OSRS Cooking is a skill that is unique in that regardless of the player’s preferences, style or preferences on cooking, all players train their cooks at some point during the game. Everybody from Strength purists to utility skilled players to mining alts requires food, and cooking is a cost-effective and simple way to learn the skill. Another great thing about cooking is that it’s among the few skills that’s nearly the same between Old School Runescape gameplay and Runescape 3. Furthermore Cooking is perhaps the most simple skill to learn in both games. At the very least, it’s one of the fastest.
Take a look at the Runescape Cooking Guide for the most effective ways to improve your cooking skills – in both Runescape 3 as well as OSRS. If you’re a memberof OSRS, go out and purchase some cooking tools before getting started. If you haven’t yet checked through our Quest Guide* and completed the Cook’s Assistant quest take the time to do it prior to starting also, since this lets you use the Lumbridge range, which reduces the rate of burning for food items that contain raw salmon. This guide is written assuming you don’t have enough gold to purchase all of the raw ingredients and we’ll provide a strategies for getting the ingredients and making money from the meals. It will also include a little part of fishing too and you should get a small fish net and fishing rod, and feathers. After you’ve completed all of this, you’re now ready to go for it:
From Level 1, to 15, Shrimp and Anchovies
From levels 1 to 15, stay at Lumbridge and cook up shrimp and anchovies that you catch in the water. Reaching 15 using this method will not take long in any way, but ensure you’re using the cooking area in the kitchen at Lumbridge Castle as it will increase your exp per hour, while reducing the amount of food you consume. You can sell your anchovies to GP today to acquire items for leveling or in the event that gold isn’t as much of a concern to you, and you’re already a part of of the castle, keep the anchovies in a bank to keep them to make anchovy pizzas in the future. If you’re bored with fishing, go to the chicken coups located just to the north and east lumbridge . You can gather feathers and chicken. Cook the chicken in its raw form and then use the feathers to fish in the next step (we suggested that fishing could be useful!) The fishing should be near to the same level as the cooking process, which means you might need to fish slightly more to get to the level 20 before moving on to the next method of training, and then take some time to gather feathers to use as bait for the next level. If you’re purchasing the materials yourself or locate powerfishers around the world, there’s no need to worry about this.
Levels 15-32: Trout and Salmon
At 15 levels (or at least, so) go to the Barbarian Village and begin cooking the trout over the flames close to the fishermen. Based on recent developments, you’re likely to see a variety of powerfishing robots which will take all the trout and salmon that you cook and eat, so if your fishing isn’t at the standard, you shouldn’t be using it. If you’d like to go fishing yourself ensure that you’ve purchased an angler’s rod and some feathers before you begin. With some fish inventories that you can purchase enough feathers to continue fishing for a long time, however should you ever get depleted, you’ll be able to head to the farms for chickens in lumbridge. You can powertrain and drop off your food items or deposit them in the Grand Exchange if you’ll have an opportunity to use them later. When you’re 32, it’s time to join to the Cooks Guild!
Level 32-55: Cooks Guild
Purchase a Chef’s Hat and then head to Varrock to the Cook’s Guild in Varrock. There you can make wine and apple pies. You can make your own flour by mixing the grain with water to make dough, gather cooking apples, and cook on the temperature of your choice all within the building’s upper and lower floors. If you want to get a high level it is possible to go world-hopping, but the spawns are fast and won’t significantly alter the game. It’s a good idea for the majority of players to save their pie money. When you reach 35, you can start making wine by combining the grapes you find in the guild along with water jugs. The grapes spawning times are longer and you’ll get around 3 inventory points if you’re banking, however they will give you much more experience with lesser effort than apples pie.
Level 55+: High-level Fish or Anchovy Pizzas
At this point, you’ve got two options to mix and mix and match. One is to go to Karamja and catch your own fish or cook the top-quality fish that are dropped by the fishermen who are powerfishers. There’s a good chance you’ll find plenty of tuna, however many bots drop their Swordfish too. Both can be sold at a reasonable profit and get a great return in these conditions since you’re able to have such a low burn rate. There is a chance that some of the powerfishing bots could drop lobsters too and if you have an opportunity to scoop the lobsters then take advantage of it.If you’re at the fishing level the swordfish and lobsters are the best options for generating profits per hour. It’s very easy to reach the 99 level by cooking the two fish.
The other option will require some more investment, but it’s the most efficient way to improve your cooking up from this point on. If you’ve sold your food up to now, you’ll have plenty of GP that can be used along with your tuna, swordfish, and lobster earnings for the pizza industry and also anchovies (hopefully you’ve have saved your anchovies from when you first started!) Anchovy pizzas provide the highest amount of exp per hour of all options that cooks have, and they come with an 85% success rate because you just need to add anchovies to the pizza to create them. We suggest pouring every bit of gold you can get into pizzas and anchovies, and then using your fish of Karamja to reduce the profit margin and create additional gold should you need to. Once you’ve done that, easy going until 99!