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"Fiona was fantastic. She took over our kitchen at our restaurant with out a hand over and just flew in to action. Food quality and presentation amazing. Very capable and talented "

Chef needed for the day Melbourne city health cafe

$192

"Thanks for all your help Alfredo!"

BBQ chef this Saturday

$100

"Did a good job very professional thank you very much "

Chef/cook needed for finger foods

$60

"Stanley was fantastic. He handled himself professionally, ran the kitchen well, no fuss, always kept the food flowing. Thanks Stanley the 21 st went so well with your smooth operation. "

Chef - 21st Birthday Saturday 6 th Oct

$160

"Thanks Camilla so helpful "

Chef needed for the day Melbourne city health cafe

$192

"Sheron came in to cook for my birthday (we had 20 guests). She was awesome, prompt and super friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! Everyone loved the meal. "

I need home chef

$300

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Getting someone to cook your meals for you has never been this easy, thanks to Airtasker! There’s no need for you to prepare your meals when you can have a Tasker who can do these things for you. Think of all the extra time you will save to use for work, chores, and some R&R!

Whether it’s a meal for yourself or a date, for an entire family or a group of friends, your Tasker can whip up the delicious meals you want and need, depending on your preferences. Feel free to have your chef prepare a tray of fish and chips or a bowl of stew and dumplings!

All you have to do is put up a task and indicate your needs, dietary restrictions, location, schedule, and budget. We will connect you to Taskers nearby, and you will receive offers from them shortly after. You can compare their profiles, ratings, and reviews to see whose service fits your needs best!

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Before preparing your meals, your chef will take the time to get to know your dietary restrictions, allergies, as well as your likes and dislikes. Then, they will propose a meal or a menu based on that information. Feel free to add, remove, or replace an ingredient or recipe before your Tasker proceeds to prepping and cooking your food. This way, you and your Tasker can make sure everything is according to your preferences!

It all depends on the kind and the number of meals you want to be prepared and cooked. A simple dish for one person usually takes at least 30 minutes to an hour to prepare. Of course, it would take longer than to cook elaborate meals for an entire family or a group of friends for an intimate gathering. Make sure to discuss what kind of meals and how many people there are in the event with your Tasker.

Besides a strong portfolio, credentials, and recommendations, a personal chef should have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, creativity, and friendliness. These qualities allow them to have a good relationship with you as their client. You want a chef to have a great set of skills and a pleasing attitude. 

Depending on the complexity of your task, it can be a week to a month in advance. We suggest putting up your task closer to your preferred schedule because it can be difficult for Taskers to commit too far into the future, and a lot of things can happen and change between now and then. But also, make sure there’s ample time for your chef to learn your preferences before having them cook for you. 

While it’s not a set requirement, many personal chefs come with qualifications and training by going through private courses, further education, apprenticeship, and experience working in commercial kitchens. This is to make sure they have the required skills, knowledge and understanding to succeed in the food industry. While anyone can call themselves a chef, a certification and formal training show that they have what it takes to do a great job.

You can either pay via cash or through Airtasker Pay if you prefer a cashless transaction. Make sure to inform your Tasker beforehand about your preferred payment method. If you want to hire a Tasker regularly, it’s best to have a convenient arrangement for both of you. Discuss this detail and talk about your payment frequency, whether it’s for every meal, every week, or every month.

Before preparing your meals, your chef will take the time to get to know your dietary restrictions, allergies, as well as your likes and dislikes. Then, they will propose a meal or a menu based on that information. Feel free to add, remove, or replace an ingredient or recipe before your Tasker proceeds to prepping and cooking your food. This way, you and your Tasker can make sure everything is according to your preferences!

Besides a strong portfolio, credentials, and recommendations, a personal chef should have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, creativity, and friendliness. These qualities allow them to have a good relationship with you as their client. You want a chef to have a great set of skills and a pleasing attitude. 

While it’s not a set requirement, many personal chefs come with qualifications and training by going through private courses, further education, apprenticeship, and experience working in commercial kitchens. This is to make sure they have the required skills, knowledge and understanding to succeed in the food industry. While anyone can call themselves a chef, a certification and formal training show that they have what it takes to do a great job.

It all depends on the kind and the number of meals you want to be prepared and cooked. A simple dish for one person usually takes at least 30 minutes to an hour to prepare. Of course, it would take longer than to cook elaborate meals for an entire family or a group of friends for an intimate gathering. Make sure to discuss what kind of meals and how many people there are in the event with your Tasker.

Depending on the complexity of your task, it can be a week to a month in advance. We suggest putting up your task closer to your preferred schedule because it can be difficult for Taskers to commit too far into the future, and a lot of things can happen and change between now and then. But also, make sure there’s ample time for your chef to learn your preferences before having them cook for you. 

You can either pay via cash or through Airtasker Pay if you prefer a cashless transaction. Make sure to inform your Tasker beforehand about your preferred payment method. If you want to hire a Tasker regularly, it’s best to have a convenient arrangement for both of you. Discuss this detail and talk about your payment frequency, whether it’s for every meal, every week, or every month.

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What does a chef experience include?

A chef service is your key to having delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals in the comfort of your home without the daily grind of planning, preparing, and cooking. Taskers with chef jobs near you can assist you with your everyday meals and can customise them according to your needs! Here are a few of the perks you can have when you hire a chef online:

Meal preparation and planning

Do you love rice meals? Hate onions? Want more garlic? A chef-for-hire learns your needs and preferences for them to create delicious and healthy meals personalised to your tastes and dietary requirements. Whether you’re on a strict diet because you’re looking to improve your fitness or just want to have a taste of different dishes, getting someone to prep and plan your meals is perfect for when you’re struggling to come up with meal ideas! 

In-house chef

For those who love having delicious home-cooked meals but don’t have the time to whip them up themselves, getting a personal food chef is truly convenient! They can come to your home with everything needed and prepare multiple customised meals in your kitchen. You can even have a stay-at-home chef when you need a meal or snack any time of the day! They can cook meals ready to be consumed immediately or prepare a batch of meals for the week and store them in your freezer. They will leave your kitchen spick and span, filled with aromas of freshly prepared meals and dishes.

On top of your chef service, you can also get a personal grocery shopper on Airtasker! They can go to the nearest supermarket and pick up your needed items, so you don’t have to step outside.

Parties and catering

Planning to host a dinner party? Book a chef job and let a professional chef take a load off your shoulders! They can handle the prepping and cooking and ensure a smooth dining experience for you and your guests. From intimate gatherings up to big family parties of 30 or more, hiring a private chef can undoubtedly help you achieve a successful and stress-free event.

Besides personal chefs, you can also get a caterer with just one post on our platform instead of spending hours looking up local catering companies. You can even go all the way and hire a baker to create a custom cake! Whether it’s a simple dedication cake or an all-out themed cake, professional bakers on Airtasker can handle your needs.

Recent Chef tasks

Pizza Chef for Pizza party 19.08.22

$500

Hunters Hill NSW, Australia

26th Jun 2022

We are looking for a pizza chef for our daughter’s 13th Birthday Party. She wants to have her friends over and they can make their own pizzas in our pizza oven. We want you to bring your own pre-prepared dough as well as pizza toppings.

Home chef for meal prep

$30

Darling VIC 3145, Australia

25th Jun 2022

We are looking for someone who can do a few hours once a week (in our home & with our own produce) to meal prep and store food in containers (enough for five days for two people - lunch and dinner). We want to eat healthily, and like various cuisines (Indian/Srilankan/Thai/Italian/Middle eastern etc). Sanitary practices in food prepping is very important to us. Many thanks - Due date: Flexible

[chef needed] Cook for a group of 15

$500

Gold Coast QLD, Australia

23rd Jun 2022

Hello we're having a bucks in the gold coast and would like a chef to cook some meaty meals for dinner.

BBQ chef cook

$250

Central Coast NSW, Australia

23rd Mar 2022

Require someone that loves and is experienced in cooking sausages, burgers, bacon, eggs & onion at an event. We can discuss your experience and qualifications. Sunday April 10 5:30am to 2pm 8.5 hours

After another Airtasker didn’t show up, Michael stepped up to ensure we were still able to deliver the best service possible to our customers. Highly recommended.

Chef and caterer for a 50th Birthday Garden Party

$40

Kensington NSW, Australia

21st Feb 2022

2-6pm on 20th March at my home in Kensington. Looking to have my informal garden party event catered. Aprox 25 guests including kids. After canapes easy to handle food plus something a bit more substantial like some sliders or similar. Not sure if I need anyone to hand out the food too but open to it if in my budget. Thanks so much for your time and effort in quoting me :)

Just amazing. I am beyond grateful for Stanley's amazing food and service. His 2ic Jim was amazing too. Do not hesitate to hire. Professional, reliable, amazing 👏

Private dining chef

$600

Essendon VIC 3040, Australia

5th Feb 2022

Hi, I'm looking for a private dining chef to come to our house and cook for my partners birthday. 3 adults and a fussy 5 year old. Pref. 3 courses. We like Mediterranean, Asian and Modern Australian. Gluten free and dairy free is a must. Everything else is fine. Date is flexible.

Junhee provided one of the best culinary experiences we've had. One of the most creative entrees I have ever seen or tasted and it just blew us away. His service and professionalism was sublime. If I could give higher than 5 stars I would. An amazing Chef, with a warm personality and a pleasure to have in our home. Thank you for making the night special and one we will never forgot. 100% will have you back! Warmest Regards, Marty

Experienced pizza chef - Woodfire

$400

Merricks North VIC, Australia

25th Jun 2022

Looking for an experienced chef to run a pizza woodfire oven on the property. - Due date: Before Saturday, 25 June 2022

Caterer required to prepare meals for event weekend - 30ppl

$120

Woorim QLD, Australia

25th Jun 2022

Looking for a cook to provide catering for a group of crafty ladies at Woorim, Bribie Island. Date required is from dinner on Friday 19 August, to lunch Monday 22 August. Approximately 30 people. Special dietary requirements need to be catered for. Fully commercial kitchen available. Indicative pricing $120 per person - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 August 2022

Urgent - Melb Chef Fri 20th and Sat 21st May

$1,000

Melbourne VIC, Australia

18th May 2022

Urgently looking to book a chef for this Friday 20th May (11am - 5pm) and Saturday 21st May 9:30am - 3pm)! Friday they will be prepping food in Cafe in Carlton Melbourne and then Saturday they’ll be assembling the prepped items into sandwiches in our food truck activation. Budget negotiable!

Justin was an amazing Airtasker! Had him booked last min to be a chef and he was incredible

Chef needed for Friday!

$5

Katoomba NSW, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Due to covid our chef can't handle function on Friday. So we nees a chef to replace on Friday. Can be a possibility for ongoing as well. Please share your interest here. Thank you

Robert was very helpful and very prompt. Good communication and was able to help on short notice. Everything well manage,thanks to Robert.

Private Chef

$120

Bedford WA 6052, Australia

9th Feb 2022

Vegetarian dinner for 2 (anything goes). Just main meal, and dessert. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 14th Feb 2022

Oriele was simply AMAZING! Extremely professional, polite, friendly, and most importantly... an amazing and experienced Chef. Thank-you Oriele for making our Valentine's dinner so special. I have already recommended you to others, and look forward to your services again.

Private Chef/Home Cook

$5

Gunderman NSW, Australia

4th Feb 2022

Hi, I run a small private chef company, and am need of a private chef/home cook for a job in Gunderman on Sat 12th Feb, a 3-course dinner for 4. You will cook in the customer's home, serve, and clean up. Your price would be all-inclusive of the ingredients, labour, travel. If you'd like, you can also join my site for future job opportunities. You can set your own menus and pricing for customers to book. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much, Veronica

Elyse is very reliable and easy to deal with. She cooks beautiful dishes both on the outside as well as the inside!

Asian fusion Chef for a birthday party

$1,500

Wahroonga NSW, Australia

27th Jun 2022

Chef, catering, serving for a party of 15 people. 80% vegetarian dishes 20% meat. Asian fusion style cuisine. More entrees and appetisers than mains. Party will be at our aprtment, full use of kitchen available. - Due date: Before Friday, 29 July 2022

Private chef needed for dinner of 2

$250

Sydney NSW, Australia

25th Jun 2022

My husbands birthday is coming up and I require a private chef to cook us a meal. I would love to work with the chef ahead of time To hopefully put together a wonderful menu. On the day, it will just be the two f us, my husband and I for dinner. Hopefully will have an entree/appetisers, main and dessert. The place we book will have the appropriate facilities for you to work - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Experience Chef to work for the weekend and more!

$300

Tyalgum NSW, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Experienced chef to work Saturday and Sunday and possibly more hours in the following weeks / months of it works out. Beautiful friendly cafe, wonderful team to work with. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 June 2022

Home Cook/chef for gym meal prep service

$5

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

12th May 2022

Seeking a home cook/chef that can assist in a meal prep service for the clients of my PT studio. Role would include: - Helping design menu - Shopping for food - prepping and packaging food - Delivery to our studio for clients to collect Given that meals are being provided to the public you must have Food Handling and access to/willing to obtain a certified cooking space This will be a weekly on going role

Great to work with and looking forward to continue

Kitchen Prep Work/ Chef / Cook / Clean

$100

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Feb 2022

Looking for a helping hand for some tasks i need to do on Sunday working in a kitchen. 10-2 most likely longer. Washing pans, basic veg prep and cooking etc.

A job well done, Thanks Andrew

In house chef for 10 pax

$600

Zetland NSW, Australia

5th Feb 2022

Hi there, I'm trying to host a party of 9 pax at mine Private kitchen and lounge area. We are looking at in house chef possibilities, kindly feel free to share your experience and what u have done. Looking at 12feb 4-8pm Fixed date and time

Thanks Stanley! Service provided was impeccable, my guest & myself enjoyed every bit. Kitchen was left clean appreciate that. Highly recommend 👍🏻

Private Chef- Dinner for 2

$200

Pyrmont NSW, Australia

2nd Jan 2022

Hello, Im looking for a private chef for a birthday dinner for 2. Location pyrmont. Thanks Preet

Amazing dinner and service, Stanley was very professional. Highly recommended.