How a chef shortage could change your dining experience | CNN Money


Everyone knows too many cooks in the kitchen is a recipe for disaster. But what if there aren’t enough?

Restaurants across the country are having a hard time filling kitchen worker positions, and with no relief in sight, the shortage is likely to change the dining out experience.

“Everyone is opening a restaurant, yet the painful reality is there isn’t enough talent to go around,” said Andrew Freeman, president of restaurant consulting firm AF&Co.

At Dirt Candy, a well-known vegetarian restaurant in New York City, owner Amanda Cohen remembers when she would receive 30-40 resumes for a kitchen job. Sometimes, cooks submitted résumés when there wasn’t an opening.

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