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.
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 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.
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!
As hospitality professionals ourselves, we recognise the pressure that comes with kitchen staff absentees.
We’ve seen first hand how difficult it can be to run a kitchen understaffed, and how easy it is to fall behind when you don’t have a fully-staffed brigade behind you.
Whether it's a relief chef you require when you get that dreaded phone call saying “I can't come in” or a temporary chef to get your business through a busy period, I Need A Chef can help.
Our chefs have the skills to pay the bills, and are ready to dive right into your kitchen.
Each is fully qualified and have been through our rigorous interview and recruitment process. Before working for us, applicants are pre-screened by a consultant with plenty of hospitality experience of their own.
This also dramatically cuts down on the amount of usual vetting that comes with hiring a temporary chef. Our temporary chefs can start working in your kitchen sooner!
Owned and operated by hospitality professionals, we love this industry and the people in it.
Excellent temporary rates and the best pricing structure for permanent placements in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
All our staff have benn vetted via our interview and induction process to ensure they're ready to work.
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!
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.
Unlike other chef agencies, each temporary chef is carefully matched against your requirements. We’ll look beyond their availability, and take into consideration experience, specialty dishes, personality and most importantly, their philosophy regarding food.
All of which ensures your kitchen is staffed by temporary chefs and kitchen staff who know their stuff!
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:
We also understand that not every establishment needs a fully manned kitchen brigade all of the time. Outlets and cuisine are unique, and may require a different level of expertise or personnel.
At I Need A Chef, we have the right people for the right job, no matter the requirement!
Tell us what you need - we’ll get to work finding the right people to match the role you need filled.
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.
We believe we have one of the best call out rates for temporary chefs and kitchen staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Newcastle.
We’d love to discuss pricing structures that work for your establishment - so please get in touch with us for details.
There's no part of Australia we can't get to - speak to us today regarding short and long-term fixed rate contracts!
Join I Need A Chef today - you won’t regret it!
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!
Once you apply with us, you’ll work your way through a thorough interview process with a consultant with plenty of their own hospitality experience.
We’ll ask about your work history, experience, training and areas that you’d like to branch out into.
If we find a role that ticks all of your boxes, we’ll get in touch with the details. The choice to say “yes” or “no” is all yours.
Who knows, this temporary role might even lead to a permanent position!
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.