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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 Newcastle

Meal preparation low carb and portion


Swansea NSW, Australia

18th Aug 2023

I am looking for someone to cook / prep, and portion my meals weekly. Ideally with a good understanding about nutrition and diets (low carbs) that could offer a meal plan or recipes. - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Someone to cook and meal prepare two weeks of meals


Edgeworth NSW, Australia

11th Aug 2023

I would like someone to cook homely meals i can freeze and just get out and heat up. Not fussed on the meals i would just like a variety I need two weeks so 14 Chinese containers. Ill pay for your time ( task fee) and reimburse the cost of groceries. TIA - Due date: Flexible

Catering for a 1st birthday party


Valentine NSW, Australia

4th May 2023

Grazing boards, nibbles boards, cupcakes etc for Sunday morning. There are approx 80 people coming but we are putting on a sausage sizzle so we are just looking for nibbles to be catered for. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 7 May 2023

Take buckets to surfers paradise


Newcastle NSW, Australia

7th Apr 2023

Need 20 x ice cream pails taken to surfers paradise - Due date: Needs to be done before Sunday 9 April 2023

Got the job done. Good communication.

Make a homemade easter cake


Waratah West NSW, Australia

27th Mar 2023

I need a home made easter cake made for. 20 people - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Birthday cake


Wallsend NSW 2287, Australia

12th Mar 2023

Birthday cake for celebration of 5th - Due date: Before Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Facepainter for my sons birthday


Bonnells Bay NSW, Australia

15th Jan 2023

Hi wanting a face painter to come to my sons 4 birthday he likes Spider-Man huggy wuggy hulk so woul be great if you could do those - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 29 January 2023

Wedding florist required


Caves Beach NSW 2281, Australia

30th Dec 2022

First job is for pink and cream theme for groom's jacket. Same theme needed later for bridal bouquet but this job is for groom's matching jacket flowers. Date 28th January Saturday Location Caves Beach NSW - im willing to pick up or meet you within reasonable distance on the day.

Macro friendly meal prep


Hamilton NSW, Australia

3rd Oct 2022

Hi there! Looking for someone to prep approx 10 meals (not necessarily all different), combination of breakfasts, lunches and dinners to fit my macros. Typically high protein, high carb and low fat (with lots of veggies). Happy to discuss the cost of ingredients either as part of the total, added on with some form of reimbursement or I pick up ingredients and arrange to get them to you. I’m happy to pick up or arrange some kind of deliver and, again, discuss the price. Thanks! - Due date: Before Thursday, 20 October 2022

Totally amazing service, the meals were awesome, super helpful labels for the macros and she communicated with me really well!

Decorate a 50th birthday party. Decor to include a backdrop.


Newcastle NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2022

A 50th birthday party with decor to include backdrop, flowers (can be artificial) and table and room decorations. Budget to be discussed - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 September 2022

Birthday surprise to my boyfriend


Newcastle NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2022

Birthday surprise to my boyfriend - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 20 October 2022

Home cooking


Catherine Hill Bay NSW 2281, Australia

7th Sep 2022

Wanting someone to come in bi-weekly and prepare dinners in bulk. In house home cooking. Family of 4 (2 adults 2 toddlers). Meals that can be frozen and reheated, hidden veggies (fussy toddlers). Agree a menu and send shopping list for me to purchase before cook. - Due date: Flexible

Same day birthday cupcake for 3 year young girl


Wallsend NSW 2287, Australia

13th Apr 2022

Aaliyah turns 3 on the cream icing Unicorn colors preferably - Due date: Before Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Baking a Cake


Catherine Hill Bay NSW, Australia

1st Mar 2022

i need a cake made for my boyfriends 21st, i would love a classic 1 storey cake, images for inspiration are attached. for me to consider your offer i would need photos of prior work as i would like this cake to be professional.

Christening gown


Fennell Bay NSW, Australia

13th Jan 2022

I want a christening gown made for my two year old boy - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 13th Feb 2022

Babysitter and meal prep


Newcastle NSW, Australia

25th Oct 2021

Hi there I’m a working Mum of two young boys 18 months and 3. I work long hours from home right up until 5:30pm each day (then when they go to bed at night). My partner does everything (washing and cleaning) except cook. I’m looking for someone to come to my home in Mayfield West at least 3 times a week from 3:30-5:30pm (days flexible) to help prepare dinner (I do hellofresh & Marley spoon lot of the time so it would just be following a recipe), help pack day care bags for the boys the next day, and help feed the boys when they get home from daycare & also do some light cleaning like the dishes and clean kitchen after). I am working long hours and I then spend 45-60 min each day in the kitchen preparing these meals and then not spending quality time with the boys. So looking for an extra set of hands during these times :)

A birthday cake delivered


Wallsend NSW, Australia

27th Aug 2021

A birthday cake. Would like a cookies and cream with pink cream frosting if possible

Cake home delivered


Merewether NSW, Australia

15th Aug 2021

A cake or cupcakes delivered for sisters birthday

A birthday cake or cupcakes delivered to my sister


Minmi NSW, Australia

15th Aug 2021

I want to find a nice cake shop which will deliver on a Sunday, today

Balloon decorator for first birthday party


Newcastle NSW, Australia

6th Jul 2021

Hi I am looking for someone who can decorate a small area with balloons etc for my daughter's first birthday party.