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Recent Cooking reviews in Sydney

Absolutely amazing cake, exceeded expectations

Bake apple crumble cake


Heather was wonderful. Food was amazing and she patiently set everything up.

Amazing home cooked veg meal - two dishes + entree


Harshil and the team were too quick with the service. They immediately responded to my query and did my job in a nicely manner.

Birthday Decoration


Emma did an amazing job on the Tiramisu! Everything was perfect! Such a great person to deal with, many thanks!

Need a Tiramisu baked


Fabulous! Had the best cooking class! Thank you

Sushi cooking class


Amazing cake! And great communication, thank you so much!

1st birthday cake maker


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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 Sydney

Meal prep for me for the coming week


Newtown NSW, Australia

24th Mar 2024

Need cooking / meal prepping done for me for the week

Meal prep (weekly / on-going)


Sydney NSW, Australia

10th Mar 2024

Prepare healthy meal options for lunch and dinner for a busy family of three. Ingredients and utensils provided. Meal prep to be done on site. Expected time frame 3-4 hrs. Experience required.

Custom made cake


Botany NSW, Australia

2nd Mar 2024

Hi, I’m looking to get a custom made cake done for the 26th of March. I’d like it to be jungle themed. I’ve attached a photo to show what I’d like. It will be to feed 16 people. Thank you!

Thank you so much Cas, what a beautiful cake you’ve made!

Birthday cake of designer bag


Rhodes NSW, Australia

1st Mar 2024

Need a birthday cake made to represent a designer woman’s bag , Gucci, Fendi or YSL, vanilla butter cream is preferred. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 December 2023

Fantastic, easy to deal with and very talented.

House clean , meal prep


Sydney NSW, Australia

1st Mar 2024

Love alone need help around the house

In home cooking


Glebe NSW, Australia

1st Feb 2024

I am time poor and would like to hire a chef who prepares healthy vegetarian meals for me in my kitchen twice a week for an hourly rate of $30. - Due date: Flexible

Meal prep


Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

29th Jan 2024

NEED chef- 4 hours each - 2 times a week. need healthy meals prepped for 2-3 people i am based in haymarket and want a cook to come on sunday and prepare 6 mealsx2-3 people wednesday and prepare 6 meals for 2-3 people. we will need a list of groceries which will be ready for when you come. the reason for doing this is to get packed lunch and diners for us using high quality produce that we will buy. happy to discuss what i need. - Due date: Flexible

Decoration for Baby Shower


Barangaroo NSW, Australia

16th Jan 2024

Need western pastel balloons with backdrop mentioning “Baby Koul”. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 January 2024

Cake with delivery


Sydney NSW, Australia

12th Jan 2024

Wedding cake delivered in Sydney for 140 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 6 April 2024

Hotel decorations for my boyfriends 21st


Sydney NSW, Australia

7th Jan 2024

It’s my boyfriends 21st birthday. Want to surprise him with a decorated hotel With balloons, roses, candles everywhere with a blue theme - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 February 2024

Florist for bridal shower


Pyrmont NSW, Australia

4th Jan 2024

Supply and set up flowers for my bridal shower. I have the vases just need them to be filled and placed around the venue! Open to creative ideas. Also have dried flowers and vases for the front to be set up by the florist. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 March 2024

Meal prep cook 2x a week


Crown & Baptist Streets NSW, Australia

4th Dec 2023

I need someone to do my meal prep and cooking at my house. For weight loss - Due date: Flexible

Weekly Meal Prep for a Couple


Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Hi, I'm looking at getting help to meal prep 4 meals per week for 2 people (8 total) Looking at healthy and well balanced meals

Deliver birthday cake


Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia

21st Nov 2023

Deliver birthday cake from 2018 rosebery to blakehurst 2221, need it by 11am on Nov 25. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 November 2023

10inch cake


Sydney New South Wales, Australien

15th Nov 2023

(Whole job worth ~$350) As part of a marketing campaign, my company needs between 6-8 cakes baked (10 inch), cut in 6 slices and then put in custom designed cake boxes (which we will send to your address). The boxes will then be delivered to individual addresses, mostly around the CBD (we can arrange a delivery driver to pick the slices up). Type of cake is flexible as long as it is relatively thin and stable(3-5cm height max). The first cake needs to be baked next week, with the remaining ones over the week after. (We will coordinate this with you) We will confirm/order a cake for you to prepare so it can be picked up in the next 24-48hrs. For more details please get in touch. The quote is for one cake only. In total this job adds up to ~$350. - Due date: Before Freitag, 24. November 2023

Eva has been amazing from start to end. Could not recommend her more!! Thank you so much.

Birthday decoration


Sydney NSW, Australia

9th Nov 2023

Baby”s 1st birthday party decration inside resturant - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 December 2023

Require Cockatoo Cake


Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

1st Nov 2023

Need a cockatoo shaped cake for Sunday. I can pick up in Newtown on Saturday night or Newtown/Hornsby on Sunday morning. Flexible on ideas and style, open to suggestions and recommendations.

Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend Maham.

Decoration needed for an engagement party in Squires Landing


The Rocks NSW, Australia

21st Oct 2023

I will need balloon decoration done in Squires landing on Nov 4. It needs to be set up in 1 hour between 5pm and 6pm. The decoration needs to be exactly like shown in the photo attached. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 4 November 2023

Put basketball hoop together


Erskineville NSW, Australia

19th Oct 2023

Hi I have a simple basketball hoop I need put together for my sons birthday tomorrow My partner has has to have thumb operation so can’t help - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 20 October 2023

Weekly Meal prep


Newtown NSW, Australia

10th Oct 2023

Weekly meal prep 8-10 portions a week (either 1 or two meals) higher protein, fairly simple meals is OK for me - Due date: Flexible