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Essential Tips for Recruiting Chefs in 2022

With chef and hospitality staff shortages at an all time high, our industry experts share their tips and insights to beat the odds and make your best hire yet

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"As a venue, if you're not 30% down on staff, you're ahead of the game."

It's the sobering reality that many businesses are facing across Australia as they grapple with a lack of international workers, compounded with the exodus of their full time workers into more 'stable' professions. Listen in as hospitality recruitment expert John Buckney and restaurateur Shaun Christie-David sit down and talk through need-to-know recruitment essentials for 2022.

Key takeaways


Finding staff that will stick, without the exorbitant price tag


Running paid trials so that everybody wins


What chefs actually want from employers in 2022

Meet the experts

John Buckney

White Ink Recruitment

Shaun Christie-David

Co-Founder of Colombo Social