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Experienced • Innovative • Creative

Private Chefs

Our PRIVATE CHEFS

We’ve teamed up with some of Australia’s best chefs to deliver food experiences that push boundaries and engage the senses.

Our 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.

OUR PRIVATE CHEF TEAM

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.

FIND YOUR PERSONAL CHEF

Choosing a private chef is just as important as choosing a menu. 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…

Meet our most popular 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

Private Chef Robert Morales

Sebastian Pile

He’s cooked for Bill Clinton and met Jackie Chan while catering his film shoot for Bleeding Steel. Sebastian is used to cooking for the elite, serving up sophisticated cuisine that comes with a side of humour. If you’re looking for impeccable presentation in each dish as well as a bit of fun and banter, then Sebastian is your man.

Chef Sebastian Pile

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.

Private Chef Winston Zhang

Sailesh Vala

Sailesh is CHEFIN’s very own Heston. With a specialty in cooking Indigenous Maori foods, Sailesh is another one of our chefs who is deeply fond of foraging for fresh, local ingredients. Sailesh won’t just serve you a plate of food, he’ll create a work of art with the ingredients and transform your eating experience. If you’re looking for food that’s different, cooked with creativity & love, and blows away your senses, Sailesh has you covered.

Sailesh Vala

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.

Private Chef - Chris Siktars

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?

If you’d like to have one of our personal chefs come and cook for you in your home, office, event, or anywhere, drop us a line here. We’ll connect you with your private chef so the two of you can start talking catering, food, ingredients, and menus!

Our chefs are available for any and all catering experiences. Home chefs, restaurant chefs, corporate chefs, event chefs, last minute chefs, and everything in-between. You ask, and we deliver!

NEED HELP CHEFIN?

Need some help finding the right chef for your particular catering job? Easy! Just get in touch with the CHEFIN team and we’ll talk about your requirements. After discussing what kind of cuisine or vibe you’re going for, we’ll connect you with the most suitable personal chef for the job.

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A dedicated Account Manager will take care of your event.

Enquire now! Taste it!

Join our team

Feel like you have what it takes to be a top CHEFIN personal chef? We’re always on the lookout for passionate, talented, and creative chefs to join our team. Our ideal private chef would be:

  • Highly experienced & dedicated to the culinary arts,
  • Full of personality and creativity,
  • Ready to be a part of the dining experience,
  • Seriously in love with good food!

Sound like you’ve got what it takes? We’d love to see what you have to offer! Put through your pitch on our Chefs Sign Up page here, and we’ll bring you in for a chef’s audition. This is your chance to showcase your skills, creativity, and best dishes in front of CHEFIN’s social foodie club. If you impress, you’ll be in and ready to take on CHEFIN’s catering and culinary experiences for yourself!

Click here to check the onboarding process and join CHEFIN!

Why CHEFIN

= A GOOD TIME

  • You get your very own private chef to prepare a custom meal,
  • Your personal chef will source the freshest local ingredients on the day of your event, and arrive one hour early to prepare the deliciousness,
  • You’ll have a friendly & professional team welcoming your guests to your awesome breakfast, lunch, or dinner experience,
  • Your private chef will cook each meal right before your eyes, and personally serve and explain each gourmet course,
  • You’ll get to hear the stories and secrets behind each dish (and take home some recipes!),
  • When the experience is over, your chef will clean up and leave everything completely spotless.