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Cooking is most often trained by ironmen alongside Fishing, both to maximize efficiency of resources and for food.

Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing quests that grant Cooking experience. Completing Gertrude's Cat and Cook's Assistant as well as the Mountain Dwarf and Goblin generals subquests of Recipe for Disaster will grant a total of 3,825 experience, which will get the player up to level 18.

General information and tips[edit | edit source]

Burn-rate[edit | edit source]

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Main article: Cooking/Burn level

Cooking food can sometimes result in burnt food, depending on recipe, facility and cooking level, and will reward no experience. Therefore, players should take advantage of mechanics lowering burn rate. This is especially important for ironmen, since burning also results in lost food.

Cooking at specific ranges (such as Lumbridge or Hosidius) necessitates banking, rather than cooking and dropping items, which can reduce experience rates. Players should consider their current burn chance and food requirements when training.

Fastest experience[edit | edit source]

Levels 5-15: Sardines[edit | edit source]

To start off, the player can buy raw sardines from a fishing shop in Gerrant's Fishy Business. in Port Sarim, or Lovecraft's Tackle in Witchaven and cook them on a fire.

Levels 15-40: Trout and salmon[edit | edit source]

Continue by catching and cooking raw trout and salmon until at least level 58 Fishing. The best place to fish is in Shilo Village, which has bank nearby and the fish can be later cooked in the Rogues' Den or in the Hosidius kitchen. Another option is to fish in Barbarian Village, which has an everlasting fire near the fishing spots, however players will need to cook the fish on the spot and drop them.

Levels 40-60: Cakes[edit | edit source]

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Starting at level 40, players with Construction 33 Construction (boostable) can build an oak larder, which provides an infinite amount of cooking materials to bake cakes. It is very click intensive, however 500 cakes can be cooked per hour. They can be cooked using a range in the player-owned house, or one right outside the portal such as in Rimmington or Hosidius. This provides 50,000 experience per hour at level 40 and 70,000 experience per hour at level 60. While using the larder, the number keys can be held down while clicking once per tick to retrieve the supplies quickly.

Level 60+: Karambwans[edit | edit source]

To stock up on food, from level Fishing 65 Fishing onwards raw karambwans can be caught and cooked after completion of Tai Bwo Wannai Trio yielding karambwans, a food that heals 18 hitpoints per item and can be used for tick-eating.

Level 65+: Servery pineapple pizzas[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mess

At level 65, players can make servery pineapple pizzas in the Mess. Players need to have at least 45% Hosidius favour for this method. This method does not require any supplies and can yield around 150,000–200,000 experience per hour depending on efficiency, however this is very click-intensive. Hop worlds after serving each load to maximise experience gain.

Level 68+: Jugs of wine[edit | edit source]

Jugs of wine can become the best experience at level 68. Grapes are best obtained from Zulrah or Vorkath, however they can be purchased from the Culinaromancer's Chest.

Jugs of water can be obtained by buying empty jug packs from the Culinaromancer's Chest and using Humidify to fill them with water. Players stop creating jugs of bad wine when they reach 68 Cooking.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Tempoross[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tempoross

Players wanting to level Fishing can challenge Tempoross for passive cooking experience, in addition to a wide array of fish from the reward pool.

Barbarian fishing[edit | edit source]

Main article: Barbarian Training

3-tick Barbarian Fishing with a knife (eating roe/caviar) will provide passive Cooking experience, however none will be obtained if dropping the fish. If fishing for food instead (such as karambwans or minnow), cooking fish obtained will easily grant the player more than enough Cooking experience.

Frankie's Fishing Emporium[edit | edit source]

An alternative method with 100% Piscarilius favour and spare gold, is to buy fish from Frankie's Fishing Emporium (up to sharks), cook them on a nearby range, drop them, and repeat.