Longford chef predicts large amount of restaurant closures

Jul 7, 2022 17:07 By Shannonside News
Longford chef predicts large amount of restaurant closures Longford chef predicts large amount of restaurant closures
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Restaurants around the country are struggling to recruit chefs following a major exodus from the sector during the past two years

Well known chef Gary O' Hanlon says he believes a lot of restaurants are going to have to close their doors as a result of inflation.

Commenting on the shortage of chefs in the restaurant sector the Longford resident says he doesn't see higher wages as any solution to the shortage, because restaurants can't afford it.

Speaking on the Let's Talk show this afternoon he says many chefs left the sector during the pandemic for various reasons and the climate is not really there now to attract them back.


'Restaurants cannot sustain electricity prices the way they are today, they cannot sustain gas prices the way they are.

Absolutely every item of food that you can think of has been on a steady increase since 2008, 2009, and maybe even before that.

There's a huge amount of places now just turning money and hoping that there'll be some relief coming from somewhere , you're gonna start seeing a huge amount of closures, I think, y'know.'



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