Japanese Restaurant
Restaurant Workers
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Chef Manager

Brad Backhouse

Brad has over 20 years hospitality experience from restaurant ownership to Executive chef. His skills range from fine dining to cafes, menu writing, team building and financial management. He is here to help you set up new kitchens, recruit teams of chefs and implement kitchen management and coherency programs. In his spare time he loves to attend seminars and immerse himself in the work of Dr John Demartini. He also has a weird obsession with karaoke



Loan Tran

Loan Tran works in Marketing at ChefHire. She has always had a creative mind and  grew  up in entrepreneurial family. She graduated with first class Honours in HR and Management from Curtin University. She has worked in a variety of not –for profit and small businesses and has a solid background in Human Resources/Recruitment and loves building a good rapport with staff and clients. Loan’s focus is ChefHire’s brand and digital marketing.

Her passion and eye for styling lead her to co-found her company Hunter-Rose, www.hunter-rose.com/

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Account Manager

Deana Soko

Deana Soko joined ChefHire’s team of Recruiters early 2018 and brings with her 20 years’ experience in the field of Industrial Relations and HR Management. Working close to 10 years in the manufacturing industry, Deana then moved to Hospitality. Her first role was as a HR Consultant with Wyndham Vacations Resorts South Pacific Group and has been in the Hospitality industry since. Early in her career in manufacturing her role involved working closely with Trade Unions, enterprise bargaining and workforce planning. Throughout her career she has also had the responsibility in the areas of Training & Development, OH&S, Recruitment and Client Relations.

Working at ChefHire gives Deana the diversity, autonomy and flexibility she enjoys having in her roles. Her biggest motivation is seeing our clients being able to deliver on their promise to their own customers.

Deana is married with one child. Outside of work she spends her time with family and friends, and is a big fan of rugby union.   

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Sachie Kani

Sachie Kani works in recruitment at ChefHire. She has over ten years experience working in hospitality in Australia and overseas and is fluent in English and Japanese .  Her excellent customer service skills has allowed her to build positive relationships with our clients and chefs. Sachie ensures ChefHire recruits reliable, qualified chefs, as well as providing admin support to other departments. She has studied yoga in India and loves camping, fishing and the beach