Can I hire a private chef on a Public Holiday?

Yes, you can hire a private chef through the CHEFIN Platform for a Public Holiday event. However, do expect a standard surcharge based on the Australian Fair Works rules & regulations. Hospitality staff are entitled to upwards of 1.5-2.5 surcharge rates from 7 pm on the day before a Public Holiday.

For example, as the 1st of January is a full-day public holiday, if you want to hire a Chef for New Year’s Eve, the 31st of December is considered a half-day public holiday with surcharge rates applied after 7 pm on the 31st of December every year.