Pick when and where you cook
Get to know your customers
No boss hovers over you
Customers book you, pick from our menu, and make payment, all online.
Shop for groceries on the way to your customer's home.
Cook three nights of dinners in a 2+ hour appointment and clean up.
When you choose Dinner Elf to cook, you take a simple but intentional step to enjoy your career. You'll transform your customers' kitchens into a magical in-home meal experience, whipping up their favorite dishes plus kid-friendly backup options for busy evenings. Parents choose from our big menu of nutrient-rich, delicious meals personalized to their family’s needs.
We bring you customers, help you make good money, and allow you to focus on what you love most: cooking. With whiz-bang technology, wonderful support, and lots of experience (we started in 2014), you won't have to worry about a website, online scheduling, menu options, reminders, grocery lists, recipes, payments, sales tax, refunds, review requests, gift cards, insurance, food photography, and so much more. You just whip up home-cooked love. Not convinced? Read hundreds of 5-star reviews or watch videos from some of our chefs.
"Dinner Elf has brought me a lot of freedom. I don't like the 9-5 office job or doing the same thing every day. I get to choose when I want to work. The homes change on a daily basis. I love that aspect of it."
"It's a lot less stressful and the hours a lot more agreeable. It's interesting to meet new people, see different homes and get to know the families. Dinner Elf has also helped me learn more about the city."
Our chef-made menu is specially designed to be time-efficient, easily reheated, and yummy for customers. We use whole ingredients whenever possible. All recipes are tagged to acommodate customers with allergies.
Austin - Central
Cook in central Austin homes near MoPac and I-35, north of the river.
Austin - South
Cook in homes south of the river, including West Lake Hills, Bee Cave, and Circle C.
Austin - West
Cook in west Austin homes north of the river, like Lakeway and Steiner Ranch.
Austin - North
Cook in north suburb Austin homes in areas like Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Pflugerville.