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Recent Cooking reviews in Sydney

"You have done an amazing job! It was everything I expected and more! Great job"

Balloon Decoration for Birthday Party

$350

"Lovely person, very responsive and professional. Delivered cake as requested on time and with a smile. Takes pride in her work. My son said he is not only happy with the cake, he is also happy it was made by a nice person 😊👍"

Birthday Cake

$85

"great and fast service thanks "

I need pink slips

$40

"Wonderful. 5 stars. Will use again. Tasty and affordable. Thank you!"

Meal Prep Ketogenic Diet

$150

"Kristy created an epic, masterpiece of a Halloween cake. She whipped it up in no time, with only a day before I needed it. It looked great and tasted yummy! She was super lovely and turned my ideas into reality. Very quick to respond to messages. I would definitely recommend her :)"

Bake a halloween cake 🎃

$200

"Maddison did a fantastic cake for our gender reveal!! She kept me posted for all updates and it tasted amazing. Thank you for making it a special reveal! "

Need a lemon drizzle cake for a gender reveal

$60

What's the average cost of a cook in Sydney

$70 - $200

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$70

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$120

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$200

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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 Sydney

Tarot Card Reader for Circus themed 30th Birthday

$250

Potts Point NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2022

Looking for a Tarot Card reader for a 30th birthday party this weekend (9-11pm) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 September 2022

Room decoration for a birthday

$500

Sydney NSW, Australia

12th Sep 2022

I need someone who could decorate a room with roses and light saying happy birthday - Due date: Flexible

50th number birthday cake

$250

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

21st Aug 2022

Make a 50th birthday cake in the shape of a big 5 & 0 to be dessert for 100 people. Wanting it to be chocolate mud with caramel topping and various biscuits as topping (see photo). Need it to be delivered to the Crown Hotel at Surry Hills. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 October 2022

Home cooking

$500

Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

1st Aug 2022

Indian food home cook twice a week - Due date: Flexible

Bake a cake to serve 15-20ppl and deliver it

$65

Sydney NSW, Australia

18th Jul 2022

i need someone to bake a layered chocolate sponge cake cake for 15 - 20ppl for an office birthday. They would need to deliver it to our office between 8:30 - 9:30am that morning. All going well we would engage your services on a regular basis, ordering from you for each cake we need, Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 July 2022

Custom birthday cake

$80

Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

5th Jul 2022

I'd like someone to bake me a birthday cake for a 3rd birthday. I'd like the cake to: * have a Ricky Zoom theme * have a chocolate sponge cake as the middle * have the words "Happy Birthday Ivan" on top The party is this Saturday morning.

Homemade 2 year old boys birthday cake

$70

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

13th Apr 2022

A “Cookie Monster” (Sesame Street) design homemade Vanilla cake

Cas created an awesome (Cookie Monster) cake for my son’s 2nd birthday celebration. She also made my day when she told me she could create individual part bags for the birthday guests too. (Included homemade cookies and also took the time to personalised my son’s name on the front of the gift bags) Definitely will be contacting her again for my kids next birthday!!!:)

Pavlova Cake - serves 4 ppl

$30

Millers Point NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2022

Looking for some one to bake a pavlova cake that serves 4 ppl Date 7th October Delivery : Millers Point - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 7 October 2022

Weekly cleaning, change beds, laundry, some meal preparation

$250

Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

4th Sep 2022

Need general assistance with weekly cleaning and housekeeping, flexible to what’s needed within a range of assistance - Due date: Flexible

Wedding cake

$200

Sydney NSW, Australia

21st Aug 2022

Need wedding cake for wedding

Housekeeper/Cook Meal Prep 3 days/week Pyrmont

$5

Pyrmont NSW, Australia

24th Jul 2022

Housekeeper/Cook Meal Prep 3 days per week (6 hours daily) Location: Two locations Bellevue Hill & Pyrmont Pyrmont: My 2 bedroom unit (live by myself so little to no mess). Bellevue Hill: Studio office. Ideal schedule: Monday 10.30am to 4.30pm Thursday 10.30am to 4:30pm Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm Cooking: Healthy Lunches and Dinners General cleaning: including vacuum, sweeping, and mopping, bathrooms, bedrooms. Admin help: Take mail to the post office, dry cleaning drop off and pick up and shopping runs 2 or 3 times a week. The listed fee is payment for a single day. Happy to cover travel fees or additional costs if incurred. SAMPLE SCHEDULE 10.30 Cleaning & organising/load washing machine/put clothes in the dryer. 12pm Lunch (Simple meat and Veg - happy for advice). 1 pm Clean up kitchen/unload drier and fold put away clothes. 2pm to 4.30pm - Prepare for the day green juice and Dinner for that evening and leave the kitchen clean. Run any errands. -Groceries/dry cleaning The role is more about preparing home-cooked healthy meals, helping me be organized, and ensuring the house is in order. Supplies: With cleaning, I will supply everything you need and will buy anything you need. Cleaning is only 60 to 90 minutes of cleaning per day and the remainder cooking and helping with errands.

Bake my birthday cake!

$100

Botany NSW, Australia

11th Jul 2022

Looking for someone to bake my birthday cake for a family lunch to feed approx 20-25 people. Vintage style cake preferable. For 30th birthday. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 July 2022

Partial wedding planner

$2,000

Zetland NSW 2017, Australia

1st Jul 2022

Partial wedding Planner for on day coordination and florist cake etc - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 1 July 2022

Halloween style engagement cake

$150

Petersham NSW 2049, Australia

26th Sep 2022

Hello, we are having a Halloween engagement party and I was wondering if it's possible to make a black cake with black flowers and til death written on the cake? It would need to be big enough for 40 people. Thank you :)

Cake for my b’day

$80

Sydney NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2022

I am wanting a cake made for my 22nd b’day! A vanilla cake and I want the design style to be similar to the photos provided. I’ll choose one style once I have found someone to make for me :) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 September 2022

Daily housekeeping + meal preparation

$250

Pyrmont NSW, Australia

26th Aug 2022

Background I am a super busy Business Owner that needs with daily housekeeping, including some meal preparation. Flexible days-as long as the apartment is kept cleaned twice weekly. I’m OCD so the cleaning is minimal but I need help with stovetop and shower cleaning + wardrobe organising. Laundry -washing & folding -ironing -also detailed organising of clean clothes and sheets. Cooking -have fun cooking meals so I eat properly (& so do you!) -prep food for the week/days ahead. Errands -post office (pick up mail) -dry cleaning (as required) -organising trades (repairs) -be switched on and proactively find issues that need to be fixed so the household run smoothly Household -order groceries -pack and organising groceries -order next week groceries -prepare for a dinner event I would love love love someone to grow into a role that is super fun, busy but also has career opportunity. Cleaning and organising is the first interview as part of the task. Minimum 4 hours daily (ideally 4 days or more hours even if your don’t have tasks you get paid the 4 hours. Option to grow into a permanent role!) Note: you must be willing to clean and get your hands dirty!! Car and licence preferred ** references will be required We do not have any pets. - Due date: ASAP

Meal Preparation

$250

Millers Point NSW, Australia

3rd Aug 2022

I am a Personal Trainer and need someone to prepare my meals (between 20-30) weekly. I will instruct you as I am particular with my ingredients and am bound by certain calorie amounts. - Due date: Flexible

Absolutely fantastic. Super. Great conversation, clearly experienced, competent, lovely. Will be using her services again for sure.

Face Painting for child's birthday

$200

Erskineville NSW, Australia

19th Jul 2022

2 Year Old Birthday Party - most of the kids are older (4+) The theme is TWO WILD so ideally some safari animals though not a big deal. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 11 September 2022

Collect 1 birthday cake from Rosebery and deliver to Rockdale

$40

Rosebery NSW, Australia

7th Jul 2022

Collect 1 birthday cake from Rosebery at 2:30 pm and deliver to Rockdale - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 July 2022

Birthday Surprise

$50

Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Birthday Surprise w/ Balloons and Rose Petals - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 July 2022

Robin provided excellent communication throughout the whole process and was reliable with the task. The result was great and I would definitely recommend Robin for amazing service.