Experience the luxury and convenience of dining with Australia’s top private chefs, brought to your chosen venue. Our platform is where food lovers meet top chefs from all over Australia. They’re ready to turn any place you choose into a top-quality dining spot. Planning a small get-together, a large business event, or a unique celebration? Our chefs will make special menus just for you, keeping in mind what you like and what you can eat. They come from different backgrounds, so they can cook everything – from modern Australian dishes to exciting meals from around the world. Why choose ordinary when you can indulge in the extraordinary? Discover why more Australians are turning to private chefs for their culinary journeys.
WHY HIRE A PRIVATE CHEF THROUGH CHEFIN?
Art of Dining Quality Money-Back Guarantee – We guarantee the experience of your meals or your payment back. Trusted by Australia’s top 500 fortune companies, and served more than 90,000 satisfied customers across Australia. Read more…
Safety & Security – Every chef is screened thoroughly via detailed proprietary processes & systems; food safety is mandatory for handling your food; payment is held in a trust account until after the event; a $20mill public liability insurance protects everyone. Read more…
High-quality Ingredients – a process with three important pillars: Health, Environment, and Social Impact is applied when selecting your ingredients. Each source is hand-selected by our network of chefs and screened from CHEFIN for quality & assurance. Read more…
Dedicated Support at Every Step – a private concierge is always available to handle all your special requirements & needs and support you & the Chef with the CHEFIN proprietary software. A wonderful combination delivering great service and top customer satisfaction. Read more…
1. Select a dining style
Select the dining style of catering for your special event and the number of dishes you are after, eg. 3-course fine dining meal, cocktail canapes. Reserve here.
2. You will be matched with a Private Chef
Once a booking is reserved, an algorithm will take your menu preferences & match these with the best-matched professional chef in your area.
3. Design a menu together
Your private chef will custom-tailor a menu for you. Chefs LOVE to create dishes and every menu they construct and serve is fully exclusive to your special event only.
4. Enjoy the Art of Dining
Your Private Chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all ingredients and start preparing everything. The only thing you need to do is sit down, relax and enjoy!
Chef Manuel designed a spectacular menu! Nicole Dowling
The menu that Chef Manuel designed for us was spectacular. He took all dietary requirements into consideration when creating the menu.
Everyone enjoyed the experience and we will have Chefin again for our family Christmas in 2021.
Chefin team, and experience, were superb James
The entire Chefin team, and experience, were superb from start to finish. It made hosting a group of 15 a real joy, and gave us time to interact with our guests. As to the food and service, can’t say enough good. Thanks!
Dan was amazing! Barbara Turner
Dan was amazing! He produced a wonderful three-course meal for my sister’s 50th birthday celebration which surpassed all of our expectations and made the occasion one to truly remember. He went the extra mile and was absolutely lovely to have in our home. Thank you, Dan and Chefin. We will definitely be booking again in the future.
I really enjoyed the whole process Mike
I really enjoyed the whole process from beginning to end, I think we put together something really special and no one in Sydney can match it. Judging from the feedback I’m receiving, if we can do this again, we will more than double the patrons. I think we should and hope you guys are up for it. A very classy operation.
The Chefin Blindfold experience was amaaaaazing! Con, The Founder Lab
The Chefin Blindfold experience was amaaaaazing! Amazing Chef, 6-course dinner and blindfolds at the table it was bound to be a new experience. We loved the unique tastes and guided approach to enabling a mindful dinner experience and would recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun over dinner without the hassle.
The food presented was fantastic Grant Roe
Chef Laurent and his assistants were so friendly and very professional in every respect of the service they provided for our party. The food presented was fantastic and enjoyed by all. At the end of the night they left the kitchen so clean, you would not have known anyone had been there. Thanks so much for making my wife’s 60th a memorable occasion.
How much does a Private Chef cost in Australia?
CHEFIN provides the art of dining experiences to Australian food lovers. Private chef cost is similar to a fine dining restaurant with the benefits of your very own private chef and tailored menu. We have a variety of available packages from cocktail canape packages that cost $65 per person to 3-course meals that cost $195 per person, and 5-course meals that cost $245 per person. Check all CHEFIN PACKAGES here. The price may fluctuate on public holidays and last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular cuisines for Private Chef service in Australia?
On the CHEFIN platform, over 400 onboarded Private Chefs in Australia provide over 20 world cuisines from the East to the West. The diversity of cultural backgrounds and culinary interests shaped them into experts in different styles of cooking. The top 5 popular cuisines for Private Chef service in Australia are Modern Australian, French, Japanese, Italian, and South American.
What does a Private Chef service include in Australia?
Once a booking is confirmed, an algorithm will identify and match you with the best-suited private chef who will tailor a menu for you. On the day, your private chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all fresh ingredients, and begin preparing your dishes. Waitstaff arrives separately. The team will take care of all the food and drinks (as advised). After the event is over, the team will clean the kitchen and event area before leaving you to bask in the afterglow of a wonderful event. Drinks, tableware, and glassware can be arranged as add-on services.
Do you have a Private Chef available to cook for my event?
As a platform with more than 400 available chefs in Australia, we always have availability – or your money-back guarantee! Our team works relentlessly to ensure we have the largest selection of private chefs across the country and can fulfill every single guest’s request. On a very unlikely occasion, even if your assigned private chef has to cancel your event, we could still arrange an alternative private chef for you at the last minute. This is the power of a platform – peace of mind for your special occasions.
How can I hire a Private Chef?
Once a PACKAGE (dining style) is booked, CHEFIN’s sophisticated algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the available private chefs in your location. You will be presented with a choice of private chefs, though during busy periods/last-minute bookings, you will be assigned a private chef to work with. Once a private chef is chosen, she/he will customize a menu based on your special requests. A few rounds of menu revisions could be provided upon your feedback.
What do I need to prepare for a Private Chef service?
Not much to be honest. Your private chef will only need your assistance with a few small things. You need to prepare a space in your fridge (1-2 shelves), clear your kitchen bench, and introduce the private chef to the kitchen & dining areas. Depending on your booking you will need to prepare crockery/glassware/cutlery & set the table if no wait staff is included in your event booking. If you have reserved a waitstaff with us, the team could help you with table setting before the service.
We have some of the most talented chefs in the country on our team, including 400 private chefs who are ready to serve you in locations across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT, and TAS.
NSW – Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Port Macquarie, Orange, Byron Bay, Tamworth, Blue Mountains, Kiama, Nowra, Hunter Valley
ACT – Canberra
VIC – Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Mornington Peninsula
QLD – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Sunshine Coast
SA – Adelaide, Barossa, Lime Coast
WA – Perth, Broome, Margaret River
NT – Darwin, Alice Springs
TAS – Hobart, Launceston
ALL CHEFIN PRIVATE CHEFS ARE VETTED
At CHEFIN, we’re serious about the quality of our private chefs. We make sure every chef on our platform meets our high standards. Our strict screening includes a detailed background check, and we even taste their food to make sure they’re not only skilled, but also love what they do. We think our clients deserve the best, and that’s what we deliver. You can trust that every private chef you hire from CHEFIN has been carefully chosen to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.
MAXIMIZING YOUR INGREDIENT BUDGET
At CHEFIN, we’re all about great food and that starts with top-notch ingredients. We’re picky about what goes into our dishes, making sure every ingredient is the best it can be. We get our goods from trusted suppliers and local farmers who care about sustainable farming just as much as we do. Our chefs have a wide range of high-quality producers to choose from, so they can pick only the best for you. When we choose our ingredients, we focus on three things: their health benefits, their impact on the environment, and their social footprint.
Putting chefs at the center of the culinary experience
Chefs are not just cooks; they are the creative minds who bring art to the dining table. It’s time to pivot back to the heart and soul of the culinary experience – the chefs themselves. They are the ones who bring creativity, passion and expertise to the table. They not only create dishes but also tell stories through their food. Therefore, it’s essential to reintroduce chefs as the core of the culinary experience, placing them back at the center stage where they truly belong. Their skills, knowledge, and artistry should be the main focus. So let’s celebrate chefs, for they truly are the stars of the culinary world.
PERSONAL CHEF ROBERT MORALES
Born in California, and raised in Texas, private chef Robert now calls Sydney home. With a deep awareness of nature & its abundance of foods, Robert is a rare kind of professional chef who forages for ingredients from the wild. If you’re looking for a unique experience that have you learning a little bit more about your food, Rob is the perfect match. Read more about private chef Robert Morales.
PERSONAL CHEF WINSTON ZHANG
People who love to eat always make great chefs, and Winston is one of them. Originally from Shanghai, Winston’s love of food was born in Sydney thanks to its beautifully diverse selection of ingredients. Winston is a restaurant executive chef and private chef who lives, breathes, and eats food, with every moment of his waking life devoted to it. When he’s not cooking, he’s eating, and that’s what guarantees you a premium private chef with tonnes of innovation and passion.
PERSONAL CHEF CHRIS SIKTARS
He started his cheffing career learning traditional Hungarian foods from his grandma, and now private chef Chris is nationally recognized for his simplistic, produce-focused cuisine that’s packed with flavor. No fancy bits & bobs or confusion of the palate. Just quality food and flavors. If you’re a serious foodie who gets excited at the thought of obscure ingredients, unique dishes, and sustainable produce, then Chris will give you lots to boast about.