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Recent Cooking reviews in Melbourne

Unbelievable Amy. It looks so good. Thank you very much.

40th birthday cake


Lovely meals and fast turn around

Looking for a chef to do meal prep


Mei did an amazing job for a cake for my fiances birthday, would highly recommend her services! Thank you so much again!

Any bakers available?


Amy was so lovely to deal with. She’s one talented lady and I can’t thank her enough for providing the most beautiful Frozen cake for my little girls 3rd birthday party. xx

Frozen birthday cake for delivery to Armadale, VIC


Pam was very efficient and customised the meals per my requests. Very tasty food, really happy with the entire experience. Makes it so easy for me. I ordered and it was delivered within 24hrs! So good. 5 stars all the way. I would recommend Pam to anybody!!

Meal Prep and Delivery


Very responsive and efficient. I could not have done it better myself! Thank you.

Cake delivery


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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 Melbourne

Birthday decoration on Dec 26


Southbank VIC, Australia

1st Dec 2023

1st Birthday Decoration at home for our baby boy. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Birthday cake for baby


Southbank VIC, Australia

1st Dec 2023

Birthday cake for baby. 1st Birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Birthday party photoshoot


Southbank VIC, Australia

1st Dec 2023

First baby birthday photoshoot. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Kids party decorator


Northcote VIC, Australia

22nd Nov 2023

Need experienced party decorator for 1st birthday celebrations for our son. The theme is sunshine. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 January 2024

Maternity Photoshoot


Melbourne VIC, Australia

19th Nov 2023

Capture beautiful and timeless maternity portraits outdoors to celebrate the special journey of pregnancy. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 December 2023

Decorate a room for birthday


Melbourne VIC, Australia

17th Nov 2023

I just need someone who can decorate a hotel room for birthday surprise - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 December 2023

Personal chef for meal prep


Melbourne VIC, Australia

9th Nov 2023

Looking for a chef who can cook meals for us on a weekly basis. Could be done at your own home or at our home, whichever you prefer. 10-15 meals per week, all prepped on your preferred day. Meals would have to fit a certain nutritional standard (high protein, low carb). Some of these meals would be vegan, so experience with that would be a plus! Payment can be adjusted. Further details can be discussed later. - Due date: Flexible

Great communication

Glittery cake for a 50th


Melbourne VIC, Australia

9th Nov 2023

Looking for a golden and glittery cake for my mums birthday. To feed around 8 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 November 2023

Cake, teddy bear, chocolate n photo mug delivery today


Melbourne VIC, Australia

3rd Nov 2023

I am looking someone who can pick up cake from the cheesecake shop cragibourne and photo mug, chocolate box and teddy bear pickup from kmart cragibourne and deliver in mernda suburb TODAY cake and photo mug paid and i will pay separate for chocolate n teddy bear - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 November 2023

Meal prep for nurse


Coburg VIC 3058, Australia

31st Oct 2023

My housemate who is a nurse is looking for someone who can do weekly meal preparation deliveries. Looking for something that is homemate healthy but yummy to eat. - Due date: Flexible

Indian home cooking


South Yarra VIC, Australia

18th Oct 2023

Someone to come and cook some meals for the week, veg and non veg. Will reimburse for ingredients. Looking for someone to come regularly, 1-2 times a week. Assume 3 hours would be required . - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Birthday Surprise Balloon Pick Up


Melbourne VIC, Australia

11th Oct 2023

Hello guys! I need someone to go to Big W Party Shop and pick up 20-25 helium balloons and get it delivered to Crown Metropole by Sunday evening. Please it’s for a friends birthday surprise - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 15 October 2023

Grocery Shopping / Home Cooking


Brunswick VIC, Australia

2nd Oct 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.

Personalised acrylic cake topper


Essendon West VIC 3040, Australia

27th Sep 2023

I require a personalised cake topper in gold acrylic - Due date: Before Monday, 2 October 2023

Pump up lazy spar


Windsor VIC 3181, Australia

21st Sep 2023

Pump up lazy spar please - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Birthday decoration


Docklands VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Looking decor for my 2 years daughter birthday party and hall size is for around 30-35 people. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 28 September 2023

Wedding cake


Brunswick VIC, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Hey guys, We've only got about a $100 budget for a wedding cake for our big day. It's not much, so we might end up having to go DIY! However, we thought we'd put the feelers out on here and see what/if anything that can get us. It's a pretty casual wedding, so we don't need anything too fancy. Happy to hear any unique solutions too! Also, there will be around 40-50 people, but I assume not everyone will want cake! Thanks so much C - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 28 October 2023

Clown for kids 1st birthday


Docklands VIC, Australia

10th Sep 2023

I need a clown for a child’s 1st birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 September 2023

Buy a few Roses & Candle and take to Morris Jones


Melbourne VIC, Australia

22nd Jul 2023

Hi 👋 I'm supprising my Fiance birthday on Morris Jones Restaurant (in Chapel Street). I just need someone to buy few Red Roses and Small Narrow Candle (or small Birthday Sign instead of candles for top of cake) and take them to Morris Jones Restaurant today, and pass them to Manager of Restaurant. Anytime between 5to 7 should be fine. The offer is just for task and I payid for Roses and Candles. Candle should be less than 5 and I expect Red Roses of Woolworth be around $20. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 22 July 2023

Thanks for your help

Bake 48 regular size cupcakes for kids birthday party


Fairfield VIC 3078, Australia

17th Jul 2023

I need 48 cupcakes for my daughters 6th birthday. Theme is 'Magic' but I'd also be happy with simple icing and sprinkles. They need to be easily transported and ready to be picked up night of the 28th somewhere not too far from Fairfield. - Due date: Before Saturday, 29 July 2023

Amazing Cupcakes, fantastic communication. All very easy and exceeding expectations.