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Recent Cooking reviews in Canberra

Great communication and has made a very cute looking cake.

Make duck cake from Bluey


Alysson was punctual, polite and so easy to work with. He captured some beautiful moments and was flexible in accommodating two crying babies. His calm nature helped as the kids quickly became comfortable with him. The editing and photos came out beautifully. Highly recommend and would hire again!

I need party photographers


She is amazing! We will definitely use her service again! Thank you so much

Cleaning the house and meal preparation


Dale was easy to communicate with and provided an excellent service. He provided healthy, tasty comfort food and I didn't have to do any thinking! Highly recommended.

Meal planning and preparation


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What do cooking services include?

You can hire a cook to provide food for a range of meals and occasions, from home cooking and meal prep to specialty cooking and even dinner party catering. You can arrange cooking services to happen in your own kitchen or your cook can bring the food ready-prepared. Your chef will take care of everything from buying ingredients to cleaning up. Here’s what you can expect depending on your cooking service:

Home cooking
Want fresh meals in your home? Your home chef can either offer regular home cooking services where they cook multiple nights per week, or provide a one-off meal if you just need occasional help. Your private chef will ask if you have any food preferences or intolerances, how many people they need to cook for, and what appliances and equipment they can use. They’ll usually plan the meals ahead of time, purchase the ingredients, and freshly cook the meals in your kitchen, and then clean up before they go.

Want to impress your best friend with an amazing cake for her birthday party? Or perhaps it’s your turn to bring some baking to work for morning tea? Hire a pastry chef or professional baker to create a cake, biscuits, muffins, or something else tasty. They’ll ask you how many people you’re baking for, any flavour preferences, and any special decorations you’d like. Your baker will bake at their place and deliver the finished product to your home or office once it’s ready.

Dinner party chef
If you’re planning a dinner party with friends, why not hire a dinner party chef to help take all the stress out of hosting? Your professional cook will contact you to confirm the number of guests, what courses/canapes you’d like, and whether the event is formal or informal. They’ll usually prepare most of the food where the event is being held (whether at your home or at a venue) and clean up the kitchen after they’re done.

Specialty cooking
Cooking paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free can be a challenge, whether it’s for yourself, a family member, or for an event you’re catering. Fortunately, many cooks are experienced with a range of different food requirements, including food intolerances, special diets, and allergies. When you hire a cook, they’ll choose recipes and ingredients that are suitable, confirming any dietary requirements before they get started. They’ll be careful to avoid cross-contamination if they’re preparing alternative meals for certain members of your family or party.

Meal preparation & planning
If you struggle to come up with meal ideas and always find yourself short of time throughout the week, why not hire a cook to prep your meals for the week? Your personal cook will confirm how many meals you’d like, the number of people, and if you have any preferences. They’ll choose meals that keep well and are easy to store, and taste great fresh or reheated. They’ll either prepare the food in your kitchen (cleaning up afterwards) or drop your freshly prepared meals off when they’re done, packaged and ready for the fridge or freezer.

Recent Cooking tasks in Canberra

Meal preparation


Lyons ACT, Australia

26th Apr 2024

I need help with meal preparation for the week, including the below: > Thorough washing of vegetables and fruits. > Drying them properly with kitchen towels > Cutting up vegetables and fruits accordingly > Storing cut-up vegetables and fruits appropriately in lined containers. > Other simple meal prep tasks (boiling eggs and peeling them, etc.) > Cleaning kitchen and utensils once done.

First birthday cake


Lyneham ACT, Australia

25th Apr 2024

I am looking for a bear themed chocolate cake for my son's first birthday. 40-50 serves to on 22 June 2024

Cook needed for 3 hours meal prep


Forrest ACT, Australia

27th Mar 2024

3 hours help with meal prep to: -Wash veges, chop and put in fridge -Juice veges -Cook a vegetable stew, hummus dish, salad and dressing. All ingredients, recipes, gloves and equipment provided. 3 hours on late afternoon Wed 3 April or Thurs 4 April after 1pm

Joy is such a great cook, She is cheerful and her food is yummy! She was a natural in our kitchen: she knew what every ingredient was, found cooking tools in the cupboard without being shown, did recipes accurately, and used her initiative. Thanks Joy

Meal preparation


Watson ACT, Australia

23rd Mar 2024

I am looking for someone to do healthy weekly meal prep, breakfast/ lunch and maybe some dinners

Wedding Cake transport


Central ACT, Australia

23rd Mar 2024

Need the 3 tiers wedding cake to be transferred safely to the event location. It is a truffle cake.

Decorated birthday cake


Gungahlin ACT, Australia

12th Mar 2024

A decorated chocolate cake for a 90th birthday and to serve approx 40 people

Cake for first Birthday.


Wright ACT, Australia

27th Feb 2024

I need a simple small cake which look good in photos and definitely takes good too as my baby is going to do cake smash too. It for first birthday for a baby boy.

Weekly Meal Preparation


Canberra ACT, Australia

21st Feb 2024

Looking for someone to prepare and make healthy dinners for 4 days each week. For 2 adults and one child. Would like to include some Asian, Mexican and Lebanese styles of meals.

Meal preparation


Harrison ACT, Australia

14th Feb 2024

Looking for meal prep chef. Responsibilities: 1. Cooking and meal preparation, need every Wed and every Sunday afternoon. Shift can be 5 to 7 hours per week combined. 2. More shifts can be added if things work out well. 3. Ideally long term if possible. Located in Harrison. Happy to chat and discuss in more detail if you are interested in the role.

Party decorator needed


Red Hill ACT, Australia

10th Feb 2024

Need a party decorator for 40th birthday party

Party decor


Canberra ACT, Australia

9th Jan 2024

Now getting into the busy time of the year Event Hire thought we should see if anyone is interested in a balloon garland for $80. Our beautiful balloon garland backdrops are the perfect addition to any occasion. Such as Christmas party’s, school graduations, school formals and party’s. Chose from two of our beautiful backdrops or go full out and hire both! The choice of our white arch backdrop or our gold metal round hoop. Then decorated with a ballon garland many styles to choose from and colours. And the choice of a “Happy Birthday” white led sign. All this is included in the backdrop/ setup service. If you have any other requirements they will cost extra. Services: 1 Backdrop/ garland - $80 One backdrop, balloon garland, decor and a sign. 2 backdrops/ garland - $160 Two backdrop, two balloon garland, decor and a sign. Welcome sign- $40 Framed welcome sign with beautiful flower garland and lanterns on a wooden easel Helium- $10 / $30 Helium to put in balloons. Special ballon’s- $5 / $$$ Different type of balloons not your typical ones. Delivery and pick up: Southside- $40 North side- $60 - Due date: Flexible

Daily home cooking


Griffith ACT, Australia

6th Nov 2023

Prepare daily Indian meal for 4pp (Punjabi, Mughlai and gujrati). At least one veg and one non veg home style dish for lunch and dinner. We you can’t come daily, we can look at other options like preparing meals for two days. - Due date: Flexible

Dog Grooming


Moncrieff ACT, Australia

2nd Nov 2023

Two puppies to shave body but shape the face. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023

Looking for birthday decoration just for small gathering.


Franklin ACT, Australia

8th Oct 2023

Small get together and need birthday decoration in a resonable price please contact the one who has experience - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 29 October 2023

Baby shower cake


Phillip ACT, Australia

30th Sep 2023

Looking to get a cake for a 30 people baby shower on the 7th Oct. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Decorate a dummy cake for a photoshoot


Braddon ACT, Australia

25th Sep 2023

I need a cake for a photoshoot. A dummy cake on the inside decorated as a birthday cake - vintage style with pastels, lots of cream, cherries - Due date: Before Friday, 29 September 2023

Birthday decoratiom


Amaroo ACT, Australia

13th Sep 2023

Hi, My daughter’s birthday is on 19 September. She is turning 5. We want to decorate our living area as there are three of us celebrating. We are new to Canberra. Could you please give me a quote? Backdrop, balloon garland, cake stand etc. - Due date: Flexible

First birthday cake


Canberra ACT, Australia

2nd Sep 2023

Need a birthday cake for a first birthday, would prefer someone who has pictures of their work - Due date: Before Friday, September 15, 2023

Sleeve shortening of blazer


ACT, Australia

21st Aug 2023

I have two women’s blazers that need the sleeves shortened. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 September 2023

Birthday decoration


Kingston ACT, Australia

18th Aug 2023

Looking for decoration for my daughter's bday - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 September 2023