The Caterer: Creativity is the Answer13 September 2019
As the third biggest employer in the UK, the hospitality industry accounts for over 3.2m jobs. Recently, however, there has been a dramatic drop in the number of chefs working in the UK, falling by 17% in 2018. In light of this, we have collaborated with The Caterer to conduct the industry survey, to better understand why the industry has such a problem in recruiting and retaining chef talent. As one of the longest-standing hospitality companies in the UK, Searcys is committed to change perceptions and create a work environment that is fresh, engaging and rewarding.
Interestingly, the freedom to express creativity and use good-quality produce were voted as strong pull factors to choose a chef career, coming only marginally below work-life balance and fair pay.