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Private Chefs Canberra

Over 20 Private Chefs in Canberra

Canberra, have we got a foodie experience for you… Get ready to meet some of the city’s best chefs in an intimate dining experience that’s all about you. We’ve gathered a team of incredible chefs and they’re eager to show you a one-of-a-kind foodie experience that’s tailored to your tastes.

We searched high and low for our team of private chefs. We know Canberran love their food and we’ve made sure that our team impresses the diverse and colourful locals of this city. Our chefs are utterly obsessed with food and always experimenting with new concepts and ideas. If you’re looking for inventive, innovative cooking that’s found nowhere else in this beautiful city, this is where you’ll find it. On top of that, our chefs are eager to get to know you and your guests and show you a great time. They want to engage your senses and leave a mark on your memory with refreshing conversation, laughs, and banter that you won’t find in any restaurant. They definitely won’t be hiding in the kitchen (unless you want them to!)

We think it’s time that Canberra’s food scene became more interactive and engaging. Which is why we’re taking the city’s best chefs out of the kitchen and bringing them straight to your home (or venue, or park, or beach… you choose!) We think chefs should be part of the dining experience and impart their soul both into the food and into the eating experience.


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!


First, CHOOSE A Dining Style

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3-Course Fine Dining

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

5-Course Fine Dining

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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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 Canberra?

CHEFIN provides the art of dining experiences to Canberra 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 Canberra?

On the CHEFIN platform, over 20 onboarded Private Chefs in Canberra 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 Canberra are Modern Australian, French, Japanese, Italian, and South American.

What does a Private Chef service include in Canberra?

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 Canberra Private Chef available to cook for my event?

As a platform with more than 20 available Chefs in Canberra, 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 Canberra?

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

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.


We know you Canberrans love new and exciting food experiences, and we’ve handpicked a team of chefs that will impress you and your guests time and time again. All of our chefs are culinary wizards and artists in their own right, bringing a unique skill set and flair to the table.

Our Canberra personal chefs have experience working in top restaurants all over the world, but they also know Newy like the back of their hand. They know what food the locals love to eat, they know where to source the freshest produce and best ingredients, and they even know how to forage for ingredients out in the wild! Each chef has their own unique twist on cooking, based on their experience and passions, and you’ll be guaranteed a great experience each time.

There’s no culinary challenge our personal chefs can’t rise up to! Whatever ideas you have – put it in the brief and watch them use their magic to turn your dream meal into a reality. This is a one-of-kind dining experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Canberra.

Private Chef in Adelaide Nick Guan explains his dishes to guests


Why choose options from a menu when you can choose your own chef and have them cook what you want? Each of our chefs has their own expert skill set and brings a whole distinctive experience to the table. They’re trained in different cuisines, worked in different places, and have vibrant personalities that make them appeal to each and every type of Novocastrian out there.

Your chef will be prepping, cooking, and serving your meal at your event. They can interact as little or as much as you want, sharing stories and tips, having laughs, and being a part of the dining experience – or leaving you and your guests to dine in privacy! This dining experience is all about you and tailored to be delivered just the way you like.

We’re lucky to have a diverse team of Canberra personal chefs. Flick through our local chef’s profiles and find the best chef for your event! And if you can’t decide between them, we can choose one for you.



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