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Antonino M

Bounds Green England

(17)

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"Great service. He kept me up to date and did 3 trips to the skip. Very satisfied with his work. Definitely recommend. Thanks Antonino"

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Chelsea Harbour England

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"Excellent Job, on time and professional. "

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Why book a chef through Airtasker?

Getting someone to cook your meals for you has never been this easy, thanks to Airtasker! There’s no need for you to prepare your meals when you can have a Tasker who can do these things for you. Think of all the extra time you will save to use for work, chores, and some R&R!

Whether it’s a meal for yourself or a date, for an entire family or a group of friends, your Tasker can whip up the delicious meals you want and need, depending on your preferences. Feel free to have your chef prepare a tray of fish and chips or a bowl of stew and dumplings!

All you have to do is put up a task and indicate your needs, dietary restrictions, location, schedule, and budget. We will connect you to Taskers nearby, and you will receive offers from them shortly after. You can compare their profiles, ratings, and reviews to see whose service fits your needs best!

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Top Chef related questions

How does the chef determine what goes on the menu for me?

Before preparing your meals, your chef will take the time to get to know your dietary restrictions, allergies, as well as your likes and dislikes. Then, they will propose a meal or a menu based on that information. Feel free to add, remove, or replace an ingredient or recipe before your Tasker proceeds to prepping and cooking your food. This way, you and your Tasker can make sure everything is according to your preferences!

How long does it take to prepare and cook my meals?

It all depends on the kind and the number of meals you want to be prepared and cooked. A simple dish for one person usually takes at least 30 minutes to an hour to prepare. Of course, it would take longer than to cook elaborate meals for an entire family or a group of friends for an intimate gathering. Make sure to discuss what kind of meals and how many people there are in the event with your Tasker.

What qualities should I look for in a personal chef?

Besides a strong portfolio, credentials, and recommendations, a personal chef should have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, creativity, and friendliness. These qualities allow them to have a good relationship with you as their client. You want a chef to have a great set of skills and a pleasing attitude. 

How soon in advance should I hire a personal chef?

Depending on the complexity of your task, it can be a week to a month in advance. We suggest putting up your task closer to your preferred schedule because it can be difficult for Taskers to commit too far into the future, and a lot of things can happen and change between now and then. But also, make sure there’s ample time for your chef to learn your preferences before having them cook for you. 

Do personal chefs require any specific training or qualifications?

While it’s not a set requirement, many personal chefs come with qualifications and training by going through private courses, further education, apprenticeship, and experience working in commercial kitchens. This is to make sure they have the required skills, knowledge and understanding to succeed in the food industry. While anyone can call themselves a chef, a certification and formal training show that they have what it takes to do a great job.

How can I pay for my chef service?

You can either pay via cash or through Airtasker Pay if you prefer a cashless transaction. Make sure to inform your Tasker beforehand about your preferred payment method. If you want to hire a Tasker regularly, it’s best to have a convenient arrangement for both of you. Discuss this detail and talk about your payment frequency, whether it’s for every meal, every week, or every month.

What does a personal chef experience include?

A chef service is your key to having delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals in the comfort of your home without the daily grind of planning, preparing, and cooking. Taskers with chef jobs near you can assist you with your everyday meals and can customise them according to your needs! Here are a few of the perks you can have when you hire a chef online:

Meal preparation and planning

Do you love rice meals? Hate onions? Want more garlic? A chef-for-hire learns your needs and preferences for them to create delicious and healthy meals personalised to your tastes and dietary requirements. Whether you’re on a strict diet because you’re looking to improve your fitness or just want to have a taste of different dishes, getting someone to prep and plan your meals is perfect for when you’re struggling to come up with meal ideas! 

In-house chef

For those who love having delicious home-cooked meals but don’t have the time to whip them up themselves, getting a personal food chef is truly convenient! They can come to your home with everything needed and prepare multiple customised meals in your kitchen. You can even have a stay-at-home chef when you need a meal or snack any time of the day! They can cook meals ready to be consumed immediately or prepare a batch of meals for the week and store them in your freezer. They will leave your kitchen spick and span, filled with aromas of freshly prepared meals and dishes.

On top of your chef service, you can also get a personal grocery shopper on Airtasker! They can go to the nearest supermarket and pick up your needed items, so you don’t have to step outside.

Parties and catering

Planning to host a dinner party? Book a chef job and let a professional chef take a load off your shoulders! They can handle the prepping and cooking and ensure a smooth dining experience for you and your guests. From intimate gatherings up to big family parties of 30 or more, hiring a private chef can undoubtedly help you achieve a successful and stress-free event.

Besides personal chefs, you can also get a caterer with just one post on our platform instead of spending hours looking up local catering companies. You can even go all the way and hire a baker to create a custom cake! Whether it’s a simple dedication cake or an all-out themed cake, professional bakers on Airtasker can handle your needs.

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