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Fantastic night. Amazing food to suit all guests dietary requirements. Would definately have again. Thank you Tania

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Fantastically helpful. Can’t wait to use again.

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

I need home chef


The food was very tasty, Sarah was very nice and organized and we had a lovely dinner.

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Charlotte was a pleasure to deal and communicate with. She prepared 3 meals for us which were all fantastic. What a gem! Thanks Charlotte

Home Chef- 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.

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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!

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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

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North Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia

7th May 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Nelson Bay NSW, Australia

29th Jul 2022

Hi, We are looking for someone who can whip up some dinner for us on Friday and Saturday night in our resort. There are 4 of us staying there. It doesn't need to be too fancy, we just don't want to cook! - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 July 2022

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Mambourin VIC, Australia

13th Jul 2022

Need a chef to come to my house for a small family party of between 9-11 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 July 2022

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Point Cook VIC, Australia

9th Jul 2022

Prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks - Due date: Before Wednesday, 27 July 2022

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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

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Wensleydale VIC, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Cook dinner for a group of 13 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 26 August 2022

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Pymble NSW, Australia

12th Jun 2022

We are a family of 5. We need a home chef. Date and time are flexible.

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Lakemba NSW 2195, Australia

13th May 2022

I need a chef for a birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 14 May 2022

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Moggill QLD, Australia

3rd May 2022

Would like to hire a chef to cook myself and my husband dinner one night in June

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Lemon Tree Passage NSW, Australia

2nd May 2022

Need Breakfast cooked for about 16 ladies for a morning on the Hens in the house we are staying at. Needing a variety of items cooked - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 August 2022

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Bray Park QLD, Australia

1st May 2022

Home chef to prepare meals needed. We can work out how often in the week you will need to come to cook the food. - Due date: Flexible

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Holland Park West QLD, Australia

4th Apr 2022

My clients are looking for a certified home chef to cook at their house one day every fortnight and are flexible. They are wanting x2 dinners, x2 lunches and a few freezer meals.