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Help with a birthday taks

£100

"Rebecca was amazing at helping us with our wedding cake. I would highly recommend her and would definitely like to work with her in future. Thank you so much Rebecca!"

Wedding Cake cutting and boxing

£50

"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."

Bake and deliver a cake

£17

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Top Cooking related questions

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

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..


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

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.

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

Catering for a christening

£400

Bromley, Greater London, BR1

22nd Jun 2022

I would like a traditional buffet for our christening please - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 9 July 2022

Birthday cake

£40

Forest Hill, Greater London

18th Jun 2022

Looking for someone to make a tall 8 inch all chocolate cake, galaxy chocolate theme - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 July 2022

Meal prep x2 people

£30

Lower Holloway, Greater London, N7

14th Jun 2022

Hi, Would like someone to come once a week to meal prep for 2 people. Ideally 2x5 meals for the week. Can provide cooking equipment, ideally price include ingredients. Meals to be quite healthy and protein focused (chicken, salmon, fish)

Food was great!! Gave us so many options and will look to use again

Meal planning, prepping and cooking & cleaning in short kitchen help

£8

Kew, Greater London, TW9

10th Jun 2022

Need someone to help in kitchen, prepping, cooking, cleaning. Should know how cook Indian pure vegetarian food. Should know how to cook healthy food, follow instructions to special diet meals. If know how to meal plan and understand nutrition, will be cherry on top. - Due date: Flexible

Balloon decorator

£30

Grays, Essex, RM17

5th Jun 2022

Balloon garland set up, in a pub for a 60th birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 July 2022

Daughters 1st Birthday

£300

Wembley, Greater London

29th May 2022

Need decoration for my daughters 1st birthday. you can suggest best theme and best decoration for the same. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 12 June 2022

Balloon decorator

£30

Pinner, Greater London

21st Jun 2022

I have all the equipment just need someone to put it up for my sons birthday as I’ll be busy on the day - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Birthday cake

£25

Witham, Essex

18th Jun 2022

Birthday cake to be delivered - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 June 2022

Affordable wedding caterer

£500

Bloomsbury, Greater London

12th Jun 2022

affordable price needed to feed 90 guests - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 June 2022

A balloon arch decorator

£100

Kettering, Northamptonshire

9th Jun 2022

To decorate a 10ft Balloon arch - Due date: Before Friday, 24 June 2022

A bloom arch with happy 15th birthday Chas

£70

Brent Park, Greater London

1st Jun 2022

Rose gold and pink balloon arch with happy 15th birthday Chas - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 18 June 2022

Want a red velvet birthday drip cake done

£40

Deptford, Greater London, SE8

29th May 2022

U have a design of the cake I want so could send pic but instead of 25 on it I want 27

Home cooking/ housekeeping

£108

Highwood Hill, Greater London

23rd Jun 2022

Part time home cook/ housekeeper: 1. To prepare simple, healthy and tasty meals at home for a daily evening meal for a family of 6 (incl 2 children). A mixture of Indian, European, Asian food/ open to other suggestions. 2. To prepare a simple lunch eg sandwich the day before for 2 elderly people 3. To help devise/ prepare menu in advance for week and required list of ingredients (which family can arrange grocery shop for). 4. To generally tidy/ help with laundry/ changing bed linen/ making tea. Part time, live out, 9-12 hrs a week split over 3-4 days depending on availability, afternoons preferable. - Due date: Flexible/ ASAP £12-15/ hr, depending on experience

Child face painting 11-1pm in bethnal green

£100

Globe Town, Greater London, E2

20th Jun 2022

4 year old birthday party - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 July 2022

Balloon decoration

£15

Deptford, Greater London, SE8

16th Jun 2022

Small balloon decoration for 40th birthday. Only 40 number, and some more balloons to fill the room.. just for a surprise and private party. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 June 2022

Home cooking

£300

Balderton, Nottinghamshire

10th Jun 2022

i need someone to come and cook dinner for my family - Due date: Flexible

Decorate a hall for a 60th birthday party

£150

Woodside, Greater London

9th Jun 2022

Need somone to decorate a ball. Cloth white chairs/ balloons etc... - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 August 2022

Balloon garland decorator

£50

Woodford Green, Greater London, IG8

31st May 2022

Hi there, I'm looking for a party balloon garland decorator. This includes assembling garland and decorating with party balloon as required. The balloon, garland and other kits to be provided. Attached is an example of what we want. The small venue is in Woodford Green. Date required is Sat 25th June, 10am. Please let me know if you can do this and would be good to have an idea of similar that you've done previously. Grateful if you could get back as soon as possible.today preferably. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 25 June 2022

Boss baby birthday theme

£200

North Feltham, Greater London

29th May 2022

Boss baby theme decorations 1st birthday - Due date: Before Thursday, 21 July 2022