REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO

BE A CHEF

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A private chef community that’s changing the game

CHEFIN’s mission is to improve the lives of chefs all across the globe. We aspire to live in a world where every chef feels empowered on their journey and has a clear path towards success as they see it. We figured the best way to help achieve this is by nurturing a community of chefs that provides guidance, support, career growth and guidance to fuel their individual careers. 

A smart food-tech platform is how it all happens. Every chef in the community is encouraged with a clear, individualised pathway to success through tailored jobs, peer support, and the chance to curate dining experiences with your own special flair. You no longer have to feel alone on your journey – together, we’re redefining what it means to be a chef.

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We provide guests who love what you do. 

You create the menus you love.

Why you’ll love working with CHEFIN

You’re a chef, and what you love most is creating incredible food and seeing the smiles on people’s faces while they eat it. But in today’s crowded and complex market, it isn’t easy to cut through and get new clients. We take the cost, time, and headache out of finding new bookings and put you straight in the hands of our industry experts – who’ll do it all for you. You don’t have to worry about marketing, customer service, and promotion, that’s what we do best. 

What it’s like to be a private chef for CHEFIN

Imagine this: you have the freedom to create the food you want and get recognition for it! No more hiding in the kitchens – you can meet and greet clients and be at the centre of the action. Don’t like late nights? Guess what, you can choose your own working hours and receive great pay for each shift. 

CHEFIN operates like a branch of your own business. We represent you as a chef, in the way you want to be represented, and bring customers to you. We find your unique edge and we market it, building your profile with great headshots, commissioning a professional copywriter to create a dazzling profile, collecting rave reviews, and building your brand and promoting you. 

Here are just some of the services you’re automatically entitled to as part of the CHEFIN Private Chef Community: 

  • Digital marketing & direct sales
  • Customer service
  • Procurement of staff, partners, and suppliers, and
  • Talent & profile management. 

The 5 key principles uniting CHEFIN Chefs:

Commitment to quality

As a private chef, you’re expected to demonstrate a great commitment to quality. This encompasses everything from choosing the best quality products and sourcing the finest ingredients out there, to the presentation of your dishes and the way you use ingredients. 

Mastery of flavour profiles & cooking techniques

You must be prepared to improvise and adjust your cooking style depending on the available resources you have for each event. Make the most of what you are given!

Unique personalities

To truly succeed as a private chef, you must stand out from the crowd and present your unique individual personality to the world. Every dinner you create is an exclusive experience for guests, and you are part of the show. You need to shine in your communication as well as your appearance, and every plate you serve should stand out and shout out to the world – “This is me!”

Sensational food

A truly special dish is one you never want to end. Our private chefs are committed to presenting each dish with a full harmony of flavours, structuring the menu to make guests want more and more. It’s all about creating something truly joyful to eat, every time.

Consistency

When you embody your private chef persona, people start to crave that same experience over and over. They want consistency, and you need to be able to demonstrate the same dedication and quality of cooking time and time again. To truly succeed as a private chef, your individual dishes and all your services should share harmonious qualities.

Don’t be afraid to show your creativity.

Branch out, embrace yourself as an individual and follow your passion as a chef. Some of the best private chefs in our community work directly with growers, farmers, and fishermen. Some even forage in hedgerows and woodlands, grow their own plants and rear animals. Others are avid supporters of regenerative methods such as no-dig vegetable gardens and successional cover crop growing. 

We don’t want to tell you who to be – we simply want to empower you to embrace who you are and show it to the world. 

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Share your love of food. Create delicious dishes & express yourself!

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Have the power to choose your path! Thrive with endless perks…

How CHEFIN works:

  • Choose your hours – You’re free to accept or reject bookings at any time, so you can work when you want, 
  • Competitive pay – Our chef’s earnings are 2x higher than hourly pay on average, plus you’ll be guaranteed payment – even if a client cancels last minute,
  • Creative freedom – You’re free to be you. Design the menu you want, cook the food you love, and provide guests with your own personalised experience, 
  • Everything you need to be a chef – You’ll have access to all of our facilities, including advanced equipment, commercial kitchen, transportation, and staffing,
  • We bring customers to you – Be free from the worry of finding your next clients. We market you and your work and match you with suitable customers,
  • Insurance protection – Every chef working as part of CHEFIN’s platform can access full public liability insurance and regulatory compliance with the Australian Food Authorities.

 

  1. Clients make a booking on CHEFIN’s platform. They pay in full and the money is placed in a trust account,
  2. The CHEFIN backend system evaluates the client’s requirements and matches them to your profile. If there’s a match, you receive a booking request via text & email, 
  3. You get to decide whether to accept the job or not. The more jobs you accept, the more jobs you get. It’s as simple as that,
  4. Booking is allocated to your Chef Dashboard. Here, you can access all the details, fill the menu design wizard, and communicate with the client, 
  5. The client will approve your menu, and you’re ready to shop, prep, cook, serve, and clean, 
  6. When it’s all over, the client will submit a review and you upload all booking expenses. You get paid from the trust account, a safe and secure transaction for all involved. 

Who we’re looking out for…

  • Top chefs who want more work. The ideal candidates for our platform are chefs working in top restaurants who are interested in additional work at competitive rates, with less stress than a busy commercial kitchen and a lot more praise! 
  • Chefs with extensive experience. Suitable chefs will have excellent culinary skills and experience working in high-end restaurants, cooking a variety of a la carte, fine dining quality cuisine with first-class presentation skills. 
  • Sociable personalities. We’re looking for reliable, professional, and well-presented individuals with strong interpersonal skills and friendly personalities. You’ll be attending client bookings in their homes, so you need to be sociable and have great communication skills. 
  • Independent workers. Responsibilities will include managing bookings to meet food quality goals, contributing to menu design, and working within each booking’s cost goals. 

Want to join our community but don’t have experience working in top restaurants? Check out our training and education program to fast-track your chef’s career and earn valuable paid experience. 

Joining CHEFIN is super easy

We can’t wait to meet you – signing up to our community is simple and fast: 

  • Sign up by clicking on the Join CHEFIN button below, 
  • Fill in the chef onboarding form, 
  • Attend a Chef Audition (trial shift). 
    • Learn about CHEFIN’s dining experiences, 
    • Let audiences sample your delicious creations, 
    • We’ll take professional photos and create a 30-sec profile video featuring you and your food,
  • Receive onboarding manual, feedback from the audition diners, and a form to evaluate your own performance, 
  • When accepted, you can start receiving bookings and cook amazing meals inside homes, offices, and all kinds of venues,
  • Life as a chef will never be the same again! 

Embrace your creativity and take back your power as a chef.

What does it take to be a private chef with CHEFIN? 

We provide a high-quality service to our clients, and we ask that you meet these requirements before applying to join our community: 

  • Menu design. You can independently design your own menus & tailor them to meet dietary requirements,
  • Kitchen management. You can run a kitchen on your own & delegate work to staff if needed,
  • Clean & organised. We take pride in a clean, organised workspace and ask that you do too,
  • 10+ yrs experience. We ask that you have a minimum of 10 years experience as a chef, 
  • Self-directed. You have the ability to plan ingredients, submit orders, and prep lists, 
  • Time management. Prompt delivery and service is essential, 
  • Passion for food. You need to have a genuine passion and love for food & everything to do with cooking, 
  • Social. Be prepared to talk to guests, answer questions, and provide an engaging experience.

Join CHEFIN

Share your love of food. Create delicious dishes & express yourself!

Sign up NOW!