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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

Meet our Founder. Bek is a mum of 2 girls and has spent her whole life being prepared to bring this to you. She is married to a culinary critic (in home cooking) and if it makes it onto the menu it has been OK’ed by him.



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.


Brisbane/ Moreton

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



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.


Moreton Region

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.




Pine Rivers / Moreton

Keren loves to spend time in the kitchen, baking cakes and cooking delicious meals to share with her foodie husband. She started learning to cook as a very young child with her mum and has carried on this love of good, healthy food that is full of flavour. Keren likes to know what goes into her food and cooks from scratch whenever possible. She is very excited to be able to teach people how to cook for themselves or cook some delicious meals for you to make your life easier! 


Brisbane West

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.


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.


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.


Gold Coast

For Andrea, food is an important ‘connector’…to family and community.
Home-cooked food, prepared with care, is such an important part of good
health, physically and mentally. She has been passionate about providing
healthy, nutritious, and most importantly, great tasting meals for her
family, catering to specific needs such as food and sensory sensitivities
and elite athlete development, as her two boys grew from sporty children
into thriving young adults. Andrea is excited to be able to bring her love
of making good, tasty, nutritious food to support other families and
individuals in the Gold Coast community.  


Gold Coast

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!


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



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



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.



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.


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. 


Sunshine Coast

Linda has worked for I Hate Cooking on both sides of the country, returning from her stay in the far north of Western Australia and rejoining the team on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. As a coeliac, she has an excellent understanding of the gluten free way of eating and is looking foward to whipping up some tasty meals for you.


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.



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.



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!!



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!



Helen is an avid foodie, in the consuming and in the creating. She believes food can be used as a wonderful medium to walk beside and bless people as they cross our paths.



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.

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.


Wagga Wagga

More about Nicole coming soon.


Newcastle/Central Coast

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.



Whitney is a passionate cook and loves all things food. Cooking for others and teaching others to cook brings her joy. She is always playing with recipes to ensure they are flavourful and healthy. She is also experienced in modifying recipes to meet dietary needs such as, but not limited to, gluten free, dairy free and vegan. As a busy mum herself she know how valuable a freezer full of ready to eat meals and lunch box snacks can be. She looks forward to cooking for you or with you soon


Northern Beaches

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.

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.


Mt Annan/Camden

Bek is a working married mum to 3 hungry boys and has a passion for serving her family wholesome, home cooked food. She wants to be able to help others in her community to do the same.
Be it a gift voucher, a trial cook or a subscription – have Bek over to happily stock your freezer with meals you can have on the table in minutes!


North Sydney

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

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.




Kerrie is a wife and mother to 2 busy teenagers. She has worked in many different areas of the food industry over the past 20 years. She loves cooking and sharing great food with family and friends. Kerrie is looking forward to offering the I Hate Cooking services to the Canberra community.

Could this be you?


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




Gaye is passionate about cooking wholesome nutritious food. She has a wealth of experience as she’s cooked for her 4 children and now 5 grandchildren. She has also enjoyed working in a commercial kitchen for the last 14 years. Her other passion is gardening. Gaye has a wonderful vege patch with lots of fresh produce and is looking forward to sharing her love of cooking to contribute to the local community.

Could this be you?


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



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.


South East Melbourne - Mornington

Kristina is a passionate home cook, qualified in nutrition and personal training.  Kristina’s passion lies in working with clients to promote balanced and wholefood eating.  Taking a non-diet approach to wellness and nutrition, Kristina loves cooking nourishing food for clients that is not only satisfying to health but most importantly, tastes delicious.  Well versed in cultural cuisine options, Kristina’s passion for both wellness and nutrition is well known among friends and family as they have experienced this first hand in her own home.  Kristina looks forward to working with clients to provide healthy, tasty meals, as well as educate them on the benefits of eating whole foods for health and general overall well-being.  Kristina has an understanding of food sensitivities and allergies, as she also manages these within her own family.  Being a busy mother, Kristina understands the necessity of having nourishing and flavoursome food that the whole family can enjoy.


East Melbourne

Lochie has worked in kitchens as a chef since he finished high school. He loves everything about food, especially the creative side to it!
After running a few kitchens he decided that the restaurant life was no longer for him and having more of a passion to use his skill set
in a way he can give back to the community.  He knew straight away, that I Hate Cooking was for him, having and passing on the knowledge
of making things from scratch is something he believes every individual can benefit from.
The feeling he get’s when he makes something for family and friends and it is loved all round, with smiling faces, is amazing.
Lochie is currently studying a diploma of community services and as a hard of hearing individual, plans to focus on learning
Auslan after he has completed his current studies. Lochie offers our COOK EAT REPEAT program in the East.


East Melbourne

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!



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 East Melbourne

More about Lisa coming soon.


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.


East Melbourne

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. 

Mornington Peninsula

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.


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. 


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.

Western Australia



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.



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.


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

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.



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.

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