Forecasts for 2020 for Tourism Spend look healthy, which is of course, great news! Operationally it will focus minds on delivery and meeting demands, and is often a tough challenge to meet staffing levels, especially in the Kitchen.
Chef shortages are an on-going major issue and on the near horizon, it looks as if the labour pool is set to shrink further, so now more than ever it’s important to think about Retention & Attraction. We always pull out the stops to find the best chefs we can to fill vacancies, but sometimes, it’s just a chat about different ways and ideas to help you recruit & retain your team.
If you are looking for a new job in catering, this may seem like a great time, with lots of vacancies, but it can also be a mine field, candidates can be pulled apart with interview requests! It’s important in most cases, to really give some thought about your career and not just the next job. We are always happy to have a chat about career opportunities in the short and long term and help you stay on track with your career goals.
The South West hospitality sector continues to thrive attracting high profile Chefs and business to the area. There are some very exciting new openings coming to the South West this year that are receiving lots of media coverage. But also established South West operators are looking to develop and expand further, it’s a fantastic region with some the country’s best producers & suppliers – so it make is sense to be here!!