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Stanley C

St James NSW

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"Stanley was outstanding on every front! He went above and beyond to meet every need of the guests. Incredible mixologist, super organised and professi..."

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Samantha G

Botany NSW

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"Excellent lunch for our staff. They really enjoyed it."

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Geoff W

Vaucluse NSW

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"Geoff was wonderful at our family luncheon. He was punctual, friendly and obviously experienced in the hospitality industry. Having him serve food..."

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Rodney john A

Rozelle NSW

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"Firstly thank you Rod. You were amazing. I find it quite hard to give up control of my kitchen but he was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. He ..."

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Sherin B

Docklands VIC

(202)

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"We shall certainly book you when we can. Covid can't last forever! Thanks for your time Sam "

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Petrus K

North Willoughby NSW

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"Petrus, completed our mystery shopping task on time as required, would recommend!"

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Amy M

Tarneit VIC

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"Amy did a fabulous job with my ironing, I'm so excited to have all these irorned clothes ready to go! Although she was delayed because of lockdown (..."

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Michele G

St Leonards NSW

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"Fantastic food and service!"

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"An awesome job carried out by an extremely nice lady. We had ideas on a menu for our engagement party and Mo tied it all together for us and made it happen. She even made the effort to meet up with us a week or so before the party to discuss the menu. She arrived on the morning of our party at 7:30 and left that night around 9pm plus one of her friends was good enough to drop by and lend a hand. The food was brought out on time and we received compliments all round. A job well done and highly recommended!! "

Chef required

$250

"Thanks Nyssa for helping us all on a great night! Nyssa did a great job in the kitchen preparing pizzas to order for a 21st/ 50th birthday party, we had in excess of 100 guests and the night was successful thanks to Nyssa's assistance. Nyssa also went around the party filling garbage bags when the kitchen had its quiet moments. Great job, punctual, polite and presentable. Thanks again !!"

Wood fired pizza chefs x 2

$150

"Alice- thanks for jumping in and getting things done, getting us organized and delighting our guests. Will definitely work with you again!"

Wait staff + chef for catering

$240

"By far the best Gozleme I've ever had. Food was amazing and the service was prompt and efficient. Damian was communicating with us through the whole process and everything ran smoothly. Would highly recommend Damian for anyone looking at his services "

Chef / Cook Gozleme

$350

"Amazing chef so polite and friendly would gladly have him in the office again"

Chef Wanted

$80

"Stanley - thanks for jumping in and taking control, getting us organized and producing great food. Will definitely work with you again!"

Catering Chef for engagement party

$280

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$140 - $386

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Why book a chef through Airtasker?

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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Top Chef related questions

How does the chef determine what goes on the menu for me?

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!

How long does it take to prepare and cook my meals?

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.

What qualities should I look for in a personal chef?

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. 

How soon in advance should I hire a personal chef?

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. 

Do personal chefs require any specific training or qualifications?

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.

How can I pay for my chef service?

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.

What does a personal 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

I need chef services

$1,000

Pokolbin NSW, Australia

21st Jun 2021

It is for a hen's party and we would like a private chef for a group of 12 women staying at an air bnb

I need private chef

$200

Greystanes NSW, Australia

21st Jun 2021

I would like a private in home dining experience for 2 people with a proffesional chef Please send through quotes and menu

I need home chef

$500

Hope Island QLD, Australia

21st Jun 2021

The date is Saturday 24th July on Hope Island. Dinner party for 8 people to be done in house and served at about 7 pm start. Entree Plus and dinner (preferably alternate drop) No Desert as there is a big birthday cake.

Professional sushi chef required

$1,000

Matraville NSW, Australia

16th Apr 2021

Sushi and sashimi chef required for an event from 6-9pm must be professional and able to supply all equipment and ingredients to use

Samantha was fantastic our guests loved her sushi !

Home Chef Cook- Darling Point

$105

Darling Point NSW, Australia

13th Mar 2021

Hi there! I am looking for a Chef to prepare and cook dinner for my family (2 adults, a toddler and a baby who eats purée food) perhaps 4 nights per week (maybe more if all goes well). I would like this to be done in our home preferably- We are based in Darling Point and enjoy fresh simple foods with a lot of salad and vegetables. Vegetarian or fish based meals are our preference. We are a very friendly family, so as well as great food I would love for the right person to also have a friendly warm personality. I have put the number of hours per day required as 3 but this is open for discussion

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 cook / chef

$300

Paddington QLD, Australia

2nd Mar 2021

An experienced cook or chef is required to assist with meals in my home / work. There will be some shopping for groceries (car and license is essential), prep and cooking. Ongoing work for the right air tasker.

Jake exceeded expectations. Highly recommend.

I need dinner party chef

$150

St Leonards NSW, Australia

2nd Feb 2021

Hi, I am looking for a cook for a dinner party of 30 people. I will prepare everything but I need someone to heat it up and do some cooking and frying and I am going to be there to assist her/him as well. the party is for this Sunday 7th of Feb and from 6Pm-10:30 or 11

Geoff is amazing, so friendly and organised. He came to the party on time and he was doing a lot. Cooking, taking the empty dishes , refilling the food . We loved his work, so professional! For sure we’ll be using him for all our future events , thank you very much for amazing job you’ve done in our party , much appreciated 👌🙏

Chief/cook for breakfast preparation

$240

Bowral NSW, Australia

21st Jun 2021

Hi, I am looking for someone for one-two hours to come and help prepare breakfast on the 27th June from 10am. The location is in Bowral, in the south highlands. The kitchen is very well equipped. The breakfast is for 20-25 people with some food already catered for I am looking for someone to help cook the hot food on site, ie eggs, bacon, pancakes etc.

I need chef services

$665

Sutton NSW 2620, Australia

21st Jun 2021

I’m coming down for a truffle farm weekend and require dinner on Friday 9th July for 7 adults. We are basing ourselves at 111 Goolabri Dr Sutton, NSW 2620

Chef in Bundanoon

$300

Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097, Australia

12th Jun 2021

A chef to cook a xmas in July traditional Turkey dinner for 5 people. Or alternatively a nice 3 course meal. Sun June 20th.

Everything about the meal and service was faultless! Stanley will make sure your dinner party goes off without a hitch. We will be back.

I need chef services

$150

Preston VIC, Australia

5th Apr 2021

Hello, I would like a private chef to come to our hotel room (Quest Preston) to cook breakfast for my sister and I on her wedding day morning this Saturday 10 April. We are both vegetarian.

Adam was great! The food was delicious and the communication was good. Bringing us coffee to go with our breakfast was a great touch too. It was absolutely the perfect way to start my sister’s wedding day. Thanks so much Adam!

Bbq chef for family party

$150

Summer Hill NSW, Australia

5th Mar 2021

We need a bbq chef to help for 20 people Sausages Burgers All food & bbq & utensils will be provided just a chef needed for 3 hours 5pm -8pm

Chef Fernando did such an amazing job. We held a 20 person family event and I can’t tell you how great it was to have him assisting and cooking all the food. Not only did it mean we could fully relax and enjoy the evening it also meant we could organise some excellent food like his speciality paella. Highly recommend

Catering/ chef wanted

$750

Sydney NSW, Australia

18th Feb 2021

I would like to host a luncheon for 12-14 people

Fantastic experience, many thanks Sam.

BBQ chef for Private function

$120

Balmain NSW 2041, Australia

21st Jun 2021

We need a chef to cook a simple BBQ at a private function for 60 people. Saturday 10th of July, 12pm to 3pm. All food supplied, just need you to set up, cook and clean up. Job includes: - set out all food - cook supplied sausages and onions - pack away all food things - thoroughly clean BBQ Function is in Balmain.

I need chef services

$500

Montville Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

21st Jun 2021

25 guests, Saturday 26th June Service 3pm till 7pm. All resources will be available for you. Five courses, simple menu. Have recipes. Please let me know asap. Many thanks Elizabeth

Private chef for wedding anniversary dinner

$350

Sydney NSW Australia

21st Jun 2021

Looking for a private chef to prepare a degustation dinner for 2 people in the Blacktown region. Quote should include ingredients + cleaning up of any equipment/ workspaces used + labour Cuisine preferences are: 1. Japanese 2. Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean

Need a private chef tomorrow for a spit pig event

$300

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

21st May 2021

Hi team, Looking for a private chef tomorrow to be in charge of cooking, carving up a 16kg whole pig and serving to guests - approx. 30pax. It is in Surry Hills home tomorrow from 12:00pm to approx. 6:00pm / 6:30pm as the the pig takes approx 5hrs cook. Need own knives, meat cleaver and chopping boards. Spit will be delivered and fire started by another team then you’ll need to be in charge of it all. Team will come back after the weekend to pickup the spit so no need to stress about that. Need experience in cooking a pig, amateur chefs need not apply. Thanks!

Geoff was great and easy to work with! Super experienced and realizable. Guests all pleased with his work. Thanks Geoff!

I need home chef

$120

North Lakes QLD 4509, Australia

27th Mar 2021

Hi, really just need a bbq whizz for my birthday on the 24th of April. Food provided. Just need someone that can prepare meat and cook (including roasting) on a Weber for a group of people

OMG. You made tonight amazing and so care free

I need private chef

$280

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

2nd Mar 2021

Dinner for 4 people on Tuesday, 9 March from 6:30pm

Stanley was on time and provided a great experience as a private chef in the apartment for all of the guests. His food was amazing. The portion sizes were generous.

Require private chef for romantic surprise dinner

$400

Sydney NSW, Australia

18th Feb 2021

Looking for a skilled chef to prepare 3-4 course meal for 2 in a fully equipped kitchen in a City apartment. Looking for something special and particularly like modern French cuisine but open to suggestions. Hoping for someone that can also set a nice table and clean up. Booking for Monday 19th April 2021

I contacted Samantha through Airtasker as a private chef for a surprise birthday dinner for two. Samantha provided us with a beautiful dinner which was French inspired. The serving sizes were good and the quality of the food was wonderful. Samantha was very easy to work with and really helped to make the evening special. I'd highly recommend her for any catering job.