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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 Hunter Valley

A first birthday

$300

Swan Bay NSW, Australia

17th Feb 2023

I would like to have a first birthday for my little boy, in a jungle theme - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 11 March 2023

Meal preparation for house, snacks and meals. Could be a regular gig

$400

Medowie NSW, Australia

13th Feb 2023

Wanting someone on a regular weekday who could meal prep mostly lunches and some dinners for the week for a busy household. Nothing too fancy , all food and containers supplied. Tues or Weds would suit but can be flexible with this. Decent hourly rate - Due date: Flexible

Birthday cake 40th birthday

$120

Nelson Bay NSW, Australia

8th Jan 2023

I would like to order a designer themed birthday cake For my wife’s 40th birthday The location will be on Nelson’s bay - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 15 January 2023

Birthday cake to be made and delivered to Shoal Bay

$120

Shoal Bay NSW, Australia

10th Dec 2022

I need a birthday cake to be made (enough for 30 people) and delivered to Ramada Shoal Bay next Friday 16 December around 6pm. Cake can be as in the pic or something similar that we can agree to. - Due date: Before Friday, 16 December 2022

Wrap around top

$100

Maitland NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2022

Wrap around top with long sleeves - Due date: Before Saturday, 22 October 2022

3 new kitchens

$9,000

Hawks Nest NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2022

need 3 new kitchens, one l-shape, one u shape, one galley - Due date: Before Sunday, 30 October 2022

50th Birthday Slab Cake

$100

Cessnock NSW, Australia

3rd Jun 2022

Need a cake for a combined male and female 50th birthday. Approx 12 people. Preferrably a slab (so its easy to carve) but decorative. Chocolate and raspberry perhaps but open to suggestions and if you have an pics please provide for some inspiration. - Due date: Before Friday, 17 June 2022

Party Decorator

$1,000

Paxton NSW, Australia

28th Jan 2022

25-30 people, need someone to decorate the house. Its a 50th & 49th & housewarming party. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5th Mar 2022

Birthday cake

$80

Pokolbin NSW, Australia

29th Oct 2021

chocolate cake (not mud) with ganache icing or chocolate butter-cream icing simply decorated suitable for a 14-year-old girl who is anaphylactic to nuts. Today? - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29th Oct 2021

Rustic Birthday Cake

$250

Pokolbin NSW, Australia

4th Apr 2021

Hi I need someone to make a birthday cake for an event in the Hunter Valley. The cake would be preferably a naked layer cake. Delivery to the venue is required.

I need cake delivery services

$150

Dungog Shire Council, NSW, Australia

10th Mar 2021

I want a cake for my mum's birthday in 2-3 weeks.

I need cake delivery services

$80

Pokolbin NSW, Australia

27th Jan 2021

Birthday cake and balloons

I need baby shower catering

$150

Raymond Terrace NSW, Australia

2nd Dec 2020

Catering for baby girl to be delivered in Raymond terrace on Saturday

Go to Woolies to pick up birthday cake

$20

Rutherford NSW, Australia

8th Feb 2020

I’m at work need to go to woolies but can’t to pick up a birthday cake for my boss

Birthday Cake Required

$60

Nelson Bay NSW, Australia

28th Jan 2020

Hello I'm hoping someone can make a cake like the Pinterest image attached for Saturday the 8th of February in Port Stephens. 20 people, 4 of them being young children Thanks

I need bakery services

$180

Raymond Terrace NSW, Australia

8th Nov 2019

Semi naked 2 tier (1x6”, 1x9”) mud cake

I need birthday decorators

$150

Thornton NSW 2322, Australia

15th Oct 2019

i want fruit theme for my daughters bday on 16 nov 2019.

1 HR COOKING CLASS - HUNTER VALLEY

$200

Rothbury NSW 2320, Australia

28th Aug 2019

Hi there, my team of 5 and I are headings to the Hunter Valley for an off-site 2 day strategy session. As one of the fun activities I'd like to do a cooking class of some sort for Wed 4 Sept at 11.00 a.m. to eat lunch at 12.00 p.m.. I'm open to dishes and different cuisines to teach, suggestions welcome. The accomodation we are staying at is in Rothbury NSW 2320.