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Recent Cooking reviews in West Melbourne

Thank u for my daughters beautiful birthday cake xx

Kids birthday cake


Followed instructions to the"T".. Thanks so much for the effort.. You exceeded my expectations.. Thanks so much!

Surprise for birthday


Aska was very accommodating and patient during the whole photo shoot. She did a great job and we absolutely loved her work. Photos turned out really beautiful. During the whole session she made sure that we were all very comfortable. I would highly recommend Aska as she's not only a great photographer but also a wonderful person.

Cake Smash Photography


A pleasure to deal with and delivered task ahead of time :) Cake was beautiful. Would highly reccommend.

Decorate cake with buttercream


Amazing 21st cake made! Love it 😍

Make & decorate a dragon ball Z cake for bfs 21st


Amazing cake! Love it. It's beautiful and yummy, exactly how we wanted it😊

Bake a basic naked cake


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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 West Melbourne

Happy Birthday gram 50th


Sydenham VIC, Australia

27th Mar 2023

Sing happy birthday for a 50th dressed up as Elvis - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 April 2023

Home cooking


Caroline Springs VIC 3023, Australia

11th Mar 2023

To cook dinner in our house for 6 people 3 days a week. Tuesday to Thursday using our ingredients - Due date: Flexible

Birthday cake


Altona VIC, Australia

4th Mar 2023

Its my mums 80th I wondering how much and how long it would take to make a cake thats a sewing machine - Due date: 3 March-10march

Home cooking


Point Cook VIC 3030, Australia

11th Feb 2023

Looking for an Indian home cook for 5 days a week. The menu will be discussed and set at the start of every week.

I need a good wedding reception decor


Wyndham Vale VIC 3024, Australia

9th Feb 2023

I need a good decoration for back yard wedding reception. Colours are cream, green, peach/pink. Centre piece for 4 long tables, back drop, ballon and floral decor. Also require 2 long cake stands. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 April 2023

Birthday decorations


Footscray VIC, Australia

28th Jan 2023

Need birthday decoration, quote me ur price and pictures , Happy to pay cash if possible - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Help with Cake for my son's first birthday ( Vanilla-Coffee flavour )


Point Cook VIC, Australia

27th Jan 2023

Need help with custom cake ; around 4 KGs / flavour Vanilla and coffee - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 10 February 2023

Indian Home Cooking


South Kingsville VIC, Australia

24th Jan 2023

Indian Home Cook needed for 3 days a week - Due date: Flexible

Home cooking


Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

8th Jan 2023

Cook Italian dinners 2 nights a week - Due date: Flexible

Birthday Cake


Werribee VIC 3030, Australia

2nd Jan 2023

Looking for a caker/baker for a 16th birthday to place a cake order. Needed for 27th January.

Home cooking weekly


Burnside Heights VIC, Australia

7th Dec 2022

Looking for someone to come home and cook 2-3 times a week. Family of 2 adults and 2 kids. Indian cuisine knowledge will be good. - Due date: Flexible

Deliver my wedding cake to casino


Caroline Springs VIC, Australia

5th Dec 2022

Need my wedding cake delivered to casino conservatory crown . Need pick up 7.30 am - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Do my gym meal prep once or perhaps twice a week


Aintree VIC 3336, Australia

18th Nov 2022

I work with a coach and already have a meal prep plan made up that I follow, I need all the ingredients and everything measured out equally and prepared. I eat the same rotation of the same few meals every single day. I am willing to buy all of the ingredients and just leave them for you to cook, or I am willing to pay extra for you to do the shopping also. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 26 November 2022

Meal prep


Sunshine VIC, Australia

4th Nov 2022

Hi I’m looking for a cook who’s able to cook my meals for me as I’m a busy individual and also don’t feel comfortable in the kitchen I’m currently staying at. I’m looking for a ongoing relationship week by week. I will offer the meal plan. I will pay for all groceries as well as $50 (or more) for cooking. We can organise a drop off or I can pick it up! Please reach out - Due date: Flexible

Cake delivery


Point Cook VIC, Australia

3rd Nov 2022

Cake delivery from cake guru bakery @ Truganina to point cook - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 3 November 2022

House keeping. Laundry, ironing, tidying and meal prep.


South Kingsville VIC 3015, Australia

25th Oct 2022

Looking for someone to support my family with house keeping tasks. Laundry, ironing, tidying, meal prep and shopping collection. Wanting someone on a fortnightly basis to get to know how the home operates. - Due date: Flexible

Party decorations and set up


Point Cook VIC, Australia

15th Oct 2022

Party decoration balloon, welcome board, flowers, teddy, butterfly decoration for 16th and 10th bday! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Pick up and deliver a cake


West Footscray VIC, Australia

14th Oct 2022

I need my daughters 1st birthday cake picked up at 10:30am sharp and delivered to Mcalpin reserve by 12pm, this is a very beautiful and fragile cake so must be taken care of - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 October 2022

Weekly meal prep


Point Cook VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2022

Hey everyone I’m after someone who enjoys cooking to make my weekly meals. I was ordering Youfoodz in the past and want to try something new. I’d order 7-10 meals a week I’m happy if the meals are either fresh or frozen what ever works best. This will be ongoing for the right person. - Due date: Flexible

Awesome love her work.

Birthday cake


Caroline Springs VIC 3023, Australia

27th Sep 2022

Hi , I am looking for someone to bake me a vanilla flavoured cake for my daughter .