Table of Contents
- Cooking Items
- How to Cook
- Levels required to not burn fish
- Dungeoneering Food
- Temporary level boosts and Quest rewards
- Cooking Cape of Accomplishment
To cook meat, chicken or fish, simply use the raw item on a fire or Range.
Note: You can deliberately burn things if needed. After you cook them, you can cook them again, and will see the message "You deliberately burn the nicely cooked meat." No exp is gained for burning meat deliberately.
The table below will show you the foods you can cook, the level requirements to cook them, and how much each food heals. Clicking the underlined item names in the table will take you to instructions for making that item, all of which are listed below the table.
|Name of Food||Cooked picture||Cooking Level Needed||Heals||Number of bites||Exp Gained|
|Sinew*||1||Made into Crossbow string||N/A||3|
|Roast bird meat*||1||60||1||63|
|Baked potato *||7||40||1||15|
|Thin snail meat*||12||50-70||1||65|
|Spider on stick *||16||110||1||80|
|Lean snail meat *||17||60-80||1||85|
|Nettle tea *||20||80||1||80|
|Roast beast meat*||21||80||1||82|
|Cooked crab meat*||21||100||5||100|
|Fat snail meat *||22||70-90||1||85|
|Cooked slimy eel *||28||60-100||1||95|
|Mud pie *||29||Throw at enemies in the wild!||N/A||128|
|Chompy bird * (Only cooked on Ogre Spitroast or Iron spit)||30||100||1||140|
|Garden pie *||34||120||2||138|
|Rainbow fish *||35||110||1||110|
|Cave eel *||38||100-120||1||115|
|Baked Potato with Butter *||39||140||1||95|
|Baked potato with chilli-con-carne *||41||140||1||135|
|Jubbly * (Only cooked on Ogre Spitroast or Iron spit)||41||150||1||160|
|Fish pie *||47||120||2||164|
|Baked potato with cheese *||47||160||1||199.5|
|Oomlie wrap *||50||140||1||40|
|Baked potato with egg and tomato *||51||160||1||190|
|Lava eel *||53||140||1||30|
|Ugthanki kebab *||58||190||1||120|
|Pitta bread*||58||Used in Gnome cooking||N/A||40|
|Karambwan (partly cooked) *||1||Poison! grind and use on spears||1||80|
|Karambwan (fully cooked) *||60||180||1||190|
|Baked potato with mushroom and onion||64||200||1||270.5|
|Pineapple pizza *||65||220||2||168|
|Baked potato with tuna and sweetcorn *||68||220||1||309|
|Admiral pie *||70||160||2||210|
|Sea turtle *||82||200||1||212|
|Wild pie *||85||220||2||240|
|Manta ray *||91||220||1||216|
|Summer pie *||95||220||2||260|
* = Members Only Items
Additional miscellaneous info: if you burn a pizza, you get a "rebate" boost of an additional 74 xp for the next two pizzas you make (180 xp for each of next two pizzas versus regular 143 xp, which is 37 xp additional for each pizza). This "rebate" does not seem to occur on anything else.
Meat and anchovy pizza xp shown is just for adding topping to an existing cooked pizza. Chocolate cake xp is just for adding chocolate to existing cake.
The experience given for potatoes includes making all the toppings. So to get the full experience from, say, a tuna potato, you would have to cook the tuna, cook the sweetcorn, make the topping, bake the potato, and then place the topping on the potato.
- Pick some grain, and take it to the windmill to make flour.
- You will need to use a pot to pick up the flour you have made.
- Buy a bucket, jug, or bowl, and fill it with water from a sink or fountain.
- Mix the flour and water to make some bread dough.
- Cook the dough by using it with a stove.
- Mix flour and water to make some pastry dough.
- Place the dough in an empty pie dish.
- Use your choice of filling with the empty pie.
- Redberry Pie:
- Add a redberry to fill your pie.
- Apple Pie:
- Add a cooking apple to fill your pie.
- Meat Pie:
- Add a piece of cooked meat to fill your pie.
- Mud Pie:
- Add a bucket of compost to your pie shell.
- Add a bucket of water to the pie.
- Add some dry clay to finish your pie.
- Garden Pie (+3 farming when eaten):
- Add a tomato to your pie shell.
- Add an onion to the pie.
- Add a cabbage to finish your pie.
- Fish Pie (+3 fishing when eaten):
- Add a cooked trout to your pie shell.
- Add a cooked cod to the pie.
- Add a potato to finish your pie.
- Admiral Pie (+5 fishing when eaten):
- Add a cooked salmon to your pie shell.
- Add a cooked tuna to the pie.
- Add a potato to finish your pie.
- Wild Pie (+5 ranged and slayer when eaten):
- Add a piece of raw bear meat to your pie shell.
- Add a raw chompy to the pie.
- Add a raw rabbit to finish your pie.
- Summer Pie (+5 agility when eaten):
- Add a strawberry to your pie shell.
- Add a watermelon to the pie.
- Add an apple to finish your pie.
- Redberry Pie:
- Cook the pie by using it with a stove.
- Mix flour, eggs, milk together in a cake tin.
- Cook the cake by using it with a stove.
- Buy some chocolate and add it to the cake, to make Chocolate Cake.
- Obtain a bowl, and fill it with water from a sink or fountain.
- Pick a potato and place it in the bowl.
- Cook some meat and place it in the bowl.
- Cook the stew by using it with a stove or fire.
- Make some uncooked stew (see Stew description).
- Before cooking the stew add 1 Spice (bought or thieved from Spice stall in Ardougne market square), or 3 Curry leaves.
- Cook the curry by using it with a stove or fire.
- Fill a jug with water.
- Use grapes with the jug of water.
- Wait until the wine ferments.
- Wine will ferment when left in your inventory or the bank.
- Mix flour and water to make a pizza base.
- Buy a tomato and add it to the pizza.
- Buy some cheese and add it to the pizza.
- Cook the pizza by using it with a stove.
- Add your choice of topping to the pizza.
- You can find Oomlie Birds (lvl 45 - look like brown chickens) inside Kharazi Jungle. The Kharazi jungle is the area you explore while doing the Legends quest (you can't enter the jungle unless you're doing or did the Legends quest). It's the most southern part of Karamja Island.
- Kill an Oomlie Bird. It will drop a Raw Oomlie Meat which looks just like a raw chicken.
- Go to the totem pole (if you did the Legends quest - you'll know what it is) which can be found on the western part of the jungle (not on the shore) or look near the Water Pool. You should see a big tree near it with the option to shake it.
- Shake the tree. A Palm leaf will appear on the ground.
- Use the leaf on the Raw oomlie meat to wrap it up.
- Cook the Oomlie wrap on a fire or range. (Unwrapped Oomlie will always burn.)
Oomlie wraps heal 140 Life Points.
- You can find Ugthankis (lvl 42 - look like camels) wandering the desert south of Shantay Pass. This is located south of Al Kharid.
- Kill an Ugthanki. It will drop a Raw ugthanki meat which looks just like raw meat.
- Cook your raw Ugthanki meat on a fire or range.
- Get knife, bowl, tomato and onion.
- Use onion and tomato on bowl to get onion and tomato mix.
- Add cooked ugthanki meat with the mixture.
- Get flour and water, make pitta dough.
- Cook the Pitta dough.
- Use pitta bread on kebab mix to finish kebab.
Ugthanki kebabs heal 190 Life Points.
- Fill a bowl with water.
- Put some picked nettles into the bowl of water.
- Boil the nettle-water by using it with a range or a fire.
- Use the bowl of nettle tea with a cup.
- If you take milk, use a bucket of milk on it.
- Dairy Products
- Get a bucket of milk and churn it into either cream, butter, or cheese. Churns may be found in various places throughout RuneScape.
- Cream can be churned into butter or cheese, and butter can be churned into cheese.
- Use Gnome Spice and Garlic on a bowl to make Spicy Sauce; yields 25 EXP per Spicy Sauce made.
- Add in a piece of Meat while having a knife in your inventory to make your topping.
- Scrambled Egg and Tomato
- Add an Egg and a Tomato to separate bowls with a knife in your inventory.
- Cook the Bowl of Eggs on a range or a fire to make Scrambled Eggs; this yields 50 EXP per egg.
- Use the Bowl of Tomatoes with the Bowl of Scrambled Eggs to make your topping.
- Mushroom and Onions
- Add an Onion and a Mushroom to different bowls while holding a knife in your inventory.
- Cook your Bowl of Onions and Bowl of Mushroom on a fire or a range to fry them; this yields 60 EXP per onion or Mushroom fried.
- Use the Bowl of Onions on the Bowl of Mushrooms to make your topping.
- Tuna and Sweetcorn
- Add a cooked Tuna to a bowl.
- Add a cooked Sweetcorn to the bowl to finish your topping.
- Bake a potato on a range.
- Add a pat of butter to your potato, as it always precedes other toppings.
- Add one of the following toppings to your potato. You can find out how to make toppings in the Potato Toppings and Ingredients section.
For a potato with chilli-con-carne, add a bowl of chilli-con-carne to your potato.
For a potato with cheese, add a slice of cheese to your potato.
For a potato with egg and tomato, add a scrambled eggs and tomato topping to your potato.
For a potato with mushroom and onion, add a bowl of mushrooms and onions to your potato.
For a potato with tuna and sweetcorn, add a tuna-and-sweetcorn topping to your potato.
Players can learn how to make gnome dishes and cocktails by visiting the second floor of the Grand Tree and speaking to Aluft Gianne or Blurberry, respectively. Making gnome dishes earns 30 xp on your own, or an additional bonus of 60 xp (for a total of 90 xp) if you make them as tasked by Aluft Gianne. Making gnome cocktails earns 60 xp, with no bonus from Blurberry. Please refer to the Gnome Cooking and Bartending Special Report for details.
Brewing is also part of the Cooking skill, but has a dedicated guide in the Special Reports sections. Please refer to the Brewing Guide for details.
Levels required to not burn fish
|Cooking levels required to not burn fish|
|Type of Food||Cooking Fire/Range||Cooking gauntlets||Cook-o-matic
|Cooked slimy eel||58||-||-|
This is probably one of the fastest ways to increase cooking experience, despite having to put a bit of work into it. Cakes give 180 experience each, which is the best experience you can get per dish, prior to level 60, when you can cook Karambwan for 190 experience per dish.
There are Cave Eel (level 38), Swordfish (level 45), and Lava Eel (level 53) which give slightly less experience than cakes, but are a single step each, making them faster. However, these require fishing them up, which takes time and some luck, as you'll get different kinds of fish in the process.
Cakes, however, use ingredients which are both free, and easy to get a hold of, quickly. The eggs are the only part where you have to wait for them to respawn, which takes 20 seconds. Most farms, however, have 2 egg spawns, so that works out to about 10 seconds per egg. You can milk cows about as fast as you can click, and the wheat is in fields that are full. I can pick 14 wheat in less than 10 seconds, when conditions are right.
Note: If you are level 34 Construction, you can get the ingredients from your kitchen larder (Oak Larder and better) and the tin from you kitchen shelf (wooden shelf 3 or better), cook the cakes on a range and have your servant bring them to the bank for you in your POH (Player Owned Home).
Now, you need level 40 cooking to do cakes, which is also high enough to enter the cooking guild, just make sure you have a chef's hat. I would recommend getting 14 Cake Tins, Buckets, and Pots stored in the bank as well.
First, I collect eggs, usually in multiples of 28. I'll take 1 or 2 loads to the bank (or more) before starting. This is the only ingredient I need to stock up on ahead of time.
I then grab 14 buckets, and keep my other 14 inventory spots open, and head for the farm south of Varrock. I usually find the path between the Champions Guild and the field of wheat to be the shortest route. After milking 14 buckets of milk from one dairy cow (usually while someone else is slaying it, which I find to be odd.), I make my way back to the bank in Varrock, stopping at the field to grab 14 bushels of wheat.
At the bank, I deposit the buckets and grab 14 pots. Taking the 14 bushels of wheat and 14 pots with me, I go to the cooking guild (be sure to don your chef's hat). I go to the top, and grind all bushels of wheat in the hopper, then head downstairs and fill the pots with flour.
I head back to the bank, and proceed to grab equal amounts of eggs, flour, milk, and cake tins from the bank. I usually put one cake tin and one egg side by side at the bottom of my inventory, and just keep using one with the other until all of the cake tins are full. I usually end up banking once or twice to complete all 14 cake tins.
Then I bank the pots and buckets, and take only the 14 full cake tins to the range in Juliet's house, and use each with the range. This will fill your inventory with 14 empty cake tins and a combination of cakes and burnt cakes. I drop the burnt cakes, and head back to bank, to deposit the cakes, and cake tins, grab the buckets and start again.
Now this takes a bit of effort, but since the only thing you have to wait for spawning is the eggs, and all of the ingredients are free, for 180 experience per dish I think the effort is well worth it.
Another way of getting cost effective experience is to buy and cook trouts and salmons from Shilo village fish shop (resp. 2gp and 5gp each at high stocks).
There are numerous amounts of food types that you can use while training the Dungeoneering skill. You have the option to either cook the raw fish, or make baked potato combos. You will only be able to cook raw fish in dungeons with a Complexity level of 2 or above, and only make baked potatoes in dungeons with a Complexity level of 5 or above.
To make baked potatoes, you will first need to grow some cave potatoes in the dungeon using the Farming skill. The first thing you need to do is cook a potato on either a range stoked with branches, or on a fire. After you have a Baked cave potato, you can add any two of the three different ingredients: Gissel mushroom, Edicap mushroom, and one cooked fish.
Below is a table of all the different types of foods you can make, and the amount that each one will heal.
|Name||Image||Life points Healed||Level Required||Experience|
|Baked cave potato||20||1||9|
|Heim crab potato||50||3||31|
|Heim crab and gissel potato||80||6||41.1|
|Heim crab and edicap potato||140||9||51.9|
|Red-eye and gissel potato||110||16||65.8|
|Red-eye and edicap potato||170||19||82.3|
|Dusk eel potato||100||23||70|
|Dusk eel and gissel potato||130||26||91.8|
|Dusk eel and edicap potato||190||29||114.3|
|Flatfish and gissel potato||160||36||119.1|
|Flatfish and edicap potato||220||39||147.9|
|Shortfin and gissel potato||180||46||146.4|
|Shortfin and edicap potato||240||49||181.5|
|Snipper and gissel potato*||210||56||173.7|
|Snipper and edicap potato*||270||59||215.1|
|Bouldabass and gissel potato*||230||66||202.3|
|Bouldabass and edicap potato*||290||69||250.3|
|Salve eel potato*||230||73||177|
|Salve eel and gissel potato*||260||76||230.9|
|Salve eel and edicap potato*||320||79||285.5|
|Blue crab potato*||250||83||200|
|Blue crab and gissel potato*||280||86||260.8|
|Blue crab and edicap potato*||340||89||322.3|
|Moray and gissel potato*||310||96||292|
|Moray and edicap potato*||370||99||360.7|
When cooking on a player created bonfire, you get a 10% cooking xp boost. This bonfire can be created by you or by another player.
Cooking gauntlets can be used. These reduce the chance of burning what you are cooking.
For more information on how to boost your level, see the Temporary Stat Leveling Techniques special report.
For XP rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.
Once you have reached level 99, speak to the Head Chef on the first floor of the Cooking Guild to obtain your cape.
Note: You need to wear a Chef's hat to enter.
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