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Recipe for Disaster (#97)
Recipe for Disaster
Also called RfD
Release date 15 March 2006 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty
Official length Extremely Long (8-15 hrs)
Quest series None
Developer(s) James B (framework), sub-quests developed by others
Age Fifth Age
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Recipe for Disaster (also known as RfD) was 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. Jagex intended it to be a quest which nearly any member could start but only the most accomplished and willing players would be able to complete.

WalkthroughEdit

Start point Quest map icon
Recipe for Disaster icon
Speak to the cook in Lumbridge Castle
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Special Special
Length Very Long (3-6 hrs)
Requirements
Quest Quests:
  • 70 Cooking-icon Cooking (temporary boost possible)
  • 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 110 Ice queen if you want Ice Gloves)
  • Able to defeat a level 144 Black dragon
  • Able to defeat 5 level 50 monsters
  • Able to defeat a level 92 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 required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
See below
Enemies to defeat None

Subquest 1: Another Cook's QuestEdit

Start point Quest map icon The Cook in Lumbridge Castle's kitchen.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Novice Novice
Length Short
Requirements
Quest Quests:

Level 10 Cooking-icon

Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Note: Buying a fruit blast from the Grand Exchange (not the premade version from Blurberry) works. Greenman's ale from house will instantly disappear as you leave your house. The fruit blast can also be made with the following items:

Note: You can also buy all the items at Grand Exchange, and need 10 cooking in order to put the ashes in the Fruit Blast.

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.

Cook (Lumbridge) chathead

Another Cook's QuestEdit

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 cook tells you that he needs a newt's eye, a Greenman's ale, a rotten tomato, and a dirty blast.

When asked how to make a dirty blast, he tells you to add ashes to a fruit blast that you make yourself. The fruit blast given by Curator Haig Halen for completing the Digsite Quest will also work. The Cook also gives you 100 coins to buy everything and allows you to keep the change.

  • Buy an eye of newt from any Herblore shop, the Grand Exchange, or from Betty of Port Sarim.
  • Greenman's ale is sold in Yanille, at the Lighthouse and from Rasolo. It can also be obtained at the Grand Exchange.
  • A rotten tomato can be bought at the Duel Arena, at the Yanille pillory, at the Seers' Village pillory, or at the Varrock pillory (select "buy" option). Can also be made in a compost bin, or picked up from Botany Bay for free.
  • Make a fruit blast. It requires a pineapple, a two lemons, an orange, a cocktail shaker and a cocktail glass to make. Put the pineapple, orange and lemon into a cocktail shaker, pour the mix into a cocktail glass, slice the second lemon to make lemon slices and add it to the cocktail. (NOTE: You can skip this step if you bought your fruit blast from the Grand Exchange. A pre-made Fruit Blast will also work)
  • Add the ashes to the fruit blast to make a dirty blast.

Once you have all four items, give them to the Cook.

Congratulations!

RewardsEdit

Another Cooks Quest Reward

Subquests 2 to 9Edit

The Secret CouncilEdit

Enter the doors to the dining room to observe the feast. You will see members of the Lumbridge Secret Council seated at the table:

Time DilationEdit

Audio options icon
The Secret Council (link)
The music that plays when during the cutscene.
Lumbridge Secret Council

The frozen Council

A cutscene ensues, where the Duke introduces his secret council, only to be interrupted by the Mysterious Old Man and will teleport 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

Requirements

Items needed
Goblin Generals icon
Freeing the Goblin Generals
Quest Quests:
Mountain Dwarf icon
Freeing the Mountain Dwarf
Quest Quests:
Evil Dave icon
Freeing Evil Dave
  • Level 25 Cooking-icon
Quest Quests:
Lumbridge Sage icon
Freeing the Lumbridge Sage
  • Level 40 Cooking-icon
Quest Quests:
Pirate Pete icon
Freeing Pirate Pete
  • Level 31 Cooking-icon
  • Able to defeat 5 level 50 monsters
Skrach Uglogwee icon
Freeing Skrach Uglogwee
  • Level 41 Cooking-icon
  • Level 20 Firemaking-icon
Quest Quests:
Sir Amik Varze icon
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
Monkey Ambassador icon
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

  • Culinaromancer unfrozen

    The Culinaromancer is unfrozen!

    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. Gypsy says you too must go through the portal to finish him off.
Image Name Requirements Items needed
Culinaromancer chathead 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

Rewards (for all 10 subquests)Edit

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

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