Cooking Skill Guide

There are various types of food you can cook in RuneScape. By eating food, you regain lost Life Points. The amount depends on the type of food you eat. As you train your cooking, you will be able to cook more varieties of food, and you will also burn less.

To cook food you can use ranges which can be found throughout RuneScape, including your own house kitchen. You can also make fires or use existing fireplaces, on which you can cook most types of food.

Cooking Items

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 to see the message “You deliberately burn the nicely cooked meat.” No experience 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.

Please enter your Constitution level here 
Name of Food Cooked Picture Cooking level Needed Constitution level Needed
for Max Heal
Max Healing of Food Healing at Entered Constitution level Number of Bites Exp Gained
Anchovies 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Bread 1 N/A 200 200 1 40
Cooked chicken 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Cooked meat 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Cooked rabbit 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Crayfish 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Karambwanji * 1 N/A 200 200 1 10
Sardine 1 N/A 200 200 1 40
Shrimps 1 N/A 200 200 1 30
Sinew * 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
Herring 5 N/A 200 200 1 50
Baked potato * 7 N/A 200 200 1 15
Mackerel * 10 N/A 250 250 1 60
Redberry pie 10 N/A 250 250 2 78
Roast bird meat * 11 N/A 200 200 1 63
Thin snail meat * 12 N/A 300 300 1 65
Bacon * 14 12 300** 300** 1 68
Trout 15 15 375** 300** 1 70
Roast rabbit * 16 16 400** 300** 1 72
Spider on stick * 16 N/A 400 400 1 80
Lean snail meat * 17 N/A 425 425 1 80
Cod * 18 18 450** 300** 1 75
Meat pie 20 N/A 500 500 2 110
Nettle tea * 20 N/A 400 400 1 52
Pike 20 20 500** 300** 1 80
Cooked crab meat * 21 N/A 525 525 5 100
Roast beast meat* 21 21 525** 300** 1 82.5
Fat snail meat * 22 N/A 550 550 1 95
Bacon stack * 24 20 500** 300** 1 88
Salmon 25 25 625** 300** 1 90
Spicy stew 25 N/A 500 500 1 117
Stew 25 N/A 500 500 1 117
Cooked slimy eel* 28 N/A 700 700 1 95
Cooked sweetcorn [Gbuy id=’947′] 28 N/A 10% of Life Points 10% of Life Points 1 104
Mud pie * 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A 128
Apple pie 30 N/A 750 750 2 130
Cooked chompy * 30 30 750** 300** 1 140
Cooked karambwan * 30 30 750** 300** 1 190
Tuna 30 30 750** 300** 1 100
Cooked fishcake* 31 N/A 700 700 1 100
Bacon pile * 34 28 700** 300** 1 108
Garden pie * 34 N/A 850 850 2 138
Plain pizza 35 N/A 874 874 2 143
Jug of wine 35 N/A 875 875 1 200
Rainbow fish * 35 35 875** 300** 1 121
Cave eel *
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[Gbuy id=’948′]

38 38 950** 300** 1 115
Potato with butter * 39 39 975** 300** 1 95
Cake 40 N/A 999 999 3 180
Lobster
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Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’949′]

40 48 1200** 300** 1 120
Chilli potato * 41 50 1250** 300** 1 165.5
Cooked jubbly *
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[Gbuy id=’950′]

41 41 1025** 300** 1 160
Bass * 43 52 1300** 300** 1 130
Bacon heap * 44 36 900** 300** 1 135
Meat pizza 45 N/A 1124 1124 2 26
Swordfish 45 56 1400** 300** 1 140
Fish pie * 47 N/A 1174 1174 2 164
Potato with cheese * 47 47 1175** 300** 1 199.5
Cheese 48 N/A 200 200 1 64
Chocolate cake 50 N/A 1248 1248 3 30
Cooked oomlie wrap * 50 45 1125** 300** 1 40
Egg potato * 51 55 1375** 300** 1 195.5
Desert Sole *
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[Gbuy id=’951′]

52 58 1450** 300** 1 142.5
Lava eel * 53 53 1325** 300** 1 30
Bacon mound * 54 44 1100** 300** 1 158
Anchovy pizza 55 55 1375** 300** 2 40
Pitta bread * 58 N/A N/A N/A N/A 40
Ugthanki kebab * 58 N/A ??? ??? 1 120
Catfish
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[Gbuy id=’952′]

60 60 1500** 250** 1 145
Curry * 60 60 1500** 300** 1 280
Monkfish * 62 64 1600** 300** 1 150
Mushroom potato * 64 80 2000** 300** 1 270.5
Pineapple pizza * 65 N/A 1624 1624 2 197
Tuna potato * 68 85 2125** 300** 1 309.5
Admiral pie * 70 N/A 1750 1750 2 210
Beltfish *
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Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’953′]

72 66 1650** 225** 1 210
Green blubber jellyfish * 72 20 500** 255** 3 165
Pork pie 74 54 1350** 300** 1 210
Baron shark * 80 N/A 2100 2100 1 210
Shark *
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[Gbuy id=’954′]

80 80 2000** 300** 1 210
Sea turtle * 82 82 2050** 300** 1 211.3
Great maki * 84 N/A 2100 2100 1 150
Great white shark * 84 84 2100** 300** 1 212
Wild pie * 85 85 2125** 300** 2 240
Cavefish * 88 88 2200** 300** 1 214
Wilder pie * 90 10 2200** 1100** 2 250
Cooked Pekin *
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[Gbuy id=’955′]

91 N/A 200 200 1 30
Fish oil * 91 N/A N/A N/A N/A 100
Great gunkan * 91 N/A 2850 2850 1 180
Manta ray * 91 91 2275** 300** 1 216.3
Rocktail * 93 92 2300** 300** 1 225
Rocktail soup * 93 96 2400** 300** 1 500
Arc gumbo * 94 ? 2225 ** 2225 ** 1 130
Blue blubber jellyfish * 95 40 750** 255** 3 235
Summer pie * 95 95 2375** 300** 2 260
Tiger shark * 95 95 2375** 300** 1 230
Shark soup * 96 ? 2350 ** 300 ** 1 240
Wobbegong oil * 96 N/A N/A N/A N/A 240
Sailfish * 99 ? 2400 ** 300 ** 1 270
Sailfish soup * 99 ? 2600 ** 300 ** 1 600

* = Members Only Items.
** = Healing amount is dependant on your Constitution level.
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.

How to Cook

Bread

  1. Pick some grain, and take it to the windmill to make flour.
  2. You will need to use a pot to pick up the flour you have made.
  3. Buy a bucket, jug, or bowl, and fill it with water from a sink or fountain.
  4. Mix the flour and water to make some bread dough.
  5. Cook the dough by using it with a stove.

Pies

  1. Mix flour and water to make some pastry dough.
  2. Place the dough in an empty pie dish.
  3. Use your choice of filling with the empty pie.
    • Redberry Pie:
      1. Add a redberry to fill your pie.
    • Apple Pie:
      1. Add a cooking apple to fill your pie.
    • Meat Pie:
      1. Add a piece of cooked meat to fill your pie.
    • Mud Pie:
      1. Add a bucket of compost to your pie shell.
      2. Add a bucket of water to the pie.
      3. Add some dry clay to finish your pie.
    • Garden Pie (+3 farming when eaten):
      1. Add a tomato to your pie shell.
      2. Add an onion to the pie.
      3. Add a cabbage to finish your pie.
    • Fish Pie (+3 fishing when eaten):
      1. Add a cooked trout to your pie shell.
      2. Add a cooked cod to the pie.
      3. Add a potato to finish your pie.
    • Admiral Pie (+5 fishing when eaten):
      1. Add a cooked salmon to your pie shell.
      2. Add a cooked tuna to the pie.
      3. Add a potato to finish your pie.
    • Wild Pie (+5 ranged and slayer when eaten):
      1. Add a piece of raw bear meat to your pie shell.
      2. Add a raw chompy to the pie.
      3. Add a raw rabbit to finish your pie.
    • Summer Pie (+5 agility when eaten):
      1. Add a strawberry to your pie shell.
      2. Add a watermelon to the pie.
      3. Add an apple to finish your pie.
  4. Cook the pie by using it with a stove.

Cakes

  1. Mix flour, eggs, milk together in a cake tin.
  2. Cook the cake by using it with a stove.
  3. Buy some chocolate and add it to the cake, to make Chocolate Cake.

Stew

  1. Obtain a bowl, and fill it with water from a sink or fountain.
  2. Pick a potato and place it in the bowl.
  3. Cook some meat and place it in the bowl.
  4. Cook the stew by using it with a stove or fire.

Curry (Members only)

  1. Make some uncooked stew (see Stew description).
  2. Before cooking the stew add 1 Spice (bought or thieved from Spice stall in Ardougne market square), or 3 Curry leaves.
  3. Cook the curry by using it with a stove or fire

Wine

  1. Fill a jug with water.
  2. Use grapes with the jug of water.
  3. Wait until the wine ferments.
  4. Wine will ferment when left in your inventory or the bank.

Pizzas

  1. Mix flour and water to make a pizza base.
  2. Buy a tomato and add it to the pizza.
  3. Buy some cheese and add it to the pizza.
  4. Cook the pizza by using it with a stove.
  5. Add your choice of topping to the pizza.

Oomlie wrap (Members only)

  1. 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.
  2. Kill an Oomlie Bird. It will drop a Raw Oomlie Meat which looks just like a raw chicken.
  3. 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.
  4. Shake the tree. A Palm leaf will appear on the ground.
  5. Use the leaf on the Raw oomlie meat to wrap it up.
  6. Cook the Oomlie wrap on a fire or range. (Unwrapped Oomlie will always burn.)

Oomlie wraps heal 140 Life Points.

Ugthanki kebab (Members only)

  1. You can find Ugthankis (lvl 42 – look like camels) wandering the desert south of Shantay Pass. This is located south of Al Kharid.
  2. Kill an Ugthanki. It will drop a Raw ugthanki meat which looks just like raw meat.
  3. Cook your raw Ugthanki meat on a fire or range.
  4. Get knife, bowl, tomato and onion.
  5. Use onion and tomato on bowl to get onion and tomato mix.
  6. Add cooked ugthanki meat with the mixture.
  7. Get flour and water, make pitta dough.
  8. Cook the Pitta dough.
  9. Use pitta bread on kebab mix to finish kebab.

Ugthanki kebabs heal 190 Life Points.

Nettle tea (Members only)

  1. Fill a bowl with water.
  2. Put some picked nettles into the bowl of water.
  3. Boil the nettle-water by using it with a range or a fire.
  4. Use the bowl of nettle tea with a cup.
  5. If you take milk, use a bucket of milk on it.

Potatoes (Members only)

  1. Bake a potato on a range.
  2. Add a pat of butter to your potato, as it always precedes other toppings.
  3. 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.
      Potato Toppings and Ingredients (Members only)
  • Dairy Products
    1. Get a bucket of milk and churn it into either cream, butter, or cheese. Churns may be found in various places throughout RuneScape.
    2. Cream can be churned into butter or cheese, and butter can be churned into cheese.
  • Chilli-con-Carne
    1. Use Gnome Spice and Garlic on a bowl to make Spicy Sauce; yields 25 EXP per Spicy Sauce made.
    2. Add in a piece of Meat while having a knife in your inventory to make your topping.
  • Scrambled Egg and Tomato
    1. Add an Egg and a Tomato to separate bowls with a knife in your inventory.
    2. Cook the Bowl of Eggs on a range or a fire to make Scrambled Eggs; this yields 50 EXP per egg.
    3. Use the Bowl of Tomatoes with the Bowl of Scrambled Eggs to make your topping.
  • Mushroom and Onions
    1. Add an Onion and a Mushroom to different bowls while holding a knife in your inventory.
    2. 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.
    3. Use the Bowl of Onions on the Bowl of Mushrooms to make your topping.
  • Tuna and Sweetcorn
    1. Add a cooked Tuna to a bowl.
    2. Add a cooked Sweetcorn to the bowl to finish your topping.

Levels Required to Not Burn Fish

Type of Food Cooking Fire/Range Cooking gauntlets Cook-o-matic
(Lumbridge Range)
Shrimp 33 Yes
Crayfish 33 Yes
Anchovies 34 Yes
Sardine 36 Yes
Herring 41 Yes
Mackerel 45 Yes
Trout 50 Yes
Cod 52 Yes
Cooked slimy eel 58
Salmon 58 Yes
Rainbow fish 62
Pike 64 Yes
Tuna 64 63
Lobster 74 68
Swordfish 86 81
Monkfish 92 90
Shark 94
Cavefish 94
Rocktail 95

Dungeoneering

Within the dungeons of Daemonheim there are several fish based foods used to heal yourself. Below you will find a list of the fish themselves as well as the various potatoes that can be made. When cooking food in Dungeoneering, be aware that the higher the tier Wood used, the lower your chances are to burn the food being cooked. This applies both to fires made on the floor as well as within a range; cooking on a range increases your odds of not burning your food. And while fish can be cooked on either type of fire, potatoes can only be made on a range.

Remember to always right-click when creating food as many of the items are edible.

Dungeoneering Fish

Raw Fish Level to Catch/Cook Experience Heals Member’s only
 eim crab 1 9 200 No
 Red-eye 10 27 250 No
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[Gbuy id=’956′] Dusk eel

20 45 500 No
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[Gbuy id=’957′] Giant flatfish

30 63 750 No
 Short-finned eel 40 81 1000 No
 Web snipper 50 99 1250 No
 Bouldabass 60 117 1500 Yes
 Salve eel 70 135 1750 Yes
 Blue crab 80 153 2000 Yes
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[Gbuy id=’958′] Cave moray

90 171 2250 Yes

Dungeoneering Potatoes

Type Item Made Level to Cook Experience Heals Ingredients Member’s Only?
Plain  Baked cave potato 1 9 25 Raw cave potato No
 Gissel potato 1 12.5 50 Raw cave potato and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Edicap potato 1 16.7 100 Raw cave potato and Edicap mushroom Yes
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Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’959′]
Heim crabPotatoes

 Heim crab and gissel potato 3 31 250 Heim crab and Raw cave potato Yes
 Heim crab and gissel potato 6 41.1 300 Heim crab potato (Heim crab and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Heim crab and edicap potato 9 51.9 350 Heim crab potato (Heim crab and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
Red-eyePotatoes  Red-eye potato 13 50 325 Red-eye and Raw cave potato Yes
 Red-eye and gissel potato 16 65.8 400 Red-eye potato (Red-eye and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Red-eye and edicap potato 19 82.3 475 Red-eye potato (Red-eye and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
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Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’960′]
Dusk eelPotatoes

 Dusk eel potato 23 70 575 Dusk eel and Raw cave potato Yes
 Dusk eel and gissel potato 26 91.8 650 Dusk eel potato (Dusk eel and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Dusk eel and edicap potato 29 114.3 725 Dusk eel potato (Dusk eel and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
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Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’961′]
Giant flatfishPotatoes

 Flatfish potato 33 91 825 Giant flatfish and Raw cave potato Yes
 Flatfish and gissel potato 36 119.1 900 Flatfish potato (Giant flatfish and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Flatfish and edicap potato 39 147.9 975 Flatfish potato (Giant flatfish and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
Cooking Skill Guide

Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’962′]
Short-finned eel Potatoes

 Short-finned eel potato 43 112 1075 Short-finned eel and Raw cave potato Yes
 Short-fin and gissel potato 46 146.4 1150 Short-fin eel potato (Short-finned eel and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Short-fin and edicap potato 49 181.5 1225 Short-fin eel potato (Short-finned eel and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
Web snipperPotatoes  Snipper potato 53 133 1325 Web snipper and Raw cave potato Yes
 Snipper and gissel potato 56 173.7 1400 Snipper potato (Web snipper and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Snipper and edicap potato 59 215.1 1475 Snipper potato (Web snipper and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
BouldabassPotatoes  Bouldabass potato 63 155 1575 Bouldabass and Raw cave potato Yes
 Bouldabass and gissel potato 66 202.3 1650 Bouldabass potato (Bouldabass and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Bouldabass and edicap potato 69 250.3 1725 Bouldabass potato (Bouldabass and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
Salve eelPotatoes  Salve eel potato 73 177 1825 Salve eel and Raw cave potato Yes
 Salve eel and gissel potato 76 230.9 1900 Salve eel potato (Salve eel and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Salve eel and edicap potato 19 285.5 1975 Salve eel potato (Salve eel and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
Blue crabPotatoes  Blue crab potato 83 200 2075 Blue crab and Raw cave potato Yes
 Blue crab and gissel potato 86 260.8 2150 Blue crab potato (Blue crab and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Blue crab and edicap potato 89 322.3 225 Blue crab potato (Blue crab and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes
[Gbuy id=’963′]
Cave morayPotatoes
 Cave moray potato 93 224 2325 Cave moray and Raw cave potato Yes
 Moray and gissel potato 96 292 2400 Cave moray potato (Cave moray and Raw cave potato) and Gissel mushroom Yes
 Moray and edicap potato 99 360.7 2475 Cave moray potato (Cave moray and Raw cave potato) and Edicap mushroom Yes

Temporary Level Boosts and Quest Rewards

Bonfires:

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.

Other boosts:

Cooking gauntlets can be used to 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 experience rewards from quests, see the Quest Experience Guide special report.

Capes of Accomplishment

Cooking Skill Guide

Cooking Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’964′]Once you have achieved level 99, you may visit the Head chef to purchase a Cooking cape for 99,000 Coins.Once you have achieved level 120, the Head chef will sell you the Cooking master cape for 120,000 Coins.

Note: You need to wear a Chef’s hat, or have accomplished the Hard Varrock Achievement Diary tasks, to enter the Cooks’ Guild.

Discount

Note that as of December 2018, another one of Mod Daze’s Easter Eggs have been found. This enables you to purchase a Skillcape for half price (only from the Head chef, not Elen) if you are wearing a Ring of Charos (a). Be aware that “Half price” is 92,000 Coins as the experience at level 92 is approximately half way to level 99.

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