Runescape 3 Cooking Training Guide

25.02.2023 - 11:33:41
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Runescape 3 Cooking Training Guide


Cooking is a skill that can be easily trained in F2P due to the abundance of cooking resources, the fast experience gains, and laid back playstyle. However, it can be quite expensive and volatile as market prices can fluctuate.

Cooking Locations


The Firemaking talent may be used to ignite logs and build a bonfire, which can be used to prepare most things. The kind of logs chosen will determine how long the bonfire burns. Almost anywhere may be used to build a bonfire, and cooking over one gives a bonus of 10% cooking experience. You can utilise someone else's campfire if you don't want to start your own, but it is less dependable because it could perish unexpectedly


The bank atop Lumbridge Castle can be helpful if you have a lot of raw fish because there are four log spawns outside that replenish quicker than the fires. Simply right-click "Light" on the ground-level wood to ignite a blaze.Completing the Violet is Blue quest unlocks access to a permanent fire in Yeti Town.


While using a range can significantly reduce the rate at which food burns, the difference is not very noticeable. It is more convenient to catch and prepare fish yourself when it is low quality. It is not required to wait until the relevant Cooking level, especially at lower levels, for the majority of food types before it stops burning. When you level up, burning rates will steadily decrease.

The Cook-o-matic 25, which has a lower burn rate for the majority of low-level food than bonfires or other ranges, is accessible after completing the Cook's Helper quest. Also, it gives brand-new gamers enough experience to reach level 4 right away.

The closest range to a bank is in the house west of the Edgeville bank, however it has a level 15 Mugger nearby who can attack low-level players, and the door automatically closes after a time, so you have to manually open it again.

The greatest option is a portable range because it can be used anywhere and adds up to 21% more experience and may double the cooked product. Unfortunately, they can be pricey to maintain and only last for five minutes. It's pretty uncommon to stumble across a portable range that you can use, though. 

Cooking Items

Dwarven Army Axe

When cooking on a fire or range (for example, grilling swordfish), you gain an extra 3 experience points if you are carrying or using a Dwarven army axe. For other tasks, like churning a pat of butter or assembling anchovy pizza, it is ineffective.

Cooking Urns

Players who want to level up their Cooking skill more quickly can gain a lot from using cooking urns. Throughout training, these urns accumulate experience, and when kept in the inventory, they can add up to 20% extra experience. There are three sorts of cooking urns accessible for free-to-play (F2P) gamers, which include Cracked, Fragile, and Plain.


A Simple cooking urn may only be used on foods that need 40 Cooking or less and requires a Crafting level of at least 36. The top-tier cuisine that this urn covers is lobster. However, the other urns, such as the Fragile cooking urn and the Cracked cooking urn, cover meals that require 10 cooking or less (food requiring 25 Cooking or below).

Plain cooking urns are available for purchase on the Grand Exchange, but they cannot be traded. You must add fire runes to them to make them stackable. The first urn will change into a standard Simple cooking urn that cannot be stacked once you begin filling it.


Level 1
We advise catching fresh crayfish and boiling them as your first cookery exercise. During level 1 training, raw crayfish are perfect because they can be captured fast and provide a good quantity of experience. They are also a better option than raw shrimps, which take longer to catch but need the same levels of fishing and cooking.

You can teleport to Burthorpe with the Burthorpe lodestone once you've finished the tutorial. When you get there, turn south until you come to the water. Crayfishing places can be found on the northern bank, close to the woods. 

You can either give Nicholas Angle your cooked crawfish or put them in the bank south of the Taverley lodestone because they don't have much worth. Alternatively, as they can be sold on the Grand Exchange for RS3 Gold, you can decide to keep some of the raw crayfish and bank them. You can use the money you make from this to pay for your training later.

Using the kitchen at Lumbridge Castle is an additional option for cooking instruction. There, you can prepare a number of dishes that call for a lower level of cooking, like meat and fish. Both meat and fish can be obtained by killing cows and catching them in a nearby river. Use the Lumbridge lodestone and head east to reach the Lumbridge Castle.

Level 20
To begin with, catching raw trout requires a fishing level of at least 20. Both Gunnarsgrunn and the east side of Lumbridge are home to this fish. Players who wish to swiftly cook their catch can do it more easily in the latter location because it is nearer to a bank. Use the Lure option at the fishing location to catch trout. You gain 50 experience points for each trout you catch.

You must also bait your fishing rod with a feather in order to catch trout. A variety of establishments sell feathers for six cents each. You can also capture and prepare crayfish if you don't have any feathers or don't want to spend money on them.

Going from level 20 to level 30 in fishing should take roughly 30 to 1 hour, assuming you catch and prepare trout. You'll also gain about 10,000 Cooking experience along the route. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop both abilities simultaneously and make some money by selling the cooked trout.

Salmon may be caught and cooked at the same fishing locations as trout if you wish to advance to a higher level species. To complete this, though, you'll need a culinary level of 25 and a fishing level of 30. Due to its quick catch rate, some players prefer to remain with salmon all the way to level 99, however this requires a little more care than higher level fish. Yet, it is a solid substitute for trout and can still result in respectable experience increases.


Level 35 

Raw Tuna Fishing

With the Harpoon option at level 35 Fishing, raw tunas can be fished at the northeastern pier at Musa Point in Karamja. Tuna is a wonderful option for levelling up cooking even though its catch rate is slow because cooking it grants 100 experience.

You can take your raw fish and save it for later use if you'd rather not cook it right away. To do this, travel to Stiles, which is a good deal south-west of the fishing location at Musa Point. Here, you may see raw tuna, raw lobster, and both raw and cooked swordfish. You can keep catching raw fish until you're ready to cook.

The distance between the trees for chopping logs is a drawback of fishing at Musa Point. You must go a minute long round trip to obtain the logs. You can use the Lodestone Network to transport to Port Sarim. When you get there, put your raw fish in the bank deposit box that is close to the teleport point in the north-east. Then, it will take around a minute to return to Musa Point by ferry.

Level 38

Churning a pat of butter is a great technique to utilise if you want to go from level 38 to level 40 in cooking. Unlike preparing fish, which has a danger of failing, churning is a slower but safer way to practise cooking. It's also one of the few opportunities to practise cooking while earning money. You will need a bucket of milk to make a pat of butter, which can be purchased from the Grand Exchange or made on your own by milking a dairy cow with an empty bucket. Players can go to a dairy churn, which can be located in several locations throughout the game, after receiving the bucket of milk.

South of the Party Room in Falador is one of the areas where it is possible to churn milk. The Chef's Helper quest must be finished in order to access this churn, which is a little faster than others. The Makeover Mage's house, which has a bank chest at Clan Camp, is another place with a churn. The level 11 Highwayman, however, should be avoided by players of very low levels as he poses a threat.

Another possible location is Fred the Farmer's house to the north of Lumbridge, although getting there requires passing through a gate and door that chicken-killing gamers prefer to keep closed to deter the birds from straying. So, it is wise to use a planet with few people. The Falador farm also contains a dairy cow, a milk seller, and a dairy churn, making it simple to get your own milk. To teleport to this place swiftly and to the bank, you'll need the Explorer's Ring 3.

It is significant to notice that the Grand Exchange buy limit for buckets of milk is 1,000 per four hours, far less than the 20,000 buy limit for the majority of raw fish. As a result, it's crucial to make proper preparations while purchasing milk buckets from the Grand Exchange or by making sure you have a dependable source of milk to use for making butter.

Level 40
At Musa Point in Karamja, level 40 fishermen using the Cage option can catch raw lobsters. Each lobster produces 120 experience. Harpooning speed is comparable to cooking and catching pace.


Level 45
In Musa Point in Karamja, raw swordfish may be caught with the Harpoon option and level 50 fishing. Swordfish gives each Chef 140 experience points. Yet, because tunas are also harpooned, swordfish are taken the most slowly of all species. Swordfish should only be cooked once it has attained at least 60 Cooking because it has a very high burning rate (80% at a minimum of 45 Cooking).

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