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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.

Recent Cooking tasks in East London

1st baby birthday


South Woodford, Greater London, E18

22nd Nov 2022

Balloons, stylish, no blue or pink - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 3 March 2023

Birthday party decor


Kidbrooke, Greater London

27th Oct 2022

I needa party decorator for my son’s farmhouse themed birthday party. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 December 2022

Balloon decorator


Stratford New Town, Greater London

4th Oct 2022

looking for a balloon decorator for kids birthday party - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 October 2022

Party decor and day-of coordination


Stepney, Greater London, E1

18th Sep 2022

Looking for help organizing a surprise 40th for my husband. I have a venue, but I need help with decor design and day-of coordination. 70 guests in East London. Budget does not include cost of supplies. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, November 19, 2022

Someone to entertain the kids at my sons first birthday


Welling, Greater London

23rd Aug 2022

Has to be a children's entertainer, magician or a clown - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 6 November 2022

Help me to decorate my cake


Higham Hill, Greater London

8th Aug 2022

I am baking and need help to decorate - Due date: Flexible

Cocomelon birthday decoration


North Woolwich, Greater London

17th Jul 2022

I want a decoration for my baby tending 1 year ,, (cocomelon decorating) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 15 October 2022

First birthday decorator


Creekmouth, Greater London

2nd Nov 2022

My daughter’s first birthday. I need someone to decorate a room for me in a neutral theme. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 February 2023

Baby shower decorations


East Ham, Greater London, E6

16th Oct 2022

Decorate stage and room for baby shower - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 30 October 2022

Decorate room


Cubitt Town, Greater London

20th Sep 2022

Need to decorate room for birthday surprise - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 September 2022

5th and 10th birthday decorations


Homerton, Greater London, E9

11th Sep 2022

Balloons with numbers 5 and 10 and moderate decoration. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 1 October 2022

I need someone to decorate a 2 tier cake for me.


Central Parade, Greater London

14th Aug 2022

Need cake maker to decorate a two tier cake for me in my house prefers. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 18 August 2022

Birthday party decoration


Ilford, Greater London

25th Jul 2022

Hi, I am looking to get the birthday party decoration done on 31st July between 12-3pm. I have already ordered the party decoration items and nothing to brought in person. Please get in touch if you can get this done. I am also attaching the sample photo of behind the cake desk what is exactly needed and also the hall decoration would be needed with balloons. Thanks. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 31 July 2022

Balloon decoration


Shacklewell, Greater London

22nd Nov 2022

Balloon decoration in the house, with the cake table if available - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 26 November 2022

Regular meal prep


Canary Wharf, Greater London

1st Nov 2022

Need help with meal prep 3 times a week. 2 to 3 hours a per visit For one person, just easy meals such as chicken & rice. Location is Canary Wharf

40th birthday decorations


Lewisham, Greater London

13th Oct 2022

Celebrating 40th birthday of my wife and need a theme decoration - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 17 October 2022

I need someone to decorate my 5 year olds birthday party.


Stratford New Town, Greater London

19th Sep 2022

We have hired a venue and just need some decor, we dont have the time. Doesnt have to be extravagant. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 25 September 2022

Birthday decoration


Canning Town, Greater London, E16

1st Sep 2022

Birthday decoration for my husband’s birthday - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Decorate my son’s first birthday party at home .


Cann Hall, Greater London

10th Aug 2022

Need the decorator to come with decorations - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 17 September 2022

Balloon set up for a party


Fullwell Cross, Greater London

19th Jul 2022

Hi I am looking for a quote for the following please to be set up at IG6 3HD 3 cluster balloon x18 (2 pink 1 gold 11 inch helium balllon) 5 Gold foil letter helium balloon arch (AARYA) Gold confetti to spread around 18 tables and 3 dessert tables - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 August 2022