Company Overview

Silver Chef was the first dedicated hospitality equipment funding business in Australia. Since its inception in 1986, it has helped more than 25,000 customers, from start-up cafes to large restaurants and hotels, to realise their business dreams.

Silver Chef Limited was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2005 operates in three countries.

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Silver Chef’s unique Rent-Try-Buy® Solution allows businesses to free up their working capital and keep their options open with a flexible, equipment funding.


Our story

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.