Recipe for Disaster

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Recipe for Disaster is the 100th quest released by Jagex and is a sequel to the first quest, Cook's Assistant. It is composed of ten subquests, ranging in difficulty from easy to very hard. It is intended to be a quest which nearly any member can start, but which only the most accomplished and willing players can complete.

Dimension of Disaster, the 200th quest and a "sequel" to Recipe for Disaster, was released on 23 March 2015.

Official description[edit | edit source]

The cook in Lumbridge has a surprisingly small number of ingredients to hand in his kitchen, possibly as a result of an endless stream of newcomers with light fingers, taking anything that isn't nailed down from his kitchen.

Luckily, in the past, a kind Cook's Assistant was willing to help him in his culinary duties, but a problem has now appeared that could spell... a Recipe For Disaster!

Almost all members may attempt to solve his tricky predicament, and be rewarded accordingly, but only the very elite of Questers will be able to put and[sic] end to his problem permanently!

Overview[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

The cook is preparing for a party in Lumbridge. He tells you that a hundred years ago, a very important meeting was held in Lumbridge. His ancestor, Franizzard Van Lumbcook, cooked such an amazing banquet for the occasion that he was offered a job as head cook, along with all his descendants, for life. This big, important meeting is held in Lumbridge every 10 years and today is the 10th anniversary. As he cannot think of a brilliant dish himself, he intends to use his ancestor's recipe for the feast. However, he needs your help gathering the ingredients, again.

Summary of requirements[edit | edit source]

Quests and skills[edit source]

To complete all chapters of the quest, the players must fulfil the following quest and skill requirements.

Items[edit source]

Another Cook's Quest[edit source]

Note: Buying a fruit blast from the Grand Exchange (not the premade version from Blurberry) works. Greenman's ale from house will instantly disappear as you leave your house. The fruit blast can also be made with the following items:

Freeing the Goblin Generals[edit source]

Freeing the Mountain Dwarf[edit source]

Freeing Evil Dave[edit source]

  • Cat, Wily cat, Lazy cat, Kitten, Hell-kitten (Use a kitten as a last resort)
    • Overgrown cats won't work as they do not hunt rats. (Kittens are not recommended as they have a low chance of 15% compared to a 50% chance for a normal cat.)
  • Up to 9 bowls of stew (If you make no mistakes, you will not need more than 9 bowls. The Forester's Arms sells stew for 20 coins each.

Freeing the Lumbridge Sage[edit source]

Freeing Pirate Pete[edit source]

Freeing Skrach Uglogwee[edit source]

Freeing Sir Amik Varze[edit source]

Freeing King Awowogei[edit source]

Defeating the Culinaromancer[edit source]

  • Ice gloves for defeating Flambeed, or expect to fight unarmed

Enemies to defeat[edit source]

Freeing the Mountain Dwarf[edit source]

Freeing Pirate Pete[edit source]

Freeing Skrach Uglogwee[edit source]

Freeing Sir Amik Varze[edit source]

Freeing King Awowogei[edit source]

Defeating the Culinaromancer[edit source]

Subquest 1[edit | edit source]

Image Name Requirements
Cook (Lumbridge) chathead.png Recipe for Disaster: Another Cook's Quest
Quest.png Quests:
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The Secret Council
The music that plays during the cutscene.

After completing Another Cook's Quest, you receive an invitation to the feast. Enter the doors to the dining room to observe the feast, and you will see members of the Secret Council of Gielinor seated at the table.

As the Duke introduces the rest of the secret council, he is interrupted by the Mysterious Old Man and is teleported to take care of it. Osman will then get taken away by Evil Bob. At this point, you enter the room. A short while later, the Culinaromancer crashes the party and starts to attack everyone at the dining table with magic spells.

Luckily, Aris, the fortuneteller from Varrock, enters the room and casts Tempus Cessit, which freezes everyone in time, except for you and her. She explains that the Culinaromancer was a cook in Lumbridge a hundred years ago and had threatened the secret council with death, only to be thwarted by the Duke's assistant, who managed to trap him in another dimension. This assistant was the cook's ancestor, and was made head cook for life.

The current head cook, whom you helped build the feast, apparently created a powerful food-magic, which released the Culinaromancer from his prison. Seeing him, Aris casts the aforementioned spell, so that you both can protect the council from the Culinaromancer's attacks. While she can easily seal the Culinaromancer in a heartbeat, due to the fact you caused the Culinaromancer to awaken she holds you responsible and sends you to save them as the magic is causing a temporal paradox that could destroy the known reality with the magic.

Subquests 2 through 9[edit | edit source]

To release each member of the council from the Culinaromancer's spell, you must feed each of them their favourite food. After you give each member their favourite dish, Aris teleports them away to safety and tells you how many more council members are left.

You can complete these subquests in any order and start as many of them at a time as you want. Each subquest opens up increased access to the Culinaromancer's Chest, which holds a variety of goods.

It is strongly recommended that you grow a pet kitten before you start the subquests if you do not already have an adult cat, as it will take two and a half hours for the kitten to grow. If you do this at the start, it should be fully grown and you can save the Evil Dave subquest for last.

Name Requirements
Goblin Generals icon.png
Freeing the Goblin Generals
Quest.png Quests:
Mountain Dwarf icon.png
Freeing the Mountain Dwarf
Quest.png Quests:
Evil Dave icon.png
Freeing Evil Dave
Quest.png Quests:
  • Level 25 Cooking
Lumbridge Sage icon.png
Freeing the Lumbridge Sage
Quest.png Quests:
  • Level 40 Cooking
Pirate Pete icon.png
Freeing Pirate Pete
Quest.png Quests:
  • Level 31 Cooking
  • Able to defeat 5 level 35 monsters
Skrach Uglogwee icon.png
Freeing Skrach Uglogwee
Quest.png Quests:
  • Level 41 Cooking
  • Level 20 Firemaking
Sir Amik Varze icon.png
Freeing Sir Amik Varze
Quest.png Quests:
  • Started Legends' Quest (you do not need to have anything mapped, but keep in mind the quest requirements for Legends' Quest)
  • Able to defeat a level 100 Black dragon
Monkey Ambassador icon.png
Freeing King Awowogei
Quest.png Quests:

Subquest 10[edit | edit source]

The Culinaromancer is unfrozen!

After you have freed all the council members, you will see a cutscene, where Aris restarts time by saying "Tempus procedit!" The Culinaromancer will then retreat through the portal. Aris then says that you too must go through the portal to finish him off.

Image Name Requirements
Culinaromancer chathead.png Recipe for Disaster: Defeating the Culinaromancer
Quest.png Quests:
  • 176 quest points to access the portal.
  • Ability to fight very tough, high-levelled enemies ranging from level 89 to 98 without Prayer or Summoning. (You don't have to beat all of them in one go; you can make several trips if you wish.)

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Recipe for Disaster (Defeating the Culinaromancer) reward.png

If you have fully completed all 10 subquests for "Recipe for Disaster", you will have received the following:

Music unlocked

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Recipe for Disaster is not currently required for any quests or miniquests. One of the Master Clue Scrolls require culinaromancer gloves 10 to complete it; the gloves are only obtainable from the Culinaromancer's Chest after completing this quest.

Credits[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 24 October 2022 (Update):
    • Implemented the following adjustments at the request of players completing quests in timeline order:
      • Moved Recipe for Disaster in the timeline sort from Heroic to Legendary, so it's listed after its requirements (Legends' Quest, Monkey Madness and Desert Treasure).
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • The camera will no longer bob up and down when cancelling a trip into the water during "Recipe for disaster".
  • patch 25 February 2019 (Update):
    • Combat description has been updated to briefly describe the combat in its sub-quests.
  • patch 13 May 2013 (Update):
    • The Quest Journal for Recipe for Disaster has had some new icons added for the NPC sub quests.
  • patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
    • Players can once again enter the Inadequecy part of Recipe for Disaster.
  • patch 9 October 2012 (Update):
    • Fixed some typos in Nung's chat from Recipe for Disaster.
  • patch 2 October 2012 (Update):
    • Updated the Quest Journal description for Recipe for Disaster to match other quest journals.
  • patch 20 March 2012 (Update):
    • The Fareed and Flambeed fights in Desert Treasure, Recipe for Disaster and Dominion Tower will now, when trying to unequip a weapon with a full inventory, cause the player to bank a low value item, or with a full bank, drop a low value item.
  • patch 21 February 2012 (Update):
    • It is now possible to acquire rock cakes after completing Recipe for Disaster.
  • patch 31 January 2012 (Update):
    • Cutscenes in Recipe for Disaster no longer use fixed-rate chat windows.
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected the quest complete scroll information for part of the Recipe for Disaster quest.
  • patch 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with prayers being available for the final boss battle.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed an odd issue with familiars during Recipe for Disaster.
    • You'll find it's now easier to reclaim your diving gear during Recipe for Disaster.
  • patch 8 April 2009 (Update):
    • The reward lamp from Recipe for Disaster will no longer be dropped on the floor if your inventory is full.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the first cutscene, Duke Horacio and Osman appear to have a random event featuring the Mysterious Old Man. After Duke Horacio is abducted, the Dwarf Guard says to Osman "something has to be done about that old man". Furthermore, once Osman has also been abducted, the Dwarf comments on the rarity of witnessing two random events in a matter of seconds.
  • A visual glitch has appeared on Osman of Al Kharid, his appearance is stretched and glitched.
  • When informed by Aris that the universe could be destroyed, your player exclaims, Not the whole universe! That's where I keep my stuff! This is a reference to the animated comedy series Futurama. The original quote came from the cartoon series "The Tick". Interviewer: Well, can you... blow up the world? Tick: Egad. I hope not. That's where I keep all my stuff.
  • The quest point requirement used to be only 175. It was increased to 176 after the Unstable Foundations tutorial update, which gave an extra quest point upon completion.
  • The cook, after telling you about defeating the Culinaromancer, says, "Did you ever know that you're my hero?" This is a reference to Bette Midler's "Wind beneath my Wings".
  • When you attempt to release Pirate Pete, Aris exclaims "Wait a moment, my gypsy-sense is tingling..." This is a reference to Spiderman.
  • When asking the Lumbridge Cook for help on a section of the quest you didn't start yet, Aris will stop you, saying that it will cause a time paradox if you don't talk to her about it first.
  • The first subquest is called 'Another Cook's Quest' on the "Quest-Complete Scroll", but is called 'Starting Out' in the Adventurer's Log.
  • After you have freed the last member of the council, Aris releases her spell, allowing the Culinaromancer to escape, but not before saying "But you cannot defeat me! I'LL BE BACK!" This is a reference to The Terminator.