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Recent Cooking reviews in Sunshine Coast

Great job, thanks

Meal prep - 2.5 hrs

$75

Thanks Irma, absolutely brilliant

General weekly cleaning, laundry, bed changing, and meal prep

$150

What's the average cost of a cook in Sunshine Coast

$50 - $170

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$50

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$60

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$170

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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.

Baking
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 Sunshine Coast

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep

$50

Eerwah Vale QLD, Australia

26th Jun 2024

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep to help in our busy family home. Tues, Wed, Thurs evenings weekly, 4-5 hours per shift. Start time 3:30pm. $50 per hour. Attention to detail needed. Non-smoker please.

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep

$50

Eerwah Vale QLD, Australia

31st May 2024

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep to help in our busy family home. Monday and Friday mornings weekly, 4-5 hours per shift. $50 per hour. Attention to detail needed.

Madeleine was very lovely.

Need some on 18th may to make a balloon Garlin for my baby shower

$80

Bli Bli QLD, Australia

9th Mar 2024

I need someone on the 18th of may to come over at 8.30 am to make a balloon garlin for my baby shower

Wedding cake

$260

Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia

24th Feb 2024

2 tier wedding cake with icing, filling will be caramel for one tier and second tier vanilla. Flowers to be on cake (decorative or edible). Cake to be big enough for 40 guests. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 2 May 2024

Regular Meal Prep

$100

Peregian Beach QLD, Australia

11th Feb 2024

I’m looking for somebody who is great at cooking to supply me with lunches twice per week. I’d like to put forward an order on a Friday for delivery of 2 lunches and two snacks on a Monday & Wednesday. I am happy to negotiate the price and will cover cost of ingredients. - Due date: Flexible

General weekly cleaning, laundry, bed changing, and meal prep

$150

Birtinya QLD, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

This will be a consistent weekly task. And after requirements are understood, autonomy is desired. I'm looking for someone intuitive that can help with the general upkeep of an apartment. The apt is 2 bed 2 bath, mostly carpet. Tasks will be general, some required more than others depending on the week. Including but not limited to: Vacuuming/mopping, cleaning surfaces, laundry, kitchen dishes, bathroom/toilet cleaning and bed changing. I'd also like once a week a bit of meal prep, nothing fancy, just a couple of reheatable servings - funds for needed groceries provided separately of course. I'd like to emphasise that I don't need a professional chef, just a basic pasta or curry or something to save me from cooking myself a few nights a week. I'll be including an arbitrary budget in the job description as I'm curious to hear quotes and I'm not exactly sure how many hours would be required, and not entirely sure what an appropriate budget is. - Due date: Flexible

Thanks Irma, absolutely brilliant

Someone to bake with my son

$200

Glass House Mountains QLD, Australia

25th Jan 2024

home baker to bake with my son once a wk - Due date: Flexible

Meal prep per week

$300

Forest Glen QLD, Australia

26th Aug 2023

Meal prep 7 days a week 3 x a day needed weekly with certain macros given - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28 August 2023

Face painter for son's 5th birthday party

$200

Kunda Park QLD 4556, Australia

26th Jul 2023

Need a face painter for son't birthday party- approx 15 kids - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 30 July 2023

Housekeeping, cleaning, meal prep & nannying

$50

Ilkley QLD, Australia

24th Jun 2023

Housekeeping, cleaning, meal prep and nannying to help in our family home on acreage. 1-3 days per week (depending on your availability), 4-5 hours per shift. Early mornings or evenings suit us most to help with the busier times of day - school run and dinners. $50 per hour, casual. Attention to detail needed.

Continual Lunch and dinner meal prep for family of 6, 4 days per wk

$200

Buderim QLD, Australia

24th May 2023

Lunch and dinner meal prep for 2 adults and 4 kids in our kitchen. All kids are school aged so a healthy cold lunch. Fruit and snacks are sorted, just a sandwich / equivalent required. Main thing is dinner prep four nights a week, for Monday to Thursday. All can be done in one ‘hit’ and frozen for when needed later that week :) - Due date: Flexible

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep

$50

Ilkley QLD, Australia

10th May 2023

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep to help in our family home on acreage. 1-3 days per week (depending on your availability), 4-5 hours per shift. Early mornings or evenings suit us most to help with the busier times of day - school run and dinners. $50 per hour, casual. Attention to detail needed.

Birthday decorations

$100

Parrearra QLD, Australia

2nd Apr 2023

Balloons decoration for birthday party - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 7 May 2023

Meal Preparation

$125

Little Mountain QLD, Australia

28th Mar 2023

I am looking for someone to shop and meal prep for me. I am on a strict auto immune diet. You will need to follow the grocery list, buy the ingredients and make the meals listed. Recipes will be provided. Shopping list will be provided each week. Meals will be delivered on Sunday for the following week. 4 weeks minimum. $25/hr. Approx. 4-5 hours a week. - Due date: Flexible

I need a birthday cake done for my 17th birthday

$50

Mountain Creek QLD 4557, Australia

23rd Mar 2023

I would like a pink cake not difficult not shaped or anything but designed on the top pretty. I am happy to negotiate price to whatever suits you - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 April 2023

Meal prep and a bit of house work must have ABN

$75

Beerwah QLD, Australia

12th Mar 2023

Meal prep, and some meals, housework, must’ve ABN - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 March 2023

Meal prep, house work. Must have ABN

$75

Beerwah QLD, Australia

10th Mar 2023

General house work and meal prep for about 3 hours a week to start off then may increase to twice a week - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 March 2023

Weekly Meal prep

$100

Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia

8th Nov 2022

Looking for someone to cook weekly lunches 12 Meals per week. Preferably low carb high protein. - Due date: Flexible

21st Birthday Cake (nut free!)

$150

Doonan QLD, Australia

4th Nov 2022

21st Nut free decorated birtday cake to cater for 25 people. - Due date: Before Saturday, 19 November 2022

Bake a 40th birthday cake

$125

Buderim QLD, Australia

25th Oct 2022

Hi I would like a cake for my husbands birthday. I’ll have around 30 guests. We live in Buderim and the party is in Mooloolaba on Saturday morning. I was thinking a big 4 0 shaped cake. - Due date: Before Saturday, 29 October 2022