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Charlotte has a lovely nature, - a pleasure to have her cooking in our home. Even with all the restrictions due to dietary requirements we gave her to work with - the dishes are of great quality and super delicious. Look forward to our next service Charlotte - Many thanks - YUM.

Professional Chef/Cook


I can not recommend Heather enough. Absolutely amazing service and amazing food. 10/10

Chef for spit roasting


Sherin clearly loves what she does and was readily accommodating when asked to prepare some Keto dishes. I was very grateful to have her assistance!

Cook a Bbq - Chef


A fantastic caterer who was very professional and allowed us to enjoy our event. Would recommend to anyone looking into her services.

BBQ chef for housewarming


Dana was amazing! She was punctual, methodical and just knew what needed to be done! Thank you Dana for assisting! Because of you I was able to entertain the guests and relax knowing everything else in the kitchen & following the timeline for the night was in more than capable hands!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

Private chef for 70th


Palm Beach NSW, Australia

17th Sep 2023

We need a private chef to shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up a 70th birthday dinner for a group of 8, including 2 pregnant women (so no raw fish etc). 3-course meal (appetiser & main course) (high- quality ingredients) We will be staying in an Airbnb house in Palm Beach. Open to suggestions for the menu. Please send a sample. Quote includes groceries, preparation, cooking and cleaning. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 November 2023

Chef / Food Server


Hawthorn East VIC 3123, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Chef / Food Server required to serve and present prepared food at a private party in hawthorn east from 5pm - 10pm on the 7th of October - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 October 2023

Private Chef 1 night- Couples Getawy


Daylesford VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2023

My partner and I will be coming up to Daylesford for a weekend and I'd like to have a private chef come to the property we are staying at and cook us a romantic meal. Entree, Main and Dessert, the menu can be negotiated. The date is Nov 19, and we'd like to begin service at 8pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 19 November 2023

Indian Vegetarian Cook / Chef


Point Cook VIC, Australia

15th Sep 2023

We are looking for an Indian Cook or Chef to come over to our home and prepare a 3 course vegetarian meal for around 15 adults. All ingredients will be provided. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 September 2023

BBQ chef for hire for an event


Coorumba QLD 4860, Australia

15th Sep 2023

For 8 pax Nov. 1 event BBQ style or any recommedations. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023

Private Chef


Ormeau QLD, Australia

15th Sep 2023

A qualified chef to come over and cook a 3 course meal for my wife and I. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023

Chef to oversee wedding kitchen operations


Mudgee NSW, Australia

14th Sep 2023

Saturday 30th September, cater wedding in marquee that has commercial kitchen attached. 85 PAX. Canapes, Entrees, Mains need to be prepped & served. Dessert just served. Menu is already in place and can be shared with interested parties. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 September 2023

Pizza chef


Throsby ACT 2914, Australia

14th Sep 2023

For a event at home, looking for a pizza chef with pizza oven. Capable to make upto 30 pizzas. Should bring own pizza dough. All toppings will be provided. Need to have experience as chef making pizzas before. Need to provide sample in advance. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 21 October 2023

Private chef - dinner for 4


Berry NSW, Australia

14th Sep 2023

3 course meal for 4 adults inc ingredients, service and clear up - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 4 November 2023

Private chef for 2 people


Blakehurst NSW, Australia

13th Sep 2023

Looking for a chef who can cook a BBQ dinner for two It's a surprise night out for my partners birthday, and I'll be booking an airbnb that has a BBQ outdoors (and also a fridge and a small oven in the kitchen if needed) - Meat (chicken breast, tenderloins or eye fillet) - A salad - Potatoes or corn or any other vegetables Open to other BBQ suggestions :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 September 2023

Looking for Indian chef for 6 days (1 meals each day) for 10 people


Marsden Park NSW, Australia

13th Sep 2023

Looking for a chef to make home cooked Indian meals for 10 people ( dinner)cooking ingredients provided. Required from 6th dec - 11th dec - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Pastry chef


Sydney NSW, Australia

12th Sep 2023

We require the chef to create drink decorations (Arlettes, Tuile cacao, dark chocolate decorations) for an event hosted in our boutique. - Start date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 21 September 2023 - End date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 1 October 2023

Chef & cocktail bar person for 50th at home


Maroubra NSW 2035, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Would like a chef to cater for 50th in private home in Maroubra. Buffet style finger-food meals for approx. 40 people (some dietary requirements). Would also like cocktail bar person - someone who can do both please. Please reply with quote for total services for 5 hours - 7pm-12am for Sat 27th Jan 2024.

Chef to cook at home for 14 people


Manly NSW, Australia

11th Sep 2023

A chef to come cook at a dinner party. Wednesday 20 September for 14 people. Three courses - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 September 2023

A chef to cook a 3 course meal. Max guests is 11 with 1 vegan.


Ringwood VIC, Australia

9th Sep 2023

It's my mother's 70th birthday, we would like to have a chef cook a meal at our home for her. We have 3 kids aged 10 to 13 and 9 adults (one being vegan). - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 September 2023

Chef to cook breakfast for family


Gymea NSW, Australia

9th Sep 2023

For my wife’s birthday I’m considering having a chef come and cook breakfast for our family at our house. It will be two adults and two kids (7 and 2). The wife is a big fan of eggs Benedict and the French toast that the chef cooks on Below Deck :-) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023

Geoff was amazing! Geoff came to our house to cook a small family breakfast for my wife’s birthday. His cooking and service were amazing and it will go down as one of the best birthdays we’ve celebrated. Thank you Geoff so much for your delicious food and incredible service.

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.

BBQ Chef for Outdoor BBQ Party


Wolli Creek NSW 2205, Australia

27th Aug 2023

Someone just to cook meat/veggies on the bbq for an outdoor bbq

Susan was such a legend!! Went above and beyond and definitely could not have done our party without her! 10/10 would hire her again

X1 bbq chef + x1 waitress for private bbq @ home Derwent River


Old Beach TAS, Australia

26th Jul 2023

Hi there, We’re having a low key very small casual dinner at water front house, for our 12 guests, family and friends who are on holiday in Hobart for the weekend. Looking for x2 Job details: - Old Beach Large Home overlooking Derwent River (photos of Dining Room/Kitchen/House you’ll be supporting in for A few hours - Friday 18th August - 430pm to 730pm included in task , 3 hours /per person Looking for x2 airtaskers/staff - Vibrant and friendly and very experienced please 1) x1 bbq chef (female) Duties - prepare simple bbq dinner (meat/salads/condiments) - cook meat on bbq (just quality steak/snags) - serve bbq dinner to table - basic clean up at end - all food/drinks/supplies/tools/utensils will be onsite. Just need yourself AND: 2) x1 waitress (female) - serve wine/beers to guests - general drinks support around kitchen/house - support chef where needed. Pay: $ 60/ hour/per person. ($180 per person) so $360 all up for the 2 taskers (bbq chef +waitress) - x3 hours included in task per person (430pm to 730pm) I have added extra on Airtasker amount to ensure your fee is covered But may extend by an hour , for extra $60/hour on the night (additional cash/bank transfer can be paid) Vibrant, friendly and very experienced please Most highly experienced staff that are available will be selected, Thanks for letting me know if you’d like to support our casual dinner overlooking the Derwent River. Any questions please let me know. Kind regards - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 18 August 2023

Chelsea is Absolute Gem. Strong initiative, super friendly yet professional. Herself and colleague Molly were absolutel standout and went above and beyond in all aspects for the job and looked after us for our special weekend away. If you’re looking for the best winery/tour driver and general hospitality in Hobart, look no further. Thanks again from Alex and Crew. 🙏👌

Need a chef that can cook home cooked healthy meals every week


Melbourne VIC, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

Looking for a chef that can cook healthy home cooked meals (halal) for me & my wife - we are quite busy working in the Melbourne city so don’t have time to prepare. My wife is pescatarian. I eat veg & non veg. We would like foods to be batch prepared so we can pick the food during the weekend. $100 every week for the whole batch prepared - Due date: Flexible

Amazing food, a very nice person and will cater to your needs! Very happy with the service 😊👍