About Us

About Book a Cook

Book 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.