Melbourne / Interstate

Brisbane / Gold Coast


In a tight spot? I Need a Chef understand 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 off the time. We also recognise every outlet/cuisine is unique and may require a different level of expertise or personnel

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Hiring staff can be well down the list of the most profitable things you can do with your time. In fact if you have a position vacant in your business it is likely to be already costing you. That is why I Need a Chef can save you both time and money by meeting your needs quickly and effectively

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Want to spend less time in the kitchen, more time with your guests and avoid the expense of outside caterers? Take the stress out of entertaining and let one of our Personal Chefs do the hard work for you. Whether it's a dinner party, cocktail party, BBQ or even a child's birthday celebration let us worry about the cooking and cleaning!

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Hospitality Agency 

I Need a Chef is a hospitality recruitment agency with a difference. Owned and operated by chefs and hospitality professionals, we understand your needs because we've been there. If you're an employer looking to get out of a tight spot, recruit permanently or someone looking to host the perfect dinner party at home, I Need a Chef offers an efficient, uncomplicated and personal service. With excellent temporary rates and Melbourne/Brisbane's best pricing structure for permanent placements, when you ring us and say "I Need a Chef!" here's what you get.

Interstate and Fly in Fly out Placements

With offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast we can 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 is no part of Australia we can't get to!

Looking for a fresh challenge?

Let us help you find the right temporary or permanent work placement. If you're a Hospitality professional looking for a permanent placement or just looking to pick up a few extra hours by joining our team of temporary contractors/employees, then click here for further details. You can also take advantage of our nation wide Jobs Board which is continually updated with vacancies including management positions, chef jobs, kitchen jobs, wait staff, bar staff and baristas.

I need event staff

Please visit our sister site I Need Event Staff for specialised front of house and event staff solutions