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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 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

Kids entertainer


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


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


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Apr 2nd 2023

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

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Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA

Mar 25th 2023

Watermelon Ciroc Cake Happy Birthday Mother - Due date: Flexible

Cooking Assistance & Meal Preparation


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


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Jan 25th 2023

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

Meal preparation / cooking


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


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


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.


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

Custom kimono


Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA

Nov 29th 2022

Few Custom hooded kimonos - Due date: Before Monday, December 19, 2022

Meal Preparation


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Nov 29th 2022

I need someone to prepare three meals per day for me in-house for two days. I have a restrictive diet. I will provide the menu before you start the task. - Due date: Before Thursday, December 8, 2022

Party decorator in Los Angeles, ca


Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Oct 26th 2022

Hello, I’m hosting a bridal shower in February 2023 and the theme is Chanel. Do you have any designs for that theme such as balloon decoration, black and white striped linens, gold chargers? - Due date: Before Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Meal preparation


Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

Oct 16th 2022

Need a tasker to batch cook meals for me for upcoming week or two. On a limited diet so would only need to prepare a few things, should be very easy - literally only one recipe. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Garnet Costume


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Oct 8th 2022

I need a Garnet bodysuit custom made from scratch - Due date: Before Sunday, October 30, 2022

Weekly meal preparation for my mother


Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA

Mar 24th 2022

My mother is disabled, and my brother works full time and attends school. We would like to find someone who could weekly or every other week prepare meals to freeze for them to eat for dinner. Ingredients would be purchased or money provided and we would pay for your time and service. Thank you! - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, April 4, 2022

Delivery of meal prep


Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA

Mar 17th 2022

Looking to pay someone to make and deliver my weekly meal prep meals. - Due date: Flexible

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Jan 3rd 2022

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I need birthday cake delivery


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7 ft birthday cake delivery ASAP today now