Restaurant Industry Current Facts
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The 100-year-old Brigade system that is the basis of many restaurant kitchens is a major contributing factor to kitchen turnover. Its flat hierarchy doesn't promote the growth of cooks through the kitchen that would allow them to acquire new skills in a vertical fashion.
Traditionally speaking, if the chef and the sous chef have a system under them that works, then they will not disturb it. For example, if they have individual cooks who excel at particular tasks at particular stations, then they will tend to keep those cooks at the tasks they excel at. They will be extremely hesitant to move people around from station to station and disturb the status quo.
The result can be frustration for the cooks and they may look for other opportunities elsewhere.
The End Result Is Staff Turnover.