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For information on training this skill, see Cooking training.

Cooking is a skill in RuneScape Classic that allows players to cook raw food. It is considered to be a production skill, because the player is producing cooked food from raw meats.


Cooking allows players to cook raw food into cooked food. First, a player needs a raw food item and a fire or range to cook it on. Raw food can be obtained from the fishing skill as well as the remains dropped from various monsters. There is a slight possibility that players can burn the food, in which it becomes useless to eat. It should also be noted that ranges have less of a chance of burning food, and the Lumbridge Castle range has even less of a chance of burning food which can be used by the player after completion of the Cook's Assistant quest. Additionally, the higher a player's Cooking level is, the lower of a chance there is of burning food.

Various food items are able to heal different amounts. Some can heal a little amount, while others can heal a player by a large amount (up to 21 hits). Generally, the higher the cooking level required to cook an item, the more it heals.


Different types of food can be made with the cooking skill:

Sardine Fish
Pie Pies
Plain Pizza Pizzas
Tasty Ugthanki Kebab ... and others

Additionally, there are several different kinds of gnomish recipes which are possible for the player to make:

Fruit blast Cocktails
Batta Battas
Tangled toads legs Bowls
Crunchies Crunchies

For more information, see the food and gnome cooking articles.

Starting out as a slow skill, Cooking becomes one of the quickest to level when failure rates decrease.  It is easily trained alongside Fishing.  At lower levels, food has a high chance of burning, and progressively lowers depending on the player's Cooking level.  Burnt food is usually discarded, as it bears no monetary benefits nor usefulness. Upon completion of the Family Crest quest, you may obtain Gauntlets of Cooking. Wearing them while Cooking will reduce the chance of burning fish. The effect is approximately equal to Cooking level boost of 9.

Level to Stop Burning Fish Edit

Image Name Lvl to Cook With fire With range With gauntlets Experience
Shrimp Shrimp 1 33 33 28 30
Anchovies Anchovies 1 34 34 34 30
Sardine Sardine 1 35 35 35 40
Herring Herring 5 41 41 41 50
Giant Carp Giant Carp 10 45 45 45? 60
Mackerel Mackerel 10 45 45 45 60
Trout Trout 15 50 49 47 70
Cod Cod 18 52 52 52 75
Pike Pike 20 64 64 64 80
Salmon Salmon 25 58 58 58 90
Tuna Tuna 30 64 63 63 100
Lobster Lobster 40 74 74 64 120
Bass Bass 43 80 80 80 130
Swordfish Swordfish 45 87 86 81 140
Lava eel Lava eel 53 53 53 53 140
Shark Shark 80 99+ 99+ 94 210
Sea turtle Sea turtle 82 Never Never Never 211.5
Manta ray Manta ray 91 Never Never Never 216


Many quests include Cooking, or reward the player with cooking experience. These include:


  • The player "Tks" was first to achieve level 99 in the Cooking skill

See alsoEdit

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