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Fast and friendly communication, quick action, timely delivery but above all... DELISH lasagna, even the vegetarian one! Amy went the full 100 yards by adding side salads with a beautiful vinaigrette and garlic bread... all kids have come back for seconds, all tummies are full, and we still have some left for breakfast tomorrow!!! (just the parents though, I vote that the kids had enough :) Thanks Amy

Meal prep for large family


Mikki done a great job on prepping my Keto meals.

Cooking Keto Meals


Adam delivered the cake and was prompt! He has an awesome accent too! Haha

Deliver cake


Well done and on time . Can highly recommend

Mud kitchen delivery


Very friendly and self directed.

Assist with housecleaning/meal prep


Super efficient, fast and took good care

Deliver birthday cake


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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.

Whether you’re a catering company who needs a chef to help serve up food at a gala event, a restaurant who requires the short term assistance of a chef while they search for a long term staffer, or perhaps even a hopeless romantic who wants to engage the services of a private chef to make an anniversary particularly special, you can now gain access to a huge amount of talent, and all at the click of a button.

Simply tell us about the job that you’d like the chef to do and suggest what you’d be willing to pay, and you’ll soon begin to receive offers from available chefs. Each chef comes with ratings and detailed reviews of their previous work, so you can be confident that your chosen hire will be able to produce the sort of quality food that you require.

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Top Cooking related questions

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Cooking tasks

Meal prepping


Asquith NSW 2077, Australia

29th May 2023

We're looking for someone to prep vegetables for juicing, batch cook a few meals for our family of 3, tidy the kitchen, and potentially turn over some laundry and help with some other household chores. Instructions and recipes will be provided. 2 days per week @ 2 hours each. - Due date: Flexible

Housekeeping, cleaning, meal prep & nannying


Sunshine Beach QLD, Australia

28th May 2023

Housekeeping, cleaning, meal prep and nannying to help in our family home. 1-3 days per week (depending on your availability), 4-5 hours per shift. Early mornings or evenings suit us most to help with the busier times of day - school run and dinners. $50 per hour, casual. Attention to detail needed.

Need my trucks sign writing to be peeled off


Moorebank NSW 2170, Australia

28th May 2023

Hi, I need the sign writing to be taken off my truck. Unsure what you would require it is not as simple as peeling it off. I believe you would need some type of heat applicator to soften it up so it comes off easily. - Due date: Flexible

Birthday party decoration


Annangrove NSW 2156, Australia

28th May 2023

I am celebrating my 2 daughters' birthday party on 5th August from 12pm to 4pm. I need someone to decorate the venue in a pink theme with both the kids' names. Sample photos attached. You need to deliver, set up and take the decor back too. Location is Annangrove. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5 August 2023

Delivery of groceries


Fumina VIC 3825, Australia

27th May 2023

I need a birthday candle delivered to the birthday boy - Due date: Before Saturday, 27 May 2023

Birthday cake for my daughter


Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

26th May 2023

Hi, I'm looking to order a birthday cake for my daughter's birthday for next Saturday, 3rd June, 11am. Will post a picture of the cake in the comment section. Don't need a big or tall one but enough to feed the guests, around 18 of them. This is the amount I can afford (can negotiate a little but limited budget). I may need delivery and understand there is delivery charges (I'll pay up to $25 for this).

40th Birthday Women (wife) Birthday decorations


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

26th May 2023

Hi there, I want someone who has experience and done a 40th Birthday women celebrations decorations to do decorations for cake cutting for my wife surprise 40th birthday on Sunday 4th June from 4pm. Venue location will be in Sydney CBD or Canley Heights or Hornsby. Please send pictures and do a quote. Decorations to be done on site at 4pm on Sunday 4th June. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 4 June 2023

In home weekly meal prep


Mirrabooka WA, Australia

26th May 2023

Meal prep in my home one or two times weekly. We love Indian curries, Asian nasi goreng and anything else with lots of spices and flavour. Hourly rate negotiable for the right person. - Due date: Flexible

Regular weekly cleaning / meal prep


Cranbourne East VIC, Australia

23rd May 2023

Please help my household run smoothly by helping with meal prep, housework and kids.

So happy with Katie’s help, she makes our busy household run smoothly each week.. from laundry, cleaning and organising kids rooms. She does it all.. thank you for your great communication and efforts! Highly recommend😀

pink slips


Mona Vale NSW, Australia

19th May 2023

Need Pink Slip due 29th May, what's your best price?

Great service, very nice to deal with

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep


Ilkley QLD, Australia

10th May 2023

Housekeeping, cleaning & meal prep to help in our family home on acreage. 1-3 days per week (depending on your availability), 4-5 hours per shift. Early mornings or evenings suit us most to help with the busier times of day - school run and dinners. $50 per hour, casual. Attention to detail needed.

Need someone to cook/deliver home cooked food


Cheltenham VIC, Australia

30th Apr 2023

Hi We are family of 3 and need someone to either cook at home or delivery home cooked meal once or twice in a week.Prefer Indian vegetarian meals

Baby shower cake


North Sydney NSW, Australia

30th Apr 2023

Hello! I need a baby shower cake for a boy and a girl for 20 people. Needs to be delivered on Wednesday 10th in North Sydney at 9am Flavors to be discussed and open to suggestions. Picture of the design attached. Does not have to be fondant, but has to be pregnant safe as mothers can’t have raw ingredients. Similar to de the picture attached and also open to cute suggestions. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Diana over delivered! The cake is amazing!! She is very lovely and creative. I recommend her work and will definitely use her services again.

Cake n teddy bear delivery today


Clyde North VIC, Australia

24th Apr 2023

I am looking someone who can pick up cake from the cheesecake shop cranbourne and buy teddy bear from kmart and deliver today in Clyde North and deliver today, cake has been paid, i will pay seperate for teddy bear - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 24 April 2023

We will use again , good service

3 year old boys birthday cake


Surry Hills NSW, Australia

15th Apr 2023

Need a small (enough for 12- 15 toddlers) homemade birthday cake for a 3 year old boy who loves numbers (number theme) - Due date: Before Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Custom cake for birthday


Mona Vale NSW, Australia

14th Apr 2023

Hi, I need someone to make a custom cake for an 18th. Preferable for delivery but could possible pick up also. I can give any extra upon request. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 16 April 2023

Diana did a great job with our cake. More than we asked. Highly recommend.

Birthday cake pick up


Booragoon WA, Australia

13th Apr 2023

Will need someone to pick up a birthday cake from Booragoon and drop it off to Claremont on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11AM please. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 April 2023

Take 3 pictures to Sandringham


Upper Ferntree Gully VIC, Australia

11th Apr 2023

Pick up 3 pictures to Sandringham, 2 are rolled one is not. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Sanjay is a super star! Second time I have worked with him

Take buckets to surfers paradise


Newcastle NSW, Australia

7th Apr 2023

Need 20 x ice cream pails taken to surfers paradise - Due date: Needs to be done before Sunday 9 April 2023

Got the job done. Good communication.

Baby Shower Cake


Brisbane QLD, Australia

5th Apr 2023

Urgently need a Cake for a Baby Shower this Sunday 08.04.2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 April 2023

Anna took on my task at short notice and she delivered. Thank you so much. I will be ordering more cakes 😊