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 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.

I need event staff

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