United Kingdom, 24th August: Indian hotels in the UK are experiencing severe shortage of chefs.
Yes, Indian restaurant owners in the UK have acknowledged that there is shortage of chefs.
They have asked the UK PM David Cameron to offer UK short-term work visas to restaurants facing chef skills shortage.
Lack of chefs in UK’s Indian hotels—Do you know that the UK curry industry is facing a turmoil? Yes, as per the latest news, every week, due to shortage of curry chefs, nearly two restaurants are closing.
<blockquote> UK curry industry is facing a severe shortage of curry chefs compelling owners of Indian restaurants in the UK to ask the UK PM to introduce UK short-term work visas to get foreign chefs. </blockquote>
It is being estimated that around one third of the total 12,000 curry restaurants and takeaways in the UK may face closure due to chef shortage in the nation.
Introduce UK short-term work visas for hiring foreign chefs–UK immigration rules have strained UK curry houses. Hence, to ease shortage of curry chefs being faced by Indian restaurant owners in the UK, the UK PM David Cameron is being urged to introduce short-term UK work visas.
The submission to the UK PM and other cabinet members is being prepared by founder of the British Curry Awards, Enam Ali. The submission has a warning that shortage of curry chefs is being experienced by nearly 90 percent of Indian curry restaurants.
And it may take nearly three years to train a chef. The current scenario may lead to closure of hundreds of restaurants in the UK soon.
The UK government has introduced a cap on skilled foreign workers from outside the EU(European Union).
Help UK’s Indian curry industry—urge owners—The UK’s Indian restaurant owners are asking the UK government to offer immediate help to them by reforming UK immigration norms for bringing chefs from overseas on a temporary basis.
The UK immigration laws must be more flexible to help hire foreign chefs for a temporary period of time. The submission gives a reminder to the UK PM Cameron of his pledge at the British Curry Awards in the year 2013 to help get skilled Asian chefs needed by the UK curry industry.
It needs to be notable that more than 100,000 people get jobs in the UK ‘s Indian restaurants and earn nearly 4.2 billion(UK pounds) annually.