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Recent Home Chef reviews

"Emma was fabulous. She ran the kitchen for our Xmas party. Food came out on time, presented well, and my kitchen was immaculate when she left. She was a pleasure to deal with. "

I need home chef for a Christmas party

$350

"Awesome 👏 will use again thanks Sarah. The recipes were a bit hard to follow but she managed to do it all. Thanks Sarah "

Home Chef Meal Prep

$100

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

Home chef to cook for 12 people for a sit down din

$800

"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

"Provided a great experience Highly recommend Food was delicious "

I need home chef

$250

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

I need home chef for a birthday party

$300

What's the average cost of a Home Chef

$155 - $415

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$155

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$240

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$415

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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.

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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.

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!

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.

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. 

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.

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 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!

Recent Home Chef tasks

Home chef - Degustation

$300

Moggill QLD, Australia

3rd May 2022

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

Home chef once a fortnight

$200

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.

A home Chef

$600

Glenunga SA, Australia

19th Jan 2022

Prepare a roast dinner for 4 including dessert - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 19th Jan 2022

In home chef

$350

Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

10th Nov 2021

Looking for chef / capable cook prepare meals in my kitchen. Friday 930-230 pm Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 12th Nov 2021

BBQ Griller / Home Chef for Small Event

$200

Avalon Beach NSW, Australia

7th Oct 2021

Hi there! We are looking for an experienced backyard BBQ Chef to help grill various meats/Seafood/Veggies on Saturday, December 4th at a backyard pool party event (30th birthday). All food will be provided - we just need the talent to assist with grilling and plating the food. There will be 15-20 guests and everyone will be fully vaccinated. Event Details: - 1pm - 3pm - Private Residence (Avalon Beach) - Food provided - Casual serving (finger foods / grab and go) Menu Items - Steak, Burgers, Prawns, Lobster - Various veggies You do not need to be a chef - but ideally experienced with grilling, food prep, catering, etc. Open to catering

I need home chef

$160

Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Aug 2021

I'm from Holland and my best friends live in Melbourne VIC for over 12 years now . The 21st of September is his birthday and he will become 50 years old so we want to surprise him and his wife with a chef at home.

I need home chef

$300

Southbank VIC, Australia

14th Aug 2021

Cooking in for 3 wed 29 th sept. just want to enjoy the experience

IN HOME CHEF-Breakfast cooked for 16 ladies-

$250

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

Home chef for bday. Open to different styles. Cocktail party feel

$500

Camberwell VIC, Australia

27th Mar 2022

This is for my wife's 45th bday. Will be about 15 to 20 people. Will be a cocktail party feel, not a sitdown dinner. Open to different styles of food, although it must be predominately GF...lebanese, japanese, mexican... - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 April 2022

Home Chef / Meal Prep

$150

Bella Vista NSW 2153, Australia

5th Jan 2022

Prepare a meal plan/meal prep for certain numbers of meals. Cusines can be quite diverse but needs to be high quality, fresh, flavourful. - Due date: Flexible

Home chef to cook healthy food for dinners ongoing

$50

Kensington NSW, Australia

5th Nov 2021

Home chef nutrition meals cooked for dinner ongoing - Due date: Flexible

Barbeque home chef

$150

Campbelltown NSW, Australia

3rd Oct 2021

Need a home chef who has passion for Barbeque. Looking to serve 15 people. We will do the preparation only looking for a cook on that day. 5th of November evening

I need home chef

$250

Darling Point NSW, Australia

19th Aug 2021

I am looking for an experienced private chef to come and teach us (a couple) how to cook some healthy and delicious meals. Thanks.

I’m home chef

$500

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

Home chef needed

$100

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

Home chef - assist with meal pre-ping for 2 people (30$/hr)

$30

Palm Beach QLD 4221, Australia

15th Feb 2022

We are looking for someone who can do a few hours once a week - ongoing (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 eat healthily, so we are looking for someone who understands how to weigh food up and cook nutrient-rich meals (with sanitary practices in food prepping). Many thanks - Due date: Flexible

In home chef to cook us dinner

$5

Greystanes NSW, Australia

18th Nov 2021

Monday 22nd is our wedding anniversary but with 3 small kids it’s hard to get out this year. Kids go to bed at 7 so looking for a reliable chef that can come to our place in Greystanes 2145 and cook us some yummy food after 7pm. We’d like to eat about 830ish and in courses. Cuisines we like are modern Australian/ Italian/Asian cuisine. I don’t like seafood much but hubby does. Hubby loves chilli too. If you can suggest your menu in quote. Would be amazing. Thank you!

Home Chef for six

$200

Woollahra NSW, Australia

8th Oct 2021

Dinner party for six. Three course meal

Private at home chef

$300

Greystanes NSW, Australia

28th Sep 2021

Hi, I would like a private dinner experience with a chef at home (Greystanes) for two people. Please include menu. Thanks

Stanley was amazing! He was personable and the food was 11/10. Every dish was just as amazing as the last. We will definitely be using him again! He left the kitchen clean and we didn’t even lift a finger.

I need home chef

$300

Batemans Bay NSW, Australia

15th Aug 2021

My partner and I will be doing an elopement wedding on the 16th October 2021, located in Batemans Bay. We are looking for a home chef to spend the afternoon cooking up some tasty treats and act as a small group chef. This will be a special night for us and looking for something to really finish the day on a high. We are not sure what cuisine, but happy to accept ideas.