The Shortage Occupation List can offer opportunities for skilled chefs and understaffed operators, but it’s important to be clued up on the relevant immigration laws. Chetal Patel explains the risks
An employer registered as a Home Office-licensed sponsor has employed a head chef to work in its Cantonese restaurant in Mayfair. The restaurant’s website indicates it has a takeaway service and, when interviewed by a Home Office compliance officer, the chef confirms she cooks for customers in the restaurant and takeaway. Alarm bells would have rung in the past, but not now.
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