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Susan H

West London England


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"Susan has done an excellent job"

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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

Bushey Mead 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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William S

East London England


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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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Emma M

Monument England


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"Emma was a pleasure to work with and put a lot of thought and effort into helping us plan our royal wedding party."

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"Luvdeep made a gorgeous customised set of Royal Wedding cupcakes, perfect for our party. Very responsive and easy to work with. Thank you!"

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Nancy C

Powys County Wales


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"She did a good job!"

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Katie H

Cambridge City England


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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Recent Cooking tasks

I need home chef


Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1

24th Oct 2019

Vegetarian non dairy dinner for 2 adults 6 days a week

I need home chef


Black Friars, Leicestershire

7th Oct 2019

Someone to come and make some basic spice mixes and meal preparation

Meal Prep Cooking


Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6

12th Sep 2019

Hi There, I need your help! In order to stick to a healthier eating regime, I would ask you to prepare meals for me at home that can be frozen and them brought to me so that I can eat them during the week. The meals shouldn't be anything fancy - happy to have your input as well - and should cover all my daily meals. They should be limited to a certain calorie amount per day. Thanks

Indian chef


Littleover, Derbyshire

6th Aug 2019

Hey, I’m looking to do a food stall, but will only be making parathas, so looking for someone that can stuff and roll

Chef/sous Chef/ cook needed


New Cross Gate, Greater London

27th Jun 2019

We are a newly found start-up in search of chef/cook who is willing to work remotely for less than 4 hours a day at a competitive price. We need a chef who can begin working ASAP. This chef can work remotely or wherever they deem fit

Themed Birthday Cake for 6 Year old 'Lego Ninjago'


Lower Holloway, Greater London, N7

12th May 2019

Just a thought that someone on here may be able to assist. I need a professional themed Birthday Cake for a 6 year old in the style of Lego Ninjago. It would need to be around 10" to feed between 16-20 people. It would be needed for the 24th May 2019 latest. I will post pic below to show what I am looking for....

Two tier wedding cake


Bloomsbury, Greater London

29th Apr 2019

We need a two tier wedding cake made to serve 50 guests by 21/9/2019

I need private chef


Battersea, Greater London, SW11

17th Oct 2019

I would like some Freezer food and healthy soups and salads please

I need home chef


Liverpool, Merseyside

2nd Oct 2019

I need someone to batch cook 28 meals per week (2 meals per day for 2 people) so I can just warm them up in the microwave easily. Can consist of many of the same meals but must be healthy and nutritious. The budget does not include the food, just the time spent cooking. Food can be prepared from my apartment or dropped off weekly if preffered.

I need meal preparation & planning


Hounslow, Greater London, TW3

10th Sep 2019

Cooking me a meal..salmon n Baby potatoes plus juice



Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

24th Jul 2019

I am looking for chef who can grill chicken and able to make non bread as well as other cooking like chicken masala baryani etc.

Weekly meal prep


Earlsfield, Greater London

29th May 2019

My boyfriend and I were looking to get either Gousto or HelloFresh prepped for us on a Saturday or preferably a Sunday. This would include bulk cooking lunches and dinners for the week. Gousto and Hello fresh are really really easy as the ingredients are all measured for you with an instruction card. They normally take to cook between 15mins and an hour depending on the recipe. Meals for 4 are cooked and then dished into lunch boxes. Which we can fridge or freeze. There are 4 portions per day (to do a lunch and dinner for 2 people) and there are 4 days worth. So say 4-5hours of your time cooking and a little time to tidy up after (tidying up is usually really easy as it’s just throwing wrapping away and washing the pan and saucepan). If we are there we will of course help you tidy up but we are putting out the task so that we have the free time to do other things at the weekend. You don’t have to be a good cook, just happy to be there are follow the recipe card :) Many thanks!!

I need home chef


Kilburn, Greater London, NW6

5th May 2019

Looking at options for someone to help spend 2-3 hours a week cooking to support busy family. Could potentially be just cooking food from home delivery service and cleaning up afterwards etc. Open to ideas.

Hall decorator for wedding anniversary


Beckenham, Greater London

30th Oct 2019

Looking for someone to decorate a hall for a 50th wedding anniversary looking for a quote

Looking for a decorator or two


Kensington, Greater London, W8

14th Oct 2019

Looking for a decorator or two to help me finish a job down in Kensington a days work need urgent latest Wednesday

I need home chef


Palmers Green, Greater London

14th Sep 2019

Cooking needed for 2 days / week to prepare vegetarian indian food. Food quantity to last for 3 days for 2 people.

Weekly Chef (Meal Prep)


Acton, Greater London, W3

7th Aug 2019

Chef/Cook required to bulk prepare healthy / bodybuilding meals (for 1 person) for the week to fit specific macros. Saturday or Sunday Nothing particularly fancy, typically Chicken breast/sweet potato, Turkey mince/ Vegetable, etc. All meals in tupperware portions and frozen 2.5 hours per week (£25)

Bake a cake


St John's Wood, Greater London, NW8

30th Jun 2019

I need someone to bake a cake for a competition at Work. It doesn't need to be too good, cause it can't be, well, If it's too professional noone will believe I made it... Good enough to win an amateurs competition. If you can make it in the shape of a mini car that would be cool too. Deliver to St Johns Wood Monday Night.

Baby photoshoot


Feltham, Greater London

23rd May 2019

Want to have baby photoshoot for 16 months old baby

Amateur chef, PA and cleaner needed!


Putney, Greater London

2nd May 2019

Hi! I'm looking for an all round amazing personal assistant that is interested: - in cooking - can do basic laundry/housekeeping/ironing - can do simple life administration like making online orders Ideally you are: - always available by instant message - flexible to do sporadic work, here and there, when it's needed - fun, capable, self-motivated, energetic and autonomous The amount of time we'll need your help will change week by week, but approximately 2 hours twice per week. Just reply with any questions and get in touch!

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