enjoy art of dining with a Melbourne private chef

Private Chefs Melbourne

Over 80 Private Chefs in Melbourne

Thought you’d already experienced the best food Melbourne had to offer? Meet the best Melbourne private chefs. Handpicked from some of the city’s top restaurants, we can’t wait for you to experience our chefs’ cooking.

One of our biggest goals here at CHEFIN is to help people reconnect over the love of food, and we don’t think that’s possible without the chef being part of the experience. Chefs are the force behind the cooking, the genius behind the flavours, and they should be out there interacting with diners.

When booking a private chef with CHEFIN, you’re getting more than just someone who will cook a fantastic meal. You’re getting a unique atmosphere and social aspect of dining, you’re learning about the ingredients used and the history of the food you’re eating, and you’re getting one heck of a great host. Yep, if you’re hosting then that means you can offload your duties to the chef.

Each of our Melbourne chefs is different, with their own unique twist on cooking. They’ll be working with you to design a delicious custom menu, so read below and get inspired!

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
$185.00per 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
$225.00per person, minimum 6 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?

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  1. Art of Dining Quality Money-Back Guarantee: CHEFIN is trusted by Australia’s top 500 fortune 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 Melbourne?

CHEFIN provides the art of dining experiences to Melbourne 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 Melbourne?

On the CHEFIN platform, over 80 onboarded Private Chefs in Melbourne 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 Melbourne are Modern Australian, French, Japanese, Italian, and South American.

What does a Private Chef service include in Melbourne?

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 Melbourne Private Chef available to cook for my event?

As a platform with more than 80 available Chefs in Melbourne, 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 in Melbourne?

Once a PACKAGE (dining style) is booked, CHEFIN’s sophisticated algorithm will take your preferences & match these with the available Chefs in Melbourne. 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 in Melbourne?

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 Melbourne private chefs

Melbourne Personal Chef Laurent Siloret

'I love making pastry in my spare time and putting a tiny modern twist to these great dishes. '

A little about Chef Laurent Siloret:

Originating from Nice France, Chef Laurent Siloret has worked with some of the great names of gastronomy in France, like Joel Robuchon (Paris), Guy Savoy (Paris) and Jean-Claude Blanc (London). He has also worked alongside esteemed chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Christophe Leroy at “La table du Marche” in St Tropez.

Want to learn more about Chef Laurent? Visit his CHEFIN profile here.

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Career highlights for Chef Laurent Siloret:

“It’ very hard to say, I love so many different cuisines from around the world like Italian & Japanese however my heart will always be with French cuisine. Nothing compares with the sophistication, tradition and taste of real French dishes. I do love Making French Pastry & also Bakery as so much creativity is offered. Some of my other favourite dishes are Blanquette De Veau, and Tarte Aux Pommes Normande.”

Melbourne Personal Chef Nick Guan

‘I'm passionate about food and bringing the exotic, rich flavours of Asian fusion for all Australians to enjoy’

Career highlights for Chef Nick Guan:

Nick is a Restaurateur and Entrepreneur who worked extensively with importing and distributing obscure & tasty Asian Fusion favourites in Australia. A melting pot of the flavours of Asian and its influences – (Cantonese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian,  just to name a few), Asian fusion food is incredibly flavourful and creative. Ask Nick to cook you up a Taste of Asia experience – the neighbours will be running over.

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A little about Chef Nick Guan:

Get a taste of the Asian fusion in your belly with China-born Nick’s rich and exotic dishes. Nick is passionate about his culture and its flavourful food and is keen to share his favourite meals with Aussies. If you can handle a bit of spice, want some cooking that’s a melting pot of different influences & cultures, and love fusion style meals, Nick’s got it all.

Want to learn more about Chef Nick? Visit his CHEFIN profile here.

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Melbourne Personal Chef Winston Zhang

‘I love to delight diners with innovative & beautiful dishes. For me, food is creating unique ways of presenting dishes while keeping that authentic taste’

A little about 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 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.

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Highlights for Chef Winston Zhang:

Working as Executive Chef in Melbourne fine dining restaurant, with experience worked as Sous Chef in Sydney’s exclusive Establishment Hotel. Winston’s love of food has him constantly innovating in the way he presents and puts dishes together. His food is authentic, flavoursome, and packed with passion.

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ALL CHEFIN PRIVATE CHEFS ARE VETTED

There’s no city more crazy about food and dining than Melbourne. Crawling with restaurants, cafes, eat streets, and street foods, the culinary scene in Melbourne moves quickly. That’s why we had to make sure our team of Melbourne private chefs were truly stellar: they have to impress this city’s large foodie population.

Our criteria for choosing our Melbourne chefs was simple: They have to be obsessed with food. They must be creative, passionate, and driven to explore new food concepts and ideas. Most of all, they’ve gotta be keeping up on everything to do with food in Melbourne, from sourcing new and obscure ingredients to adopting special techniques and impeccable presentation. Our Melbourne chefs will engage your senses, spark conversation, and leave a mark on your memory. They won’t be hiding in the kitchen.

We think it’s time that Melbourne’s diverse and sprawling dining scene was made more accessible and interactive. After all, who are the chefs behind all those dishes this city enjoys so much? That’s why we’re taking chefs out of the kitchen and reintroducing them as a part of the dining experience. Our Melbourne private chefs are at the forefront of the eating experience, showing off their creations and interacting with diners.

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THE STANDARD OF DINING EXPERIENCES

Melbournians have high standards when it comes to food, and we know that. That’s why we’ve handpicked each of our chefs for their unique skills, talents, and culinary wizardry. Our private chefs are not just chefs, they’re artists.

Drawing inspiration from all over the world thanks to years of experience in top international restaurants, our chefs bring their own unique edge to Melbourne. With a deep culinary foundation from abroad, our chefs also know the ins and outs of Melbourne. They know the city’s top restaurants, how people like to dine, and what Melbournians want in good food. They know where to get the best produce in the city, source premium ingredients, and even how to forage for wild native ingredients.

Fancy yourself a bit of a food snob? Great! Let our private chefs impress you with their own unique twist on cooking. Each of our Melbourne chefs will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

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