Pressure cooking: Stress worsens chef shortage

A dangerous recipe? Two Irish chefs are warning of a talent drain unless the growing problem of burnout is addressed

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
22nd September, 2017
Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House says chef shortage is worsening

“If either of my kids even contemplate becoming chefs, I’ll go mad. These are hard words for me to write, but it’s not a career or a life I’d wish on my worst enemy.”

I knew he was busy - he’s currently taking part in the RTÉ television programme Celebrity Operation Transformation - and that he might not have time to get back to me before my...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 7 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 7 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 7 months ago