Who We Are?

Silver Chef is Australia's only dedicated hospitality equipment funding solution. Since its inception in 1986, it has helped more than 35,000 customers, from start-up cafes to large restaurants and hotels, to realise their business dreams.

Silver Chef Limited listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2005 operates in three countries: Australia, New Zealand and Canada. We employ more than 300 dedicated people.

We provide a flexible equipment funding solution to customers through Silver Chef's Rent-Try-Buy® solution in the hospitality industry.

Silver Chef is also proud to support Opportunity International, and to be a Certified B Corporation.

How we started to help make business dreams come true

While attending a trade show in the United States in 1985, Silver Chef founder, Allan English, discovered a new style of pizza oven set to revolutionise the pizza industry. He and a business partner invested heavily in these pizza conveyor ovens to sell to the Australian market. However it became clear that many businesses could not afford to buy them, so they decided to rent them out. The ovens began to sell themselves.

Ten years later, Allan devised a new funding solution called Rent-Try-Buy®. It enabled small businesses to procure hospitality equipment without the need for a large upfront capital outlay.

Our Core Values


    Together we can achieve more


    A positive attitude helps us succeed


    We promote work–life balance, health & happiness


    We treat each other fairly and show appreciation, and deal honestly with problems


    We do the right thing, no matter what the circumstances


    We are open to different ideas and approaches, and adaptable to change


    We communicate clearly, concisely and accurately


Silver Chef has ranked in BRW’s ‘Top 50 Best Places to Work in Australia’ for four consecutive years up to and including 2013! To find out why, visit our careers page.

We've helped over 33,530 people achieve their dreams

We Know Hospitality

Silver Chef has provided hospitality equipment financing for 30 years. We understand the obstacles and opportunities facing the industry every day. And we have seen businesses fail within two years of starting up due to lack of capital.

Silver Chef's Rent-Try-Buy® funding solution has changed the game, allowing small businesses to procure equipment without having to make a large capital outlay. Instead of wasting your hard-earned capital on depreciating assets, you can spend it on things that grow your venture, like product development and marketing. It just makes good business sense.

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Silver Chef Group comprises two brands in Australia; Silver Chef and GoGetta. The Silver Chef brand also operates in New Zealand as well as Canada, providing the same flexible funding solution to the hospitality industries in those countries.