We're SilverChef - how do you Do?

At SilverChef we've helped more than 50,000 hospitality businesses achieve their dreams. We're growing in New Zealand, Australia and Canada - and we're not stopping there. We have ambitious plans to bring our flexible finance solutions to more hospitality entrepreneurs around the world, helping them to stop dreaming, and start doing.

Who we are and what we Do.

SilverChef provides flexible equipment finance for hospitality businesses. Where other financiers moved away from hospitality during COVID, we're still here championing your success. We've been behind you since 1986, proudly investing more than $1bn into the hospitality industry - and counting. We're also a proud certified B Corp; a new kind of business that balances purpose with profit, changing the world for the better.

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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.

Find out how we can help you

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

Explore our Rent-Try-Buy and Lease-to-Keep product.

Learn more about the types of hospitality businesses we help.

Find out how you can save with Certified Used Equipment.