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This is the quick guide for Recipe for Disaster.
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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 member can start, but which only the most accomplished and willing players can complete.

Start point Quest point icon Speak to the Cook in Lumbridge Castle.
Official difficulty Special
Description The 100th quest in RuneScape, where you must save eight people/creatures from the Culinaromancer before finally defeating him.
Length Very long
Requirements
Items required
Enemies to defeat

Walkthrough

Starting out

Items Required: Eye of newt, greenman's ale, a rotten tomato and dirty blast (ashes added to a fruit blast).

  • Speak to the Lumbridge Cook. (Chat 1111)
  • Speak to him again with items in inventory. (Chat 1)
  • Go through the door behind the Cook
  • Watch the cutscene.

Note: Many cooking related item requirements can now be bought from the Culinaromancer's chest.

Dwarf

Items required: 316 Coins, a bucket of milk, flour, an egg, a bowl of water, gloves (ice gloves recommended), 4-6 Asgarnian ales. Completion of Fishing Contest. Recommended: 1 teleport to Camelot and 1 to Falador.

  • Inspect the dwarf.
  • Go to the Rising Sun Inn in Falador and talk to Emily. Pay her to learn how to make Asgoldian ale. (Chat 22)
  • Use coins on your Asgarnian ales.
  • Go to the tunnel under White Wolf Mountain.
  • Talk to "An old Dwarf" and give him Asgoldian ales until he agrees to make a dwarven rock cake.
  • Talk to him 3 times and he will place a dwarven rock cake on the table. (His name will change to Rohak)
  • If you have ice gloves, equip them and pick up the cake. Otherwise use regular gloves then kill an icefiend (at Ice Mountain) to cool the cake.
  • Give the dwarven rock cake to the dwarf in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Goblin generals

Items required: Bread, an orange, a knife, dye (blue, green, or purple dye), spice, fishing bait, a bucket of water, and charcoal. Completion of Goblin Diplomacy.

  • Inspect one of the goblin generals.
  • Go to the Goblin Village and climb down the ladder in the north-east building.
  • Talk to the Goblin Cook. (Chat 21), then talk to him again and give him the charcoal. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to the Goblin Cook again. (Chat 3)
    • Slice an orange and add blue, green, or purple dye.
    • Use spice on a fishing bait.
    • Use a bucket of water on bread.
  • Talk to the Goblin Cook again. (Chat 3)
  • Give the slop of compromise to the generals in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Pirate Pete

Items required: A weapon/food if low level, pestle and mortar, a raw cod, a knife, a fishbowl, a needle, 3 bronze wire, and bread.

  • Inspect Pirate Pete.
  • Talk to the cook in the next room about protecting the pirate. (Chat 3)
  • Go through all 5 chat options. (Chat 11234)
  • Use your pestle and mortar on the raw cod.
  • Use your knife on the bread.
  • Talk to Murphy in Port Khazard. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Murphy again. (Chat 1)

NOTE: Before diving your weight must be under 27 kg and you must have at least 7 free inventory spaces). You also cannot go underwater with a pet following you or in your inventory. You may also wish to acquire multiple ingredients in case the fishcake is burnt.

  • Equip your fishbowl helmet and diving apparatus, agree to go diving.
  • Pick some kelp.
  • Go north and talk to Nung.
  • Go west and pick up 5 rocks, then enter the cave.
  • Kill 5 mudskippers (level 30/31) for 5 hides.
  • Talk to Nung twice.
  • Enter the crab pen, kill a crab and take its meat.
  • Grind the kelp and crab meat.
  • Talk to the Cook in Lumbridge about freeing the pirate again. (Chat 3)
  • Use the ingredients on each other then cook the fishcake.
  • Give the fishcake to Pirate Pete in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Lumbridge Guide

Items required: a bucket of milk, an egg, flour, a cake tin. Completion of Big Chompy Bird Hunting, Priest in Peril, Biohazard, Demon Slayer, Nature Spirit, The Restless Ghost, Witch's House, and Murder Mystery.

  • Inspect the Lumbridge Guide. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Wizard Traiborn on the 1st floor[?] of the Wizards' Tower. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to him again to enchant the egg by identifying 3 mystery NPCs. (Chat 11)
    • Man with ponytail and book - Reldo
    • Ghostly green woman - Velorina
    • Man with desert robes and white beard - Ali Morrisane
    • Elf - Islwyn
    • Man with purple shirt - Unferth
    • Man with brown vest - Professor Gronigen
    • Woman with pink top - Gertrude
    • Woman (green witch) - Hetty
    • Man (hooded) - Pirate Pete
    • Man with a crown - King Lathas
  • Talk to him again to enchant the milk by answering trivia. (Chat 11)
    • Defence requirements to wear a Mystic hat - 20
    • Ingredients in a cake - Flour, egg, milk
    • Combat level of Goblins near Lumbridge - 2
    • GP to bribe an Al Kharid gate guard - 10
    • What doesn't lie between Morytania and Asgarnia - Keep Le Faye
    • Gold ring is to 5 as a holy symbol is to - 16
    • Glass vial is to 33 as a glass orb is to - 46
    • Guild closest to Fishing Platform - Legends'
    • Bar west of Pollnivneach - Bandit Camp
    • The River Salve runs from - North to south
    • I can hear howling in one direction and buzzing in the other—where am I? - Catherby
    • If I'm going to need glass, first I will need - Sand, bucket, soda ash, glassblowing pipe
    • Which tower is closest to the Crafting Guild - Dark Wizards' Tower
    • Take the number of fire runes required to cast Fire Strike, and multiply by the number of air runes used to cast Wind Strike before adding the number of earth runes used to cast Earth Wave - 10
  • Talk to him a third time to enchant the flour with a memory test. (Chat 11)
  • Once you have taken a screenshot for reference, close the interface via the X button to answer the questions.
    • Do not use the ESC key to close the interface as it will reset that portion of the test!
  • Cook the cake and give it to the Lumbridge guide.

Subquest complete!

Evil Dave

Items required: a cat or wily cat, 10+ stews. Completion of Shadow of the Storm.

  • Inspect Evil Dave
  • Talk to Doris (House west of Edgeville bank.) (Chat 11)
  • Talk to Evil Dave in Edgeville. (Chat 34)
  • Talk to Doris upstairs.
  • Use your cat to catch hell-rats. (Right-click chase). Using a fully grown cat is much more efficient, but using a kitten still works.
  • Collect spices from hell-rats there are 4 spices to collect: yellow, orange, red, brown. Collect between 8 and 12 doses of each.
  • Now find the perfectly spiced stew with the right quantity of all 4 colours of spice.
  • Figure it out one colour at a time by adding different quantities of a colour and giving the stew to Evil Dave. When he says “…I think you've got the amount of one spice right…” you know the correct dose for that spice.
  • Give Evil Dave the completed stew, then give him the spicy stew in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Skrach Uglogwee

Items required: Any axe, any pickaxe, 1+ raw chompies, an iron spit, logs, a tinderbox, ogre bellows, a ball of wool (Bring 2-3 just in case), and an ogre bow with ogre arrows. (20 Firemaking required) Completion of Big Chompy Bird Hunting.

  • Inspect Skrach Uglogwee. (Chat 12)
  • Talk to Rantz (Chat 23). (You can use the fairy ring code AKS and run east)
  • Go SE and talk to Rantz by the coast. (Chat 2)
  • Use your woodcutting axe on the fallen tree twice.
  • Talk to him again. (Chat 2)
  • Get some raw chompies if needed.
  • Go to Karamja and find the tree with an arrow in it (by transportation icon west of Tai Bwo Wannai).
    • You can use the fairy ring code CKR and run north along the coast to the west to find it
  • Light a fire next to the tree, use your iron spit on a raw chompy, then cook it.
  • Board the ogre boat.
  • Talk to Rantz southeast near the coast. (Chat 2)
  • Collect a bloated toad from the nearby swamp.
  • Get a rock from the mine by Rantz' cave.
  • Use the ogre bellows on the bloated toad for a balloon toad.
  • Drop the balloon toad and kill the Jubbly with ogre arrows. You may have to attempt multiple times.
  • Cook the Jubbly on Rantz's spit-roast.
  • Give the Cooked jubbly to Skrach Uglogwee in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Sir Amik Varze

Items required: A bucket of milk, a pot of cream, raw sweetcorn, a pot, any axe, a machete, Radimus notes (only if you haven't completed the Legend's Quest), a vanilla pod, a dramen branch, a dramen staff, a pestle and mortar, ice gloves, a raw chicken, combat equipment to kill a black dragon and the evil chicken. Completion of The Lost City and started Legends Quest.

  • Inspect Sir Amik.
  • Ask the cook how you helped Sir Amik Varze. (Chat 452)
  • Use cream on milk.
  • Grind raw sweetcorn in a windmill, fill a pot with it, and add it to the milky mixture.
  • Pick a vanilla pod in the Kharazi Jungle (SW of the pool used in Legends' Quest), add it to the cornflour mixture.
  • Talk to the Wise Old Man in Draynor, ask about strange beasts, then the Evil Chicken. (Chat 4252)
  • Use a raw chicken on the Evil Chicken shrine in northern Zanaris (where you arrive from the swamp. Items lost on death will be gone forever as prior to quest completion this area is instanced).
  • Run north past the dragons and kill the Evil Chicken, pick up its egg and add it to the brulee.
  • Kill a black dragon, there is a safe spot to the east, pick up the dragon token.
  • Grind a dramen branch with a pestle and mortar to make cinnamon, add it to the brulee.
  • Equip ice gloves then rub the token. (Chat 1)
  • Give the Brulee supreme to Sir Amik in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

Awowogei

Items required: M'speak amulet, ninja, gorilla, and zombie monkey greegrees, 3010+ coins, rope, a knife, a pestle and mortar, a banana (obtainable on Ape Atoll), monkey nuts (obtainable on Ape Atoll), combat equipment (ranged weapon if you need to kill a Monkey Guard), an antipoison, and 3-9 free inventory spaces. Completion of Monkey Madness.

  • Inspect Awowogei.
  • Travel to Ape Atoll, equip a monkey greegree and M'speak amulet.
  • Talk to Awowogei south of the temple.
  • If you need a banana and monkey nuts, buy them from the food store now.
  • Talk to any of the 3 monkeys in the north-west corner of the temple. (Chat 3)
  • Use your Banana and Monkey nuts on any of them. (Ensure you use both your Banana and Monkey nuts on them or else the Tchiki nuts will not appear on the bush.)
  • If you already have a gorilla, ninja, and zombie monkey greegree then skip this part.
    • Buy 3 blank monkey talismans from the rune store.
    • Kill a monkey archer in the market and take its bones.
    • Kill a Monkey Guard in the temple and take its bones.
    • Kill a zombie monkey under the temple and take its bones.
    • Bring the bones and talismans to Zooknock at the end of the Ape Atoll Dungeon.
  • Note: You should take at least 3 snake skins, red bananas, and tchiki nuts in case you burn the stuffed snake (use the drop trick for the nuts and the banana).
  • Travel to Crash Island and climb down the pit. Kill some level 84 big snakes for their corpses.
  • Return to Ape Atoll and find the red banana tree northwest of the big gate (by the shore).
  • Equip your gorilla greegree and use a rope on the tree to get some red bananas.
  • Equip your ninja greegree and enter the Ape Atoll agility course.
  • After swinging the rope, enter the hole and pick some tchiki nuts
  • Grind the tchiki nuts, slice the red banana, and add them to the snake corpses.
  • Equip your zombie greegree and enter the temple dungeon.
  • Go through the crack down the cliff between the two ramps.
  • Lay your stuffed snake on the rock to cook it (requires 70 cooking).
  • Give the cooked stuffed snake to Awowogei in Lumbridge.

Subquest complete!

The final battles

  • Remember, you can bank between every kill and all items except those protected will be lost forever if you die! Enter the portal and defeat without prayers:
    • Agrith-Na-Na – Range or melee it, wear dragonhide.
    • Flambeed – Mage him with water spells + snare. He can unequip your weapon, so wear ice gloves.
    • Karamel – Mage her with fire while within melee distance or melee with crush. She will lower your stats frequently. Bring at least 2 restore potions.
    • Dessourt – Mage (air spells or Iban blast) or range him. Snare will help.
    • Gelatinnoth Mother – Bring runes for all 4 elemental spells, a melee weapon, and a ranged weapon. Aim for high range defence without sacrificing too much magic attack.
    • Culinaromancer – Attack with anything, wear dragonhide.
      • Make sure you have at least one free inventory slot before dealing the final blow, or you will lose the experience lamp!

Quest complete!

Rewards

Another Cooks Quest reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing the Mountain Dwarf) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing the Goblin generals) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Pirate Pete) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing the Lumbridge Guide) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Evil Dave) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Skrach Uglogwee) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing Sir Amik Varze) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Freeing King Awowogei) reward scroll
Recipe for Disaster (Defeating the Culinaromancer) reward scroll