Cook's Assistant

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Cook's Assistant is the first RuneScape quest ever released. In the quest, players must obtain a bucket of milk, an egg, and a pot of flour. They need to give the items to the cook, who requires the ingredients to make a birthday cake for Duke Horacio.

This quest was one of the six available during RuneScape's launch, and was originally developed by Paul Gower.

Details[edit | edit source]

A feast for a Duke[edit | edit source]

The quest start location.

To begin the quest, talk to the Cook on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of Lumbridge Castle inside the kitchen. He informs you that it is Duke Horacio's birthday, and that he is supposed to prepare a cake for the celebration. However, he has forgotten to bring some of the ingredients required for the cake and asks you bring him a bucket of milk, an egg, and a pot of flour.

Note: you can skip the intended process by bringing a pot of flour, a bucket of milk, and an egg with you. After starting the quest, you will you say that you happen to have those items with you, and the cook will ask if you were planning on baking a cake, and you will complete the quest in seconds.

Bucket of milk[edit | edit source]

Milking a dairy cow.

With an empty bucket, which can be found in the cellar of Lumbridge Castle or bought from the general store for 2 coins, go east and across the River Lum then walk north to the Lumbridge cow field. Optional: You may talk to Gillie Groats next to the dairy cows for an explanation on how to get milk from a dairy cow. Use the empty bucket on a dairy cow to obtain some milk.

Egg[edit | edit source]

The location for a quick egg, just north of Lumbridge.

From the cow field, follow the path north-west towards the chicken coop and pick up an egg.

Pot of flour[edit | edit source]

With an empty pot, which can be found in the kitchen of Lumbridge Castle or bought from the general store for 1 coin, head north of lumbridge and follow the path until you reach the mill. Collect grain from the fields outside of the mill. Optional: You may talk to Millie Miller inside the mill for an explanation on how to make flour. Head to the top floor and put the wheat in the hopper then pull the lever. Back on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], use your pot to collect flour from the bin.

Recommended: The easy Lumbridge & Draynor Diary requires baking bread on the Lumbridge Castle cooking range. Grind a second pot of flour for bread dough to easily complete this.

Delivery[edit | edit source]

After collecting all the ingredients, take them back to the cook. Speak to him one last time to give him the ingredients.

Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

The completion of Cook's Assistant is a requirement to complete the following:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cook's Assistant is one of 6 quests released on the launch day of RuneScape.
  • There is an easter egg in the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest — when you introduce Zanik to the Lumbridge Cook, he tries to offer the quest to her. "In fact, it's a good thing I met you. It's the Duke's birthday today, and I should be making him a lovely big birthday cake. I need eggs, flour and milk...." You then tell the cook she does not have time for that, to which he responds "It was worth a try." This insinuates that the cook tries to trick newcomers into bringing him supplies.
  • The Cook at the Servants' Guild of Ardougne references this quest in her dialogue.
    • Cook: Overnight I was fired and replaced by some fool who can't even bake a cake without help!