|Released||31 May 2006 (Update)|
|Location||Player-owned house or Servants' Guild|
|Examine||I hope she can find all the ingredients!|
The Cook is a servant that players with at least level 30 Construction can hire to do various services in their player-owned house. The cook has a wage at 3,000 coins. Players must pay her the wage every eight uses of her services. The cook has inventory space for 16 items and a trip time of 17 seconds.
Hiring[edit | edit source]
Players can hire the cook at the Servants' Guild, which is located north of the marketplace in East Ardougne. All five servants wander inside the building except for the servant the player has hired. Before hiring any servant, the player must meet three requirements:
- The player must have the required Construction level.
- The player's house must have at least two bedrooms with beds constructed in each one. If one of the beds is removed, then the servant will not become present again until the bed is rebuilt and the player exits and re-enters the house.
- The player must not have a servant already hired.
If the player wants to fire or switch servants, the player must fire their current servant by either talking to them in the player's house, or by talking to the Chief servant at the Servants' Guild.
Services[edit | edit source]
The services provided by servants can be cosmetic or vital resources for training Construction efficiently. All of the servants have the same basic services, but the main difference is that the higher-level servants have larger inventories and quicker response times. The cook can:
- Be summoned via the bell-pull in the dining room or the Call Butler button on the House Options interface
- Follow the player like a pet even in building mode
- Greet visiting players as they enter the house
- Lead visiting players to the owner if the owner is in another room
- Lead visiting players outside
- Serve tea to the owner
- Serve pineapple pizza to the owner and the visiting players provided the player has a dining room with a table and a kitchen with the necessary supplies
- Serve drinks from the barrel to the owner and the visiting players
- Fetch building materials from the bank:
- Take items to the bank
- Un-note noted items (excluding bones), taking the same amount of time as fetching from the bank
The cook, butler, and demon butler can also take logs to the sawmill for conversion into planks. Noted logs can be used, but the servant must first un-note them and upon returning to the player with the un-noted logs, they'll be automatically deposited to the player's inventory, the player has the option of having the servant take them to the sawmill if the player talks to the servant again.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|22 November 2018
Players may now fire their servants by talking to the chief servant in Ardougne.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 6 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "If you're hiring a new one, you're presumably in the Ardougne servant house. The chief there can let you fire your existing servant by talking to him. Hopefully that'll cover most of what you need."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Cook is often impolite to her master or to guests in the house, but she will perk up and become pleasant when asked to serve pineapple pizza.
- The reason she is so unhappy is because she was previously the Lumbridge Castle cook but was fired when another chef who "can't even bake a cake without help" (referencing the quest Cook's Assistant) was appointed because of his family connections. During Recipe for Disaster, the current cook admits that he only got the job because his ancestor was the original castle cook.
- When sent to the sawmill, she grumbles about how one of the finest chefs in RuneScape is being reduced to a builder's mate. Note that "builder's mate" is the British expression for a worker's assistant, rather than a parapraxis.
- If you ask for her to make you a cup of tea she will respond "A cup of tea?! IS THAT ALL??", referencing the numerous occasions in The HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy, in which various characters utter this or similar in regards to making/having a cup of tea.