You’re probably here because you’re investigating the feasibility of finding Irish or UK based Chefs for your catering, hotel or restaurant business in Australia. We’re aware that Chefs are in high demand, and short supply in Australia, and so are you! Welcome, you’ve arrived at the right Chef Recruitment Agency when it comes to helping you fill your Chef vacancies in Australia. We’ve a very big talent pool of UK and Irish Chefs [and chefs from further afield too] who’ve declared an interest in working in Australia, perhaps the largest such chef talent pool in these islands. If you have a quality Chef Job Vacancy in Australia, then there’s a very good chance we can help you fill it.
We’re regularly in touch with Chefs, in the UK, Ireland, and elsewhere, who’ve signaled to us either intent, or an ambition, to work in Australia as Chefs and to pursue a long term career there. We provide such chefs with advice and both offline and online resources; whether it be strategies for optimising their CV’s for Australia or running simulations on Chef Visa application questionnaires we’ve got them covered. A very high percentage of those Chefs, upon taking advantage of our resources, return to this page to use another one, our Chef CV for Australia upload form and in the process join our talent community for Chef Job opportunities in Australia. Those Chefs who don’t often contact us by other means.
You’re probably aware that both Ireland and the UK have, like Australia, enjoyed a huge culinary awakening over the last twenty five years. That’s one reason there’s a corresponding skills match with Australia which means -especially taking into account shared cultural and linguistic roots- that looking to the UK and Ireland for high quality Chefs, likely to settle well in Australia, is a very worthwhile gambit when looking to make up any shortfall in culinary talent in your business.
There’s No Fire Sale of UK or Irish Chefs
There are some important caveats to take into account which we believe have been overlooked by some Australian employers in recent years, especially subsequent to the economies of the UK and Ireland hitting the buffers in 2008. Those caveats are that while growth shrunk and job losses became a factor neither Ireland, nor the UK, became remittance economies, and both are now recovering; so Irish and UK chefs were, and remain, unwilling to make the journey to Australia for Chef Jobs, and/or conditions, they wouldn’t take on at home. We’re quite averse to alienating potential clients, no matter where they’re located, but if your chef job is completely unappealing to locals, the Australian chef shortage notwithstanding, then you’re unlikely to get good long term results by sponsoring a British or Irish based Chef.
Australia is a highly appealing destination for such Chefs but if they arrive there to find they’ve got a bad deal then, in all likelihood, they will return to the UK, or Ireland, where demand for Chefs is becoming ever more acute. We’ve seen Chefs return to these shores whom, upon their arrival in Australia, encountered employers who, mistakenly, believed that a 457 Visa sponsorship was a virtual guarantee that their newly arrived Chef(s) wouldn’t be going anywhere else too soon, and consequently those employers took too much for granted about their new arrivals.
Those aren’t the only reasons why some Chef imports from the UK and Ireland don’t work out, there are others and indeed not every Chef who took the journey south turned out, upon arrival, to be as good as advertised. It certainly isn’t only chef jobs and conditions that can be misrepresented. The aforementioned aside, the UK and Ireland remain excellent sources of Chefs for Australian businesses which have quality jobs to offer.
Among the categories of Chefs we can represent your Australian vacancies to are:
- Executive Chefs
- Head Chefs
- Chefs De Cuisine
- Chef De Parties
- Chef Tournant
- Pastry Chefs
With experience gained in the following hospitality sectors:
- Hotels (all grades)
- Corporate Catering
- Industrial Catering
- Institutional Catering
- Cruise Liners