All our consultants are hospitality specialists with first hand experience in the food and beverage industry
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
Combination of innovative technology and human support to deliver exceptional and seamless results for our clients
For roles that require specific skills, we conduct in house skill tests to ensure suitability
INAC Hospitality is Fully licensed Labour hire provider and corporate member of the RCSA
We take compliance seriously. Our cutting-edge software allows us to set mandatory and client-specific compliances
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How our temporary kitchen staff can help you
I Need A Chef 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?
Just like you, we’ve seen what can happen when vital members of your kitchen team are missing:
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 I Need A Chef!
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!
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!
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!
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.