Australian Institute of Technicalchefs

Where membership opens the door to a world of culinary possibilities.

Join our vibrant community of professional chefs, culinary innovators and embark on a journey of skill enhancement, inspiration and connection. 

Your culinary adventure grows with us.


The mission of Australian Institute of Technicalchefs is to promote and uphold professional standards for Chefs, while fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and striving to create a community where chefs of all identities feel welcome and supported in the pursuit of their career goals. 

We invite chefs from all backgrounds and experiences who up hold professional standards in Australia to reach out and join TCHEF.

Where Culinary Excellence Meets Inclusivity!


The Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs envisions an industry where licensing recognizes the 
professional and legal requirements of proficient chefs, leading to improved working conditions
for industry professionals.

Professional Development

Collaboration & Networking

Advocacy & Recognition


At the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs, we believe in a culinary world that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and values every chef’s unique journey. 

Our mission is to elevate the standards of professional cookery in Australia while creating a welcoming community that thrives on shared values and a passion for the art of cooking.


At AITC, we believe in fostering a culinary community that values diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Our commitment to professional standards and continuous improvement sets us apart as a leading institution in the culinary world. We invite you to explore the world of Technical Chefs and join us on a journey of excellence.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded professionals, potential clients, partners, and mentors.

Access to Resources

Stay updated on industry trends, advancements, and best practices with our valuable resources.

Advocacy and Representation

Be part of a collective voice that shapes policies and
regulations affecting the culinary industry. 

Professional Development

Enhance your skills and knowledge through workshops, training programs, and educational materials.

Credibility and Recognition

Boost your professional reputation by being part of a reputable association committed to honesty and excellence.

Warm and Comforting Community

Join a community that brings comfort and joy to the culinary world, turning courses into enjoyable journeys.


TCHEF is an Australia-wide association that brings together administrative chefs and supervisory professional chefs, such as executive chefs, chef de cuisine, sous chesf and food service managers.

TCHEF acts as the primary voice for professional standards in commercial cookery in Australia. We are a group of experienced and technically qualified commercial chefs who have agreed to be individually assessed to ensure they meet agreed standards.

Meet our diverse community of members, each contributing to the rich tapestry of the culinary
world. Find professionals by name, image, and current status with their registered member

Ordering Portal
Exude style and professionalism in TChefs apparel, designed with quality and practicality in mind.
Industry Scholarship
Apply for a scholarship towards your professional development.
Culinary Competitions
Compete for the BEST OF THE BEST, our annual competition for professional chefs in Australia.

CPD Constitution - Bylaws

Understand the framework that guides our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and the bylaws that govern our institution.

Culinary Codes

Explore the principles and codes that define our commitment to excellence and professionalismin the culinary arts.

Mentoring & Professional Development

Our robust mentoring culture aims to:

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The Plew

Harwinn Gazette

Santa Solana Post

Sponsors & Partners

Our sponsors play a vital role in supporting our initiatives. Explore their logos and links to stay updated on our current activities, events, and partnerships. Together, we’re shaping the future of culinary innovation.

Partners & Supporters

Explore our network of partners and supporters who contribute to the success of AITC. Their collaboration enhances our ability to provide valuable resources and opportunities to our members.

Say Hello To Our Latest TCHEFS

See who is new here! Click to view our latest TCHEFs professional culinary profiles

Abhishek Roy

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Anthony Hoy

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Athol Wark

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Ben Rogers

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Don Sherman

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Graeme Chalmers

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Jeffrey Gear

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John McFadden

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Lindsey O’Grady

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Robert Ford

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Sarah Maric

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Suresh Vaidyanathan

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Yakob Abraham

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What's On at TCHEF

Discover Meet Ups, Workshops, Competitions & More


Presenter: Sarah Maric 
Location: Melbourne
Price: $49 (member free)
Category: Gastronomy


Presenter: Don Don 
Location: William Angliss Melbourne
Price: $0 (members only)
Category: Meat


Presenter: Jason Partington 
Location: Southbank
Price: $0 (members only)
Category: Wellness

Welcome to Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.