Employment of Overseas Chefs and Cooks

Employers unable to find chefs or cooks through the Australian labour market or through their own training efforts have many options to attract overseas workers. The subclass 457 visa program provides a fast and flexible way to recruit skilled workers and is the preferred temporary residence visa for employers seeking chefs and cooks from overseas. The subclass 457 visa allows an initial visa grant of up to four years.

To sponsor subclass 457 visa holders, an employer needs to be an approved business sponsor. To become a sponsor, an employer must:

• be a lawfully operating Australian business
• have a demonstrated commitment to employing local labour and non-discriminatory employment practices
• have nothing adverse known about the business or a person associated with the business
• have demonstrated a commitment to training Australian workers.

For more information on sponsorship requirements and obligations AND to make the process fast and convenient, visit us at Perdaman Global Services or call us on (08) 9346 8888.