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Despite the buoyancy the industry is feeling with restrictions lifted and patios opening in Ontario, staffing issues continue at restaurants.
Across the country they struggle to find enough staff and the right staff, especially for kitchen positions. In some cases in Waterloo region, owners have had to close for a day or two because there aren’t enough staff to fully run the kitchen.
“It’s a big-time problem,” says Brian McCourt, culinary director at Ignite Group. “We’ve had to close Crowsfoot on Monday and Tuesday due to staffing issues. Graffiti Market is a revolving door of cooks.”
In downtown Kitchener and Guelph, Crafty Ramen owner Jared Ferrall says things are stable — right now — but there’s a paucity of qualified cooks.
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