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Recent Cooking reviews in Cairns

Communication was top notch, delivery was perfect, cake looks phenomenal, tastes DELICIOUS! Thank you so much!!!

Gluten Free Birthday Cake CAIRNS + Delivery


So grateful to Thom for his excellent communication skills. Highly recommend Thom. Great job. Can’t thank you enough. 😀

Pick up a birthday cake and deliver to the restaurant


Great communication, fast delivery Thank you

Cake delivery


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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 in Cairns

Birthday cake


Cairns QLD, Australia

10th Sep 2023

Gluten free birthday cake - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 30 September 2023

Asian Cuisine( meal preparation)


Wrights Creek QLD 4869, Australia

14th Aug 2023

Hello, I am Jess, Korean Australian in Edmonton (4869). I have a physical disability and have experienced finding the right person. I need someone at my request who cooks or helps me to cook my favourite food. Eg: meal preparation. This could be at my place, or after finding out how and what to cook, that person can cook and deliver to my home. If it is the right person, I expect this to be ongoing weekly or twice weekly. However, this is an initial, so I want to try for 2 hours first. - Due date: Flexible

Pick up a birthday cake and deliver to the restaurant


Manunda QLD, Australia

5th Jul 2023

Pick up a birthday cake & 16 mini cupcakes from My Little Bakehouse in Manunda & deliver to the Trinity Beach Tavern at Trinity Beach please. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 July 2023

So grateful to Thom for his excellent communication skills. Highly recommend Thom. Great job. Can’t thank you enough. 😀

Someone to meal plan and cook said meals each week


White Rock QLD 4868, Australia

1st Jul 2023

We are looking for someone that can email us a list of items to buy each week, which I will obtain, and then they cook these meals for us, or at least prepare them for us to finish cooking, either once or twice a week. We are a family of 5-2 adults and 3 kids under 12. The meals should be large enough to have leftover lunches for the 2 adults. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 10 July 2023

Birthday Cake


Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia

23rd Jun 2023

Need a birthday cake for tomorrow (8-10 person) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 June 2023

Gluten Free Birthday Cake CAIRNS + Delivery


Manoora QLD, Australia

10th Mar 2023

Hello. I am looking for someone to make a birthday cake that is gluten-free. Nothing too intricate, but with a bit of flare to it. Happy to discuss flavours etc. PRICE INCLUDES CAKE + DELIVERY + AIR TASKER FEES. Key points: - Serving: 1 - 4 people. - Needs to have a nice 'Happy Birthday Nathan' on it. - Must be delivered directly to recipient's house in Manoora, Cairns on the 18th of March. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 March 2023

Communication was top notch, delivery was perfect, cake looks phenomenal, tastes DELICIOUS! Thank you so much!!!

Regrout small shower


Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

20th Oct 2022

Just need to regrout the shower and don’t have the time to do it. - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 October 2022

Come to meal a meal prep a weeks worth of meals for a family of 5


White Rock QLD 4868, Australia

12th Sep 2022

Send me a shopping list and then Come to my place and prepare a weeks worth of meals for a family of 5. Dinners and lunches plus cut up fruit and veg for snack. - Due date: Flexible

18th Birthday Cake


Cairns City QLD, Australia

27th Aug 2022

I need someone with amazing skull to create an 18th clubbing theme birthday cake - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 2 September 2022

Cake n teddy bear


Cairns QLD, Australia

7th May 2022

I am looking someone who can pick up cake from the cheesecake shop cairns and buy teddy bear from Kmart and deliver tonight, cake has been paid, i will pay seperate for teddy bear - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 7 May 2022

Pick up birthday cake


Mount Sheridan QLD, Australia

20th Nov 2021

Need a birthday cake picked up and delivered to redlynch today - Due date: Before Sunday, 21st Nov 2021

Cake delivery


Clifton Beach QLD, Australia

17th May 2020

I need a cake picked up from The cheese cake shop Cairns on 27th may to be delivered to Clifton Beach. I’m in NSW and I’m trying to surprise my mother with a cake for her birthday since I can’t be there to celebrate

Great communication, fast delivery Thank you

I need home cooking


Lake Eacham QLD 4884, Australia

7th Mar 2020

Home cooking Lake Eacham nth Qld

Keto Diet Supply & Deliver


Palm Cove QLD, Australia

29th Feb 2020

Looking for someone that is familiar with the Keto Diet Meal Plan to cook and deliver meals to Palm Cove. Two meals per day (Lunch & Dinner). Lunch to be non refrigitable please. Please reply with quotes. TIA. Anthony.

Shopping - Meal Prep - Delivery


Cairns QLD, Australia

14th Jan 2020

I live a busy life where I need stay focused on work and ensuring I can focus on what's important to me right now in life. Having an incredibly difficult time ensuring my diet is on the right path. Looking for someone to do a weekly shop, prepare a well balanced meal prep, looking at 4 meals a day + 3 snack packs. I'm happy to put forward dietary planning and requirements. Delivery would be great also. Depending on meals, I'd be looking at one larger cook a week, or maybe twice a week. Happy to discuss. This is an on-going and indefinite task. Happy to negotiate based on Time taken, fuel expense, cooking hours, etc.

It’s my bulldogs birthday and I need a cake made


Cairns QLD, Australia

16th Nov 2019

So it’s last minute but willing to pay extra for urgency but I need a chocolate cake for my bulldogs birthday it will be a statue of him I have attached some photos. I need it by 9:30 am tomorrow and willing to pay extra money to get this done

Make a dinosaur themed birthday cake


Cairns QLD, Australia

8th Nov 2019

Would like a cake made for my 3 year olds birthday 10 people going preferably a dinosaur themed cake