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Maddison S

NSW

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"Maddison was a pleasure to liaise with. Maddison’s cake and icing tasting portions were very generous and delicious. Wonderful way to make sure you ge..."

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Simon D

NSW

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"Simon was on time, thorough and careful with moving 2 heavy Ikea wardrobes. Very pleasant to deal with. Would recommend! "

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Nav R

NSW

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"Professional and efficient "

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Emma S

NSW

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"Amazing work ,lovely person ,highly recommend. Thanks Emma "

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Fabio D

NSW

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"Super efficient worker and got the job done with zero hassles. Thanks Fabio. "

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Elaine R

NSW

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"Elaine is fantastic!! Very enthusiastic and fast in getting this task underway. Kindly bought stock to create samples and even dropped off for us to t..."

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Sherin B

VIC

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"Absolutely brilliant. Great cocktails, great banter. Exactly what you’d hope for a night of entertaining! Bloody champion."

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Amy M

VIC

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"Totally lovely and super quick turnaround. Great communication and would absolutely recommend."

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"Awesome, Yummy cake as usual! :)"

Homemade cake, baked and delivered

$40

"Aiza was really on time and exceeded my expectation. Recommended for any task."

Bake and Deliver Cake

$45

"Kat has done the most amazing job with this task. She has exceeded my expectations by far and made a cake that was by far the best birthday present I've ever given someone. She was super friendly, always responsive and I'd so recommend her for your task . THANKS KAT! :) "

Homemade cake, baked and delivered

$50

"Jasmine... what can i say! She has just done a fabulous job, baking a yummy cake and delivering it in no time! Super reliable, nice and trustworthy! A great person to hire for a job!"

Homemade cake, baked and delivered

$40

"What can I say... amazing as usual. Task was posted, asigned and completed within less than 12 hours. The cake was delicious! Jasmine is an awesome person to run tasks for you! :))"

Bake and deliver a yummy cake

$35

"What can I say? Awesome - Samantha was quick, communicative, fast and can bake one hell of a carrot cake! She even delivered the cake in her own tuppaware and then picked it up that evening. Can't recommend her enough :)"

Bake a cake and deliver to my office

$30

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Top Cooking related questions

What does a professional cook do?

Professional cooks usually have previous kitchen experience or qualifications. They’re paid to prepare food, either in a commercial environment, in people’s homes as a personal cook, or they may work from their own kitchen at home..

Do some cooks specialise in different types of cooking?

Yes. Most cooks specialise in a particular type of cooking, like baking, seafood, gluten-free, vegan, steaming, frying, or even a particular cuisine..

Does a professional cook need any qualifications?

A professional cook doesn’t necessarily need any set qualifications, but it’s common for professional chefs to hold a certificate or have some work experience in a professional kitchen..

Why hire a professional cook to come to your home?

Professional cooks can give you a restaurant quality meal but in the comfort (and convenience) of your own home. If you’re hosting a dinner party, it means you can spend more time with your guests and minimise the clean up afterwards..

Do I need to provide my personal cook with any ingredients, appliances, or equipment?

This will depend on whether your cook is assembling the meal at your place or at theirs. Generally, private catering chefs will bring all the ingredients, along with any specific appliances they need. However, they may use your basic utensils and servingware..

How much does it cost to hire a cook?

The price for a professional or personal cook is usually between $70-$200 when you hire through Airtasker. It could be more or less than this, depending on how many people they need to cater for, the cost of ingredients, and the time it’ll take them to prepare the meal..


What do cooking services include?

You can hire a cook to provide food for a range of meals and occasions, from home cooking and meal prep to specialty cooking and even dinner party catering. You can arrange cooking services to happen in your own kitchen or your cook can bring the food ready-prepared. Your chef will take care of everything from buying ingredients to cleaning up. Here’s what you can expect depending on your cooking service:

Home cooking
Want fresh meals in your home? Your home chef can either offer regular home cooking services where they cook multiple nights per week, or provide a one-off meal if you just need occasional help. Your private chef will ask if you have any food preferences or intolerances, how many people they need to cook for, and what appliances and equipment they can use. They’ll usually plan the meals ahead of time, purchase the ingredients, and freshly cook the meals in your kitchen, and then clean up before they go.

Baking
Want to impress your best friend with an amazing cake for her birthday party? Or perhaps it’s your turn to bring some baking to work for morning tea? Hire a pastry chef or professional baker to create a cake, biscuits, muffins, or something else tasty. They’ll ask you how many people you’re baking for, any flavour preferences, and any special decorations you’d like. Your baker will bake at their place and deliver the finished product to your home or office once it’s ready.

Dinner party chef
If you’re planning a dinner party with friends, why not hire a dinner party chef to help take all the stress out of hosting? Your professional cook will contact you to confirm the number of guests, what courses/canapes you’d like, and whether the event is formal or informal. They’ll usually prepare most of the food where the event is being held (whether at your home or at a venue) and clean up the kitchen after they’re done.

Specialty cooking
Cooking paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free can be a challenge, whether it’s for yourself, a family member, or for an event you’re catering. Fortunately, many cooks are experienced with a range of different food requirements, including food intolerances, special diets, and allergies. When you hire a cook, they’ll choose recipes and ingredients that are suitable, confirming any dietary requirements before they get started. They’ll be careful to avoid cross-contamination if they’re preparing alternative meals for certain members of your family or party.

Meal preparation & planning
If you struggle to come up with meal ideas and always find yourself short of time throughout the week, why not hire a cook to prep your meals for the week? Your personal cook will confirm how many meals you’d like, the number of people, and if you have any preferences. They’ll choose meals that keep well and are easy to store, and taste great fresh or reheated. They’ll either prepare the food in your kitchen (cleaning up afterwards) or drop your freshly prepared meals off when they’re done, packaged and ready for the fridge or freezer.

Recent Cooking tasks

I need private chef

$375

Mudgeeraba QLD, Australia

10th Jul 2020

Small birthday dinner... 3 to 5 courses. At home

I need dinner party chef

$700

Dawesville WA 6211, Australia

9th Jul 2020

a chef to cook a 2 course dinner for 7 ladies Including serving the dishes. We want a special relaxing evening to elaborate 3 Birthdays.

I need birthday grams

$60

Parkville VIC, Australia

9th Jul 2020

My friends birthday is today and I need a birthday non contact (because of covid) gram.

Batman Personalized Cake Topper

$35

Caringbah NSW 2229, Australia

13th Jun 2020

Hi I'm calling an angel. Ive a fear that Australia Post are not going to arrive tomorrow and my son is turning 5. All he wants is a batman birthday cake. I need a personalized cake topper that I can collect today or tomorrow morning please. Im located in Caringbah so not too far pleaae. Are you my angel?

Kelly responded to my request promptly and went above and beyond to offer her services and recommendations. It is my sons 5th birthday tomorrow and I urgently needed a delivery and she travelled over 60km for me. Nothing was a problem and Kelly was super prompt with pick up and delivery. Today she was my angel for saving the day with my batman cake topper for my sons special day. Thanks Kelly!

Wedding Cake

$120

Strathfield New South Wales, Australia

25th May 2020

Hi, I'm looking for a small wedding cake to feed approx 12 people for Saturday 30th May. A simple vanilla cake with buttercream with some flowers. I'm attaching some pictures of examples which can be toned down to fit the smaller cake.

AMAZING! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! We had Ms R create our wedding cake at extremely short notice. It not only looked amazing but was hands down one of tastiest cakes I've ever ordered. Would definitely order again and highly recommend.

A private chef

$65

Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

19th May 2020

Require a private chef for birthday dinner Around $65 per person

Natalie and her team was absolutely amazing! All my guest couldn’t stop talking about the 8 course dégustation menu she cooked for us! Everything was more than perfect. I would definitely recommend her and can’t wait for the next time she will come back. Well done Nat, you made our day more than special thanks

Home cooking in Carlingford

$50

Carlingford NSW 2118, Australia

12th May 2020

Would like dinners prepared for the week and leftovers for lunch either on a daily or weekly basis or could be 2 days a week. Would prefer mainly Cantonese style homemade food with the occasional mix up here and there. Food prepared will be for 2 adults and a toddler. Wanting this long term if possible. Can be flexible as well where I pick up food from your home if not too far. Message your prices.

Easy to work with, great healthy tasting meals. Will definitely continue getting meals made by Charlotte :)

Bake a cake

$75

Bondi Junction NSW, Australia

9th Jul 2020

Hi I need a tall cake In white and green to feed 10-12 with editable toppers of - gym weight Irish flag Rugby ball Paint brush Alternatively could do green and white cupcakes with the above toppers ?

Customised 3d cupcakes

$30

Murrumbeena VIC 3163, Australia

9th Jul 2020

I want to have these customised cupcakes for my husband's birthday. The cupcakes should be made with halal ingredients. Flavours should vary too. Not all the cupcakes should be of the same flavour. ( like 3 can be buttercream, 3 chocolate and 3 others) The human figurines are a must on them.

Private chef for a dinner

$120

Oakleigh South VIC, Australia

2nd Jul 2020

It's our 1st year marriage anniversary and we'd like to have a nice in home dinner and dessert with an experience of dining out. We're vegetarian but she loves eggs.

Amazing food and great service! The Tirimisu dessert and vegetarian lasagna was so tasty!

Homechef and Housekeeper

$450

Balwyn VIC, Australia

7th Jun 2020

We need cooking for the family 3 days a week, with a focus on healthy eating, whole foods and ketogenic diet based meals, snacks and deserts. We have a very busy household and would need help with washing, folding, ironing and putting away clothes. General housekeeping duties will include grocery shopping, washing, folding, meal plan - cooking separate kids and adults meals, tidying, home organising. We love to hear from you if you are organised, kind, trustworthy and passionate about what you do. Police check and working with children check would be appreciated.

Luisa is amazing. Worked very well and quickly without requiring much instruction.

Bake apple crumble cake

$60

Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

23rd May 2020

Make an apple crumble cake. Nothing too over the top just a decent apple crumble cake by Sunday morning. Need someone closeish to the Newtown area/

Absolutely amazing cake, exceeded expectations

Cake delivery

$25

Clifton Beach QLD, Australia

17th May 2020

I need a cake picked up from The cheese cake shop Cairns on 27th may to be delivered to Clifton Beach. I’m in NSW and I’m trying to surprise my mother with a cake for her birthday since I can’t be there to celebrate

Great communication, fast delivery Thank you

MEAL PREPARATION (cooking)

$120

Gold Coast QLD, Australia

10th Jul 2020

Hello, I’m looking for someone to cook all my meals for the week 26 meals in total. Basic meals... Mainly chicken/sweet potato and beef/sweet potato

Pokey birthday cake

$75

Sunnybank Hills QLD, Australia

9th Jul 2020

I need a pocoyo cake for 7 year old birthday party

I need private chef

$300

Seddon VIC 3011, Australia

9th Jul 2020

Hey! Looking for a private chef just for one night for 2 people Please send me your menu options and quotes.

Meal prep with significant dietary restrictions

$75

Melbourne, VIC

27th Jun 2020

I need 10 low carb meal portions cooked, and preferably delivered to Preston. My dietary requirements are: - no egg, dairy, grains, pork, or chili - low onion, legumes, and nuts Ideally they would be vegetarian/vegan (given the no egg/dairy requirement). I would like large portions, and am happy to eat the same thing a few times to save on prep time, and therefore cost (eg 3-4 different dishes would be fine).

Delicious! Already enjoying daikon noodles as a late lunch 🙃

Deliver woolies mud cake

$20

Wollongong NSW, Australia

2nd Jun 2020

I’m after someone who is able to go to woolies and get a chocolate mud cake and deliver to corrimal St in Wollongong

Thanks so much for your help!

Need a Tiramisu baked

$50

Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

21st May 2020

In need of a Tiramisu baked For a birthday present. It's got to be amazing!

Emma did an amazing job on the Tiramisu! Everything was perfect! Such a great person to deal with, many thanks!

Birthday Cake

$80

St Lucia QLD, Australia

16th May 2020

Need a small birthday cake or cupcake either bought or made and delivered to St Lucia tomorrow (Sunday).

Very quick, considerate and great communication

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