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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 in Ballarat

Birthday party decoration

$50

Sebastopol VIC, Australia

10th May 2021

Need someone to decorate our house for my son’s birthday -with backdrops -ballon garlands made

Meal prep / Cook & Supply

$1,111

Canadian VIC, Australia

16th Mar 2021

I’ll give you a set meal prep list / menu I just need it prepped every week :)

Meal Preparations

$500

Ballarat VIC, Australia

27th Jan 2021

56 meals - No spicey or hot food ... Must have ABN ...

I need dinner party chef

$5

Lal Lal VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2020

Supply and cook food for a lunchtime sit down dinner party for 15 people at my home just outside Ballarat on Friday October 30th.

Need Gruffalo cake toppers

$30

Ballarat VIC, Australia

13th Jun 2019

Need Gruffalo cake toppers made for 1st birthday on the 13th of July. Please quote for just the gruffalo and then gruffalo with friends. Will consider buying little gruffalo figurines suitable for a cake if you have any. Can pick up Geelong or Ballarat and surrounding suburbs. Please only people with experience with making these / or similar cake toppers quote Please see photo of what I want.