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Recent Cooking reviews in Canberra

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


Amazing! Mara had fantastic communication and the cake was insane

Make small purple cake


Great communication and has made a very cute looking cake.

Make duck cake from Bluey


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


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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 Canberra

Meal preparation


Sydney, NSW

4th Jun 2023

Looking for someone to cook a weeks worth a meals regularly. I will provide necessary ingredients and recipes. This can be done from your home and I’ll pick them up. - Due date: Flexible

Cleaning the house and meal preparation


Lyneham ACT 2602, Australia

24th May 2023

We are looking for someone who can help us out a few hours per week. Maybe 2 to 3 hours for general cleaning, vacuum. This is flexible. 2 to 3 hours per week helping out with meal preparation, folding the clothes and ad hoc things at home. Sunday afternoon 4 to 6pm ideally. - Due date: Flexible

Home Cooked Meals


Belconnen ACT, Australia

23rd May 2023

I want home cooked lunch and dinners for 2 that can be stored in fridge dropped to me Monday and Thursdays for a month. Nothing too fancy. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Help to make a balloon arch


Kingston ACT, Australia

25th Apr 2023

Just wondering if someone can help us to make a balloon arch for by daughters birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 17 June 2023

Green and gold ballon galant for 50th birthday.


Weston ACT, Australia

20th Mar 2023

Provide a ballon galant at 4pm and 10 centre pieces for tables of flowers, green gold, and natural colours - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 22 April 2023

Birthday decorator


Canberra ACT, Australia

20th Mar 2023

Need backdrop, plinths and 40 sign - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Weekly meal prep and cleaning


Ainslie ACT, Australia

9th Mar 2023

I'm interested in whether it night be possible to engage someone for weekly meal prep and general house cleaning. This is my first time considering putting this request out there's so I'm open to ideas/discussion on what might be possible. Meals are the primary ask, and would be great if they are healthy, and perhaps to cover 3 or 4 days of the week. Cleaning is a bonus if that can be done by the same person, but happy to put this into a separate task if that would make more sense. Appreciate any proposals. Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Celebration cake 20 x 30cms


Evatt ACT, Australia

7th Mar 2023

Having a family gathering to celebrate 4 x events. 3 x birthdays and 1 x 60th wedding anniversary. Looking to get a cake made - one layer chocolate mud and one layer caramel mud with a cream filling in between. Decoration needs to be divided into 4 segments with Happy Birthday Grandpa, Happy Birthday Olivia, Happy Birthday Lauren and Happy 60th Wedding anniversary written in each of the quarters. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 March 2023

Cooking class


Kambah ACT 2902, Australia

2nd Mar 2023

Cooking class - Im looking for someone to teach 2 people how to cook Thai food. Flexible on a date but preferably on the weekend. This would include buying all required produce. - Due date: Flexible

Decorations for the wedding


Mawson ACT, Australia

1st Jan 2023

I am looking for a decorator

Birthday decoration-Backdrop, balloons (semi-arch), cake plinth/table


Parkes ACT, Australia

17th Dec 2022

Looking for someone to provide a mid-size decoration (i.e. green/jungle backdrop, animals/jungle balloons, a cake plinth/table, and vinyl text for background) for our little one's birthday party. It's a small gathering so we don't want heavy decoration. Sample pic attached. Of course, we understand that you will take back the backdrop and plinth. Setup time: 5p.m. to 6p.m. Return same night at 9p.m. Setup and pickup to be done by the person providing the service. Please share sample pictures. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Bake low carb goodies


Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia

3rd Dec 2022

Bake low carb goodies such as bread, desserts etc - Due date: Flexible

Bake and decorate 2 cakes


Canberra ACT, Australia

8th Oct 2022

Hi I’m looking for someone who can bake and decorate 2 cakes for a 30th and 60th birthday! Anyone with previous experience and am open to suggestions for designs! - Due date: Flexible

Weekly Meal Prep - Cooking


Canberra ACT, Australia

5th Oct 2022

Hi, I'm after some assistance cooking healthy meals and then organising delivery via Uber (within Canberra) on a weekly basis. Some key details that may help us work together: - Simple is best, menu to mainly consist of chicken and other meats - Happy to help on menu design as have had a similar arrangement before so I know what works best - I will pay for the groceries and uber delivery on top of the task price (price is for your skill and time!) Thanks Ro - Due date: Flexible

Baking And Cake Decorating


Denman Prospect ACT, Australia

23rd Sep 2022

My wife is an excellent baker and would like to start selling decorative cakes, but she needs someone to show her the ropes. If you are an experienced cake decorator, please reach out. I am happy to negotiate a fair price for your time and expertise. - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 October 2022

Decorations for birthday with purple theme


Canberra ACT, Australia

11th Jul 2022

Needs to be perfectly decorated with purple theme - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 5 August 2022

Indian Wedding Garland


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

Birthday cupcakes


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

Meal preparation and delivery


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

Baby shower


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