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Recent Home Chef reviews

Lisa catered a breakfast for us. Fantastic experience. Highly recommended!!

I need home chef


Excellent service

In home chef chinese cuisine


Highly recommend- punctual, polite, professional and the food was amazing and fresh- just perfect! Michele is a lovely person with a friendly and warm personality too.

Home Chef Cook- Darling Point


Thanks to Heather and JB, our event was a resounding success. The 90 year old birthday girl said "It was the best day of my life". The service and food went far beyond our expectations. We would definitely use them again.

I need home chef


What a fantastic job by Heather and the team!! Food, presentation and service were all wonderful and was a talking point for the evening. We would highly recommend Heather and her team for your catering needs and functions.

I need home chef


Talissa was wonderful in helping cater our dinner party. She was a pleasure to have in our home and made the whole evening run smoothly.

In home chef/caterer/ assistant for dinner party


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Why book a home chef through Airtasker?

You can quickly turn your house into a restaurant by booking a home chef on Airtasker! Free yourself from the stress of meal planning, cooking, packaging, and cleaning. Home chefs for hire found on our platform can do all those things for you!

With your home chef’s help, you can go through your busy day knowing a healthy, delicious meal is waiting for you. You can also spend more quality time with your loved ones doing the things you enjoy instead of worrying about what you’re going to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Getting qualified Taskers to cook delectable and balanced meals can allow you to maintain a well-balanced life.

You just have to put up a task and include your budget, location, and preferred cooking schedule. Shortly after, you will receive offers from Taskers in your area. You can check out each of their profiles, ratings, and reviews on our platform, so you can choose whose service can satisfy your needs!

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Top Home Chef related questions

Yes. If you prefer to have your meals delivered instead of cooked in your kitchen, your Tasker can take care of your needs. Just make sure that you discuss this arrangement with them beforehand. You can ask your Tasker if they can deliver your meals for the day or the entire week. Don’t forget to store them properly to avoid food spoilage!

We highly recommend you to be home during the first few cooking sessions of your home chef. This is so you can walk your home chef through your kitchen, orient them with the do’s and don’ts, and ask or answer questions. This also allows you to see how your home chef works in the kitchen. Once comfortable, it’s your prerogative whether you want to be home while your home chef cooks or not.

As much as possible, your home chef can make sure to minimise leftovers, especially the perishables. Your Tasker can start doing this during the meal planning stage, where they can ensure that the quantity of the groceries is enough for your meals. But in case there are leftovers, your Tasker can find a way to use those for your next meal or snack.

Having a home chef prepare and cook your meals doesn’t depend on the size of your kitchen. Once you and your Tasker have discussed your food preferences and meal plan, you can talk about the equipment needed for your dishes to be prepared. Usually, running water, a stove, and a counter cop can be enough, depending on the meals you want to be cooked.

Your home chef can provide their own knives and a kit of cooking essentials, but they would also need to use cooking equipment found in your kitchen, especially those that are bulky and difficult to transport. These include your stove, oven, pots, pans, and other necessary equipment. Make sure to go over special care instructions for your equipment, if there are any. 

Your home chef would love to accommodate all the different needs and preferences of the people in your household. But of course, it would depend on each person’s dietary restrictions and food allergies how much overlap you have. If you find that all of you have more commonalities, your Tasker can work with that. Otherwise, it would be best if you avail a personalised home chef service for each one.

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What do home chef services include?

Having a home chef means enjoying wholesome, balanced meals freshly prepared by a professional in your kitchen! Getting someone to prepare home-cooked meals can save you from the hassle of doing it yourself. You can have a chef at home for a single meal or occasion or establish a long-term relationship where your home cook and chef comes to your home and prepares meals several times a week. Here are a few of the things your home chef can do for you:

Learning your preferences

Usually, private chef services begin by having a one-on-one session. Here, your personal chef will take time to learn your food allergies, dietary requirements, and favourite dishes. This way, they can whip up delicious and healthy meals personalised to your tastes and preferences. Feel free to tell your private chef about your likes and dislikes, whether it’s pork, red meat, milk, mushrooms, shellfish, or nuts, to make sure every meal is according to what you want and need!

To make it even easier for you, you can also get someone to pick up your groceries and pantry essentials! If you’d like to have a meal made with fresh seafood, green vegetables, and ripe fruits, you can hire a Tasker to deliver fresh ingredients and food choices straight to your doorstep.

Planning your meals

You’ll never run out of meal ideas because booking a chef means they can do the meal prepping for you! Whether you’re into adventurous or straightforward dishes, professional chefs can work their magic in the kitchen. They can plan your meals even if you’re on a strict diet to lose weight or simply keep yourself healthy! From vegan and keto to a low-calorie diet, hiring a private chef ensures that your nutritional needs are met.

Why not hire a personal trainer to stay active and in shape to further supplement your healthy eating? After all, exercise and nutrition go hand in hand to achieve your fitness goals!

Preparing and cooking your meals

One of the best benefits of having a home chef is that your meals will be prepared at the comfort of your own home. Your Tasker can prepare your meals one at a time or have them pre-cooked and stored in your freezer. All the preparation and cooking will be done inside your kitchen, so you can oversee the entire cooking process and make sure it’s done according to your preferences. You don’t have to worry about the mess after! Your Tasker can see to it that your kitchen is clean and spotless, and they will leave nothing but the delicious aroma of freshly cooked food. The only thing you have to do is to enjoy your home-cooked meal! 

If you’re the type who doesn’t consider a meal to be complete without your dessert, you can also get someone to bake your favourite treats, like cookies, brownies, and cupcakes! When you’re starving and a home chef isn’t available, you can also have a nutritious takeaway delivered to you by a Tasker!

Recent Home Chef tasks

Personal at home chef


Drummoyne NSW, Australia

1st Apr 2024

Looking for a personal chef who can cook dinner/lunch for my partner and I around 2-3 times a week. This may also include meal preparation for the rest of the week. We are also interest in cleaning services. Please let us know if this can be offered in combination. Final pricing of services to be discussed.

Paella at home chef for an event 23rd March at 5:30pm for 20 people


Epping NSW, Australia

19th Mar 2024

Chef to prepare and cook Seafood Paella for 20 people

Efren was fantastic and will definitely use again

In home chef for small bday lunch


Albany Creek QLD, Australia

12th Dec 2023

My mums bday is this Sundayand I’m looking for a chef to cook lunch for 7 ppl - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 17 December 2023

I need a halal Home chef please


Condell Park NSW, Australia

11th Dec 2023

Two meals - lunch and dinner, 5 times a week. 1 adult and 3 toddlers. Would like a menu made up please - Due date: Flexible

Home chef


Jacobs Well QLD, Australia

5th Nov 2023

An experienced chef to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for a family of four daily. - Due date: Flexible

I’m home chef for girls weekend


Culburra Beach NSW, Australia

4th Nov 2023

We are hosting a hens weekend at an Airbnb in Culburra beach for 20 girls. We would love an in home chef to cook a beautiful meal for us on the Saturday night - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 13 April 2024

Experienced Home chef meal prep and cooking


Williamstown VIC, Australia

29th Oct 2023

Need an experienced, rated cook to come in person and cook every week. Hygiene is of utmost importance, meal prep and Indian cooking is added plus - Due date: Flexible

Looking for an in home chef


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Oct 2023

Looking for an experienced in home chef to come to our house and prepare weekly dinners for 2 adults and 2 (5year olds) - Due date: Flexible

Come home chef


Tallai QLD, Australia

28th Oct 2023

come to my home to cook for 12 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Indian Home chef


Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia

24th Aug 2023

Should be able to cook home meals for 2 people . Should be vegeterian cooking - Due date: Before Friday, 25 August 2023

Cooked lunch and dinner delivery weekdays / At home chef daily once


Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

19th Jul 2023

I am looking for a chef for Indian meals mainly lunch and dinner for 2 people on weekdays. We are open to other food cuisines as well, so its not a strict requirement. It can be either prepared and delivered or home cooked. Required during my postpartum recovery (Aug-Sep). - Due date: Flexible

Home Chef and Catering


Lochinvar NSW, Australia

18th May 2023

Looking for a chef for a evening to host dinner party for 15 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5 August 2023

In Home chef


North Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia

7th May 2023

I would like a home chef - Due date: Flexible

In home chef


Eltham North VIC 3095, Australia

15th Apr 2023

Looking for a chef to prepare an in home meal for between 6 and 8 guests. - Due date: Flexible

Home chef - for barbecue


Clayton South VIC, Australia

13th Apr 2023

Hi guys, We wanted to enjoy a home cooked barbecue. We have ordered a spit fire and 3 kg of lamb leg. We want a chef to come in and cook/marinate it for us. We will get all the ingredients. And put it on the spit fire. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 16 April 2023

In home chef


Casuarina NSW 2487, Australia

10th Feb 2023

Preferably Japanese cuisine if not open to other suggestions. It is an apartment complex called Cotton Beach, Casuarina. I have friends coming up for holidays and they would love to have someone in to cook up a storm. Not sure how many people maybe only 2 or could be a maximum of 6 or 7. Thanks - Due date: Before Friday, 3 March 2023

Home chef/ cook :clean:serve


Upper Coomera QLD 4209, Australia

10th Jan 2023

provide and supplie:cook; serve ;clean away 14 - 16 Dinner guests coomera 6 - 6.30 pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 14 January 2023

Home chef!


Inverell NSW, Australia

3rd Nov 2022

Looking for a chef or caterer for my in laws' home in Inverell on Christmas Eve! Family has 6 adults, 2 children (ages 5 and 2) total :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 December 2022

In home chef


Urunga NSW, Australia

22nd Oct 2022

Chef to cook and prepare a 3 course meal for 3 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 28 October 2022

Home chef meal prep


Cleveland QLD 4163, Australia

17th Sep 2022

Need someone to prep some keto meals. Hav some good simple recipes, but don’t have time to cook. - Due date: Before Friday, 23 September 2022

Prompt service and did exactly as asked. Pleasant and punctual and Chef G knew what she was doing and left my kitchen exactly as she found it plus some delicious meals.Would use her again.