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Recent Cooking reviews in West Melbourne

Fast and friendly communication, quick action, timely delivery but above all... DELISH lasagna, even the vegetarian one! Amy went the full 100 yards by adding side salads with a beautiful vinaigrette and garlic bread... all kids have come back for seconds, all tummies are full, and we still have some left for breakfast tomorrow!!! (just the parents though, I vote that the kids had enough :) Thanks Amy

Meal prep for large family


So grateful to come across Christine! Her food is absolutely delicious. She caters to a wide range of taste buds. Friendly and very kind. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for tasty and delicious homemade, fresh food!

Home cooked/homemade meals


I received 6 dinners this afternoon and what can I say - WOW - they look incredible. Restaurant quality meals! I have yet to try one but I have every faith they’ll taste as delicious as they look. Thanks Adam! I’m v happy!

Home cooked meals


Krishnaveni was a delight to have. She was on time, hard working and her food was delicious. Highly recommend.

I need home cooking (weekly ongoing)


Christine was great at meal prepping for me. She was very nice and passionate about cooking.

Looking for someone to meal prep for me


Very friendly, highly recommend

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What's the average cost of a cook in West Melbourne

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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 West Melbourne

Poker dealer


Yarraville VIC, Australia

24th May 2024

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Taylors Lakes VIC, Australia

13th May 2024

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Indian home cooking and cleaning required


Thornhill Park VIC, Australia

11th May 2024

Hi, I need a Indian lady to cook vegetarian homely breakfast and lunch for 2 daily. I also want to clean-up my home once a week. The job is for 2 hours daily. Thank you

Jungle theme cookies


Point Cook VIC, Australia

9th May 2024

Need 10-12 jungle theme fondant cookies for my son’s birthday. Only with animal faces like lion, zebra, giraffes and elephants

Need 4-6 inch sponge cake for cake smash


Point Cook VIC, Australia

9th May 2024

Need a 4 -6 inch vanilla sponge cake for cash Smash for my son who’s turning 1 year old. Want them with less sugar and in more of a healthier version

Looking for birthday decor on 24th May with jungle theme under $450


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

8th May 2024

I’m planning to celebrate my son’s 1st birthday in 24th May with a jungle theme concert. Looking for a decor with backdrop, personalised name, cake stand, cupcake stand, welcome board, some stuffed animals all under $500

Weekly in house chef to make meal prep


Caroline Springs VIC, Australia

23rd Apr 2024

Looking for a skilled chef to help prepare nutritious meals We're seeking a talented chef to cook in-house once a week, helping with meal prep and crafting healthy, balanced dishes for a family of two people. If you're enthusiastic about creating delights that are both nutritious and delicious, we'd love to hear from you! This position offers a 1 day per week schedule. Interested candidates, please contact us and a brief summary of your cooking experiences.

Birthday decor


Point Cook VIC, Australia

13th Apr 2024

Looking for a birthday decoration which includes party balloons, arc , cylinder plinth and cake table displays.

Violin Player for a Baby Shower


Hillside VIC 3037, Australia

9th Apr 2024

Violin player needed for a small baby shower party held at home. Please quote for 2 hours.

Weekly meal prep (high protein, high veg, low’ish calorie)


Kingsville VIC, Australia

2nd Apr 2024

Weekly meal prep of food according to a macro split - can be done remotely and meals delivered.

Tabatha was super communicative, helpful and went out of her way to help find creative solutions for my requests.

Home cooked meals


Braybrook VIC, Australia

28th Mar 2024

Home cooked meals any cuisine delivered.

Linda is an amazing cook. She is very professional and genuine person. I highly recommend.

Meal prep - Food


Point Cook VIC, Australia

26th Mar 2024

I need someone to meal prep for me lol

Meal prep Indian food


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

2nd Mar 2024

Need someone to come over once a week and meal prep 1 week worth of Indian food for 2 adults, we will buy all the groceries

Bake a cake


Werribee VIC, Australia

25th Feb 2024

Basic vanilla with cream and icing Needed in a few months searching for cheap quotes

13th birthday decoration


Werribee VIC, Australia

21st Feb 2024

I want to get some innovative ideas for decoration 13 year old boy birthday party with prices

Decoration for 13th birthday party


Werribee VIC, Australia

21st Feb 2024

Hi I am looking for someone who can decorate a bday hall for 13 year old birthday

Baby shower decoration


Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Need someone to set up decorations for baby shower - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 February 2024

F45 challenge meal prep


Taylors Lakes VIC, Australia

27th Jan 2024

I am looking for someone to meal prep approx. 8 meals a week as per the F45 challenge meal plan. I will pick up the meals each Sunday. Looking for someone ideally located in the West of Melbourne (Caroline Springs, Ravenhall, Taylors Lakes, Essendon, Tullamarine etc.) -Images included: Chilli bean and broccoli rice bowl - this recipe is to be split in two meals. -Spiced chicken with eggplant and broccoli -this recipe is to be split in two meals. -Harissa Lamb chops - this is for a single serve. Please make two of these -Indian spiced chickpea casserole - this recipe is to be split in two meals. Total is 8 meals. I will be looking at someone that can commit to prepping 8 - 10 meals a week for 8 weeks. Please only quote if you are happy to make meals as per exact recipe and weight. I am also happy if some of the meals come frozen. Please send an offer to prep all 8 meals as per exact recipes. I will organise pickup on Sunday 4 February. - Due date: Before Sunday, 4 February 2024

Theme based birthday


Werribee VIC, Australia

5th Jan 2024

I need birthday cocomelon birthday decoration for my toddler - Due date: Before Wednesday, 31 January 2024



Sunshine VIC, Australia

25th Dec 2023

Make a 50 to 100 fresh red rose bouquet for a birthday event! - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 3 January 2024