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Recipe for Disaster is the 100th quest released by Jagex, being a sequel to the Cook's Assistant quest. It is composed of 10 subquests. The subquests range in difficulty from easy to very hard. It is intended to be a quest which nearly any player can start, but which only the most accomplished and willing players can complete.

Official descriptionEdit

The cook in Lumbridge has a surprisingly small number of ingredients to hand in his kitchen, possibly as a result of an endless stream of newcomers with light fingers, taking anything that isn't nailed down from his kitchen. Luckily, in the past, a kind Cook's Assistant was willing to help him in his culinary duties, but a problem has now appeared that could spell... a Recipe For Disaster! Almost all members may attempt to solve his tricky predicament, and be rewarded accordingly, but only the very elite of Questers will be able to put an end to his problem permanently!


Start pointQuest map icon Speak to the cook in Lumbridge Castle.
Official difficultySpecial Special
LengthVery long
Quest Quests:
  • 70 Cooking-icon Cooking (temporary boost possible)
  • 40 Smithing-icon Smithing
  • 176 Quest Points
  • Able to kill a level 50 monster (only if you don't have Ice gloves, level 50 Mining-icon and the ability to kill a level 77 Ice Queen if you want Ice Gloves)
  • Able to defeat a level 100 Black dragon
  • Able to defeat 5 level 35 monsters
  • Able to defeat a level 64 Big Snake
  • Ability to fight very tough, high-levelled enemies ranging from level 128 to 140 without prayer or summoning. (You don't have to beat all of them in one go; you can make several trips if you wish.)
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. See below
Enemies to defeat None

It is strongly recommended that you grow a pet kitten before you start the quest, if you don't already have an adult cat. It will take 3 hours for the pet kitten to grow into a cat. If you do this at the start of the quest, it should be fully grown and you can save the Evil Dave sub-quest for last.

Subquests 1 to 9Edit

Another Cook's QuestEdit

See main article: Another Cook's Quest

The cook is preparing for a party in Lumbridge. He tells you that a hundred years ago, a very important meeting was held in Lumbridge. His ancestor, Franizzard Van Lumbcook, cooked such an amazing banquet for the occasion that he was offered a job as head cook, along with all his descendants, for life. This big, important meeting is held in Lumbridge every ten years and today is the tenth anniversary. As he cannot think of a brilliant dish himself, he intends to use his ancestor's recipe for the feast. However, he needs your help gathering the ingredients again.

The Secret CouncilEdit

Audio options icon
The Secret Council
The music that plays during the cutscene.


After completing Another Cook's Quest, you receive an invitation to the feast. Enter the doors to the dining room to observe the feast, and you will see members of the Lumbridge Secret Council seated at the table. They include:

File:Lumbridge Secret Council.png

As the Duke introduces the rest of the secret council, he is interrupted by the Mysterious Old Man and is teleported to take care of it. Osman will then get taken away by Evil Bob. At this point, you enter the room. A short while later, the Culinaromancer crashes the party and starts to attack everyone at the dining table with magic spells.

Luckily, the Gypsy from Varrock enters the room and casts Tempus Cessit, which freezes everyone in time, except for you and her. She explains that the Culinaromancer was a cook in Lumbridge a hundred years ago and had threatened the secret council with death, only to be thwarted by the Duke's assistant, who managed to trap him in another dimension. This assistant was the cook's ancestor, and was made head cook for life. The current head cook, whom you helped build the feast, apparently created a powerful food-magic, which released the Culinaromancer from his prison. Seeing him, the Gypsy casts the aforementioned spell, so that you both can protect the council from the Culinaromancer's attacks. While she can easily seal the Culinaromancer in a heartbeat, due to the fact you caused the Culinaromancer to awaken she holds you responsible and sends you to save them as the magic is causing a temporal paradox that could destroy the known reality with the magic.

To release each member of the council from the Culinaromancer's spell, you must feed each of them their favourite food. After you give each member their favourite dish, Gypsy teleports them away to safety and tells you how many more council members are left.

You can complete these subquests in any order and start as many of them at a time as you want. Each subquest opens up increased access to the Culinaromancer's Chest, which holds a variety of goods.

Freeing the Council membersEdit

There are nine council members you must save from the Culinaromancer:

Image Name


Items needed
File:Goblin Generals icon.png
Freeing the Goblin Generals
Quest Quests:
File:Mountain Dwarf icon.png
Freeing the Mountain Dwarf
Quest Quests:
File:Evil Dave icon.png
Freeing Evil Dave
  • Level 25 Cooking-icon
Quest Quests:
File:Lumbridge Sage icon.png
Freeing the Lumbridge Sage
  • Level 40 Cooking-icon
Quest Quests:
File:Pirate Pete icon.png
Freeing Pirate Pete
  • Level 31 Cooking-icon
  • Able to defeat 5 level 35 monsters
File:Skrach Uglogwee icon.png
Freeing Skrach Uglogwee
  • Level 41 Cooking-icon
  • Level 20 Firemaking-icon
Quest Quests:
File:Sir Amik Varze icon.png
Freeing Sir Amik Varze
Quest Quests:
  • Started Legends' Quest (you do not need to have anything mapped, but keep in mind the quest requirements for Legends' Quest)
  • Able to defeat a level 100 Black dragon
File:Monkey Ambassador icon.png
Freeing King Awowogei
  • Level 70 Cooking-icon (Note: Temporary boost possible; level 65 with Chef's Delight (m) or 66 with Chef's Delight, see Cooking)
  • Level 48 Agility-icon
  • Able to defeat a level 92 Big Snake
Quest Quests:

Subquest 10: Defeating the CulinaromancerEdit

File:Culinaromancer unfrozen.png
After you have freed all the council members, you will see a cutscene, where Gypsy Aris restarts time by saying "Tempus procedit!" The Culinaromancer will then retreat through the portal. Aris then says that you too must go through the portal to finish him off.
Image Name Requirements Items needed
File:Culinaromancer chathead.png Defeating the Culinaromancer
  • 176 Quest points
  • Ability to fight very tough, high-levelled enemies ranging from level 89 to 98 without Prayer or Summoning. (You don't have to beat all of them in one go; you can make several trips if you wish.)
Quest Quests:
Decent Combat gear


If you have fully completed all 10 subquests for "Recipe for Disaster", you will have received the following:

Required for completingEdit

Music unlockedEdit

Development teamEdit

  • Developer - Framework: James B
  • Developer - Dining room cutscenes: Ash B
  • Developer - Mountain Dwarf: Marion C
  • Developer - Goblin Generals: Ian G
  • Developer - Pirate Pete: Anthony W
  • Developer - Lumbridge Sage: Tim C
  • Developer - Evil Dave: John A
  • Developer - Skrach Uglogwee: Tytn H
  • Developer - Sir Amik Varze Greg V
  • Developer - King Awowogei Chihiro Y, Liam P, Dylan C
  • Developer - New cat chats: Mark O
  • QuestHelp: Rob M, Gillan M, Stephen R, Dave O
  • Graphics: John S, Steve R, Damian C, Tom W, Paul B, Nick F, Joe R, Dan B, Matt M, James W
  • QA: Martin I, Francis B
  • Audio: Ian T


See main article: Recipe for Disaster/Trivia

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