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Susan H



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"Susan has done an excellent job"

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Jack G



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"Excellent Job, on time and professional. "

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Maddy B



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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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William S



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"Very polite and friendly but the main request in my listing was that all the waste be removed, instead a lot of it was dumped behind my shed - someon..."

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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."

Bake and deliver a cake


"Jack is an absolute hero - thanks for your help mate! Best chef in London. "

Private Chef for Xmas Dinner


"I cannot possibly recommend Will enough. He turned up and worked for a solid 7 hours, barely stopping. He prepared a delicious BBQ from scratch (including putting the BBQ itself together). We gave him very little instruction just pointed him at the food and off he went. He cleaned the BBQ before starting and food hygiene was great. He made marinades, salads and fresh coleslaw. Catered for kids, adults, vegetarian and Gluten frees. The food was amazing. Meat was cooked perfectly. He cleaned and washed everything up. I tried to send him home early but he insisted on staying until the kitchen was completely clean. I will def book again for any future events. Please choose Will for any jobs you need doing, he is awesome! "

BBQ chef and general house help


"Lovely guy and did the task perfectly "

Help with a birthday taks


"In short, just outstandingly exceeded expectations with effort, advice and care. A genuine pleasure."

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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

I need meal preparation & planning


Thornton Heath, Greater London

3rd Jul 2020

Meals cooked and prepared for up to a month for two people.

In search of a Halal Chef/cook wanted


Charing Cross, Greater London

22nd May 2020

Looking for someone who is well-versed in the cooking of Halal meals. We in search of someone to show us the rope in prepparation of halal meals which includes meals such as Kebab, shish and other halal-related meals.

I need home chef


Walworth, Greater London

18th Mar 2020

Punjabi chef to cook meals at home on a weekly basis

Home Chef- Indian Food


Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire

1st Mar 2020

Indian vegetarian punjabi food 1x per week cooking 2-3 dishes per week

I need home chef


Wanstead, Greater London

14th Feb 2020

I need a punjabi cook to cook home made indian meals for me can come in 3 times a week .cook food and put in containers . Can extended if food is good . 10 per hour 6 hours per week . Can extend . Please call me for further infromation 07985287457 thank you ragni5

I need home chef


Harold Wood, Greater London

2nd Feb 2020

North indian cooking preferred. Twice a week needed

I need home chef


Charing Cross, Greater London

7th Dec 2019

Cooking 3 dinner meals per week as I do not have time when I get home.

I need home chef


Sydenham, Warwickshire

29th Jun 2020

6 weeks work cooking lunch & dinner for between 5-12 people

Home cook/meal prepping


Dalston, Greater London, E8

17th May 2020

I need someone to come in and prep 3 meals a week (preferably on one day), enough for four toddlers and two adults.

I need meal preparation & planning


Selhurst, Greater London, CR0

12th Mar 2020

I need meal preps weekly. Indian traditional. No salt. Live in croydon.

Need an home chef - pref Indian food


Buckhurst Hill, Essex

22nd Feb 2020

Need an Indian chef/cook for 1-2 times a day for weekdays in IG9 Buckhurst Hill. Drop me a message with your experience and rate. We are looking for something long term with rates around 10-12/hour.

I need home chef


Charing Cross, Greater London

4th Feb 2020

Prepare home cooked Indian meal thrice a week

Weekly meal prep based on F45 meal plan


Earlsfield, Greater London

22nd Jan 2020

Meal prep lunch and dinner for 2 people for 5days (usually dinner made on a Monday will be Tuesday lunch). Recipes are easy to follow (F45 challenge meal plan) Every Saturday or Sunday ideal.

I need home chef


New Barnet, Greater London, EN5

5th Jul 2020

Looking specifically for north Indian cooking. 1-2 times a week to batch cook a few meals for the week.

Home chef once a week


Marylebone, Greater London

30th May 2020

Once a week take delivery of fresh food, cook four meals for two, which can be easily heated up / prepared at night. Focus on healthy diet

I need home chef


Hounslow, Greater London, TW3

7th May 2020

I need Indian cook to come twice a week to cook several dishes for the week for dinner only

I need home indian chef


Wimbledon Common, Greater London, SW19

8th Mar 2020

need someone to do cooking 1ce a week for about 5 hours to cook several dishes for the week

I need home chef


Shoreditch, Greater London, EC2A

15th Feb 2020

Meal prep for diet vegetarian food, 6 days a week, all meals prepared would need to be aimed at high weightloss. Food would be more Indian cuisine based,

I need a home chef


Poole Street, London N1 5EE, UK

3rd Feb 2020

I need a chef to cook 6x portions of chicken stir fry and 10x protein pancakes.

I need home chef


Hove, East Sussex

21st Jan 2020

Indian cooking needed, washing utensils

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