: +2/3

Attack: -4

Strength: -3

Defence: -3

4 Yanillian hops. Sometimes shortened to WMB, this item boosts relative to the players magic level. Mages with a magic level lower than 50 get a +2 boost while mages 50 and above gain a +3 boost.
Dragon bitter.png Dragon bitter (m) 39 347 10

Strength: +2

Attack: -1

4 Krandorian hops. Useful for some complex combat applications.
Moonlight mead.png Moonlight mead (m) 44 380 50 Heals: 50 LP 4 Bittercap mushrooms. This ale heals the player instead of affecting stats. This ale's mature version heals 60 LP, and when gathered into a calquat keg this adds to 240 LP in one inventory slot. The rumour that this decreases strength is not true.
Axeman's folly.png Axeman's folly (m) 49 413 10


Strength: -3

1 oak roots. This ale's mature version is very valuable: Provides +2 Woodcutting.

This ale is a good way for players to make a large amount of money with little effort, as the ingredients are very cheap.

Chef's delight.png Chef's delight (m) 54 446 10 Cooking: +1-5

Attack: -2

Strength: -2

4 chocolate dust. This ale's mature version is extremely valuable: Provides +1-5 Cooking and is a preferred alternative to spicy stew.Chef's delight works similar to the wizards mind bomb, providing a boost relative to the players level. Low level players will receive only a partial boost, while players with more experience will receive the full boost. (approximately level 60 for full boost)
Slayer's respite.png Slayer's respite (m) 59 479 10

Slayer: +1

Attack: -2

Strength: -2

4 Wildblood hops. One of very few items which boost slayer.
Pigswill.png Pigswill (m) 64 ? 880 Farming: +3

Summoning: +3
Attack: -3
Strength: -3

4 raw bacon Requires completion of Bringing Home the Bacon.

* For a Mature Ale: Simply add +1 (or -1) to all stat effects of the basic ale. Example: Slayer's respite (m) Slayer: +2, Attack: -3, Strength: -3.

Gnome Cooking[edit | edit source]

Main article: Gnome cooking

Gnome cooking is very complicated, and is best left with its own specially dedicated guide. The gnome foods plays a big part in the Gnome Restaurant minigame, more detailed information can be found in article linked to above but following is a general guide for how a player can get acquainted with gnome cooking.

Although it is complex, somewhat expensive, and requires a wide variety of unusual ingredients, gnome cooking can provide a good avenue to advance cooking from around 10 up to about 30 in good speed. To obtain the cookbook with all the recipes for gnome foods, a player can go to The Grand Tree in the Gnome Stronghold and find the gnome called Aluft Gianne Sr . He is on the west side of the first level up of the grand tree and is dressed as a chef. Talk with him, and offer your assistance to him. He will take you on as a kind of apprentice and tell you some basics, give you the recipe book and a small set of the basic tools you need to create gnome dishes. He will assign you a succession of dishes to prepare. Once you have prepared the dish to his satisfaction he will ask you to make another, then another moving steadily up the chart of assorted gnome foods. If you are using this method to train your cooking up and get an assignment you do not have the correct level to prepare, then you simply need to train until you do. Use the shops and resources in the gnome stronghold to make more gnome foods if you wish, or cook other foods that you may have. For each dish the player can buy supplies from the shop run by a gnome called Hudo who is found by the cooking range nearby Gianne, but ever since the shop stock update this has been severely limited. Players going through the tutorial will start by making crunchies which can stored at a bank in The Grand Tree and later sold on the Grand Exchange. As your skill levels improve you will be able to make battas then eventually bowls. Once you have completed the training exercises he gives you, you can start the minigame, which has several useful rewards.

Image Name Level Experience Total healing
Fruit Blast.png Fruit Blast 6 50 900
Pineapple Punch.png Pineapple Punch 8 70 900
Toad crunchies.png Toad crunchies 10 100 800
Spicy crunchies.png Spicy crunchies 12 100 700
Worm crunchies.png Worm crunchies 14 100 800
Chocolate chip crunchies.png Chocchip crunchies 16 100 700
Wizard Blizzard.png Wizard Blizzard 18 110 500
Short Green Guy.png Short Green Guy 20 120 500
Fruit batta.png Fruit batta 25 150 1100
Toad batta.png Toad batta 26 152 1100
Worm batta.png Worm batta 27 154 1100
Vegetable batta.png Vegetable batta 28 156 1100
Cheese+tom batta.png Cheese and tomato batta 29 158 1100
Worm hole.png Worm hole 30 170 1200
Drunk Dragon.png Drunk Dragon 32 160 500
Chocolate Saturday.png Chocolate Saturday 33 170 500
Veg ball.png Veg ball 35 175 1200
Blurberry Special.png Blurberry Special 37 180 700
Tangled toads' legs.png Tangled toads' legs 40 185 1500
Chocolate bomb.png Chocolate bomb 42 190 1500

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost

They will affect what a player can cook, provided there is something new to cook at or before that level.

  • Chef's delight is a type of beer made by players which temporarily increases Cooking level by 1-5 levels when drunk (5% of base cooking level + 1).
  • Chef's delight (m) does the same as a normal chef's delight but with an added boost of +1, making the boost 2 to 6.
  • Orange Spicy stew raises cooking level by up to 5 which does not stack with other boosts, but can also randomly have the opposite effect and lower it by 5, which does stack. This allows the possibility of completely draining your cooking level if one does not use recovery methods such as super restore potions or Blood drain scrolls.
  • Equipping a cooking cape boosts cooking from 99 to 100. However, this is redundant for purposes of reducing burn chance as players cannot burn food with the cape equipped anyway.
  • A god banner can provide a 2 level boost.
  • Eating a Squiffberry will boost cooking by 2 levels, but will reduce defence by 1. These berries are stackable in the inventory and require 86 farming to grow.
Cooking cape equipped.png

Cooking Cape of Accomplishment[edit | edit source]

You can buy this skillcape from the Head Chef at the Cooking Guild that is slightly west of Varrock once you reach 99 Cooking.

Skilling pet (Ramsay)[edit | edit source]

Ramsay chathead.png
Main article: Ramsay

Like all skills, there is a skilling pet obtainable from training this skill. The pet for the Cooking skill is called Ramsay.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Butter is now correctly labeled as free-to-play on the Cooking skill guide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Due to a update on the 9 August 2011, the cooking time for an inventory was slowed down by 5 ingame ticks.
  • Before Fishing was added in June 2001, the experience for cooking meat depended on the player's cooking level, namely, 25 + 1.75 * level.
  • Before pies were added in March 2001, the amount of healing provided by bread and meat (the only food available at the time) depended on the player's Cooking level.
  • Prior to the removal of random events, in one of Evil Bob's random events, players were teleported to ScapeRune and were forced to uncook fish. However, you did not lose Cooking experience in doing so. If you had cooked food in your inventory, and tried to uncook it, you would say, "I need Uncooking skill of at least 70 to attempt that." Followed by "Wait, I don't even have an Uncooking skill."
  • The Cooking noise made when Cooking in RuneScape Classic was a recording of Andrew Gower's mother frying bacon in their kitchen at home.[1]
  • Before Cook-X update which took place 12 September 2005, people had to manually cook every product. At that time there were only around 700 accounts with 99 Cooking.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]