Chef Roles Expand Into HR

December 21, 2016

It’s no secret that staffing challenges are one of the biggest problems for chefs and restaurant owners nationwide. According to a report from the National Restaurant Association, one in four restaurant operators say they have difficulty filling job openings. Couple this with the fact that hospitality employee turnover was over 70 percent in 2015 and it’s easy to see why owners and operators are worried. Both independents and chain restaurants are using incentives like stipends for student loans and hiring bonuses to attract and retain talent. 

At Eastern Standard Group in Boston, upper-level management is deploying a different approach and