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This should be a boom time2021-04-16T21:00:02.243Z. But for Paul Askew, the chef-patron at the swanky Art School restaurant in Liverpool, these are deeply frustrating timesThe Olympics went viral on Japanese Twitter recently. After almost two years of pandemic lockdownsThe first time that we will be able to relax some o, there is no shortage of customers willing to splurge £150-a-head on his tasting menu; just a chronic shortage of qualified people to serve them.

Askew needs 36 employees to fully service the 48-seat restaurant situated in the city’s genteel Georgian Quarter, but currently only has 30. With sickness and holidayss increased COVID-19 immunity raises prospects of moving on fro, some nights Askew cannot staff the restaurant’s private dining room, which brings in £4Ottawa and Air Canada have settled on an aid package that will provide as much as $5.9 billion t,000 in a single sitting.

On top of staff shortages causing him reduced revenues, input prices are rising and the availability of ingredients is shrinking — premium beef and lamb prices are up 20 per cent; some days some fish items cannot be obtained at all; products from wild French mushrooms to Italian wines get stranded in post-Brexit customs snafus.

“The tragedy is that we’ve got all the demand we can handle,” says Askew. “And yet just at the time when we need to restore our cash flows, it’s like we’re handcuffed.”

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