We’re all about hospitality

At SilverChef our job is to provide flexible equipment finance to help hospitality entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Our dream, though, is to help hospitality entrepreneurs achieve theirs.

Founded in 1986, we’ve helped more than 50,000 hospitality businesses bring their business dreams to life across Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Helping people achieve their dreams

We help hospitality entrepreneurs achieve their business dreams; and, working with Opportunity International, we have helped 1.5 million people out of poverty at home and around the world. SilverChef is also a proud Certified B Corporation - a new kind of business that balances purpose with profit.

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Dream Bigger with SilverChef

At SilverChef, we’re proof of just how far a good idea can go. Watch our video to find more about how we’re helping people achieve their dreams.


Our story

In 1986, entrepreneur Allan English discovered a new style of pizza oven in the US.

Back in Australia, hospitality businesses wanted the ovens but struggled to find the capital to buy them. Facing disaster, Allan had a brainwave – he offered the pizza ovens to rent so that customers could try them before committing.

This was the birth of SilverChef and the Rent-Try-Buy® product we offer today. The experience of giving young hospitality entrepreneurs a helping hand eventually led Allan to SilverChef’s purpose of helping people achieve their dreams in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and around the world.

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Whether you're an established business or just starting out, we have the expertise and flexible finance solutions to help you succeed.

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