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Sherin B

Docklands VIC


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"Sherin was so helpful, professional, and made both terrific cocktails and a great atmosphere for the party. Couldn’t recommend her more!!"

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Wayne H

Cranbourne VIC


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"Great bloke 👍🏻"

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Benjamin H

Ropes Crossing NSW


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"Great work! Thanks!"

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Dana I

Mulgrave VIC


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"Dana was amazing! Great at making cocktails and other drinks throughout the night. Really nice and polite. Went the extra mile cleaning up and washing..."

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Paul C

Wynyard TAS


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"Paul was fantastic to work with.He worked quickly and made all amendments required as requested. I would highly recommend Paul."

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Tsz L

Perth WA


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"So helpful!! :)"

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Tyler C

Carrara QLD


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"Turned up on time at 6am! Got the job done quick. Funny too! Nice fella! Would recommend! Would ask for help from him again :) Thank you! "

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Nicholas L

Putney NSW


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"Nicholas is awesome, he was well on time ... very courteous and friendly. I will absolutely recommend Nicholas for the Job .. 5 stars all the way . Th..."

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"Awesome, Yummy cake as usual! :)"

Homemade cake, baked and delivered


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

Bake and Deliver Cake


"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


"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


"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


"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


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Cooking is one of those skills that takes a moment to learn but a lifetime to master. Those who choose to master it over a lifetime are generally highly sought after, and for good reason.

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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.

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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Need a Floral cake and 10 mini cakes ASAP


Wollert VIC, Australia

18th Aug 2019

Looking at getting a 5 and 0. For 50th Floral Theme. This 5 and 0 is the main cake to be blown out. 10 mini cakes are to match not fully like wedding like but simple not overboard. Colours purple, hot pink, etc floral colours. Not so mini small, but roughly same size like the mud cakes u get from Safeway if you know what I mean.

Cake decorator


Kallangur QLD 4503, Australia

18th Aug 2019

Required for Saturday 24 August by 5.00 pm. I want a meerkat cake for my 50th birthday so I'm looking for a quote either on make and decorate a meerkat cake OR decorate a Costco 40 x 30cm sponge cake (see photo) with meerkat theme . The decoration of this cake can either be done with icing or an edible cake topper. If making the whole cake it doesn't have to be a 3D or even 2D meerkat shape. I'm happy with a rectangle like the one pictured. Leap of faith…I'm trusting you will produce something both edible and visually appealing. I've attached some images for inspiration. Naturally I don't expect icing art to look like these paintings. One photo shows what I'd get if I got the Costco staff to do one so give you an idea of what I'd accept as the level of quality. Please if you think there's a chance you'll have to cancel don't quote me. I've had a few jobs cancel on Airtasker lately and this one would leave me totally in the lurch for a milestone event.

Healthy weekly meal prep


Essendon North VIC 3041, Australia

17th Aug 2019

Hi there, I'm a single person looking for an experienced caterer/chef to prepare healthy weekly meals for me and deliver to Essendon North. This could be an ongoing arrangement if all goes well. A bonus would be to teach me some recipes that I can make on my own. I enjoy a broad range of cuisines so open to your ideas. Thanks, Es.

Sherin is lovely, very responsive and was timely. I highly recommend her!

I need birthday decorators


Auburn NSW, Australia

9th Aug 2019

my son is 3 and we need to decorate a party hall for 100 people

I would highly recommend Ripa for any kind of function decoration. I asked Ripa to help me with balloon decoration for my son’s birthday and she did an amazing work.

I need home chef


Werribee VIC, Australia

31st Jul 2019

Home cooked healthy meals for a family of 4 for 5 nights per week

Very friendly, beautiful meals, delivered on time, highly recommended

Weekly Meal Prep


Alexandra Hills, Queensland, Australia

23rd Jul 2019

I would like somebody to make me 9 x meals a week on a regular basis for which i will freeze and eat during the week. I will provide tupperware, olive oil, salt, pepper and food. The food will be only meat (300grams) & veges (no carbs) - easy & simple. I want to be able to drop everything off on my way to work (can be in esky if too early) and pick up that afternoon on my way home. (I live at Alexandra Hills & work at Yatala). Moving forward it would be amazing if you came up with some different types of meals to change it up etc. Hopefully i can also help someone out who needs a bit of an extra money from home. Thanks.

Rena is amazing! She was more than happy to go back & forth with all of my questions. Her serivce is 10/10 & her food is amazing. Thank you so much Rena!

Birthday Rainbow drip cake pleasee help me


Bundoora VIC, Australia

19th Jul 2019

Hey I’m looking for someone to make my 19th birthday cake iv got a photo of what I want and the cake will only need to be for 12 people :) I just want a layered rainbow drip cake and Ionly need the cake to be 4 layers pink blue purple and orange please I’m on a very tight budget sorry

Wasn’t very happy could have told me you can’t do the cake and I would have gone somewhere else or even done it myself but happy I at least got a cake for my 19th birthday.

Looking for Meals Prep Chef


Melbourne VIC, Australia

18th Aug 2019

Looking for chef for meal preps for Big batch soups & easy prep soups for 2 people each week. Shall send the recipe. Someone who is can cook at their convenience and deliver to us in CBD. In a group detox challenge for a month so needing someone reliable and hygienic with certification. Quantity 6 big batch soups for 2 people each day 2 easy prep suits for 2 each day You shall buy, prepare and deliver

Bake a basic naked cake


Truganina VIC, Australia

17th Aug 2019

I need a basic naked cake baked for 22nd September (actual day), or a day earlier. Details as follows: Dimension: 8 inches wide by 6 inches tall Flavor: Carrot cake (light brown or not too dark) Frosting: White cream cheese frosting Location: Truganina (can pick up if you are in Truganina, Tarneit, Werribee, Point Cook and Hoppers Crossing, or nearby in the western suburbs) Examples in the pics attached.

I need meal preparation & planning


New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

17th Aug 2019

I'd like to completely outsource clean, healthy cooking to someone (possibly someone who's already doing it?) for all meals throughout the week. My apartment which I live in is extremely tiny (as is the kitchen) and as such, no adequate space for cooking. Preferably someone who knows about macros would be helpful, but not required. Could do this on a weekly basis if it works out. Looking for a regular meal option and the online ones don't cut it for my needs. I'm happy to discuss pricing options (obviously not $5, but that's the minimum Airtasker will let me put in).

Cook/chef recipe for cafe foccacias needed


Melbourne VIC, Australia

7th Aug 2019

Looking for someone to create us semi gourmet foccacias for CBD based cafe. Main ingredients: Chicken Prosciutto Turkey Ham Salami Vegetarian To be served fresh or toasted. Ingredients to be found at local deli/Safeway.

Great work and communication. Highly recommended!!!

Grocery shopping and meal planning


Melbourne VIC, Australia

29th Jul 2019

Need someone to: 1. Plan meal for me (2 meals for 2 people), prefer Japanese recipe 2. Buy ingredients (based on your recommended recipe) 3. Pre-chop the ingredients 4. Deliver the food box to me

Amazing meals! Very delicious: )

Pick up birthday cake and cupcakes


Gladesville NSW, Australia

23rd Jul 2019

Pick up birthday cake and cupcakes from Canterbury and deliver to Henley on Saturday morning before 11am

Nicholas was awesome, thank you so much 🙏🏼

Drip cake for September 14th


Parramatta NSW, Australia

18th Aug 2019

Wanting a drip cake with gold or rose gold. Then the base part to be a light pink colour similar to the image attached. I'd like cake ready by the 13th. Red velvet as the cake also. Feeding approx 30 people

Kids Birthday Cake Sponge with superhero design


Ivanhoe East, Victoria, Australia

18th Aug 2019

We are looking for a Kids Birthday Cake Sponge with superhero design fir son's 5th Birthday. There will be total 25 people to serve the cake. Kindly recommend size or welcome for any suggestions for cake designs.

I need home cooking


Preston VIC, Australia

17th Aug 2019

I need someone to prepare healthy lunches and dinners to feed a family of four adults. As an NDIS participant, I will need a cost breakdown of actual food ingredients versus the cost of meal prep and delivery.

Looking for experienced cook/chef/caterer


Ultimo NSW, Australia

11th Aug 2019

Looking for someone to meal prep my keto meals for me for an entire week. Based on how we go with this job, there is potential for ALOT of ongoing work Details about the job: - I already have the recipes (for this week there are 5 recipes total). I'm not fussed if you deviate slightly from the recipes, as long as the macros are similar. - You will need to get the ingredients yourself (I like using coles/woolies delivery, but up to you) - I will pay you back for the ingredients, just keep the receipt - Will need the meals delivered to Ultimo/City area - Any hrs extra that you work that we underestimated, happy to pay for those hrs to cover your extra cost of labour (if any). - Hoping for delivery later on this week ut flexible at this point. Bonus points if you: - Have access to a commercial kitchen and/or have previous catering/meal-prep experience Anyway - I'm looking for someone that I can work with for the long term so keen to hear from and learn more about you!

Amazing job! A+!!!

Home cooking - vegan


Wandin North VIC, Australia

6th Aug 2019

I need a little assistance in cooking healthy food for the week. My husband and I are vegan, and am looking for someone who can provide us with one dinner dish, (4 serves) lunch (6 serves) and a treat (slice,muffins, bliss balls etc) to top up my usual food prep for the week. Can discuss food ideas in more detail of course, and would be great to have on going weekly.

Julia is lovely, and was very easy to communicate with and so helpful in making sure food met our requirements. So delicious and will definitely use her cooking services again. Highly recommended!

Meal preparation - home chef


Preston VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2019

Need some family meals cooked fresh. - lasagne and other easy to reheat meals. - Open to suggestions based on your skill set. - catering for 6 Adults and 2 kids - May be ongoing for a few weeks

Delicious meals that the whole family enjoyed. Pam was so efficient and absolutely lovely. The price was very reasonable. We will certainly be ordering from Pam again!

4 year old birthday cake Perth area


Perth WA, Australia

21st Jul 2019

Is there anyone out there who can create an original child’s birthday cake to be picked up in a week . Theme is Ankylosaurus dinosaur his favourite dinosaur. Will pick up and pay extra 20% on completion

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