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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.


Bek Daley

Chief Recipe Tester / Founder

Bek is the brains behind I HATE COOKING. She has spent her whole life being prepared for this moment, and now she’s ready to share her expertise with the world. Bek is married to a culinary critic (in home cooking), so you know all of our recipes have been taste-tested and approved!



Amanda is a wife and mother of three school-aged children. She has always had a passion for cooking, and loves nothing more than preparing delicious meals for her family and friends. Amanda is originally from Wallumbilla (near Roma), and brings her country values and home style cooking to our team.


Brisbane/ Moreton

Vic loves nothing more than spending time in the kitchen cooking up a storm. She is a Mum to 2 gorgeous and busy boys, and her passion for cooking healthy and delicious whole food meals is evident in her flavour-rich curries. While she spent a long time preparing meals for our customers, she is now more likely to be found recipe testing or on the phone, as she heads up our accounts team in head office.



Renae is a married mum of two small humans. Her husband travels frequently, so she left the corporate world behind to create more work life balance. She has a passion for cooking and loves to cook delicious home cooked meals from scratch. Cooking is her happy place, and it’s much easier than yoga!



Steph is a country girl at heart. She developed a love for fresh, high-quality food. After staying home to raise her kids for 18 years, she decided to start blending her own spices so she could have complete control over the ingredients. Steph loves nothing more than cooking for her friends and family and seeing them enjoy her food. She’s witty and funny, and always up for a good time.


Moreton Region

Being a Mum to two busy girls from the North of Brisbane, Adrienne understands just how time poor people can be. After spending her whole life in the hospitality and customer service industries, she is looking forward to helping her community regain precious time with loved ones and soothing them with delicious food.



Yve is a Super-mum. She has experience cooking for large crowds due to her large extended family. She has many skillsets, but her specialty is dealing with different types of allergies. Cooking is her love but her passion is teaching people to gain independence through COOK EAT REPEAT cooking program.



Staci is a busy mum of two beautiful girls. She understands that time is precious, and she makes the most of it by cooking wholesome, delicious food for her loved ones. Her husband loves to cook as well, so they make a great team in the kitchen! They both understand that good food is a must, and it fills their hearts with happiness to be able to serve others tasty, homemade meals.


Redlands/Bayside/South Brisbane

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.



Grace is a bubbly and fun cook, who has completed her Cert 2 and Cert 3 in Hospitality. She has been working as a carer in the disability sector for some time now, and loves nothing more than travelling around Brisbane to cook with her clients. Grace is always up for a good chat, and will have you laughing along in no time!


Logan / Northern Gold Coast

Dani is the mum of three beautiful kids. She works autonomously, which means she doesn’t need a lot of direction – her heart to serve means that she is always looking for ways to help out. Dani is an amazing cook, and loves to prepare meals for her family.


Southern Gold Coast/Tweed

Glenn is a proud father whose children have all flown the coop. This empty-nester is looking for a new way to feel connected to the community, and cooking for family and friends has always been a passion of his. He’s even won awards for his barbecuing skills! Glenn is excited to join the I Hate Cooking tema and expand his culinary horizons. With his wit and humor, he’ll be sure to liven up any kitchen!


Gold Coast

Jenny is a busy mum of five kids. She loves to cook, and her happy place is in the kitchen creating meals that everyone likes – which is not always so easy! She has always loved cooking and has great memories cooking with her grandma and mum. She is excited to pass that on to her kids and to you as well.



Lis is originally from the UK, but after backpacking around Australia, she decided to call this great land home. She is Mum to 3 adult children and one teenager, and also a home-educator and foster carer. Lis likes to live a preventative, healthy lifestyle and enjoys a diet from a diverse range of cuisine. She is looking forward to assisting clients in cooking nutritious and wholesome meals for themselves. Lis is a creative person with a big heart. She loves to help others, and is offering our services and COOK EAT REPEAT program in the Ipswich area.

Jennifer VB


Jennifer is the mother of four boys and has many grandchildren. Consequently, she’s had a lot of experience cooking over the years. She firmly believes that going to someone’s home and cooking for them is not just about the cooking – it’s about becoming a friend, teaching a life skill, and being a listening ear. She’s always the life of the party and knows how to organise one!



Bev is a woman of many talents. She is the wife of a farmer, an expert sour dough maker, and her customers love her food. She enjoys spending time in other people’s homes, cooking delicious meals for them. Bev is always busy but always happy, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.


Gympie - Noosa - Nambour

Sara is a busy Mum who knows the importance of healthy, home-cooked meals. That’s why she loves to cook, and can help you serve up delicious, nutritious dishes for you and your family. She understands that you don’t always have time to put a meal together yourself, so let her take care of it for you!



Lauren is a mum of two kids, and she understands the dietary requirements of different people. She’s always been interested in cooking, but found that what people needed was someone to do it for them – not an appliance. So she joined our business at the start, and loves providing healthy meals for people with specific dietary needs. Her business is a huge success, and she loves being able to help others eat well. You will also find Lauren assisting with the shopping needs around the country.



Vanessa has four children and a passion for cooking that rivals her love for them. When her eldest son’s health needed extra support, she became interested in whole foods and the benefits they have for our bodies. She loves spending time in the kitchen, cooking up tasty and nutritious meals for her family. She is excited to bring the “I Hate Cooking” service to Rockhampton, so that others can enjoy home cooked meals without all of the hassle!



Helena is a mum of three and understands the pressure of keeping up with meal prep from day to day. She loves making food that looks good and tastes great, while being healthy and nutritious as well. Her garden is not only her second happy place, but a great source of freshness right to the table. She is excited to bring meal assistance to your home and share the ‘food’ love. Helena knows that it’s not always easy to find time for cooking during the weekdays, so she wants to do all the hard work for you!



Danille is a Mum of 2 children who has settled in Mackay after travelling around Australia with her husband and furry child. She likes to know what goes into her food and enjoys cooking from scratch. She was diagnosed with Coeliacs, so she has developed an awareness for food intolerances and cooking practices. Danille is passionate about creating healthy food that tastes amazing – even for people without dietary restrictions!



Jess has always loved food. She enjoys taking care of others and cooking for them, providing them with hearty and nourishing meals. Jess wants to help families spend more time together, by taking a little bit of the burden off their plates. With her passion for food and looking after others, Jess is the perfect person to head up the food prep in your home.



Bron is a mum of 3 adult children. She worked for many years in the disability sector, and has been working in the food industry for 8 years. Bron loves making healthy home made food from scratch for her friends and family. Her food is not only delicious, but it’s also good for you!

New South Wales


Wagga Wagga

Nicole is a mum to two kids and a passionate cook. She comes from a family of great cooks, so she learned the ropes at an early age. In her spare time, she loves to do art, and spends her evenings running paint and sip sessions in Wagga Wagga. Nicole loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys cracking jokes and making people laugh.


Central Coast

Reannie is a food lover and working mother of two. She has a strong interest in food that is healthy and free of additives and preservatives. Reannie has been looking for a way to take her knowledge out into the community to help people feel empowered to make better choices. She loves to cook and share her love through food. Reannie has spent the last 20 years working in the community service industry. She loves being able to help people, and she is excited to be able to use her skills in cooking and nutrition to support her local community. Reannie is always looking for new opportunities to meet new people and make a difference.



Whitney is a passionate cook who loves all things food. She takes great joy in cooking for others and teaching them to cook. Her recipes are always flavourful and healthy, and she’s experienced in modifying recipes to meet dietary needs. Whitney is a busy mum who knows the importance of having a freezer full of ready-to-eat meals and lunch box snacks. She loves to cook, and looks forward to cooking for you or with you soon!

East Sydney


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.


Central Coast/ Lake Macquarie

Katrina has always had a passion for cooking, stemming from her time working in the hospitality industry in cafes and restaurants. When she took a different career path, she knew that she wanted to do something that she loved and was happy doing. Her happy place is when she’s in the kitchen, baking a cake, making shortbread or roasting a delicious dinner. Her friends and family often enjoy her delicious creations, but they are not the only ones who benefit from her cooking skills – Katrina also looks forward to growing and sharing her cooking experiences with others.

Western Sydney


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.



Kirstie is a mum who knows how to get things done! She’s an incredible cook, and has a heart to serve others. Kirstie is excited to help you learn how to cook in our Cook Eat Repeat Program, as well as providing cooking services for your family.


Mt Annan/Camden

Bek is a busy mum of three boys who loves nothing more than cooking wholesome, home cooked food for her family. Whether that’s through gift vouchers, a one off cook or subscription service, Bek is always happy to stock your freezer with meals you can have on the table in minutes!


Could this be you?


We are looking for passionate cooks with a heart to serve. If you fit the bill then get in touch.



Dayna has always been passionate about cooking. She started baking cakes and muffins for her family when she was just a child, and her love for cooking quickly grew from there. So much so, in fact, that she decided to make it her career! She completed her Cert III in commercial cookery, patisserie and cake decorating, and then travelled to Italy to do her Masters of Italian cookery. Dayna has worked in some amazing kitchens over the years – on the coast, in Adelaide, Italy and Alaska. Her passion for food is evident in everything she does, and she loves nothing more than seeing people enjoy her creations. Her wit and sense of humour make her a joy to work with.




Anne has always loved to cook and eat great food. Her husband calls the kitchen her “happy place”. She has three children, four step children, and three grandchildren who are the loves of her life. Having an autoimmune disease and three children with epilepsy, Anne knows how important good nutrition and healthy meals are. She loves to cater for people with special needs and understands how important this is. Anne is witty and charming, and always puts others first. Food brings people together. It creates joy and most of all, can nourishes our bodies for good health. Helping others to eat wholesome nourishing foods is Anne’s passion. She loves nothing more than seeing someone enjoy a good meal that she has helped to create.

Could this be you?


We are looking for passionate cooks with a heart to serve. If you fit the bill then get in touch.



East Melbourne

Belinda is a married mum of two small humans. After a yoga class on the weekend, she loves to cook delicious home cooked meals from scratch. She enjoys the fragrance of all the herbs and spices when frying, and the magic smell when you are baking a chocolate cake in the oven. She is excited to be able to bring her love of making good, tasty, nutritious food to support other families in her community. She loves nothing more than seeing people happy and well-fed, and she hopes to be able to help many people through her work.


West Gippsland

Emily is a one kid 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!



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.


Outer South Melbourne

Mana is the mother of 4 active adult/teenagers. She has been on a wellness journey for 12 years so health and nutrition is a passion. She loves to be able to cook from scratch knowing what is going into meals without nasties. Mana wants to be able to help others in bringing wholesome food into our community. #Elev8Yourself – lifting you up by inspiring,encouraging to better health and happinness.

Central Melbourne

Coming Soon

South Australia



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!


Western 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.


Western Adelaide

Nat is a wife and a mum to two busy kids! Coming from a corporate background, she found no time for her 1 year old and run of the mill household activities. She decided to start a party planning and catering business. She love to plan, cook, help people and make them happy. In 2018 she immigrated from South Africa to the land of milk and honey and had to sell her business! Her children have busy sports schedules and with no family support to help cart them about. She considered starting another business here and thought of going into people’s homes and cooking for them, but very quickly realised the law’s and regulations were so different from her home country and sadly put this on the back burner… then came across I HATE COOKING and first thought, what a catchy name and then thought, wait this is what she had been looking for! The kitchen is her happy place and feeding people makes her heart sing… She is regularly teased about cooking for an army – She’s excited to be on this journey!


North Eastern Adelaide

Linda has been a Mum for 19 years, and considers this role her greatest priority and most important life achievement. She is very familiar with the demands of managing a large family on a daily basis.
Linda has had an interest in cooking and creating in the kitchen since watching her Mum make scones for the 19 children who lived in their home.
In her early teens, Linda made pocket money selling cupcakes. (Her record was 12 dozen cupcakes in one day). 
Linda is passionate about helping individuals and families find ways to increase their health and wellbeing through the availability of nourishing home-made food. 


North Eastern Adelaide

Deb realised her food passion when she started working for an International cake manufacturing company in Brisbane 10 years ago. From there her love of all things “food” has grown, along with her cooking skills and being in the kitchen is her happy place. A self-confessed “preserving nut” Deb loves to create pickles, chutneys, jams and preserve all the goodness from the garden & farmers markets. She also makes her own cheese, yoghurts, butter, mayo and nut milks. With so much of todays food processed, Deb believes we need to get back to whole foods, build sustainable food sources and enjoy what nature intended us to. Her satisfaction in this area is driven by helping others in their gardens, exploring different tastes, textures and helping others move out of their everyday comfort zones by getting back to basics. She loves cooking for others, sharing tips, recipes and enjoys creating healthy affordable meals that pack in the flavour.



Port Lincoln

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.


Port Lincoln

Karyn has cooked her way across a number of Australian states and now resides in beautiful Port Lincoln, SA. You’ll often find her volunteering somewhere in her community, sharing her love of cooking. Karyn’s passion for healthy, homemade, nutrient-dense food combined with her background in Educational Psychology create an exceptional foundation for our Cook, Eat, Repeat program. 
Karyn’s experience in providing delicious and nutritious catering for small and large groups means that she is the perfect person to engage for your next Full or Mini Cook. 
As Mum to four amazing humans (who keep her days full of activity and her soul full of joy and laughter), Karyn understands the importance of making opportunities to share good food together and the delicate balance required to invest your time wisely in those that you love. She is looking forward to meeting you soon!

Western Australia



Rockingham / Baldivis / Mandurah

Hannalie is an AMAZING baker and alongside her I Hate Cooking Business, she also runs a successful cake business. So if you are looking for delicious home made meals or a cake for a special occasion, Hannalie has the skills to help you out.



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.



Stacey loved to cook from scratch from an early age. Since having 2 young children, she has discovered that her family has many food intolerances, so she has become savvy at substituting ingredients with what she has in the cupboard. She also enjoys bulk cooking as a form of relaxation, which might be considered crazy to some, but for her, following a recipe is calming. She can’t wait to share this passion and to create great healthy meals for other families.


Perth North Metro

Kerrie is a grandmother of 9 and passionate cook with over 45 years of experience feeding the family and a heart to serve.
With family members with various severe food allergies including Nuts and Coeliac, Kerrie is a fabulous new additional our team in the Northern suburbs of Perth.


Bunbury & Busselton

Nga (with a silent G) is an accomplished cook, with a passion for plant based food. She can create a menu suitable for just about any way of eating from her repitoire of personal recipes. Nga does a couple of days a week in Bunbury but spends the balance of her time in beautiful 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.



Rox is practically famous in Geraldton. You already know how well she cooks. 

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