At least two curry houses are closing each week in Britain due to a crippling shortage of chefs

  • Shock number of closures was revealed by the sales data of Cobra beer
  • Crisis comes as the first generation of owners and chefs start to retire 
  • Many of their children, who are often university-educated, want higher pay 
  • The trade body for the UK's 12,000 curry restaurants and takeaways warns hundreds more will shut down soon despite their continued popularity 

At least two curry houses are closing each week in Britain due to a crippling shortage of chefs.

Read more: Curry house crisis as two shut every week: Hundreds of popular restaurants face closure due to a...

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BCA RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2015

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BCA CHEF OF THE YEAR 2015

Crisis talks were held last week as restaurant owners battle against a combination of border controls, rising costs and tough competition.

Read more: Oli Khan Senior Vice President of BCA comments published on "Daily Star Sunday" 13th June 2015

PASHA KHANDAKER is the owner of a small chain of curry houses in Kent, and it’s getting smaller. One restaurant closed eight months ago, and the remainder are struggling. He has only three people manning each kitchen, whereas he needs six. Mr Khandaker fears that this will mean “poor service and poor customer satisfaction”. The problem, he laments, is that he can’t get enough chefs, from within Britain or, more importantly, from South Asia.

Read more: BCA President Pasha Khandaker Comments published on "The Economist" in 20th June 2015

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