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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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:
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!
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.