With the industry's staff shortage only set to worsen after Brexit, Peter Hancock asks why we suffer from an absence of older hospitality workers
During a recent break in Rome, my wife and I happened upon a delightful restaurant just far enough away from the main attractions to qualify as a "discovery" by our reckoning. It appeared to have been last decorated in the 1950s and was absurdly cheap for the quality of the food. At 7pm it was stuffed with locals who gave the impression they went there regularly and so even at that early hour the place had a great atmosphere. In one corner were two clerics, redolent of an episode of Father Ted.
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