Victoria Faces Shortage of Cooks

chef cooking

The province of British Columbia presented about 15,000 jobs but most of these job openings are associated with restaurants and food industry. The greatest need for qualified cooks is mostly observed in Victoria and restaurant owners complain about the inability to find skilled cooks. The expectation to see more applications at the beginning of the summer were not satisfied.

It is a season when a lot of people head for Victoria and local resources are not enough to meet the needs of guests in the sphere of the food industry. Owners of restaurants spend 4 months for finding new staff but they fail to get what they really need. The main problem is that there is a great demand for cooks and no supply of skilled candidates is diagnosed. But, owners of restaurants in Victoria consider that cooks do not make a lot of money for their hard job.

It can be loud and rude and there are a lot of cuts and burns. You cannot leave any time you want as you need to stay in the kitchen till all the customers have been served and all the dishes are clean. Due to a number of shows on TV, a chef seems to be an easy and overwhelming job but the reality is so different. Besides, owners of restaurateurs cannot pay more as they cannot simply afford it. They are trying to share the tips among all staff.

Others are trying to increase a menu price but they have to suffer financial losses after they realize that they have made a mistake. There is an opinion that the original system does not work and there is a need to change it for a new and more enhanced one. Restaurants are afraid to increase their prices and they do not include the increase in the cost of meat that has increased by 15% this year.

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October 26, 2017 |

Price of Salmon to Increase in Victoria

salmon dish

Experts predict a certain increase in the cost of salmon in restaurants of Victoria due to the change in weather patterns that influence the presence of the food chain. Scientists consider that high temperatures will cause the shortage of food for fish and an increase in predators that will hunt successfully for salmon. Staying in low level waters, salmon appear to be at risk and the amount of fish can reduce significantly. (more…)

August 27, 2015 |

Best Place for Afternoon Tea in Victoria

The Fairmont Empress

If you spend your vacation in Victoria, then you have a chance to experience all pleasures of visiting restaurants, serving different cuisines. You will have a chance to taste local cheeses, oysters and healthy vegetables. Additionally, the local wineries will present you with a range of pleasant flavors that will not leave you for a long time. (more…)

August 11, 2015 |

Citizens of Victoria Warned on Risks of Fire

Victoria BC news fire department

There have been several cases of fire in the city of Victoria, but the most rememberable one is associated with the dangerous fire that happened at Topaz Park. Due to the Victoria Fire Department, the fire was caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials. The information was received by a walker that reported on the grass fire, spreading too fast. When a fire crew arrived at the place, the fire was occupying the trees already. Thanks to a general alarm, a lot of fire brigades were heading for Topaz Park and started fighting the fire at 5:10 p.m. (more…)

August 11, 2015 |

Wine Festival Coming to Victoria in September

Victoria Wine festival Reviews

All the wine lovers living in Victoria will have a chance to visit one of the greatest festivals of international wine. During the Victoria Wine Festival all the visitors will be able to taste different sorts of wine and to discuss the ways of increasing enjoyment from it. Experts and enthusiasts will try wine and share the impressions. Wine lovers will have an opportunity to try 200 wines from different corners of the world and the festival will take place at the: (more…)

August 3, 2015 |

Mobile Food Trucks and Venues in Victoria are Struggling

food truck

According to the details presented in the recent Vancity report, companies that work in the sphere of mobile food service are struggling to make the ends meet. The worst situation is observed in Victoria and Metro Vancouver. Considering the annual profits in the industry, it can hardly reach $31,300. Entrepreneurs of Victoria are fed up with tough regulations and increased operating expenses. (more…)

July 29, 2015 |

Residents of Victoria Worried about Noise

Victoria BC Airport location

Residents of Victoria are really unhappy about Cyclone military helicopters that are going to be based at Victoria International Airport. People are frequently bothered by the noise produced by the helicopters and they want an independent evaluation of noise to be done. The assessment on noise should have been completed a long time ago but no one has even performed it. If the level of noise is acceptable, then the helicopters will be located at the airport. (more…)

July 28, 2015 |

Topaz Park in Victoria to Turn into Tenting Area

Topaz Park in Victoria BC

Every one living in Victoria knows Topaz Park which is considered to be the second largest one after Beacon Hill. A lot of tourists come to local parks and stay there overnight. It is legal to camp in parks but every people needs to leave by 7 a.m.. According to the decision of the B.C. Supreme Court taken in 2008, there should not be any restrictions in relation to people who are planning to sleep in parks at night time. (more…)

July 26, 2015 |

Victoria’s Demographics Starts Causing Problems


Whether it is a lower level of economic development in the area or not, but people in Canada experience different issues in getting a chance to visit family physicians. A lot of patients state that it depends on the province where a person lives and the same problem is faced by the residents of Victoria. The thing is that there is a shortage of family doctors in the city and it is reaching its critical level making some of the clinics close. (more…)

July 26, 2015 |

Citizens of Victoria to Try Automated Annunciation on Buses

Victoria BC Bus Routes and Schedules

The citizens of Victoria will have a chance to try using an automated stop-announcing system that will be installed in Victoria buses. People will see this innovation in August and the system is going to be presented in 25 buses for testing. The rest of the buses will be equipped with the stop-announcing system in September when it has been approved after testing. In general, about 290 will have the system on board and people with certain inabilities will try all the benefits. (more…)

July 22, 2015 |
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