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Good food and very reliable

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Fabulous! Thank you

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Julia was great in communication and pleasant to meet. We are yet to eat the meals she kindly dropped off. Only note- maybe label meals with ingredients

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Great work!!

Adhoc home cooking


Amazing!! Can highly recommend!

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Diya was excellent , a great cook , also honest and reliable

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Why book a home cooking service through Airtasker?

Let Airtasker connect you to the best home cook ​in your area! When you’re short on time, food preparation often takes the backseat. As stress levels rise, our instinct is to reach for food that’s easy, readily available and convenient. However, these kinds of food may not be what our body needs. Delicious as they may be, they might not be good for you in the long run.

Hiring a Tasker to provide home cooking allows you to enjoy food prepared just like mum’s or grandmum’s without having to labour hours and hours in the kitchen. Leave the slicing and dicing to us while you get that bread, figuratively, for the family.

This is an excellent option for busy parents or those living on their own. Home-cooked meals prepared specially for you will eliminate those moments deciding which takeaway to get daily. If you’re ready to start, select that pink “Post a Task” button. Taskers in your area would love to help!

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Good home-cooked meals are generally believed to be healthier than fast food or takeaway. Ordering out all the time is not only more costly. It can also take a toll on your health since they are either deep-fried or full of salt and sugar. Having a cook prepare your meals for you assures you that ingredients are fresh. If you want an even healthier option, you can also opt to hire a personal trainer or get advice from a nutritionist.

Home cooks can come to your home once a week and cook in your kitchen. This allows you to see how your food is prepared. However, if you don’t have enough kitchen space or would rather have your food delivered instead, home-cooked food delivery is possible too! Just ask your Tasker to cook the meals and have them delivered to your home or office after.

Usually, home cooks can come to your home or send food weekly. However, if you would instead book a home cook to prepare dishes for a group gathering or only need food delivered on a particular day, that’s not a problem. Hiring a home cook to prepare your meals every day is also possible. Just include your preferred frequency when you put up a task!

Each Tasker who sent you an offer will have reviews and ratings from previous clients. These can guide you in choosing the right one. When planning your menu and meals, your hired home cook can consider dietary requirements, allergies, and intolerances to avoid health issues. You can opt to have your Tasker cook in your home. If the meals are prepared in their own kitchen, feel free to request a virtual inspection. 

Personal chefs have usually had years of experience cooking in a commercial setting and could have earned a degree in their craft. A home cook may not have the professional training that a personal chef has, but don’t mistake for one second that the food and service they provide are less. Home cooks use their kitchen skills to bring you delicious food prepared just like how mum or grandmum would!

We understand that there could be a lot of things going on. A working mum with two little kids will barely have time to sleep, let alone keep the household spotless. Allow a Tasker to lend you a hand. There are cleaning, laundry and babysitting Taskers ready to connect with you! Just put up a task, pick a Tasker, and you’re all set.

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What do home cooking services include?

Hiring a home cook can change your overall eating experience. You can have home-cooked meals delivered when you’re craving something similar to your mum’s beef brisket or sticky toffee pudding recipe. Hiring a Tasker to prepare meals for you on an ongoing basis can remove the constant thinking about where to get healthy yet tasty home cooked food near you. Here’s what you can expect when you hire a home cook on Airtasker:

In-house cook

When you don’t have time to cook at home, meals can often be limited to what’s nearby and available. Hiring a Tasker to cook in your home allows you to enjoy hearty breakfasts and flavourful dinners without any hassle. There’s no need to block off portions of your day to slave away in the kitchen when you’re already too busy with work and other things to do on your list. Think of it as having your own personal chef, but the recipes can be more familiar and comforting.

Meals can be prepared one-time when you have family visiting or have batches of food prepared already for the week. Eliminate tasks like going to the grocery, cooking and cleaning up by hiring a Tasker to do all of it for you! Dig in a plate of yummy home-style baked pasta without lamenting about how to clean your oven.

Meal prepping and planning

Healthy eating can require a lot of time and effort when done by yourself. Hiring a home cook means you don’t have to struggle coming up with meal ideas, too! Let your Tasker know your dietary requirements and taste preferences. They can regularly visit to cook, store and freeze your menu for the week. If you prefer they cook at home, delivery of meals can be arranged as well. No more worrying about where to get reliable food delivery every mealtime. Just open up your fridge and take out what your Tasker prepared for that day. Pop it in the microwave or reheat it on a stovetop. Voilà, delicious food that’s ready to eat!

Dinner parties and catering

Get a home cook to cater for your dinner party or Sunday lunch. Instead of spending hours in the kitchen to prepare an impressive meal or bothering about pot luck, you and your guests can sit back and enjoy each other’s company. Your friends and family will appreciate being served meals that remind them of their childhood favourites. You can even ask your Tasker to use a family recipe if you want.

Recent Home Cooking tasks

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Caulfield South VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Would love someone who has experience with cooking meal preps to help teach some recipes and help meal prep for the week - Due date: Flexible

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Petrie Terrace QLD 4000, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Looking to have 6 meals prepared each week. 3 x dinner and3 x lunch. The lunch can just be left over from the previous dinner. Healthy meals rich with vegetables/meats & salads. - Due date: Flexible

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Yarraville VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Need a chef to work one day a week from our home and cook healthy meals for the family for the week. - Due date: Flexible

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Karingal VIC 3199, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

6 meals to be cooked & delivered to me at my home each week - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 September 2023

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Glenfield NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Looking for an Indian lady to come to our place once a week, cook Indian food for 3 people, refrigerate it for the week & clean up the kitchen. - Due date: Flexible

Looking for Home cooked Indian food on weekdays


Wentworthville NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2023

Looking for home cooked Indian meals on weekdays in and around Veron street, wenty. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Grocery Shopping / Home Cooking


Brunswick VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2023

(Reposted the task with more details) I am looking for someone who could buy groceries for me and come over to our apartment and cook basic healthy meals. This task is based on shopping + cooking to take 1 hour, at $30 p/h, and the cost of my groceries would be reimbursed to you. This task is to cook a basic meal (meat, veggies, rice/potatoes) like chicken tenderloins or salmon and vegetables like Carrot, broccoli and cauliflower and brown rice. I’d be interested in having more veggie based meals so if you know of any good recipes we can talk about doing some of those :) Although this post is for one task, the ideal would be to find people who would be interested in making this an ongoing thing, maybe 2-3 times a week. Most importantly I want to find the right person to work with me. Our apartment is a 5-10 minute walk to Woolworths and Coles. Day/Time is flexible. Must be able to cook at the apartment, so no meals delivered.

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Kew VIC, Australia

13th Sep 2023

Prepare meals for 2 people every week on Friday - Due date: Flexible

Home cooking twice a week


Balmain NSW, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

To cook organic healthy meals, no sugar, no gluten, no cow’s products (sheep and goat are ok), following the recipes. Twice a week, 3-5 hours, $ hourly rate will be discussed and negotiated according to the person skills and experience. - Due date: Flexible

Kim is a nice friendly guy. Did the job promptly and was at the site on time.

Home cooked meals with nutritional knowledge /meal prep twice a week


Kellyville NSW, Australia

28th Aug 2023

Would like a cook/chef to cook & meal prep twice a week at our home - would be great if food shopping & dishes also afterwards would be done :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 28 August 2023

Meal Prep / Home Cooking


Black Rock VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2023

I am looking for someone who has experience with meal preparation and can support me with our weekly meal preparations and put together a meal plan with me. Alternatively, we would like to look at someone cooking for us on a more regular basis. Most importantly we want to find the right person to work with us.

Looking for a daily in-home cooking dinner and clean up service.


Collaroy Plateau NSW, Australia

27th Aug 2023

We provide the groceries and you use our kitchen to prepare dinner for our small family and clean up the kitchen after you cook Monday-Friday. We aim to eat around 6-6.30pm so expect you need to start around 4pm. Regular weekly job starting November 6th. Excludes holidays. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 November 2023

Nutritious home cooked soups and meal for my Mum


Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

25th Aug 2023

Hello I am looking for a good cook to cook a few fresh meals and soups for my mum 85 years old however very alert just having a few health issues. She lives in Main Beach - Due date: Flexible



Mosman NSW, Australia

12th Aug 2023

Regular Home Vegan Cooking: I've been vegan for 49 years & I can cook, however recently I lack time. I eat almost no processed food & don't eat any "vegan meats". I don't want meals trying to imitate meat dishes. I'm looking for someone who is experienced with vegan food to come to my home & prepare 4 home cooked meals per week for 2 people, that can be left refrigerated ready for us to heat up. I have a large kitchen with everything you'd need. I would need you to supply menu suggestions. Once I pick options, then you supply a list of the vegetables & ingredients you'd need. Anything that cab't be delivered from Woolworths or Harris farmers Market, you would need to source. Open to day you come to cook but Wed & Sat mornings aren't best options. Kitchen would need to be left clean after you finish. - Due date: Flexible

A person to do home cooking. Indian or Sri Lankan cruisine


Brandon Park VIC 3150, Australia

9th Aug 2023

Need a person to come to my residence for 4 hours every fortnight . - Due date: Flexible

Home cooking


Surrey Hills VIC, Australia

7th Aug 2023

Hey, my mum isn’t mobile anymore so would love to get her help with someone going over to cook great dinners weekly/fortnightly. She’s strictly FODMAP with no garlic and onion.

Need help with Indian home cooking, for 5 days in September.


Glen Waverley VIC, Australia

6th Aug 2023

Need help with Indian cooking for 13 people for 5 days in the first week of September; lunch and dinner. Someone else will be able to help, but only a little. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 6 September 2023

A person to do home cooking


Wheelers Hill VIC, Australia

4th Aug 2023

Need a cook who could cook Sri Lankan and Indian rice & curries - Due date: Flexible

4 nights worth of healthy home cooked meal for 3 people.


Panania NSW, Australia

29th Jun 2023

Family of 3 that would like a healthy lights home made meals for 4 nights a week. I’m happy to pick this up. I would like to trial this for a week first. Please note, no seafood. My offer is for 3 meals for 4 days. - Due date: Flexible

Melissa is absolutely superb! Her food is delicious. I will definitely be using her service again. Will definitely recommending to everyone that I can. 👌🏽

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