What Does the Skills Shortage Mean for British Pubs?
The data is fairly stark. Thanks to a survey from the Office of National Statistics, we know that the number of UK chefs fell by 17% in the last year. This comes at a time when the hospitality sector is feeling the squeeze from Brexit, as well as calls for an official qualification to be set up before 2022.
Yet growth is strong, and hospitality owners – as ever – are working with what they have. Pubs, especially, are reacting to these challenges head-on.
We want to highlight what some leaders are doing in response to the skills shortage, and remind you why thinking on your feet is the best way to ride any turbulence in the market.