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Jack G

Chelsea Harbour England


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"Excellent Job, on time and professional. "

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Maddy B

Calne England


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"Maddy was wonderful. She was kind and sweet, and my house was left spotless. Truly, I highly recommend her, she is fantastic. Thank you Maddy!"

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"Lovely cake and hand delivered. We really appreciated the lovely spiced cake. We are are working our way through it. Maddy did exactly what I need for Dad's birthday. Good work."

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Cooking is one of those skills that takes a moment to learn but a lifetime to master. Those who choose to master it over a lifetime are generally highly sought after, and for good reason.

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Top Cooking related questions

What does a professional cook do?

Professional cooks usually have previous kitchen experience or qualifications. They’re paid to prepare food, either in a commercial environment, in people’s homes as a personal cook, or they may work from their own kitchen at home..

Do some cooks specialise in different types of cooking?

Yes. Most cooks specialise in a particular type of cooking, like baking, seafood, gluten-free, vegan, steaming, frying, or even a particular cuisine..

Does a professional cook need any qualifications?

A professional cook doesn’t necessarily need any set qualifications, but it’s common for professional chefs to hold a certificate or have some work experience in a professional kitchen..

Why hire a professional cook to come to your home?

Professional cooks can give you a restaurant quality meal but in the comfort (and convenience) of your own home. If you’re hosting a dinner party, it means you can spend more time with your guests and minimise the clean up afterwards..

Do I need to provide my personal cook with any ingredients, appliances, or equipment?

This will depend on whether your cook is assembling the meal at your place or at theirs. Generally, private catering chefs will bring all the ingredients, along with any specific appliances they need. However, they may use your basic utensils and servingware..

How much does it cost to hire a cook?

The price for a professional or personal cook is usually between $70-$200 when you hire through Airtasker. It could be more or less than this, depending on how many people they need to cater for, the cost of ingredients, and the time it’ll take them to prepare the meal..

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

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Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

6th Jun 2021

Daily help with healthy meal prep & cooking for a family of 4 (inc 2 kids) Tuesday to Friday and keeping on top of the kitchen, over the next month and possibly longer. Example meals would include, but also open to new things... - Stir fry with chicken, cashew nuts and veggies with rice - Traditional roast - Thai curries - Moussaka - Lasagne - Salad with chicken - Steak with sweet potato chips and veggies - Veggie chilli & rice - Barbecue meats / salads - Salmon and stir fried veggies with noodles

I need cake delivery services


Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1

21st May 2021

Looking for a birthday 🎂 cake to my Son 23 years celebration 🍾 x something unique and tasty

Home cooked meals


St Giles, Greater London, WC2H

2nd May 2021

Looking for someone to make me home cooked meals.

I need meal preparation & planning


Bermondsey, Greater London

22nd Mar 2021

i'm looking for someone to prep on my behalf. meals for 1 adult male. my diet is simple and healthy, very much paleo biassed using organic/free range/grass fed produce and very heavy on vegetables, with odd carb and healthy sweet snack thrown in. i would specify ingredients and suppliers. i'd be looking for batch cooking every couple of weeks including 3-4 different dishes (approx 10 servings of each), which I can load up the freezer.



Charing Cross, Greater London

8th Mar 2021

I make homemade baked goods and I need them delivered to people will take no more than 2 hours for all

I need meal preparation & planning


Charing Cross, Greater London

25th Feb 2021

Starting a diet so will need daily cooked meals, breakfast lunch and dinner. This is no carb and no sugar diet. I only eat chicken and salmon so fair simple and I like just simple things nothing fancy at all.

I need meal preparation & planning


Macclesfield, Cheshire

29th Jan 2021

I need an Indian cook who can come to my place atleast thrice a week for 2/3hrs and cook meals for my family of 3(two adults and a toddler).

I need meal preparation & planning


Brook Green, Greater London, W6

5th Jun 2021

Weekly simple and healthy meal preparation

Weekly Home cooking


Canary Wharf, Greater London

14th May 2021

I am looking for a cook who can come to my place in isle of dogs weekly to cook meals at an hourly rate. Preferably knows how to cook indian food

Completed her task well. Super friendly and accommodating.

I need home cooking


High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

27th Apr 2021

I need an Indian cook for 3 times a week, making lunch and dinner for those 3 days.

I need meal preparation & planning


Abbey Field, Essex

18th Mar 2021

I need a cook to prepare meals to a 3-year old girl and my partner while she is breastfeeding my newborn son.

Weekly Meal Prep


Shaw, Greater Manchester

1st Mar 2021

Would like someone to aid me with weekly meal prep regularly. The task is probably 3 to 4 hours a week. Preferably someone with a good understanding of Indian cooking.

I need meal preparation & planning


Charing Cross, Greater London

13th Feb 2021

Need a cook to make lunches and dinners 5 days a week for 2 plus a baby

Meal prep in London


Earl's Court, Greater London

11th Jun 2021

Any meal preppers around?

Cake Delivery


Hackney, Greater London, E8

1st Jun 2021

To pick a cake from Birmingham to Hackney London on the 3rd of July. The cake needs to be delivered latest by 10 am.

I need cake delivery services


North Woolwich, Greater London

5th May 2021

Cake delivery at home. A birthday cake for loved one which can be ordered and get delivered in short notice

I need cake delivery services


Walsall, West Midlands

25th Apr 2021

Need a 7-8 inch birthday cake delivery by today evening.

Meal Prepping or Home Cooking


Shaw, Greater Manchester

11th Mar 2021

Need someone to help with weekly meal prepping on any day of the week of the Cook's choice. Preferably someone with some knowledge of South Asian cooking.

I need meal preparation


Kingsland, Greater London, E8

25th Feb 2021

Need a cook to make lunches and dinners 5 days a week for 2 adults plus a baby

I need home cooking


Belgravia, Greater London

9th Feb 2021

Indian food. To be cooked at home. Three times a week