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Recent Cooking reviews in Canberra

"Its been an absolute pleasure communicating with Amelia. Would definitely seek her assistance again. Beautiful cakes. "

2 cakes made by Friday 19 April

$100

"Alysson was punctual, polite and so easy to work with. He captured some beautiful moments and was flexible in accommodating two crying babies. His calm nature helped as the kids quickly became comfortable with him. The editing and photos came out beautifully. Highly recommend and would hire again!"

I need party photographers

$150

"Great communication and has made a very cute looking cake."

Make duck cake from Bluey

$125

"Great service. Delivered to home!!! Cake decorated exactly as we had hoped. Can’t wait to try it. "

Make me a cake

$100

"Amazing! Mara had fantastic communication and the cake was insane"

Make small purple cake

$60

"Dale was easy to communicate with and provided an excellent service. He provided healthy, tasty comfort food and I didn't have to do any thinking! Highly recommended."

Meal planning and preparation

$5

What's the average cost of a cook in Canberra

$30 - $120

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$30

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$100

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$120

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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 Canberra

Birthday cupcakes

$30

Kingston ACT, Australia

9th Jun 2022

12 decorated vanilla cupcakes , pink icing , feminine and pretty Can 6 of those be gluten free please - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Vegan Chef

$300

Franklin ACT, Australia

26th Jan 2022

Looking for a chef who can cook Vegan food. 30.1.2022 at 5pm at our house. Chef to buy all the food Chef must be prepared to take a Covid rapid test before entering our house. Thank you. Happy to negotiate price!

Need a decorator for a first birthday

$500

Watson ACT 2602, Australia

28th Dec 2021

My daughter is turning 1 and I’m hiring a big marquee and need some professional decorators to decorate for her birthday. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 11th Feb 2022

Need a decorator for anniversary celebration

$100

Franklin ACT, Australia

27th Nov 2021

Need a decorator for my 6th anniversary. We want to make it simple and elegant. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3rd Dec 2021

Meal Preparation - CSIRO Total Well-Being Diet

$120

Hawker ACT, Australia

6th Sep 2021

Hi, looking for any keen chefs who don't mind doing some REGULAR WEEKLY meal prep for our family in line with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. This listing is for two hours of meal prep ONLY per week - we are happy to pay for/provide the ingredients & delivery separately.

Cake making

$150

Braddon ACT, Australia

10th Aug 2021

Can anyone make me this cake for tomorrow 6pm?

Three tier lamington cake

$200

Gungahlin ACT, Australia

28th Jun 2021

Looking to see whether someone can bake a three tier lamginton cake for our wedding in November 2021. Looking to have it resemble the attached photo as much as possible

Meal preparation and delivery

$200

Kaleen ACT 2617, Australia

21st May 2022

Would like 3 family sized dinners with 2 vegetable sides (eg. broccolini with almonds) cooked and delivered to Kaleen each week on either a Sunday or Monday. Serving size for each meal is 8 ppl. Meals must be suitable for children, gluten and dairy free. Please include at least 2 vegetarian options. (No pasta, no spicy food) I can have ingredients delivered to your house to save time. Please quote based upon cost of your time/effort and do not include cost of ingredients as this may vary week to week. - Due date: Flexible

Home cooking two nights a week, regularly

$100

Watson ACT 2602, Australia

17th Jan 2022

I'd like someone to cook dinner for me and my two children (aged 5-7) two nights a week. Ideally this will be Mon-Tue one week and alternating Wed-Thu the next. I'm after healthy, child friendly meals, and introducing them to foods that I don't cook myself. We have some allergies. Open to whether you shop or I do. Tell me what price :) - Due date: Flexible

Looking for Home cooking service- weekly once

$100

Palmerston ACT 2913, Australia

15th Dec 2021

Looking for home cooking service on a weekly basis to prepare food for the week. Flexible with date and time - Due date: Flexible

Meal planning and preparation

$5

Isabella Plains ACT, Australia

18th Sep 2021

I need someone to plan interesting and healthy meals for one week for one person and prepare and deliver the meals to me. I do not have any food allergies. I do not like curry or mango. I will pay for ingredients separately.

Dale was easy to communicate with and provided an excellent service. He provided healthy, tasty comfort food and I didn't have to do any thinking! Highly recommended.

Get groceries delivered at home

$15

Denman Prospect ACT 2611, Australia

17th Aug 2021

Fruits, vegetables, milk, baking ingredients

Looking for Asian home cooking

$50

Kingston ACT, Australia

16th Jul 2021

hi, hoping to find someone that can provide weekly (5 days) asian meals for 1 in Inner South, ACT.

Indian Wedding Garland

$150

Barton ACT, Australia

28th Jun 2022

Looking for someone who can make 2 Garlands for the Indian wedding and deliver to the venue on the 01st October - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 1 October 2022

Baby shower

$50

Gordon ACT, Australia

19th May 2022

Need a dozen Cupcakes please.. was hoping for 2 different flavours - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 June 2022

Family friendly home cooked meals

$80

Kaleen ACT, Australia

12th Jan 2022

Would like 3 family sized dinners cooked and delivered each week on either a Sunday or Monday. Serving size for each meal is 10 ppl. Meals must be suitable for children, gluten and dairy free and at have least 1 vegetarian option. (No pasta, no spicy food) - Due date: Flexible

Make duck cake from Bluey

$125

Lyons ACT, Australia

28th Nov 2021

Looking for someone to buy ingredients and then make a duck cake, like in Bluey. Baker can either deliver cake to me or I can collect the cake from them (must be in Canberra), to be confirmed by message.

Great communication and has made a very cute looking cake.

Wedding Cake Maker

$300

Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia

12th Sep 2021

Seeking local cake maker who is experienced in making special multi-tiered cakes for events. Looking for drip icing cake with naked butter cream icing to feed 60 guests. See example. Would love to review your work prior to consideration.

Make a icecream cake

$80

Braddon ACT, Australia

10th Aug 2021

Make an icecream cake for tomorrow 6pm

I need cake delivery services

$100

Canberra ACT, Australia

10th Jul 2021

for 11 July. Either a chocolate chiffon cake and or american raspberry cheescake.