About Us

Woman-cooking-pasta-sauceBook a Cook has been finding cooks and chefs for private homes for 30 years.

Established in 1985, I took over Book a Cook in 2007 when my two boys were very young. I’d previously been a sports presenter with Sky and the BBC but I had a passion for cooking. I saw a niche I could fill in helping clients find the best cook for them.

What do I pay Book a Cook for finding me a cook?

Individual lunch or dinner £35.00
Weekend £75.00
One week £100.00
Each successive week (or part thereafter) £75.00
Double fees apply for Christmas and Bank Holidays
Summer/Winter season. 3 weeks of cook’s salary
Permanent staff placement fee of 15% of annual salary.
VAT is not chargeable on these prices. Any client re-employing anyone originally introduced to them by this agency will be charged the full appropriate fee.

Coronavirus – COVID-19
We hope you are keeping safe and well during this difficult and challenging time with the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to let you know that we are open for business now that staff are allowed into private homes and with appropriate measures in place, we can deliver a good and safe service to our clients. We have chefs and cooks looking for live-in roles who are available for online video interviews and happy to self-isolate prior to starting. We also can offer cooks and chefs for drop-offs or temporary live-in roles for any holidays at home. For all our jobs it is vital that both clients and cooks follow government guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. Please read the advice here:
In the meantime please stay safe and well. Best wishes, Sasha Harvey - Book a Cook