Need Hospitality staff in Melbourne? INAC Hospitality is a people-powered agency providing outstanding client-first service placing permanent and temporary talent across a broad range of industries.

Contact Details

INAC blue mobile
After Hours

0499 995 532

INAC blue map

1 Alfred Place South Melbourne VIC 3205

Chef Agency Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation as Australia’s foodie capital, in large part thanks to the talented chefs that live and work here.
The problem for hospitality businesses?
Finding these passionate chefs!

Whether you need catering staff or experienced senior chefs, we’ve got a range of hospitality staffing options to fill any need…

I Need A Chef is a licensed chef agency in Melbourne that will put you in contact with the best chefs and kitchen staff. We offer a range of temporary and permanent staffing solutions for hospitality businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Run by hospitality veterans, we’re familiar with the kitchen hustle, and know how stressful it can be when you’re trying to find an amazing new chef.

Most importantly, we know what you’re looking for in a chef, whether it’s a temporary position or a permanent one. As such, we’re much pickier than other agencies – your business deserves the best, after all!

It doesn’t matter which part of Victoria your business is based in, or the type of cuisine you specialise in – if you need a position in your kitchen filled, we can fill it.

Read more

Chef For Hire Melbourne

i need a chef recruitment agency australia

Temp Chefs Melbourne

The kitchen can get hectic during busy periods, or when a vital member of staff calls in sick or applies for leave.

I Need A Chef is committed to getting you through such periods, helping you come out the other side with our range of tailored temporary chef solutions.

i need a chef kitchen staff

Private Chefs Melbourne

Ensure your guests and attendees get the best culinary experience with one of our private chefs.

With a professional chef looking after the cooking at your event, you’ll have more time to socialise and play the role of host and fresher food to enjoy!

i need a chef permanent staff

Permanent Chefs Melbourne

Looking to quickly scale up? Don’t have time to filter through applications, conduct interviews and organise trial shifts? Let us take all the work of hiring off your hands.

We connect you with experienced chefs who bring years of experience and a passion for food to your hospitality business – all without having to lift a finger yourself!

i need a chef permanent chef Melbourne

Chef Recruitment Melbourne

Looking for a job? We make finding hospitality jobs in Melbourne easy!

If you’re interested in temporary work, want extra shifts to supplement your income, or are ready for an opportunity to shift to a more flexible work routine, we want to hear from you!

Agency work might be just what you’re looking for. Instead of being tied down to a roster, you’ll have the freedom to pick and choose what shifts you pick up.

When you register with us, you’ll enter your availability and preferred shifts in addition to staples like your experience, qualifications and specialities.

Once you’ve completed our application process, we’ll loop you in when we receive requests for jobs and placements that fit around your lifestyle or schedule. You’ll have the freedom to accept or decline as you please.

We guarantee great placements that match your skill set, as well as competitive rates and plentiful opportunities.

It really is that simple!

Read more

Hospitality Agency Melbourne

We don’t just supply chefs – our services cover all sorts of hospitality positions, including all sorts of cafe and restaurant staff…

One of the things that sets us apart from other agencies in Melbourne is our ability to provide staff for all businesses and positions – that’s why we refer to ourselves as a hospitality agency, and not a chef agency!

Some of the other roles we can fill include:

INAC Melbourne Office Hospitality Agency

Can’t see what you need?

Get in touch with our hospitality agency in Melbourne today!

Recent Testimonial

Just a note again to thank you for your efforts over the last few months, it’s always a pleasure to work with the INAC team and I know I can trust you to deliver exactly what I need – which is exactly what you done over the last weeks Spring Carnival Period. From my end, nothing is ever a bother for you even when there’s last minute changes or requests and check in ran extremely smoothly.
It is with immense gratitude and admiration that I reach out to express our heartfelt appreciation for your outstanding efforts during the preparation and execution of the Caulfield Cup Carnival race week. Your partnership and the hard work of your staffing teams were integral to the remarkable success of the event, and I’d like to highlight the outstanding achievements of the three unforgettable race days.

Aussie Farmers Direct hired a couple of chefs for an event Ride2Work day. Chef Matt & Pip came to work with us for a few hours and absolutely excelled. They were both so professional and really made an effort to talk and interact with customers. This behavior came so naturally that copious amounts of people were asking if they worked for Aussie Farmers Direct. We will definitely be doing business again.

Thank you for making the event a success!

We have used #ineedachef for 8-years. They have helped us out with vol. and staff shortages so many times. They always send great Chefs and have an understanding of our regional requirements. They are such a valuable asset for us, and provide peace of mind for the rest of our kitchen team, because they know we are going to get great Chefs everytime.
We recently had a function and engaged the services of a Chef and waiting staff from I Need a Chef. It took all the stress and hassle out of organising our dinner. The Staff were fantastic at engaging with the guests and the food was served hot and on time. The I Need a Chef booking team were efficient and professional. Would definitely use again.
Caroline was unbelievably amazing, sourcing me a wait person at less than 24 hours notice. Not only was the communication excellent, the person that she sent was fantastic – very personable and professional. Caroline, I can’t thank you enough, you did a brilliant job!

I signed up with I need a chef in August 2018 after working in my own business for 7 years. Since then I have been kept very busy at great venues and have worked alongside some fantastic chefs who have now become friends. Would highly recommend these guys, they have a great reputation amongst their clients and in the industry, I wish I’d joined them years ago!

Honestly one of the best companies i have worked for. Great Hours and work opportunity with fantastic management and a fun team. I am looking forward to coming back and working for I Need A Chef again. Highly recommend to anyone who like a change of work environment.

Started with INAC last year. 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.

Need hospitality staff anywhere in Australia?

With 5 offices across the Eastern Seaboard and more coming soon. INAC Hospitality can also send staff to the farthest corners of Australia.

Homepage Map

INAC Map img
Sydney Brisbane Melbourne Gold Coast Adelaide Perth Newcastle


Level 2 / Suite 3 2-12 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010


Suite 18/Level 14, 167 Eagle Street, Brisbane City, Brisbane, QLD 4000


1 Alfred Place, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Gold Coast

75/15 Victoria Ave, Broadbeach, Goldcoast QLD 4218


Coming Soon


Coming Soon


Level 1/239 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300