Keep Your Kitchen Running Smoothly With The Right Kitchen Staff

No fast-paced kitchen can operate without the assistance of skilled staff!

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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We are Hospitality People

All our consultants are hospitality specialists with first hand experience in the food and beverage industry

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In-person Interviews

We believe in the power of face-to-face interactions. Every staff member undergoes a thorough in-person interview before being made ready for placement

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Latest Tech + People

Combination of innovative technology and human support to deliver exceptional and seamless results for our clients

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Skills Testing

For roles that require specific skills, we conduct in house skill tests to ensure suitability

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Fully Licensed

INAC Hospitality is Fully licensed Labour hire provider and corporate member of the RCSA

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Compliance Management

We take compliance seriously. Our cutting-edge software allows us to set mandatory and client-specific compliances

What Kind Of Duties Can Our Kitchen Staff Perform?

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Basic food preparation

Your chefs are an important resource – you don’t want them spending too much time making sandwiches or peeling potatoes.

Our kitchen staff are qualified to handle food and have a keen eye for presentation and portioning.

They can manage basic food preparation tasks, allowing your chefs to keep their focus on creating magic in the kitchen.

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Plate ups

Taste is just one of the factors that influences the food experience – presentation is the other.

When hiring, we take great care to choose efficient and versatile workers who share our passion for good food and meal presentation.

Our roster of kitchen staff includes experienced catering assistants who ensure your dishes look the part, and that your kitchen’s rhythm is maintained.

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If you need help keeping the flow of fresh ingredients coming, why not engage one of our kitchen staff?

Each of our kitchen staff are selected for their efficiency and ability to work under pressure – essential skills if you want to avoid running out of ingredients at the worst possible time.

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Kitchen setup

The last thing you want is for your kitchen to be unprepared for an early walk-in.

If you’re struggling to set up (or pack down) in a timely manner during the busiest period of the year, consider hiring a temporary catering assistant to get everything ready for the first customers.

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Cleaning duties

Each of our kitchen workers understand the importance of food hygiene, and work hard to keep your kitchen clean (and thereby avoid a health crisis).

Our temporary staff aren’t just efficient – they’re also unobtrusive, minimising the risk of avoidable accidents and pile-ups in the kitchen.

What Sorts Of Positions Can We Fill?

How our temporary kitchen staff can help you

INAC Hospitality understands what that feels like because we’ve been there!

Has your pantry hand applied for leave? Has a dishie accidentally cut themselves, stopping them from working? Need a spot filled urgently?

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Being a person down in the kitchen can be a nightmare, whether it’s the head chef, the kitchen assistant or dishwasher.

Just like you, we’ve seen what can happen when vital members of your kitchen team are missing:

  • Piles of unwashed dishes start to stack up
  • The kitchen’s flow is thrown off balance
  • Ingredients aren’t being prepared or re-stocked efficiently
  • Other staff having to pick up the slack, causing them more chaos and stress

It isn’t a pleasant experience, we know. Luckily, it’s also one that you won’t have to put up with when you call INAC Hospitality!

Our hospitality agency uses the latest in technology and streamlined processes to make hiring temporary kitchen staff as quick and effortless as possible. This is what allows us to respond to emergencies and fill last-minute sickies.

Each of our experienced kitchen hands can be dropped into just about any kitchen and immediately start working!


Let’s face it: hiring can be difficult. It can be time-consuming and stressful… and while this is going on, you’ll still have to look after the rest of your business in the meantime!

Interviews, paper work, reference check: all of this takes precious time – time you won’t always have.

As hospitality experts ourselves, we know how much work is on your plate. Even hiring a new dishwasher can be a lot of work. That’s why we make it our mission to take as much work off your shoulders as possible.

Our processes are streamlined, allowing us to provide kitchen staff with minimal input from your end.

We’ll look after interviewing, reference checks and more – the only thing you’ll have to do is get in touch!

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A hospitality agency with a difference

Unlike other hospitality agencies, we’re owned and operated by industry veterans.

Our team has worked in hospitality our entire lives. We speak the language, understand how the kitchen operates, and importantly, know what to look for in good kitchen staff.

In short, we get it.

We have a unique insight into what hospitality businesses like yours need, and the type of chaos that can arise when you’re missing a crucial part of your kitchen staff.

More importantly, it also means that we’re the go-to choice if you’re looking for kitchen staff!

Our experience means that we have a deeper understanding of how your kitchen works, and what the best candidate looks like.

What’s more, we also understand how tight margins can be in hospitality, which is why we’ve crafted out payment schemes to reflect that!

Try before you buy

Our try before you buy policy doesn't just cover chefs - it extends to all of the positions we fill, including kitchen staff!

Their resume might sound great, but how can you be sure that it’ll translate into your kitchen?

It’s a problem that haunts anyone that’s looking to recruit – however, it’s especially important when it’s something as hands-on as kitchen work. Doubly so if you need a position covered over a longer period!

One person not pulling their weight in the kitchen can be a major problem. It can create bottlenecks, or force other kitchen workers to pick up the slack.

And it isn’t just chefs, either – a kitchen hand or food preparation worker who doesn’t meet your standards can drag down your team just as much.

We’ve all had nights where you’ve had to plate up using dishes that are still wet, or when you don’t have enough ingredients to fill orders.

That’s why we offer a try-before-you-buy policy if you need a temporary kitchen position filled.

Each of our permanent staff first goes through a trial period with you, allowing you to find out whether they’re a good fit for your kitchen.

Is the answer a resounding “Yes”? Great! Get in touch with us, and we’ll start the next process: hiring them permanently.

Bad fit? You’ll have the freedom to walk away, no dramas!

Hire Our Talent

We believe we have one of the best call out rates for Temporary staff in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and also open to discussing different pricing structures that work for you.

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 INAC Hospitality. 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 INAC Hospitality 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 INAC Hospitality 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 INAC Hospitality 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.

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