Meet the team
Finding your tribe can be a challenge and when they are spread around the country it makes the journey even more challenging. We are really proud of what each of our team members brings to the table. Most importantly, each of them is selected because they have a heart to serve.
Chief Recipe Tester / Founder
Amanda is married with 3 school aged children. She has always had a passion for cooking for family and friends. Amanda is originally from Wallumbilla (near Roma) and brings her country values and home style cooking to our team.
Vic is a Mum to 2 gorgeous and busy boys, growing up in a family of passionate cooks and restauranteurs cemented her love of cooking healthy and delicious whole food meals, particularly evident in her flavour rich curries. She is looking forward to sharing the gift of great food with others.
Linell is a mum of 2 young active boys and knows how important it is for a busy family to have hearty and healthy home cooked meals. Linell taught herself to cook 12 years ago and has loved it ever since! She definitely lives by the philosophy that food makes people happy
Andrea is married and a loving mum to two sporty little boys! She has a passion for home cooking and loves serving up delicious and nutritious food for family and friends. One of her son’s has allergies so she is used to substituting ingredients to suit dietary requirements or personal preferences.
Being a Mum to two busy girls from the North of Brisbane, I understand just how time poor people can be. After spending my whole life in the hospitality and customer service industries and with a passion for home cooking, I am looking forward to helping my community regain precious time with loved ones and soothing them with delicious food.
Renae is a married mum with 2 small humans (6 & 7) and has a husband that travels frequently. She recently left the corporate world behind to create more work life balance. Renae has a passion for cooking and loves to cook and especially loves to cook delicious home cooked meals from scratch. Cooking is Renae’s happy place, and its much easier than yoga.
Toni is a mum of 2 busy teenagers, who has always had a passion for food and cooking. With a background in natural health she is driven to helping people enjoy wholesome and nutritious food, bursting with flavour without spending all day in the kitchen. Additive free cooking and using hubby’s home-grown produce and local produce are on Toni’s list of priorities.
Logan / Northern Gold Coast
Dani is a mum of 3 beautiful kids. She has a heart to serve, which is one of the prerequisites to cook for us.
Southern Gold Coast/Tweed
Glenn is an emptynester wanting to cook for your family as his has flown the coop! Cooking for family and friends has always been a passion and given him a great feeling of community. Speaking of, he is the King on the Coolangatta Tweed Rotary BBQ and is excited to join the crew from I Hate Cooking and expand his horizons
Lisa loves to cook. She loves everything about cooking (even the washing up after). Lisa learned to cook from her mother’s and grandmother’s and used these skills when she appeared on MKR where she picked up tips from Pete, Manu and Colin. Lisa can cook for you too!
Jacinta is an extremely busy mum of 4 small children. She loves to cook for them and is constantly working with recipes to cater to the intolerances in her family. She’s really excited to bring I Hate Cooking to the Ipswich community
Kerry is Mum of 1 and has a background in hospitality. Cooking is her passion (yes this amazing lady even makes her own cheese). She loves her chickens and cooking with fresh eggs. Kerry loves showing love to others through her food!
More info coming soon.
Elyse enjoys cooking! Cooking is a creative outlet for her and she enjoys knowing exactly what goes into her meals. She is a firm believer in having a happy relationship with food; nourishing and nurturing your body (sweet treats are a must!!). Elyse is excited to have the opportunity to make others lives easier by cooking delicious home cooked meals.
Sunshine Coast and Gympie
Karen has 4 sporty children who love to eat 24/7. Two of her children have food issues which developed Karen’s passion for cooking without additives. She knows what it’s like to work full time with a big, hungry family, where being prepared is the key to not only eating healthier, but saving dollars on takeaway. She’s excited to be bring I Hate Cooking to Noosa, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast / Nambour
Emmie is a Sunny Coast mum of 2 amazing little men and has a FIFO husband. Emmie found her passion for cooking during school, when she enrolled in a hospitality certificate. From then on she has been cooking up a storm. She loves making cooking fun and most importantly, sharing food. Knowing how busy life can be, Emmie is offering you a help you learn to cook in your kitchen.
Lauren is married and the mum of 2 kids. She has been working in the food industry for many years. She has a passion for whole foods and cooking what she grows. She is also a recipe tester for Jo Whitton of Quirky fame.
Vanessa has 4 children and has always enjoyed cooking. She became passionate about wholefoods when her eldest sons health needed extra support. Being in the kitchen and cooking is one of her happy places and she loves providing her family with tasty and nutritious home cooked meals. She is very excited to bring the “I Hate Cooking” service to Rockhampton.
Danille is a Mum of 2 children who has settled in Mackay after travelling around Australia with her husband and furry child. Danille has a passion for good food and cooking. She likes to know what goes in her food and enjoys cooking from scratch. She has recently been diagnosed with Coeliacs disease so she has an awareness for food intolerances and cooking practices. Danille is passionate about creating healthy food that tastes amazing, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, especially for those who feel overwhelmed by a limited diet, who are time poor, or simply hate cooking!
Bron is a mum of 3 adult children. She worked for many years in the disability sector and has worked in the food industry for 8 years. She loves making healthy home made food from scratch for her friends and family.
Claire is married with a young son. Being a self taught cook form a young age, the kitchen is her happy place. She is passionate about food and nutrition. Claire loves to help educate people about healthy eating choices and as a qualified Health Coach, is really excited to help make busy people’s lives easier by cooking them delicious, healthy food.
Mareeba and Surrounds
Tammie is a small town girl with a big heart. If there’s one thing she loves to do it’s helping others through her love of food and cooking. Being a Busy mum of 4 girls and a FIFO husband she knows what it takes to get wholesome and nutritious food on the table and is passionate about helping others achieve this. She can’t wait to help you in the kitchen!! What are you waiting for?
Hi my name is Jess & I love cooking! I come from a European back ground of Maltese & Italian and I have a passion for food & cooking and I can’t wait to make peoples lives easier by coming into your home to cook you meals ready to go!!
New South Wales
Freya is a Mum of four in their late teens and early twenties. She’s always loved cooking and sharing her love of cooking with family. Freya worked as a Police officer for 15 yrs. Her role is to help teach out cooks to create healthy wholesome meals, which in turn, helps other busy families and those working terrible hours trying to maintain a healthy eating pattern.
More about Nicole coming soon.
Kirsten is a mum of 8 (yes 8!) with 3 adult children and 5 younger ones down to a busy and adorable 3 year old! She loves to cook for my big family including 4 grandchildren. She is skilled at catering to all sorts of diets and situations including vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters and fussy kids! She loves saving people time and stress and seeing them enjoy real, home cooked meals.
Meg is a mother and step mother to 4. She learnt how to plan & manage over the years, with so many family activities and commitments. It’s her privilege to now help others in return. Meg has always been passionate about healthy, nutritious food and cooking. She loves being able to cook from scratch the way her Grandparents cooked but with the use of modern lifesaving technology. Her mantra in life is to inspire, encourage and support whilst remaining completely authentic.
Tamara grew up in rural Victoria. From a very early age she had an interest in food & health, cooking independently by age 9. She worked in continental delicatessens & pharmacies where she learned the science of food, a “healthy gut” and its impact on our health. A mother of three gorgeous kids, all arriving early, resulting in underdeveloped digestive systems, multiple food intolerances and allergies. She makes everything from cheeses, breads and fermented foods, and understands a wide range of dietary needs. Tamara is passionate about creating healthy food without sacrificing taste, to encourage a healthy lifestyle, especially for those who feel overwhelmed by a limited diet, who are time poor, or simply hate cooking!
Debbie has a keen interest in food and nutrition and is currently studying to become a Naturopath. Debbie is a mum of one little boy and has one on its way so she is very much aware of the difficulties in consistently cooking nutritious meals while juggling work, children and everything in between. She is eager to be a part of making this challenge more palatable.
We are always on the look out for mums and dads who have a passion for cooking and want to work during school hours.
If this is you then get in touch.
Sutherland Shire & Surrounds
Sarah is a mum of three who keep her on her toes and loves to feed them wholesome, nutritious and delicious food. Her passion for cooking real food stems from growing up cooking with her grandmother. On a weekend, you’ll often find Sarah cooking with her kids and filling the freezer with snacks and meals to help ease the mid-week rush.
Heather is from the UK but has lived in Sydney for 10 years. With 2 crazy kiddies, one who tests her creativity with his fussiness & the other who eats everything she makes! She loves to cook good wholesome food without nasties, whether that is a hearty savoury dish or a delightful dessert. She knows how challenging it can be to eat well when life gets busy and is excited to be able to help you enjoy some delicious, home cooked meals
We are always on the look out for mums and dads who have a passion for cooking and want to work during school hours.
If this is you then get in touch.
Holly is a mother of 5 who has completely had to overhaul her families eating due to gluten, wheat and dairy intolerances. She loves cooking and looks forward to sharing that passion with Canberra and surrounds
Inner West Melbourne
Ange has always loved spending time in the kitchen, preparing good food for her family and friends. At home, she cooks from scratch, as her family has some food intolerances and her son is quite picky. She has experience coming up with meals that cater to the whole family’s needs. She brews kombucha, makes kefir and produces pickled veggies, as well as speaking Spanish. Ang uses meal planning, shopping lists and help from her husband and young kids to keep it all manageable and hopes that she can bring those skills to you and your family.
Christiane has 2 older children and has worked for many years in the food sector. As well as cooking she loves a good book. Especially the recipe book kind.
More about Rosa coming soon.
Adrienne has grown up surrounded by food from all over the world. Her earliest memories are learning how to cook as a child with her grandmother. Adrienne loves to help out in her community especially if that means making someone’s day a little easier by having their meals prepared.
Emily is a pre-kids wifey to a man who loves food, so it’s a good thing she loves to cook, bake and create in the kitchen! She also works for a disability services agency as a kindergarten assistant and absolutely loves it – working with children and in the disability sector is so rewarding and special. But she needed something else to fill up more of her time – so now she does 2 things she loves!
Monika has grown up around food and large families which is why she started to pursue a career as a chef. After working in top kitchens she has decided that home is where the heart is. Whilst she loves dining out she knows that the best food is the kind you make and enjoy at home and she can’t wait to show you just how true that is. Monika is also a major sweet tooth, a sucker for furry friends and loves helping people tap into their passion for real food.
As a child, Wendy developed a love for cooking. The feeling she gets from creating delicious dishes to serve up for family and friends is pure joy. She spent several years working in the hospitality industry when she lived in New York, and it’s been her dream to combine her passion for food and cooking into a career here in Melbourne. She’s excited to be able to fulfil that dream, while helping people fill their fridge and freezer with wholesome home cooked meals.
Robyn is a busy Mum to 2 children. With over 10 years of food experience, she watches life gets busier and work expectations get greater each year. Seeing more and more take away “convenience” processed foods and speed eating amongst friends and colleagues, to the detriment of their health. Passionate about knowing what’s in our food and about food bringing the family together. Her mantra is ‘slow down, eat nourishing food and share what happened in your day today’. Not everyone can slow down, but she looks forward to giving valuable time back to her clients so they can eat healthier nourishing food and spend time on the things that matter most. She’s excited to bring I Hate Cooking to Adelaide!
Erin is a wife, and mum to 2 boys who has always loved to cook for others. Erin has a professional background in Social Work specialising in supporting teenagers, young adults and their families through crisis, engaging education options and transition into independence. Erin is also a special needs parent and understands that life gets super complicated and very busy at times. Erin is passionate about reducing the stress load many carry and is excited to take the pressure off by filling your fridge with yummy and nutritious meals – leaving you time to enjoy the people and activities you love.
Having qualified as a cook after leaving school, Kathryn has worked in a variety of jobs and places over the years, including a tour cook around the NT & WA. Now a mum of 2 teenagers, she has a strong desire to be a contributor in her community, who has passion for wholesome and nutritious food. She has found helping busy mums feed their families, other time poor people and NDIS participants, I Hate Cooking the perfect outlet for her passions.
Mel is a mum of 2, who gained her love of food growing up cooking with her mum, who is a talented chef. She loves providing her family with healthy, home-cooked, delicious meals and wants to be able to help other people be able to eat quality cooked meals made from scratch with no hidden nasties.
Cooking for her family and friends gives Karen the greatest joy. She has always had a passion for cooking healthy and tasty food. She would love to share her passion by giving you the gift of time, by cooking for you. Karen has 2 adult sons and a teenage daughter who still enjoy being spoiled with their favourite meals on request. Her food journey has expanded to exploring Gluten Free, Non dairy and raw cooking options. A sprinkle of spice with a scoop of love are her secret ingredients.
Fiona heard about I Hate Cooking and knew immediately that she wanted to be involved. She loves meeting new people and cooking for them and likewise, loves being part of a great team. She loves cooking and finds it a creative outlet. It’s theraputic, focusing on something outside of every day life. In the words of Fiona ” It brings me and my customers joy – I LOVE MY JOB.”
Jess is a busy mum of 2 kids and a highly experienced support worker in the disability sector. Starting out as an apprentice chef, Jess learnt the ropes of cooking in a fast paced and demanding environment. Once her kids came along, meeting their dietary needs and those of her friends, made her very allergy and intolerance aware. Now she cooks for others to ensure that they have the best food for their needs, without their situation getting in the way of a lovely meal. Food is her love language.
Perth North Metro
Amanda is a busy mum of two young kids, who loves cooking and entertaining family and friends whenever possible! With a family history of intolerances and food sensitivities, she understands the importance of making food from scratch. She’s excited to share her love of cooking and passion for healthy meals with the Perth community!
Perth North Metro
Kirsty is a busy Mum of 3 girls. She has over 25 years experience in the food industry and a passion to feed people! Food brings people together and she can’t wait to meet you to help you feed you and your family.
Bunbury & Busselton
Kirrilly is a ‘from scratch’ cook who grew up making meals from available ingredients, having lived half an hour from the nearest shop. Because of this she can substitute ingredients like a Boss! She has a keen interest in additives and their effect on the body, especially with 3 kids. She hates good food being wasted so is able to reinvent a meal or ingredient so nothing is left behind…unless the dog would love it.
Sally is a mum of two school aged kids and a self-confessed “procrast-a-baker” (meaning she loves to cook and will choose to do that over most other tasks!) We think that makes her the perfect candidate for our team.
Jody is a busy wife and mum of three boys who became interested in food and additives when her kids were little. She strives to give them the best nutrition possible. Jody love providing her family with yummy, nutritious home cooked meals and is happy to offer this as a service to others in her community in the beautiful town that she lives in.