Melbourne: 1300 934 910Sydney: 1300 984 835Brisbane/Gold Coast: 1300 984 716

About Us

Owned and operated by hospitality professionals. We love this industry and the people in it.

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The Best in the Business

Temporary, permanent and personal solutions 

A premier hospitality agency with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, I Need A Chef offers temporary and permanent recruitment for both front- and back-of-house operations.  

With a young, personal and modern approach to hospitality recruitment, we draw on our knowledge of the latest technologies when it comes to all aspects of kitchen management. We're proud to have some of the largest clients in the hospitality and events sector, yet we also retain our personal and extremely responsive service. Our consultants are contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As well as being versed in the needs of our clients, I Need A Chef are equally dedicated to the welfare and happiness of our employees. Prior to being placed, our employees are subject to stringent interviews that screen all applicants and determine if they possess the appropriate skill sets applicable to the role.

Our clients are some of the most demanding and highly regarded establishments within the hospitality industry. We're justifiably proud of being able to offer our clients a team of professional, fully-qualified hospitality and event staff who are not only capable, but are respectful and pleasant to work with.

Whilst our offices are based in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we can send staff to the furthest reaches of Australia. We have a database full of hospitality professionals who can board a plane and be in any state on short notice.

Whether you're an employer looking to get out of a tight spot or recruit permanently, or a chef or front-of-house professional looking for a fresh challenge or new position, I Need A Chef offers an efficient, uncomplicated and personal service.

We can provide long-term and short-term solutions for all areas of hospitality.

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In a tight spot? I Need A Chef understands because we’ve been there.

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We can save you both time and money by meeting your staffing needs quickly and effectively.

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Take the stress out of entertaining and let one of our chefs do the hard work for you!

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Wait/Bar Staff

If it's front-of-house staff you require, please visit our sister site I Need Event Staff.

Why choose us as your hospitality agency?

Owned and operated by hospitality professionals, we love this industry and the people in it.

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Cost effective

Excellent temporary rates and the best pricing structure for permanent placements in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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All our staff have been vetted via our interview and induction process to ensure they're ready to work.

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Latest Technologies

We use the latest technologies in recruitment, staff scheduling and management.

250,000+ shifts covered Australia wide

Just some of our fabulous clients.