Creative recipes needed to cure chef shortage

Unique benefits, great culture, partnerships can help recruit, retain talented food workers
By Karen and Ross Horton
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/02/2018
Chef
The biggest problem full- and quick-service restaurants are facing is experienced chefs are beginning to look outside the industry for new opportunities. Credit: sirtravelalot (Shutterstock)

The chef shortage in Canada has been well-documented in recent years, from British Columbia all the way to Newfoundland and Labrador.

But “shortage” is labelling the situation all wrong. In reality, there are many fiercely talented, hard-working chefs all across Canada. Employers just have to take the right steps to find and retain them.

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