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Temporary Chef Agency

Temporary Chefs

Has a crucial part of your kitchen team gone on leave? Do you need temp chefs for an upcoming event or function?

It doesn’t matter whether your hospitality business specialises in,catering, casual dining or fine dining - our temporary chefs effortlessly fit into your kitchen and can get to work immediately.

Demo Chefs

Need experienced chefs to oversee a workshop or class?

We can connect you with experienced hospitality professionals who are keen to share their experience and knowledge with your eager attendees and students!

Catering assistants / Kitchen hands

Catering assistants and kitchen hands are the backbone of any kitchen, responsible for preparing ingredients, general cleaning, performing errands and more.

If you need an extra pair of hands to help out in your kitchen, we suggest getting in touch with I Need A Chef, ASAP. In addition to chefs, we can provide a wide variety of temporary kitchen staff, ranging from dishies, to expo and everything in between.

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In a tight spot? Find temporary event, kitchen, and wait staff today!

Hospitality can be a high-pressure environment. Absences or short-staffing can make running your kitchen and keeping up with customers a real challenge!

I Need A Chef understands what that feels like because we've been there!

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Why Choose Us As Your Hospitality Agency

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

Cost Effective

Cost Effective

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

Cost Effective

Full Induction Process

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

Cost Effective

Latest Technologies

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

As hospitality professionals, we have a unique insight into what hospitality businesses like yours want in a staff member. We’re driven to help you get the right person for the job!

Why choose us for temporary chefs and wait staff?

Our team knows first-hand how difficult it can be to keep up with demand when you don’t have a full kitchen.

We’ve lived that experience - and having lived it, we’re determined to help you avoid it.

Our goal is simple: to help you avoid the stress and pressure that arises when your kitchen is a couple people short.

Thanks to our huge pool of experienced hospitality staff, we can fill any spot in your business, from head chef all the way to floor staff.

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Temporary kitchen staff solutions

Every role in the kitchen is important - an absence anywhere in the kitchen can leave you in a tight spot.

Our temporary kitchen staff services go beyond chefs, and extend to every role in the kitchen. If you need an extra pair of hands to get you through a busy period or help get your business back on track, we can help.

In addition to fully qualified chefs, we can also match you with a range of other temporary staff solutions, including:

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Interstate and fly in-fly out placements

With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Newcastle, we're able to send staff to the furthest reaches of Australia.

Our database full of hospitality professionals with varying degrees of skills and specifications who, at short notice, can board a plane and be in any state in a matter of days.

We currently has temporary chefs all over Australia. Our staff have found themselves working in 5-star resorts in tropical Queensland, pubs in Tasmania, on mining contracts in Western Australia, and everything in between.

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Looking for temporary chef jobs?

Join I Need A Chef today - you won’t regret it!

  • Looking to break free of the grind and find more flexible work?
  • Need temp work to supplement your income?
  • Sick of being pigeonholed into one specific type of cuisine or menu?
  • Want to try out other parts of the hospitality industry?

Working as a temporary chef offers the ultimate in freedom and flexibility, allowing you to work around your life - we believe that you should work to live, and not the other way around!

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Just some of our fabulous clients

350,000+ Shifts Covered Australia Wide
350,000+ Shifts Covered Australia Wide
We believe we have one of the best call out rates for chefs and kitchen staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, yet we remain open to discussing different pricing structures that work for your establishment .

Make an Enquiry Call 1300 934 910

If you later decide you would like to take one of our staff on permanently, we also offer the best price structure in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.