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Ferdinandus H

Melbourne City CBD VIC

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"On time, flexible, great service and some lovely photos. "

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Amy M

Tarneit VIC

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"Amy did a fabulous job with my ironing, I'm so excited to have all these irorned clothes ready to go! Although she was delayed because of lockdown (..."

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Michele G

St Leonards NSW

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"Michele is a fantastic chef! Very fresh, delicious, and healthy meals. He also communicates well and works out a solution that works for everyone. Hig..."

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Christine M

Melbourne City CBD VIC

(39)

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"Thank you Christine!! Food was amazing very tasty. Meeting Christine feels like we have known her for years. We will be definitely using Christine aga..."

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Julie G

Kirrawee NSW

(65)

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"Efficient and nice to dealt with"

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Cas S

St James NSW

(33)

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"Amazing service, really happy with my cake toppers :)"

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Julia G

Fitzroy VIC

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"Thanks for the lovely food"

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Kate S

Pomona QLD

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"Kate did an amazing job doing cocktails all night for 30 people with a smile on her face … could not recommend her highly enough and will definitely b..."

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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?

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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

Custom Cake for a birthday

$200

Berala NSW, Australia

16th Jun 2021

Custom cake for a birthday to be made and done on the 2nd of July

I need birthday decorators

$200

Harris Park NSW, Australia

15th Jun 2021

Birthday party decoration

First birthday photography

$250

Tarneit VIC, Australia

14th Jun 2021

My daughters first birthday, cake smash Photograher

Birthday Cake - Short notice

$190

Tempe NSW, Australia

7th May 2021

Hi, I am needing to have a cake made for my Daughters 16th birthday at short notice - For next Saturday 15th May. I was wanting a Chanel cake , 1 tier. Similar to pics. I am not fussed with any decor on top, if can be done then will pay more.. Or I am open to other Cake ideas for a 16th birthday. Happy to discuss more details. Tempe 2044.

Extremely happy with My Daughters 16th Birthday Cake, Zulfiye went above and beyond to recreate the cake I decided on at such short notice.Also delivered to my address , and made extra cookies which were placed neatly in a gift box. Wow! Excellent and easy communication. I would definetely use again in the future. Thank you for your service 😊

I need balloon decorators

$90

Rockdale NSW, Australia

2nd May 2021

It’s rice weaning party for our baby girl. I am hoping ballons on ballon arch. Something simple and elegant.

Thankyou Julie.

French cooking lessons

$50

Waverley NSW, Australia

17th Apr 2021

Bonjour, I would like to have someone teach me how to make typical,simple French recipes. Will buy all ingredients prior If i enjoy, i would be willing to extend to 1 cooking lesson per week at my place in Waverley. Lesson time ( 1hour) Merci

Thank you so much Elaine! Had so much fun learning how to make a delicious quiche Lorraine. Highly recommend!

Girls birthday number 7 cake

$90

Sylvania NSW 2224, Australia

28th Mar 2021

Chocolate or vanilla interior, smarties on top as per the photo. Only to feed 20 kids so don’t need a massive cake. I can collect from within 20kms of Brisbane CBD.

Just as asked, thanks for the beautiful and tasty cake Kim, the kids (and adults!) loved it.

Home cooking for family

$9,999

St Kilda East VIC, Australia

16th Jun 2021

Hey. My name is Sebastian. Iam from Germany and live with my Wife and 2 Kids ( 2 years/ Newborn ) in St kilda east. Iam looking for a chef that prepares lunch and dinners for seven days a week for at least 4 weeks. Iam wanting to get back into a workout routine and meanwhile eat the right amout of food. I would have a set mealplan for myself that i would like you to prepare and also cook lunch and dinners for my wife and 2 year old. I would be able to pay cash or via bank transfer. Id be happy to hear from you and discuss any further details. Kind Regards Sebastian Trisch

Toddler birthday party decoration

$150

Ashfield NSW, Australia

15th Jun 2021

2nd birthday party decoration.

Home cooked/homemade meals

$30

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

21st May 2021

I would like a cook to make meals (either at their house and drop off at mine or can cook at my house). I am following a strict meal plan that includes mostly loads of vegetables and chicken/fish.

So grateful to come across Christine! Her food is absolutely delicious. She caters to a wide range of taste buds. Friendly and very kind. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for tasty and delicious homemade, fresh food!

Mother's Day gift delivery

$50

Ryde NSW, Australia

4th May 2021

I need an Oyster Mushroom growing kit bought and delivered to my parents house for mother's Day. Please research where to get an oyster mushroom growing kit before applying. Cost of mushroom kit should be around $30 Please wrap the gift and send me a photo of it.

Effective communication and fast delivery. Thanks Gloria!!!

Meal preparation

$150

Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113, Australia

2nd May 2021

Hi Rena. I spoke to you 2 weeks ago regarding some GF DF meal prep but we went on our honeymoon. I wanted to ask if we can do this for this Monday or Tuesday and we will go buy the products today for you

Thank you Rena for your lovely food prep. It all tastes amazing.

Cake Delivery

$35

Cooroy QLD 4563, Australia

16th Apr 2021

Take a small cake from COOROY, 4563 to Laguna Jack's in Noosa

Great delivery! She was on time..got my cakes there nicely and let me know. Highly recommend and will use her again. Thanks Lucy

Home cooked meals

$90

Yarraville, Victoria, Australia

16th Jun 2021

Hi there My partner and I are not passionate cooks but love to eat healthy, fresh meals. We’ve tried Hello Fresh, Lite and Easy etc. and they’re ok but we’d love to find someone who loves to cook and cater to healthy vegetarian needs. We’d love to trial 3 meals per week (to feed 2 people) initially with the view to building it up from there. If there’s anyone local to Yarraville who is already prepping meals for their family and is happy to cook extras (and get paid) then this is the task for you. Thank you!

I need home cooking

$30

Oakleigh VIC, Australia

15th Jun 2021

I want an Indian cook to make Dosa and other food for my pregnant wife who is very sick in her first trimester

Bake some pies and cakes

$250

Lilyfield NSW, Australia

14th Jun 2021

I’m having a Christmas in July party and would like some festive goods baked. Am flexible but thinking goods like mince pies, Christmas pudding/cake and stollen. For around 30 guests. Can be flexible on price, let’s have a chat about what’s possible and we can work out budget from there.

Weekly meal prep

$300

Geelong VIC, Australia

10th May 2021

Looking for a chef to cook and prep 30-40 dietary specific meals each week. This is one day a week of work, ongoing indefinitely if things go well. Will require you attend a 30 min appointment with nutritionist once each month, and do the shopping (everything paid for by us). $300 per day.

Great work, highly recommend!

Chocolate promo staff

$252

Peregian Springs QLD, Australia

3rd May 2021

We are giving away a year supply of chocolate! Our amazing choc themed display is open 4 1/2 hours per day. 28.50 per hour. When customers in the shopping centre spend over $30 they get to enter the draw to win the year supply of chocolate. All you have to do is help sign them up when they come over to the stall with their receipt. Looking for staff on 6th and 9th of May 9:30-2pm

Rebecca was absolutely fantastic!! She went above and beyond to ensure the job was done to the highest standard! I will definitely be using Rebecca‘s skills again. I highly recommend her, great with customer service, uses her initiative and is on time and reliable. Thanks again Rebecca

Meal preparation (ongoing)

$150

Collingwood VIC, Australia

19th Apr 2021

I’m looking for someone to do food shopping and meal preparation on an ongoing basis. Catering for two people, lunch and dinner, 4 days per week. Menu has been created but can be tweaked if needed, mainly following a Mediterranean diet. Looking for someone with experience that is passionate about cooking and nutrition. Meals can be cooked at my residence or dropped off. Please get in touch if you're interested. Thank you!

Highly recommend! Christine went above and beyond for my (very) specific requirements. The food was delicious, the communication was first class and she is a joy to work with!

I need baby shower photographers

$350

Curl Curl NSW, Australia

30th Mar 2021

Would like to see your portfolio. This is for a baby shower. Nothing flash, but will be moving home to NZ at the end of the year. So would like some precious moments captured with my friends. This will be Saturday 8th of May.

I wish I had adequate words to describe Sophie! I couldn’t recommend her more. She has made me feel so beautiful during my pregnancy. I can’t wait to see the work she does in the future, especially for me!