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Recent Cooking reviews in Melbourne

"Wow!! Amy’s cake was amazing! Can not thank her enough! My daughter and all of our guests loved it! The cake itself was so delicious also! Would definitely use Amy again in the future. "

Make unicorn cake

$50

"Thanks dude You where a legend! Have a great new year "

Take us to let them eat cake Werribee

$50

"Very nice delivery of 4 meals as arranged at pre-arranged price. "

Home cooked meals for work

$50

"Delicious cake, great communication and delivered as promised - thanks Tasmina :)"

Bake and deliver a Tunis Cake for Xmas

$50

"Absolute rockstar Airtasker ... made the most amazing Ted Baker inspired cake in 2 days that blew everyone away .... will use again ... thank you so much for making an amazing creation "

Birthday Cake Ted Baker Icing Decoration

$55

"Be it simple or customised,if you looking for cakes and savouries ,I would highly recommend Amy.Her cakes and savories not only looks beautiful but also taste yumm!"

1st birthday cake

$60

What's the average cost of a cook in Melbourne

$74 - $180

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$74

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$110

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$180

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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 Melbourne

Birthday decorations

$150

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

20th Nov 2022

Birthday decoration for a house - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 December 2022

1st Birthday Cake

$100

South Yarra VIC, Australia

15th Nov 2022

Hi, Looking for someone to make a birthday cake for our daughters first birthday. We are having a Mickey & Minnie Mouse themed party and hoping to have a cake to match. Have supplied some photos for ideas but open to suggestions and what ever works for you. If you need more info please let me know and price is negotiable. Thanks Claire - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 4 December 2022

Cooking - meal preparation

$90

Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

4th Nov 2022

Would like someone to spend a few hours each week or fortnight to prepare meals for our 4 year old. Ideally this would be done at our home initially. We use all organic ingredients & would need to show you the methods & techniques for the various meals. Initially a weekend day would be best, but once you have the procedures down then any day of the week would be fine. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 12 November 2022

Make up for special occasion

$150

Essendon West VIC 3040, Australia

26th Oct 2022

Make up special occasion - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Shopping & meal prep - no cooking skills needed

$85

Melbourne VIC, Australia

7th Sep 2022

Hello, Looking for someone every Sunday, preferably around 10am, for shopping, meal prep, cleaning and laundry, for about 4 hours. No cooking skills needed. You'll just grill chicken in the oven, and then portion and refrigerate them. Preferably have your own car to do the grocery shopping.

Lisa is so professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.

Bake a catepillar cake

$150

Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2022

Hi, I need a Colin the Caterpillar Cake made for my wife"s birthday. 20 servings. Would need to be collected on the evening of the 1st of September. Link below for what it should look and taste like https://www.ocado.com/products/m-s-colin-the-caterpillar-cake-510989011 - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 1 September 2022

Great cake!

Customised Cake for upto 20 people

$200

Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

28th Jun 2022

I'm trying to organise a cake for my sister-in-law who's recently received her registration to practise as a Doctor in Australia. I found a cake picture online, which I thought was really funny and conveyed the message. Would you be able to make a cake like this for about 20 people on 2 July? Our party starts at 7:00 pm, so anytime before that would be ok. We can discuss more details about the cake later. More creative cake ideas are welcome. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 July 2022

Amy’s cake was so wonderful! Thank you! You are the best

Indian Home cooking in Essendon

$100

Essendon VIC, Australia

19th Nov 2022

We are a small Indian family and need help with cooking Indian food and helping with small household chores twice a week. Will appreciate any leads. Please quote your price as well. - Due date: Flexible

Birthday cake space for 6 year old

$125

Melbourne VIC, Australia

6th Nov 2022

We need a birthday cake for the space birthday of my than 6 year old daughter. The party will be on 17.12.22 the cake has to be delivered until 2pm. We are living 22 parliament place Melbourne east. I already were in contact with some who wrote me concerning the entertainment for the birthday. Just send pictures and prices again on this advertising... Thank you - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 17 December 2022

Christmas cake

$250

Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia

27th Oct 2022

Am looking for someone to bake a Christmas cake to cater for 20 people it’s a Santa cake Thank you - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 December 2022

Hotel Room Birthday Decoration

$150

Melbourne City, VIC, Australia

20th Oct 2022

Hi, I have booked a room for my girlfriend's birthday at voco melbourne for 25th Oct. And I just want to surprise her with some special decorations in the room like florals, Flowers, Ballons etc. I need to get it done by 6 pm on 25th Oct. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25 October 2022 - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Job On time

Meal prep and delivery

$300

Toorak VIC, Australia

5th Sep 2022

Meal prep and delivery 15 meals per fortnight delivered to Toorak Meal variation encouraged - Due date: Before Friday, 9 September 2022

Amazing service

Healthy meal prep twice a week

$100

Melbourne VIC, Australia

1st Aug 2022

Hi! I am looking for a personal chef to cook onsite twice a week. I require the food to be calorie accurate and healthy. It would be 2x meals a day for 7 days. We can sort out what 2 days work best!

great cooking! looking forward to working with you more :)

Need small customised cake for 5 year anniversary

$50

Travancore VIC, Australia

27th Nov 2022

Need a small cake for my 5 year anniversary celebration delivered to my house. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 November 2022

MarleySpoon meal prep

$75

Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

19th Nov 2022

i have 6 marleyspoon recipes that i need prepped for me, a few ready to eat/take to work.. and a few just with the ingredients chopped/things done and ready for me to cook on a later date. i struggle with severe depression and have been struggling to eat for a very long time... so i need to make things as easy as possible. i provide everything. i have all cooking utensils and ingredients. glass and plastic storage containers of all sizes, i even have a vacuum sealer as well. - Due date: Flexible

absolute amazing job done by Steph! perfect communication from the moment she posted her offer. very kind and respectful, and went above and beyond to make sure i was happy with how she completed my task!! definitely recommend:) thanks Steph!

Writing on a cheese board.

$60

North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

5th Nov 2022

I would like to have custom design on a cheese board. Just two names of people getting married and their marriage date. I can buy the cheeseboard and deliver it if you are within the same distance or pay you more to buy it and then write on it.

Private Meal Prep

$300

South Melbourne VIC, Australia

26th Oct 2022

My partner and I would like some custom macro friendly meals made on a weekly basis, consisting of roughly 40g protein, 30-50g carbs and 10-20g fat. We'd be after around 4 meals total per day, so maybe around 20-30 meals per week.

Thank you so much! Great service and speedy delivery

Home meal prep, washing, tidying

$35

Toorak VIC, Australia

18th Oct 2022

Regular housekeeping including clothes washing, meal preparation and cooking, tidying Busy family of four Paid per hour, negotiable:-) - Due date: Flexible

Need a boat decorated for 30th

$200

Docklands VIC, Australia

28th Aug 2022

Hi, I need some professional to do some decorations and set up some balloons for a 30th birthday. Please include if you can supply in the quote. Otherwise I can supply if someone sets up. Must show all pics of decorations supplied. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 September 2022

Service provided as described

Caulking required in shower base - Fitzroy North

$150

Fitzroy North VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2022

Caulking required for shower base in Fitzroy north. Photos are attached. Please send through your quote amount including all Shower base is 600x1200 - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 July 2022

Quick reliable and trustworthy! Thanks again