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Did an amazing job with the menu. Very absolutely delicious. I highly recommend her for any private dining setting. Juvena catered to our dietary requirements. Thank you!!

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Lisa was amazing! Her food was delicious and she saved the day by catering our event on such short notice. We’re still raving on about the beef cheeks she served us. Thank you Lisa, you are highly recommended!!

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Natalie and her team was absolutely amazing! All my guest couldn’t stop talking about the 8 course dégustation menu she cooked for us! Everything was more than perfect. I would definitely recommend her and can’t wait for the next time she will come back. Well done Nat, you made our day more than special thanks

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Why book a private chef through Airtasker?

Whether you’re planning a party or simply want to level up your overall food preparation experience, Airtasker can connect you to a nearby private chef! It’s now easy to impress your guests with good food or treat yourself to luxurious dining in the comfort of your own home.

Hiring a personal chef used to be a far-off concept, often associated with millionaires and big estates. That’s no longer true with Airtasker! Booking a professionally trained chef to cook for you is easy and can be within your budget through our platform.

Simply put up a task and indicate when you need a private chef at home or in your party venue. Don’t forget to indicate what cuisine you prefer and your ideal budget. Taskers will then send their offers. You can look through their profiles, reviews, and ratings to help you choose the right one for you. Once you have accepted an offer, you’re all set to enjoy freshly prepared meals delivered straight from your kitchen!

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Top Private Chef related questions

When looking for a private chef, hire someone who meets your specific needs. It doesn’t matter if the chef has three Michelin stars for an Italian restaurant if you prefer Japanese cuisine. Once you put up a task and start to receive offers, take your time to go through Tasker profiles, reviews, and ratings. These will give you an idea of their experience cooking for previous clients and if they are suitable for your task.

Most private chefs on Airtasker can accommodate special requests. This can be anything from using organic ingredients and doing live cooking preparation to plating preferences. If you’re looking for catering services for 20 or more people by a private chef, make sure to book ahead of time and include your specific needs and requirements when putting up a task on our platform.

A cook is defined as someone skilled in food preparation and cooking. Meanwhile, a chef is a cook with professional training in cooking for commercial settings, such as restaurants, hotels, and cruise ships. They have taken the time to work with other master chefs to learn the craft. They can also have higher training in specific cuisines like French, Spanish, Indonesian and more. Some can also be certified in methods of cooking like vegan or halal.

Most chefs have taken up formal education to learn more about their craft. However, even if they have a diploma, they still have to go through hours and hours of training in an actual kitchen. It is also possible for someone to not have a degree in culinary arts but be a chef after years of experience working in commercial establishments or interning for a head chef.

Hiring a private chef on Airtasker is hassle-free, even up to payment. Airtasker Pay benefits both customers and Taskers on our platform. Once you have accepted an offer, your credit card or e-wallet will be charged the agreed-upon rate. However, this will only be released to your Tasker when you confirm that they have already completed the task.

Private chefs can cook in your kitchen with the ingredients that you may have. However, if you’re too busy to prepare, you can always include the grocery shopping and clean-up in the task. For those with smaller kitchens or simply prefer to have the food brought to their home or venue ready to eat, you can ask your Tasker to prepare the meals in their home and arrange pickup or delivery instead.

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What do private chef services include?

When opening up private chef jobs on Airtasker, you can fully customise the task depending on your need. You have control over the inclusions and budget so that personal chefs can prepare all food based on your preferences or requirements. This means that you can enjoy any cuisine without worrying if it meets your dietary needs. Here are some things to expect when booking a private chef near you through our platform:

In-house chef

Having a private chef at home can give any meal an upgrade. Hire a Tasker for special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. Treat a loved one to a spread of all his breakfast favourites topped off with home-baked dessert. A professional chef can dedicate a day to create a menu and dining experience that rivals a fancy restaurant. The best part is you don’t even have to leave your home or bother with dress code restrictions. Have a candle-lit steak and wine night in your sleepwear if you want!

Meal prepping and planning

A private chef can also cook for you regularly, either preparing meals fresh daily or batch cooking a few dishes for the whole week. Feel free to let them know about your dietary requirements and preferences. They can even handle the grocery shopping for you and get quality ingredients for a full-course meal. Booking a personal chef service means your Tasker can also work with your fitness trainer or consult with a licensed nutritionist before creating a bespoke menu based on your current health status and goals.

Lastly, there’s no need to worry about cleaning up after cooking. These can all be handled by your Tasker whether they cook in your kitchen or prepare the meals in theirs and deliver it to you instead. All you need to do is sit back and savour your delicious food!

Dinner parties and catering

You can also hire a personal chef for group gatherings and events. Why bother slaving off in the kitchen to create an impressive feast? There’s also no need to arrange for pot luck any more for private dinner parties and Sunday lunches. Having a private chef for a dinner party will surely make event planning a breeze! You can enjoy your guests’ company without worries because a highly-rated Tasker has the kitchen under control. You can book catering for a small family reunion or a huge get-together with friends! Gone are the days when decadent dishes and fine dining is reserved for five-star restaurants. Transform any space into a food haven with a private chef on Airtasker!

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Airlie Beach QLD, Australia

26th Feb 2024

Looking for someone to prepare a meal for 9 people. Thinking like a BBQ with salads etc kinda vibe. Would love your input into this idea.

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Sydney NSW, Australia

20th Feb 2024

Looking for a private chef for an intimate dinner party! There will be around 8 of us. Please let me know $$ pp!

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Perth WA, Australia

20th Feb 2024

Need a chef to cook all 3 meals for a full time working couple. Kindly send offers only if you have prior experience

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Collaroy NSW, Australia

20th Feb 2024

we need private Chef cook for 8 people

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Sydney NSW, Australia

19th Feb 2024

Need a private chef for an event. Kitchen available.

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Putney NSW, Australia

18th Feb 2024

bridal shower, common food liking is italian food and i have two gozney pizza ovens .... i will provide the ingredients of the highest quality

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Hahndorf SA, Australia

16th Feb 2024

Would like to have private chefs for our wedding on handorf for 40 people 2-3 courses and 1 entree 1 dessert

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Witta QLD, Australia

15th Feb 2024

Private chef to cook a 2-3 course Italian cuisine for 4 people

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Mansfield QLD, Australia

12th Feb 2024

Cooking at a family event - Due date: Flexible

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Greensborough VIC, Australia

12th Feb 2024

Hey there, I am looking to host a dinner party for my friends. There will be 8 people there including myself. I was looking for someone to do the cooking so that i can just sit back and relax withe my friends. I dont have any particular menu in mind, but i wanted it to be 3 courses of food, entree, mains and desert. I am happy to buy the ingredients needed. I would like some steak fritz for mains, but other than that, the starters and desert , im not too fuzzed about. You must have some experience cooking professionally/ catering. Please reply with photos of your past gigs. - Due date: Flexible

Private Chef - Permanent Shift


Toorak VIC, Australia

9th Feb 2024

Busy family of 6 are looking for an experienced private chef to assist with food preparation. Our family prides itself on eating a clean, organic, gluten and dairy free lifestyle, so someone well versed in this philosophy, and passionate about this way of life would be best suited. 1 shift a week on Mondays 2-6pm. Menu, recipes and all food are provided. Ideally 4 main meals, 1 breakfast, 1 dessert and 1 snack should be prepared during this timeframe. This requires someone who has great time management skills as well as an ability to move between one or more recipes at a time. Person will be required to maintain work area clean, wash all utensils used throughout the shift and leave work area as it was found. Requirement: WWCC, Food Safety Certificate and Culinary Diploma In responding please provide a short background on your experience.

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Merewether NSW, Australia

8th Feb 2024

3 course meal cooked for 4 people in home . Must be a qualified cook/chef. Open to cuisine choices. - Due date: Before Friday, 8 March 2024

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North Richmond NSW, Australia

7th Feb 2024

Looking for a private chef to cook a 3-course meal from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Groceries will be provided

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Chelsea VIC, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Looking for an amazing private chef to cook multiple meals for a fun work dinner! A group of 10 young adults who all love food, happy to have a more share style serving as well as some individual plates Dinner to start around 7-7.30pm, beautiful modern kitchen with all the amenities - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 February 2024

Initial private cook consult


Alexandria NSW, Australia

5th Feb 2024

Prep and cook a 3 course dinner once a month for clients in a private home. We would advise menu and provide ingredients. Each month will vary with number of guests for example from 6-20pp. Menu decided each month. We would set table, provide drinks and pack down afterwards. This is simply to prep, cook and serve the meal for a flat rate. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 7 February 2024

Our consultation with Katya covered everything we needed. She arrived on time, provided all the relevant information we required. We were very happy with this consultation.

Private chef for wellness retreat


Warrnambool VIC, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

Looking for a private chef for a 3 night, 4 day wellness retreat to cater to 20-24 guests. Wanting a chef with experienced in preparing gluten free, organic where possible, paddock to plate/free-range produce, nourishing foods. Experience with welln ess retreats would be an asset. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 April 2024

Private Chef for 20 people - Pasta


Summer Hill NSW, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

I am hoping to find a chef that can help with an at home dinner party for 20 people, main would be pasta. Thanks! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 June 2024

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Waverley NSW, Australia

2nd Feb 2024

Make x3 meals per week and prepare snacks eg. cut up carrot, celeray etc - Due date: Flexible



Kellyville NSW, Australia

18th Dec 2023

Hello! I am a catering company and in need of a professional private chef with experience in catering for Christmas Day in Sydney. It will be a shared feast for 10 adults and 3 children. Good pay. Please get in touch for more details. Thank you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 December 2023

Petrus was so punctual with great communication! Amazing experience.

Fathers Day Lunch Private Chef


Annangrove NSW, Australia

29th Aug 2023

Want a BBQ cooked for Fathers Day. Thinking Tomahawk steaks and a range of sides for 6 people. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, September 3, 2023

Michele was awesome! The whole family enjoyed the lunch, our friends are already planning on booking again. Delicious food.