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Recent Cooking reviews in Outer East Melbourne

Fabulous photos ! Just what we wanted . Thanks so much!

Naming day


Christine is amazing. Such a wonderful person. Looking forward to eating all the yummy food. I highly recommend Christine.

Home Cooking/Meal Prep


Julia is lovely, and was very easy to communicate with and so helpful in making sure food met our requirements. So delicious and will definitely use her cooking services again. Highly recommended!

Home cooking - vegan


It was a delight working with Amy. She carefully listened to what I needed and was open of suggestions. She also delivered it on time as promised. Cake came out beautifully and our guests loved it ♥️

Custom birthday cake


Looks amazing 🤩

Cake 60th birthday


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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 Outer East Melbourne

Teach us your Cultural Food/Cooking


Mitcham VIC, Australia

11th Mar 2023

I am always interested in learning how to cook different cultural food. So I am looking for someone (Korean, Japanese, India, Italian, Greek, Thai or Vietnamese) who can teach me and my wife how to cook a couple of your specialty dish. From shopping, to preparing to cooking & of course have a meal together. Prefer if you’re near Mitcham area and have a regular grocery shop you know well. Of course we pay for the grocery + your time. Cooking can be done at our place in Mitcham or yours. Prefer Tuesday or Sunday lunch times. - Due date: Flexible

Flower Towers for Wedding


Yarra Glen VIC, Australia

6th Mar 2023

We are looking for to flower towers for a wedding. Realistic, artificial flowers, or real flowers. Open to suggestions, around 1.5m high. - Due date: Before Sunday, 2 April 2023

Buzz lightyear cake for 20 people


Nunawading VIC, Australia

3rd Feb 2023

It's my son's 3rd birthday coming up on Thursday next week I would love someone with their awesome baking skills to make me a buzz light year cake. See photos

Two 90 /90 shower bases resurfaced from cream to white


Wantirna South VIC, Australia

27th Jan 2023

Two shower bases in good condition resurfaced from cream to white both 90 / 90 - Due date: Flexible

Prepare x10 vegan meals (trial) at your home and deliver


Ringwood North VIC, Australia

22nd Dec 2022

Cook 10 whole food vegan plant based meals no oil, no or low wheat. (you can do 2 x 5 of the same meals). I would like you to write your suggested list of meals in the ad. I would like you to write an invoice (with your abn) that has the costs divided by 70% preparation time and 30% ingredients aswell as a delivery fee separate. I can only book this service if you write a proper invoice Can be delivered either Friday night or Wednesday 28th December. The meals will be cooked at your home then delivered to mine in Ringwood North - Due date: Flexible

Wedding Cake for 150 guests


Warrandyte VIC, Australia

13th Nov 2022

Looking to have a wedding cake made for our wedding on Saturday 19th August, 2023. Venue stipulates that cake must be made by a professional so I would assume we’d need ABN etc. We will be having 150 guests at wedding if you could please quote for us. Thanks, Luke. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 13 November 2022



Forest Hill VIC 3131, Australia

18th Sep 2022

Birthday part decorations - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 17 October 2022

Party decoration at home


Vermont South VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2022

We have the party with friends at home. We need party decoration. Event is house warming and birthday. please share ur pics of decoration - Due date: Before Friday, 2 September 2022

Home cooking


Bayswater VIC, Australia

31st Aug 2022

Cook dinner and lunch for the week. - Due date: Flexible

Cake Baker


Warrandyte VIC, Australia

16th Aug 2022

I need a cake provider. Provider back out last minute. Event will be on the 21st. We need 24 cupcakes in blue. Child's Name:Orion Child's Age:2 Date: August 21 Time: 2pm Cake-7inch chocolate truffle please see the pictures as reference for the design but it should be blue instead of pink color cause the celebrant is a male 12 mini cupcakes- vanilla truffle 12 mini cupcakes- strawberry shortcake - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 August 2022

Balloon garland decorator


Ringwood VIC, Australia

14th Jul 2022

30th birthday balloon decoration - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 12 August 2022

Cake Making


Mooroolbark VIC 3138, Australia

13th Apr 2022

Hi I am looking for someone to make a cake for my 21st. I am hoping for a athletics track, enough to feed around 50 people. - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 April 2022

Cake 60th birthday


Carrum Downs VIC, Australia

5th Apr 2022

Need a cake by this Friday morning for my mums 60th. Chocolate with ganache filling. Australian native flowers.

Looks amazing 🤩

Customized cake


Knoxfield VIC 3180, Australia

28th Mar 2022

Need a customized cake, roughly for 18 people. (Something like this photo would be great)

40th birthday party decor


Ringwood, Victoria, Australia

17th Mar 2022

Looking for someone to do decoration for 40th birthday. Looking for minimal sophistication

Photoshoot for 2 Yr old


Rowville VIC, Australia

4th Feb 2022

Hi Ken, Hope you are doing well. Just wondering if you are available on Sunday 13th feb for a photoshoot for my 2yr old daughter. Looking for around 1 hr slot.

In need of abirthday party decorator for my son’s first birthday party


Wantirna South VIC, Australia

4th Feb 2022

Need full birthday party decorations for my son’s first birthday. Need suggestions and ideas on how we make it a successful one - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 26th Feb 2022

Chef for dinner party


Croydon VIC 3136, Australia

21st Jan 2022

hosting a dinner party for 4 people and want a gourmet meal cooked for us - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 5th Mar 2022

Birthday party decoration


Bayswater North VIC 3153, Australia

30th Dec 2021

I am looking for 1st Birthday party decoration for my son. Particularly looking for a backdrop for cake cutting and balloons. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8th Jan 2022

Meal prep - ongoing


Wantirna South VIC, Australia

14th Dec 2021

Hi, Just looking for someone to help me with my weekly meal prep as I work ridiculous hours. It will be lunch and dinner prep for mon- fri if possible. Would be ideal if you live close to Knox just for pick ups etc. happy to provide the recipe and the ingredients or come up with your own and I can buy everything needed so just need a chef :) No specific dietary requirements. Just to confirm it will be cooking once a week not every day.