The Cooks' Guild (also known as the Cooking Guild or the Chefs' Guild) is a three-story windmill that is just west of Varrock, with a tiny wheat field behind it. Players can use a skills necklace to teleport just outside its entrance.
The guild is marked on the world map with a cookery shop icon (), a windmill icon (), a water source icon (), and a bank icon (), with a cooking range icon (), and a dairy churn icon () located on the 1stUK]. At one point, it was also marked with a brewery icon, despite the fact that no brewery has ever existed here. floor[Jagex removed this some time later.
To enter the guild, players need a Cooking level of 32 and must be wearing a chef's hat, sous chef's toque, or cooking cape for members, the latter requiring the mastery of the skill to wear. A max cape can also be used.
Higher levelled players can enter freely after completing the hard section of the Varrock Tasks. However, in a free-to-play world, you still need to wear the chef's hat to enter this guild, even if you are wearing a cooking cape.
The style of the Cooks' Guild is that of much of Varrock - Tudor style with timber frames. The structure is based around a windmill, which is essential for making flour, a key ingredient to recipes such as bread and cake. The guild is spread over three floors with a range at the first floor and the hopper controls at the second floor.
There is also a small wheat field right behind the Cooks' Guild, which saves much time. Before, chefs would have to run down to the Champions' Guild and use the wheat field near there. Also near there is the Grand Exchange which could be used as a banking place and a place to sell your food and still have inventory space.
On the groundUK], players will find the floor[Head Chef, Romily Weaklax's pie stall, a sink, a flour bin, and a table with a chocolate bar on it. The Head Chef stops players who do not meet the requirements to enter the guild. If a player has 99 Cooking, he will sell him or her the Cooking Cape of Accomplishment for 99,000 coins if he or she is also a member.
To the right, there is a small room with a bank and a range. This room was introduced with the Varrock Tasks on 10 September 2007. Only players who have completed the hard Varrock tasks may use the room. When on a Free-to-Play world, if a player tries to enter the small room, the Head Chef will say: "The bank's closed. You just can't get the staff these days."
Romily Weaklax will sell players a pie book and a large assortment of pies. He also can give them a certain amount of pies to bake, and can give a small reward for doing so.
The 1stUK] contains two ranges and tables with floor[pie dishes, cake tins, bowls, and two cooking apples. The millstones grind flour to be sent down the chute from the second floor. There is also a dairy churn here, which is the closest churn to a bank if the player has Varrock Armour 3.
This floor is also very convenient for making apple pies, as all of the materials are close by.
The 2ndUK] is the highest in the guild. It contains a hopper, into which players can put floor[grain (found in a field north of the guild) to make flour. There are respawns on the tables for grapes, an empty pot, a cooking apple, and a jug.
This floor is mainly used to make flour, but is also popular with wine makers, as everything needed to make wine is available nearby.
- The Cooks' Guild is one of the best locations for training Cooking, all the way to 99, for players who have access to the bank on the ground floor. There is a range just a few spaces from the bankers.
- At one point, the bank on the ground floor was available to Non-members, but this was soon changed. Now the bank is only available to Members, as the Varrock Tasks are Members-only.
- The Cooks' Guild previously required 40 Cooking to enter.
- If you have completed the Varrock hard tasks, while entering the Cooks' Guild the Head Chef will say: "My word! A master explorer of Varrock! Come in, come in! You are more than welcome in here, my friend!" instead of the usual.
- The Cooks' Guild was released on 17 March 2001, making it the first guild ever released.
- The wheat field just outside of the Cooks' Guild has the shape of a chef's hat
- Though officially called the Cooks' Guild, it is referred to in-game as the Cooking Guild, and the Cooking guide refers to it as the Chef's Guild.
- The 2011 Thanksgiving event was located just south of it.