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Cooking is one of those skills that take 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.

Whether you’re a catering company who needs a chef to help serve up food at a gala event, a restaurant that requires the short term assistance of a chef while they search for a long term staffer, or perhaps even a hopeless romantic who wants to engage the services of a private chef to make an anniversary particularly special, you can now gain access to a huge amount of talent, and all at the click of a button.

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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 specialize 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 minimize the clean-up afterward.

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 specialize 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 minimize the clean-up afterward.

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 flavor 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 afterward) or drop your freshly prepared meals off when they’re done, packaged and ready for the fridge or freezer.

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I have a specific cheesecake recipe that I would like baked. I will provide the recipe. The task budget is intended to cover the total costs of baking time + ingredients. - Due date: Flexible

21st birthday

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20 spa themed cookies decorated and delivered

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I’d love to hire someone to decorate sugar cookies and delivery them to my house for spa-themed birthday on Saturday, June 18. Would need 20 cookies (see attached example). A couple that say “Happy Birthday Vivi!” Would be great. - Due date: Needs to be done on June 17 2022

Kristi did a wonderful job on my custom cookie order! She was extremely friendly, organized, and so creative. I would definitely hire her again!

I need a portable basketball goal put together. I already have it

$150

Duluth, GA 30097, USA

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I already have the goal and just need it put together - Due date: Before Saturday, September 17, 2022

Meal preparation

$100

St. Louis, MO 63129, USA

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I have a lot of stomach issues/dietary needs, and my inconsistent symptoms make it hard for me to plan a time to meal prep and actually make myself food. I need help planning and preparing meals for myself. I'm busy, stressed, and I hate cooking/learning how to make recipes (especially when I feel like crap)! I enjoy tasty meals with a lot of flavor but that don't have gluten, dairy, or anything spicy. I have GERD and IBS. - Due date: Flexible

Home cooking

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El Paso, TX 79936, USA

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Some one to cook non-Mexican food meals twice per week. - Due date: Flexible

Deliver a cake from Memphis to Nashville

$100

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I am having a custom cake made in Memphis, it's about 8 inches around but is rather delicate. I need someone to pick up the cake from the baker and deliver it to my home in time for my wife's birthday. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, August 22, 2022

Meal Planning and Meal Prep

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Would like someone to do a meal plan menu for a family of four. I’m currently on WW, husband is very meat and potato, one kid is pescatarian (with a peanut allergy), and the other kid is super picky. Because of the peanut allergy, no peanuts or cross-contamination with peanuts in any manner. - Due date: Flexible

Weekly meal prep for strict diet

$200

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My mom (Dana) will be on a very strict diet for the next 8 weeks. I am looking for someone to prep meals based off of the ingredients she is allowed to eat. (No gluten, no seeds, grains, dairy, etc) I have the list of foods she is able to eat. Looking to have this done 1-2x per week. - Due date: Flexible

Decorate my daughter's birthday

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Simple birthday decoration

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