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Recent Chef reviews in Melbourne

"Hanney is the best. Has worked so hard for us and created amazing products and we look froward to a long future with these products. Thanks so much "

Pastry chef for the evening


"Angela was punctual and worked without stop. Our dinner guests actually applauded when she left. No better compliment!"

Chef for dinner party of nine


"Thanks for your help with an amazing evening"

Chef for small cocktail party


"Tania was great, very professional and knowledgeable. She was exactly what I needed and I'd definitely like to use her as a consultant again in the future. Thank you Tania "

I need chef


"Sherin was so incredibly accomodating and professional, and such a pleasure to have cook for our private event for 40 people. Both breakfast and lunch were both on time and delicious and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. "

Chef for breakfast event


"Thank you for all your help! Food was great!"

Personal chef


What's the average cost of a chef in Melbourne

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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.

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 in Melbourne

Private chef japanese


Essendon VIC, Australia

16th Nov 2022

Private chef needed for a 3-5 course Japanese meal at home for a birthday dinner catering to 9 adults. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25 November 2022

Chef for birthday in a park


Burnley VIC 3121, Australia

4th Oct 2022

Looking for chef for bbq food or a birthday spread .. open to suggestions . Will be in a park that has bbq access - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Indian chef


Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

12th Sep 2022

Chef for adult birthday party. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Chef for dinner party


Carlton VIC, Australia

5th Jun 2022

Having work party with about 15 people. Looking to hire a chef to cook for the evening. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 17 June 2022

Grill chef


Carlton VIC, Australia

27th Apr 2022

Grill chef needed to make burgers at restaurant on Lygon street - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 April 2022

Looking for a Chef


Docklands VIC, Australia

20th Mar 2022

Hi I am looking for a once off chef to cook dinner for me and 3 friends. It is to celebrate my birthday . I am not a fussy eater and happy with anything especially sushi just no pork please. I am happy to host in Docklands or visit you. If you could please wear the uniform that would be nice too .

Need a private chef for a birthday party!


Richmond VIC, Australia

22nd Feb 2022

I am looking for a private chef to come and cook for roughly 8 of us for a friends birthday in Richmond. Preferably Mediterranean food but am open to other offers. MUST CATER FOR: gluten free and vegetarian (1 person, happy to eat vegan), and 1 other vegan person 2 course meal would be perfect (entree and main). Thank you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5th Mar 2022

Chef for a day


Melbourne VIC, Australia

25th Oct 2022

Need a chef to assist prepping canapés with our current chef and also cook along side our chef for a function we have. Hours are 3pm-10pm. CBD venue - Due date: Flexible

Home Cook/chef for gym meal prep service


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

2nd Oct 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

Chef for meal prep startup


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Jul 2022

Require a freelance chef/cook for a meal prep startup. I own a PT studio with 300+ clients and am looking to provide a meal prep service. Roles would include - Helping create menu - Weekly cooking of orders and packaging Must have all necessary qualifications and insurance for food distribution This will be ongoing work once commenced and quote is just for this post. - Due date: Flexible

Chef to cook


South Yarra VIC, Australia

29th May 2022

Need a chef to come everyday to cook - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 30 May 2022

Chef for 8 people


Essendon VIC, Australia

20th Apr 2022

A chef for lunch 8 people in a private home - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 15 May 2022

Need a Malaysian/Indian chef


South Melbourne VIC, Australia

17th Mar 2022

To cook for a dinner party - Due date: Flexible

Chef bbq/pizza oven 18th party


Moonee Ponds VIC, Australia

30th Nov 2022

Need a chef to do a BBQ or pizza (thinking about hiring an oven) for my nephews 18th Birthday. We’re catering for less than 30, too small for Home BBQ/Pizza catering companies. We are open to suggestions from anyone who caters in a home setting. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 18 December 2022

Chef to cook bbq foods for 30 people party


Elwood VIC, Australia

10th Oct 2022

I need a well presented chef to cook all provided items on BBQ, present food on provided dishes and assist generally with food distribution amongst an outdoor party of approx 30 people. Would need to meet up before the event to discuss and finalise arrangements - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 1 November 2022

BBQ chef for Emirates Stakes Day


Flemington VIC, Australia

29th Sep 2022

We require a BBQ chef for 3 hours at a car park site in the nursery at Emirates Stakes Day (5th November) from around 12pm-3pm. The BBQ is for ~35 people and we will supply all the food for cooking (sausages, steak, salmon, chicken skewers, corn on the cob, onions). We will also provide you with a pedestrian pass which will grant you access to the racecourse for the day. Total cost of $180 for three hours of work ($60/hour) and we will provide you with an access pass outside of this cost (valued at $99). - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5 November 2022

Esteban was great - cooked a BBQ for 35 people and helped out with drinks too!

I need a chef for Korean restaurant


Docklands VIC, Australia

14th Jun 2022

Working with other chefs in the kitchen . Possibility of on going work. 4 hours from 5:30pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 17 June 2022

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


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 to work regularly on Sundays


Windsor VIC, Australia

10th Apr 2022

Require an experienced chef who can commit to working 8 hours every Sunday to assist in cooking for a meal prep business. Would be working alongside two other employees. Am able to provide further information of the types of food we make upon enquiry.

Kitchen Prep Work/ Chef / Cook / Clean


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