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Cas S

St James NSW

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"Great cake(everyone loved it), great communication, highly recommended"

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Mai N

Prahran VIC

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"Mai made a stunning cake for my daughters birthday. Great communication and very pleasant to deal with. Thanks Mai!"

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Alison F

Caulfield South VIC

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"Alison is lovely and did a great job. Really punctual and understood what I needed."

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Diya D

Epping VIC

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"Diya was excellent , a great cook , also honest and reliable "

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Sharon M

Allawah NSW

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"Nailed it ! Food was perfect, lots of it"

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Steven.k.w. C

St James NSW

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"Thank you very much. Steven was accomodating. It’s not easy to take pictures when children are moving but he his best to take good shots for us. I am ..."

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Charlotte W

Ryde NSW

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"Thank you Charlotte."

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Pam V

Balwyn VIC

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"Very good communication and delicious food. Thank you very much"

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Recent Cooking reviews

"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Recent Cooking tasks

Cake Bake for 50th

$50

Bracken Ridge QLD, Australia

15th Oct 2019

Need someone who is able to bake a cake for my friends 50th - in the shape of a red wine bottle and coffee flavoured with chocolate icing. I need it for Saturday afternoon.

I need birthday decorators

$150

Thornton NSW 2322, Australia

15th Oct 2019

i want fruit theme for my daughters bday on 16 nov 2019.

A cake to be picked up

$10

Marayong NSW 2148, Australia

15th Oct 2019

A cake from cake it away Blacktown , to marayong 2148

Very fast delivery! Nice and friendly. Highly recommend :)

Cooking and Meal Prep

$150

Mortlake NSW 2137, Australia

5th Oct 2019

Looking for someone who is handy in the kitchen, to come in once a week to cook 5 dishes for the week ahead. ( once a fortnight for the right person ) The recipes and ingredients provided. Tidy up when done :)

Nailed it ! Food was perfect, lots of it

Meal preparation

$55

Parkside SA, Australia

22nd Sep 2019

I’m a busy professional that doesn’t have time to cook and eat the healthy meals that I would like. Looking for someone to potentially drop of 5-7 meals a week to Parkside.

Haven’t eaten anything yet but looks amazing, dropped to my door with generous portions 😊

Skilled cook/chef

$75

South Morang VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2019

I’m looking for someone who has a high level of cooking skill to make some specific Recipes from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Failsafe cookbook. (Prior knowledge/experience with this not necessary but a bonus) You don’t have to be qualified but would like someone knowledgeable around allergies and intolerance if possible. Cooking in my kitchen in South Morang approximately once per month (potentially more) making up to three or four different dishes. I will provide all ingredients. Looking forward to seeing your offers! Edit: the foods I can eat are extremely limited and all meals would be cooked from recipes from the above mentioned cookbook. I will post a list for your information of vegetables and meat I can eat soon.

Nat is absolutely amazing! Goes above and beyond. Reliable, prompt and Great communication, lovely person and the food she has cooked for me so far is divine! I highly recommend Nat for any job you may have. Thanks again Nat! You’re the best!!

Birthday cake

$100

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

10th Sep 2019

Need a birthday cake for friday afternoon to be in Bondi Junction. And would need Harry Potter theme on it

Great cake(everyone loved it), great communication, highly recommended

Cake for 1 year old

$50

Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia

15th Oct 2019

Looking at someone to bake a cake for our bubs 1st bday. Looking for some creativity . 2 kg cake

Cake for 3rd birthday

$60

Woodcroft NSW 2767, Australia

15th Oct 2019

Third birthday cake, size: to feed 20 people. Theme is Blaze and the monster machine. Blaze cake topper will be provided. Funfetti/ vanilla cake flavour. Needs to be a professional and a tasty cake. Will be picked up by me on the day. Cake required for 14/Nov. I would also like to have my sons name and happy birthday on the cake. Thank you for reading.

Private chef

$90

Avoca Beach NSW 2251, Australia

14th Oct 2019

We need help one night a week for meal planning and then cooking and prepping meals for the week ahead. Maybe on a Monday afternoon for dinner that night and then prepping meals in portions for the week ahead. Please don’t pay attention to the budget as I’m not sure how much we should be expecting, thanks!

I need birthday photographers

$1,000

Condell Park NSW 2200, Australia

2nd Oct 2019

It’s my sons first birthday party. On the 5th of October from 6.00pm

Thank you very much. Steven was accomodating. It’s not easy to take pictures when children are moving but he his best to take good shots for us. I am sure the pictures would come out nice. Will surely hire Steven for future events.

Cake Maker Needed

$100

Thomastown VIC, Australia

20th Sep 2019

Hi All, Last minute decision to have a 1st birthday party for our son! I need a cake made for Friday 27 September! If you could make something similar to the attachment that would be great! To serve 40!

Amy delivered an adorable 1st Birthday cake! We had lots of guest asking about where we had got the cake from! Cake was DELICIOUSLY moist! Thanks Amy for whipping this up last minute!

I need birthday grams

$100

Lalor VIC, Australia

14th Sep 2019

Preferably a really bad poet to make and sing a birthday poem for my brother tomorrow

Lovely gentleman that did a awesome job on short notice with minimal in formation

Smash cake

$130

Padstow NSW, Australia

15th Oct 2019

I need some to prepare a smash cake for my sons first birthday on the 23 of November

I need home cooking Indian

$54

Canterbury VIC, Australia

15th Oct 2019

Indian home cooking in Canterbury

I need meal preparation & planning

$105

Melbourne City, VIC, Australia

15th Oct 2019

5 light, Dairy Free dinners per week, composed style. Kitchen provided, along with online ingredient delivery per chef’s request. To be stored in [provided] glass meal prep containers. At least 3 meals must last for up to 5 days and Every meal must be 50% vegetables. At least 2 Vegetarian meals (can be the same dish).

I need home cooking

$75

Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

6th Oct 2019

A home cook who can come to my house in Brighton once a week for 3-4 hours to make meals that can then be refrigerated for my use the following week . All ingredients will be supplied and kitchen clean up required. Prefer comfort foods not spicy .

Diya was excellent , a great cook , also honest and reliable

Make and deliver a cake - punk/goth

$180

Homebush New South Wales, Australia

27th Sep 2019

I need an airtasker to make and deliver a cake to Homebush in NSW by 10am, Sunday (tomorrow) 29SEP19. The cake needs to have a Goth Chick or Punk Chick theme ( i can discuss these with you in person, but don't be too nervous). The cake needs to be large enough to be divided into 12 pieces. (But I'm happy to talk about that too) Im looking for an artful, home made cake with some decoration. that references the Goth and Punk movements of the 70's and 80's. Thanks

"you were the last high" .. Ms Kristie totally nailed the cake brief - punk/goth. Everyone was totally wow-ed with her attention to punk-detail and expert goth-construction and xMal-colour detail. "les chansons de l'innocense retrouvées" Thanks!

I need custom birthday cake

$80

Newport VIC 3015, Australia

19th Sep 2019

I want to give my bf a birthday cake in his 28 years old birthday. He likes minecraft a lot, so I want to make a one tier cake with the theme like that, could either be round or square, attached photo is the style I prefer. Could also follow the style or do it with interpretation if you have a better idea, thanks ! *cake size : Around 6 Inch

Really appreciate to Tasmina’s customized birthday cake, could let me celebrate the birthday with my bf and his family in time and enjoy the cake together. She understand the cake is meaningful for me, even the time is rush, she still make her schedule out and finished the task, with the beautiful result ! Thanks again, I would def oder the cake with she again !

Lunch and dinner meal preparation.

$5

Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

13th Sep 2019

I’d like to find someone who would prepare and cook meals for me. I’m happy for them to be delivered frozen and I take them out as I need them. I do not have time right now to prepare my own meals and would rather have meals made then go get take away. I would like a variety of different meal choices. I do not like hot or spicy meals and not a fan of salads. Apart from that if it tastes good I’ll eat it. I’m not doing this for any weight loss program but I’m happy if meals prepared are somewhat healthy. I’m not sure what to budget at but I’m happy to do a trial run and if meals are good it will be ongoing. Obviously local is better for delivery

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