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- Freelance Chefs can be booked for a minimum of 4 hours
- Hire on demand to cover sick days, unforseen staff shortages, functions or to impress your friends at your next dinner party
- Up to 3 months extended period contracts available
- Cost effective all chefs advertise their rates no penalty rates, no booking fees, no super, just flat hourly rate
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Every Chef listed on Chefs2Go has been interviewed by a Chefs2Go regional manager, who has extensive experience and knows the trade. Not all applicants make it through our stringent interview process, which is there to ensure you can be confident that your applicants are have the experience and qualifications to meet the level listed on Chefs2Go.
Current Freelance Chefs
I began my hospitality journey as an apprentice chef over 35 years ago. I trained in one of Melbourne’s top restaurants at the time, John Smith’s. This was modern English/European cuisine and was awarded 1 and then 2 “Chefs Hats” during my time there. This, together with my apprenticeship training at William Angliss College, Melbourne, gave me the foundation to my cooking career.
After qualifying I then worked for 2 years as a line chef alongside Stephanie Alexander in her award winning “3 hat” restaurant “Stephanie’s”. This was a most enjoyable and rewarding experience cooking modern French/European cuisine alongside some of Melbourne’s most talented chefs.
After that I took on my first head chef role in an up-market Melbourne hotel. This taught me the importance of good management. Including staff relations, rostering, menu planing and stock control.
After that I then travelled overseas, working in London for 3 months and then in Germany for nearly 2 years. I gained valuable experience in many different establishments including restaurants, catering companies and bistro’s.
I then returned to Australia but left shortly afterwards to take on a head chef position in Hong Kong. “Michelle’s” was a multi award winning (stand alone) restaurant in central Hong Kong set up and managed by Michelle Garnaut, a fellow Melbournite now based in Shanghai. Michelle’s was doing modern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine that was ahead of it’s time and had not been seen before in Hong Kong.
After a 5 year stint in Hong Kong I then returned again to Australia. It was then that I decided to start my first restaurant business in an outer suburb of Melbourne. I continued to cook the food that I loved offering my guests Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influenced food.
I later went on to work for Andrew Blake at “Blakes” Southgate (Melb). A “2 hat” restaurant that was serving modern Australian/Continental cuisine.
I then worked for a large Melbourne based catering company “Damm Fine Food”. An up-market catering company serving some of Melbourne’s finest parties and events.
Before moving to the Sunshine Coast (Qld), My wife and I were in partnership in a Thai restaurant just outside Geelong (Lara, Vic). We then established our own Thai restaurant in Maroochydore “Tuptim Thai”. My role here has been more front of house and business management, with my (Thai) wife taking the reigns in the kitchen.
Another chapter now begins with me joining the team at Chef2Go…..
I have been in the hospitality and catering industry for over 34 years, My journey began in 1979 as a passionate young french culinary student in one of Europe’s finest cooking schools; ‘ecole hoteliere de Strasbourg’, I studied here for three years learning every aspect of hospitality.
I then qaulified and graduated with the highest honors which projected me into working for the next two years in the finest michelin star restaurants Strasbourg had to offer including; Hotelerie du Cerf a Marlheniem and Le restaurant L’orangerie.
I then went on to work at 5 star hotel Hilton International of Strasbourg for two years in there acclaimed restaurant la maison du boeuf, I then went onto work at various other Hilton establishments including Hilton international Geneva(Switzerland) and Hilton International London Park Lane (England).
I then went on to work at arguably London’s finest hotel; The Dorchester, where i had the privelage to cater to many famous people including Cher, Barberer Strysand, Specific Royal families, TV personalities and TV producers etc etc. I then went on to work at South Hampton Princess hotel(Bermuda), This then lead me to live and work in New Zealand.
The restaurants in NZ i worked in included; Puka Park Lodge (Coromandel) Quality Hotel Queenstown ,Gallery 88,La tropezienne French cafe(Auckland) Catalonia french restaurant,Aubergine restaurant Takapuna , Providore Agency as Chef consultant Aubergine restaurant Albany.
I then went onto work at various temp agencies around Australia , then onto Bel Cibo at Port Douglas before settling in Cairns and working as a freelance Chef for Chefs2Go.