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Victoria Faces Shortage of Cooks

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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

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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 |

Mobile Food Trucks and Venues in Victoria are Struggling

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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 |

Take a Chance to Taste Ice Cream from Cold Comfort in Victoria

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Cold Comfort Ice cream in Victoria BC

When you visit Victoria, you should not miss a chance to taste a range of ice cream flavors that are available in one of the shops called Cold Comfort. The promotional is that the company provides you with a postcard where you can leave your feedback and you can exchange it for a custom-made pint. If you wander about Victoria, you will definitely appear on North Park Street and you will get an opportunity to try the ice cream produced by food columnist Anya Levykh. (more…)

July 21, 2015 |

First Rooftop Garden in Victoria

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Urban agriculture Victoria BC

One of the residents of Victoria decided to start his own business in the sphere of food industry and took a decision to set up the first commercial rooftop garden. Among the plants he grows, you can find edible flowers, arugula and lettuce. The name of this entrepreneur is Chris Hildreth and he arranges the associated deliveries to Fiamo Italian Kitchen. (more…)

July 18, 2015 |

Victoria Faces Shortage of Cooks

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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. (more…)

July 17, 2015 |
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