Do you need to find a permanent chef quickly?
Choose I Need A Chef’s recruitment agency - we’ll take care of the hard work for you!
When you need a full-time chef, our hospitality recruitment agency creates tailored job listings.
We’ll connect you with the most suitable candidates to permanently fill your vacancies.
Need an Executive Chef ? Head chef? A Sous chef ? We connect you with experienced hospitality staff in a range of roles. We’ll connect you with skilled candidates from our talent pool!
Worried a new hire won’t “click” with your kitchen? Each of our staff are initially employed on a contract basis, giving you the confidence to make sure they’re right for the role.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels - it doesn’t matter what type of hospitality business you run. If it involves food, we’ve probably placed a chef there at some stage!
Let’s face it, hiring staff can be well down the list of the most profitable things you can do with your time. In fact, if you have a position vacant in your kitchen, it’s likely already costing you!
Luckily for you, I Need A Chef can save you both time and money by meeting your needs quickly and effectively.
Since 2010, I Need A chef has gained a reputation for supporting the industry’s leading chefs by finding them talented and passionate individuals to match their ambitions.
The hospitality sector has evolved rapidly over the past decade and I Need A Chef has been at the forefront, supporting the industry’s elite expansion.
We have gained trust by listening to our clients' and candidates' needs whilst delivering a bespoke service throughout the recruitment process.
Your kitchen can’t operate without a skilled and experienced team working it.
I Need A Chef has always been there for me, if I'm in need of full time work or casual. They have a great network of places to work. A great opportunity to become a well rounded versatile chef.
Great team to work with, they fitted shifts around my life and even through the quiet period, I still had plenty of work. Gave me long placements interstate and supported me when I found a permanent position on the coast. Can't recommend highly enough.
Whether it's an executive chef, head chef, catering staff or kitchen porter, I Need A Chef offers a unique try-before-you-buy system for permanent staff.
We know that sometimes an applicant isn’t always a perfect fit for your kitchen, which is why all of our permanent staff are initially offered on a contract basis.This gives you the opportunity to trial our applicant on a temporary basis (i.e. employed by I Need A Chef).
Thanks to this system, you can trial new staff completely risk-free - if you feel things aren’t working out, you’re free to walk away, no harm no foul.
When a vacant position arises, we'll display your ad on our nationwide jobs board free of charge. In addition to Internet advertising, we'll undertake specific searches from our extensive database to filter and target the right candidates for your needs.
All prospective candidates are required to complete our own rigorous interview with an interviewer who has plenty of their own hospitality experience, and undergo a thorough reference checking process before they're put forward.
We have hundreds of hospitality staff looking at our site everyday, meaning there’s also a constant stream of high-quality candidates just waiting to apply to your kitchen!
If you're happy with the applicant and wish to employ them on a permanent basis, just tell us and our team will sit down with you and the applicant to negotiate permanent ongoing employment.
I Need A Chef covers all areas of permanent hospitality employment including: senior level chefs, chefs, catering assistants and kitchen hands.
For more information about our permanent pricing structure, contact I Need A Chef today!
Leave us a resume - you'll be glad you did!
Our jobs board is frequently updated with exciting new opportunities for chefs just like you. And that includes permanent part-time and full-time roles.
Whether you’re a seasoned kitchen veteran looking for a change in scenery or a starry-eyed newbie with aspirations of becoming the next Auguste Escoffier, we've got a position for you.
Here's how it works:
All our staff have been vetted via a thorough interview and induction process to ensure they're ready to work. Our consultants are hospitality veterans themselves, and know what questions to ask.
Your hospitality business is unique - and so are our solutions. Each permanent job listing is tailored to suit your hospitality business, the cuisine you make and the unique culture in your kitchen.
Recruiting a new chef can take time. We use the latest technologies in recruitment, staff scheduling and management to make sourcing a permanent addition to your roster as effortless as possible.