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Private Chefs

Over 250 private chefs in Australia

Meet some of the best chefs this country has to offer. To date, we have onboarded 250 private chefs in these locations:

📍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

These private chefs are obsessed with food. They’re creative, passionate, and driven to consistently explore new food concepts and ideas. They’re always discovering new and obscure ingredients, special techniques, and intriguing ways to present their foods. They want to engage people’s senses, to spark conversation, to leave a mark on your memory.

We think it’s unfair to keep highly creative and dedicated chefs in the kitchen at the back of the restaurant. They should be at the forefront, showing off their creations and interacting with the diners that will eat them. That’s why we’re reintroducing the chef as part of the dining experience. Meet our chefs, get a feel for their food and personalities, and let them take you on an unforgettable food journey.

HOW CHEFIN WORKS

1. Select a dining style

Select the dining style of your 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 Chef

Once a booking is reserved, an algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the best-matched 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 is fully exclusive to your event.

4. Enjoy the Art of Dining

The chef will arrive 1.5 hours beforehand with all ingredients and begin preparing. The only thing you need to do is sit down, relax and enjoy!

THE ART OF DINING JOURNEY, HERE BEGINS

First, CHOOSE A Dining Style

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3-Course Fine Dining Meal

A fine dining 3 course meal will be designed by your private Chef
$195.00per person Inc of GST, minimum 8 people
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Full Course Meal

Includes a premium fine dining 5-course meal: 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert
$245.00per person, minimum 7 people Inc of GST

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RESERVE A PACKAGE IN 3 EASY STEPS: 1. SELECT A PACKAGE, 2. ENTER EVENT DETAILS, 3. SECURE PAY ONLINE.

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Why hire a Private Chef through CHEFIN?

= Art of Dining

  1. Art of Dining Quality Money-Back Guarantee: CHEFIN is trusted by Australia’s Fortune 500 Companies; top vetted Private Chefs have served more than 60,000 satisfied customers across Australia, fully customised menus for any dietaries.
  2. Cuisines Variety, Always On service Availability: With CHEFIN you get access to the largest pool of local private chefs in Australia; a guarantee for the best availability of Chefs and dining Experiences & the largest choice of cuisine & menus.
  3. Transparency through Technology & Excellence: Your event is managed through sophisticated proprietary software; from booking to menu design to payments; CHEFIN takes care of all the details completely safe & secure; No hidden costs.
  4. Safe & Secure service for your Health & Money: Every chef is screened thoroughly with CHEFIN proprietary process & systems; money is held in a trust account until after the event; everyone is protected by a $20mill public liability insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Private Chef cost in Australia?

CHEFIN provides the art of dining experiences to Australian food lovers. The price is similar to a fine dining restaurant with the benefits of your very own chef and tailored menu. We have a variety of available packages from cocktail canape packages that cost $55 per person to 3-course meals that cost $185 per person, and 5-course meals that cost $225 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 250 onboarded Private Chefs in Australia provide over 20 world cuisines from the east to 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 then identify and match you with the best-suited Chef who will tailor a menu for you. On the day, your 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 250 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 fulfil every single guest’s request. On a very unlikely occasion, even if your assigned chef has to cancel your event, we could still arrange an alternative 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 Chefs in your location. You will be presented a choice of Chefs, though during busy periods/last minute bookings you will be assigned a Chef to work with. Once a chef is chosen, she/he will customise 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 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 are included in your event booking. If you have reserved a waitstaff with us, the team could help you with table setting before the service.

Meet our signature private chefs

Robert Morales

Born in California, raised in Texas, Robert now calls Sydney home. With a deep awareness of nature & its abundance of foods, Robert is a rare kind of chef who forages for ingredients from the wild. If you’re looking for a unique experience that has you learning a little bit more about your food, Rob is the perfect match. Read more about Chef Robert Morales

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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 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 chef with tonnes of innovation and passion.

Chris Siktars

He started his cheffing career learning traditional Hungarian foods from his grandma, and now Chris is nationally recognised for his simplistic, produce-focused cuisine that’s packed with flavour. No fancy bits & bobs or confusion of the palate. Just quality food and flavours. 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.

ALL CHEFIN PRIVATE CHEFS ARE VETTED

Hailing from top restaurants both in Australia around the world, each of our private chefs has been handpicked for their dedication, talents, and culinary wizardry. They’re passionate about quality cooking, technique, and providing incredible service. They’re dedicated to sourcing premium ingredients, cooking with love and soul, and making eating a time to connect.

There’s no culinary challenge our premium personal chefs can’t handle. Highly skilled and ready to tackle any job no matter the size or cuisine, each of our private chefs has their own unique twist on cooking. With different educations, backgrounds, histories, and specialties, each chef has their own edge that’s inspired by their experiences and individual tastes.

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THE STANDARD OF DINING EXPERIENCES

At CHEFIN, one of our core values is to reintroduce the chef as part of the culinary experience. Chefs are there to do more than just cook and serve food. They add to the atmosphere and social aspect of dining, they educate guests on ingredients and different cuisines, and they take on the role of being a great host.

Read through our chefs’ bios and get hungry! Your chef will be working with you to craft your mouth-watering customised menu, so pay attention…

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