Quest Requirements:
Skill/Other Requirements:
Quests Unlocked/Partially Unlocked by completing this Quest:
Items Needed at Quest Start:
Access to the Cooks' Guild via wearing one of the following hats:
Chef's hat Sous chef's toque Modified sous chef toque Cooking cape

*Completion of the Hard Varrock Achievements can also permit you into the Guild, without wearing any of the mentioned hats.
Items Needed to Complete Quest:
Items Recommended for Quest:
Varrock Teleport Method, any of the following will do fine:
Digsite Pendant Luck of the Dwarves Fort Forinthry Teleport (for step 10) Skills Necklace (for step 10)
Varrock teleport runes Varrok teletabs
Items Acquired During Quest:
Quest Points:
1,500 Cooking XP lamp; 3 Cheesecakes; ability to make Cheesecake and Biscuits; and 2 Treasure Hunter keys.
Start Point:
To Start:
Talk to the Head Chef.
  1. Talk to the Head Chef in the Cooks' Guild and ask him if he has any quests for you. He will tell you about how the Lumbridge Castle cook spoke highly of your efforts to help him with the Duke's birthday cake. If you have completed Recipe for Disaster, he will speak of that as well. Then he will ask you if you can be discrete. By saying yes, the quest page will open so you can accept the quest.


  2. The Cooks, Apprentices and Kitchen Experts Society's (CAKES) leader has "retired" and they are looking for a new leader. The Head Chef needs you to help him get the position. He has been working on a new dessert to show off to the other members to convince them. After hyping it up beyond belief, he will reveal that the dessert is Cheesecake. He has trouble explaining it to you, and has to show you, but he has run out of the primary ingredient: Cream cheese. Offer to go get him some and he will send you off to Phil and Delphie in Falador.

    No one has ever done that

  3. Go to Falador, North of the Artisan's Workshop, and talk to Phil or Delphie. They will make it clear that the Head Chef's "Top Secret" recipe isn't that secret because he hints about it, gets drunk, and gives away everything. Regardless, you still need Cream cheese, but they cannot supply it because their dairy churn fell apart. It seems they have been using it to make copious amounts of Cheesecake to give to customers, especially from the Party Room. They will ask you to repair the dairy churn, and in return they will teach you how to make Cream cheese.

    For putting on bagels

  4. To repair the dairy churn you will need Logs and a Steel bar. Note that not just any logs will work- you must use basic level 1 logs. Also note that the Steel bar must be in your inventory, having them in the metal bank doesn't work! After you repair the churn, talk to Phil or Delphie again. They will want to teach you, but are out of milk. Good thing you have a Bucket of milk with you! Churn with the dairy churn and you will have Cream cheese as a churning option. Make some and return to the Head Chef.

    Shaken not churned

  5. Talking to the Head Chef, he will say he needs two more ingredients: a Pot of cream and some Biscuits. He will tell you how to make Biscuits, and then will give you Cheesecake ingredients. Use the Pot of flour on the Pat of butter to open the dough interface and make some Biscuit dough. Then use the Biscuit dough on a range (there are some upstairs for those who haven't completed the Varrock Hard Task Set) to make Biscuits.

    Get you some dough

  6. With all the ingredients in your inventory (Pot of cream, Cream cheese, a Cake tin, and Biscuits), talk to the Head Chef. He will tell you how to make the Cheesecake (in a very extravagant way). Use the Cake tin's mix option (go to the second floor and get a Cake tin if you don't have one) and cook yourself some Cheesecake.

  7. I'm lactose intolerant
  8. Talk to the Head Chef again. He will ask you to take the Cheesecake to the members of the Cooks, Apprentices, and Kitchen Experts Society, because he apparently cannot leave the Cooks' Guild. What if someone comes by looking to buy a skillcape? He will give you a Cheesecake delivery list.

    I make up excuses whenever I can

  9. Head to Taverley, just East of the lodestone to talk to Mess Sergeant Ramsey, offering him some of the Cheesecake. He will go back and forth on whether or not he likes it, but says that the Head Chef has his vote. His sampling of the Cheesecake will turn it into 2/3 cheesecake.

    Angry yelling chef

  10. Next on your list is the Lumbridge Castle Cook. Go to Lumbridge, enter the castle, and talk to him. You will be given the choice to offer him some of the Cheesecake. He will like it and wonder what else could be combined... maybe banana bread... which you will scold him for suggesting. Regardless, the Cook says that he will vote for the Head Chef. At this point you will only have a single Slice of cheesecake remaining.

    Guy from the prequel

  11. Finally, go to the Jolly Boar Inn just Northeast of Varrock and talk to the Cook. He will complain that he's busy, but when you offer him the Cheesecake, he will be floored and say the Head Chef has his vote.

    Boaring cook

  12. Return to the Cooks' Guild and talk to the Head Chef. He will be very happy as the members of CAKES have voted him to be their new leader and give you your reward.

    Congratulations, quest complete!

    You did it!

After the quest, players can bring a Bacon cheesecake, Lemon cheesecake, Strawberry cheesecake, Chocolate cheesecake, and Vanilla cheesecake back to the Head Chef to receive a 25 Biscuits and a Cooking lamp that gives 8,000 experience. If you make all of them yourself, it will unlock the achievement "Cheese and biscuits", which requires you to make one of each cheesecake.

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