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


Providing Temporary Chefs, Demo Chefs, Catering Assistants and Kitchen Hands Australia Wide.

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In A Tight Spot?

I Need A Chef understands because we've been there. We recognise the pressure of kitchen staff absentees and know not every establishment needs a fully manned kitchen brigade all of the time. We also recognise every outlet 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!

Temporary Chef Solutions

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! All our chefs are fully qualified and have been through our rigorous interview and recruitment process.

Temporary Kitchen Staff Solutions

If a fully qualified chef isn't what you're looking for, we can happily provide you with demonstration chefs, catering assistants and kitchen hands, or just that extra pair of hands to get you through a busy period or help get your business back on track.

Interstate and Fly In Fly Out Placements

With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast we're able to send staff to the furthest reaches of Australia. We have a database full of hospitality professionals who, at short notice, can board a plane and be in any state in a matter of days. With varying degrees of skills and specifications, we currently have staff working in 5 star resorts in tropical Queensland, pubs in Tasmania and on mining contracts in WA. There's no part of Australia we can't get to. Speak to us today regarding short- and long-term fixed rate contracts!

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 – contact I Need A Chef for details.

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.

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.