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Cook's Assistant (#1)
Cook's Assistant
Members only? No
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Quest series None
Official difficulty Novice
Developer Original: Paul Gower
Rework: Chihiro Y
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Start point Quest Speak to the Cook in the kitchen of Lumbridge Castle.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The Lumbridge Castle cook is in a mess. It is the Duke of Lumbridge's birthday and the cook is making the cake.

He needs a lot of ingredients and doesn't have much time.

Length Short
Requirements None
Items required
  • An empty pot Pot (obtainable during the quest)
  • A bucket Bucket (obtainable during the quest)
  • An egg Egg (obtainable during the quest)

Alternatively, bring a bucket of milk, a pot of flour and an egg to skip a majority of the walkthrough.

Enemies to defeat None


A feast for a DukeEdit


The quest start location.

(If you don't want to go through the entire process the quest intends, just bring a pot of flour, a bucket of milk and an egg with you to complete the quest in seconds.)

To begin the quest, talk to the cook in the Lumbridge Castle's kitchen, which is on the ground floor[?]. He tells you that it is Duke Horacio's birthday, and he is supposed to prepare a cake for the celebration, but he has forgotten to bring some of the ingredients required for the cake. Thus, he requires you to bring him a bucket of milk, an egg, and a pot of flour.

Note: A pot is found on the kitchen table, and a bucket is down in the cellar on a table.

Bucket of milkEdit

Milking the prized cow

Milking a dairy cow.

You can get a bucket from the general store for 2 coins, or you can find one at various locations, including downstairs in the castle's cellar on a table. To obtain the milk, go to the Lumbridge cow field (east of Lumbridge, north of the entrance to the desert) and use the empty bucket on a dairy cow.


Where to find egg

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

To obtain an egg, go west of the cow field to the chicken coop and pick one up.

Pot of flourEdit

To obtain a pot, buy one from the general store or get one for free from the table by the Cook in Lumbridge Castle. To fill it with flour, go north of Lumbridge and follow the road until you get to the mill. Collect the grain outside and go to the top floor, put the wheat in the hopper and then pull the lever. Back on the ground floor[?], use your pot to collect it from the bin.


To wrap up, take the ingredients back to the cook in the Lumbridge Castle. Speak to him one last time to give him the ingredients.


Cook's Assistant reward scroll


  • 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.