The Secret Restaurateur: Staff shortages will cause chaos during the summer months

Our industry insider says urgent action is needed to prevent serious problems in the hospitality sector over the coming season

Staff shortages in the hospitality sector have reached crisis point

The old adage that you should make hay while the sun shines applies to the hospitality sector more than any other. Restaurants, pubs, hotels and B&Bs all need to do the best they can in the summer months in order to balance out the quiet months and make their businesses viable.

However, the restaurant sector is facing its third summer in a row of serious disruption. This time it’s not being caused by Covid, but ...