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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.


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.

Recent Cooking tasks in Los Angeles

Birthday decoration

$200

Long Beach, CA 90810, USA

Jun 20th 2024

I want it to be cowboy themed for a 6 year old It’s for Saturday 6/22/24 before 3pm

Mario party

$250

Harbor City, CA 90710, USA

Jun 20th 2024

Want a Nintendo Mario decoration for 4 years old birthday

Help decorate first birthday party

$300

Van Nuys, CA 91423, USA

Feb 21st 2024

Need someone who can help with making a balloon arch and hanging other decorations such as a photo backdrop and various streamers and flags for a fiesta themed party.

Need a Sweet Lady Jane Triple Berry Cake

$200

Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA

Jan 18th 2024

I'm looking for someone to either find me or make me the Sweet Lady Jane Triple Berry Cake. Anyone have one in their freezer? Their bakeries closed recently and I needed one for my husband's birthday in 2 weeks... I don't have the cake recipe but I can try to find one if you can't. Thank you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Once or twice a week meal prep, three meals a day for two people.

$400

West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA

Jan 9th 2024

Looking for three meals a day, for the entire week. Delivered once or twice a week. For two people. We workout regularly and are looking to build muscle and loose fat--so meals should be clean, healthy, and meet specific caloric needs. Also need them to fit specific macro needs with fat, carbs and protein. High protein is important, while still being mostly plant-based (some eggs, fish and chicken ok). - Due date: Flexible

I need some one to meal prep food for me every Sunday at my House.

$200

North Hollywood, CA 91607, USA

Jan 9th 2024

I need a meal prep for during the week for 1 person for 3 meals for days. - Due date: Flexible

Recreating Cake from Sweet Lady Jane

$100

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jan 3rd 2024

I’m devastated that my favorite bakery, Sweet Lady Jane, closed unexpectedly. Looking for someone to recreate their Triple Berry Cake. For reference — https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2024-01-02/sweet-lady-jane-closing-triple-berry-cake - Due date: Flexible

Meal Prep Meals for One

$100

West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA

Nov 28th 2023

I am looking for a chef to cook me meals preferably for lunch and dinner for the week and if possible for the month these meals would then be packaged in glass containers and left in my fridge. I am assuming it’s about a half day of cooking and prepping the food the ingredients will be bought by me. You just need to provide me with the ingredient list - Due date: Flexible

Meal Prep to make me healthy lunches and dinners for the week

$200

West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA

Nov 10th 2023

I need a meal prep for the week of healthy meals for lunch and dinner. Its a high protein high carb diet (healthy carbs: fruits veggies etc), moderate to low-fat diet. I am 6 feet 1 inches and about 195 pounds. I exercise at least five times a week and need to eat about 3000 calories per day. Aiming to have about 200g of protein and 200g of carbs per day. Fat can be flexible, I don't really mind. Preferably would buy organic and healthy meats/produce and local if possible. I would store these meals in glass containers for the week. - Due date: Flexible

Need custom cake made & delivery

$180

Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

Oct 30th 2023

Looking for a custom cake to be designed (6 inches) and then delivered on Nov 5. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, November 5, 2023

Kids entertainer

$150

North Hollywood, CA 91607, USA

Sep 6th 2023

i need an entertainer for my sons birthday that will be at the pool for around 15 kids - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, September 24, 2023

Party planner and decorator

$20

Los Angeles, CA 90047, USA

Jun 7th 2023

Get the decorations and decorate for of the party inside the house. And the gate along the side in the front use the color palette using only the light blue , Peach beige color and yellow and throw in a little while if you can for the decorations - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, July 14, 2023

Balloon decorater

$200

Dockweiler, CA 90007, USA

Apr 2nd 2023

party decorator that will set up a backdrop - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, April 10, 2023

Cupcake Cake with jello shots around the rim

$100

Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA

Mar 25th 2023

Watermelon Ciroc Cake Happy Birthday Mother - Due date: Flexible

Cooking Assistance & Meal Preparation

$50

Playa del Rey, CA 90291, USA

Feb 1st 2023

Greetings, I am looking for a competent and detail-focused individual to aid in the meal preparation process at my home twice or three times per week. The necessary ingredients and recipes will be supplied, and the responsibilities include cooking, storage, and kitchen cleaning. The ideal candidate must possess excellent organizational skills, cleanliness, and punctuality." Due date: Flexible

Meal Prep

$50

Venice, LA 70091, USA

Jan 25th 2023

Need Meal Prep and Delivery - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Meal preparation / cooking

$75

Los Angeles CA, United States

Jan 24th 2023

Hi there! I’m looking for someone to come to my house 2 times a week and help with my meal preparation. I’ll have all the ingridients and recipes ready to go. I’ll need help cooking, storing the food and cleaning the kitchen after. The recipes are simple! It includes a vegetable soup & grilled salmon. A perfect candidate would have great attention to detail, clean & tidy and punctual. Thanks! Max - Due date: Flexible

Meal preparation

$30

Playa del Rey, CA 90291, USA

Jan 9th 2023

Looking for someone to Prepare weekly meals and complete the meal plan (80% complete). Can be done at home and delivered if preferred. Shopping can be done by you and will be covered. Meals would need to be delivered Mondays and Thursdays. Happy to jump on a call and discuss further before starting. This would be a long term job. - Due date: Flexible

Deliver cake

$35

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dec 18th 2022

I want to order cake for my boyfriend birthday on 20th December - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, December 19, 2022

I want to order meal plan for 4 ppl (2 adults 2 kids) for a week.

$200

Playa Vista, CA 90094, USA

Dec 8th 2022

Meal prep for familiy of 4, for the whole week. Must be able to stay fresh for a week. - Due date: Flexible