Top chefs are being paid up to £100,000 a year to take on top roles at prestigious eateries, the top-paid chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants are being asked to make a profit and top chefs at prestigious restaurants are now being asked not to work during the summer holidays.
The rise in the amount of chefs on the pay roll was highlighted by the chef masters awards and the top chefs of the Michelin list.
The top chefs and top restaurants will be invited to attend a panel of business leaders to discuss the pay packets and how they should be structured.
The latest pay packets for the industry’s top chefs were released by Michelin last week.
The chefs have been asked to meet with a panel to discuss how they could better support the restaurant industry.
The panel will discuss how the top restaurants can better support chefs on their income.
Michelin-listed restaurants have been paid up until the end of the financial year, with some receiving a higher payout than others.
A number of top restaurants are asking for their top chefs to be allowed to work in the summer.
They include the Bordeaux-based chef and restaurateur Pierre Fils, who will be hosting a panel discussion in July.
Mr Fils has been paid £160,000 by the Brest-Litérion, a French-Italian restaurant chain, which he owns and runs with his brother, Michelin winner Pierre.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, was also paid a hefty £180,000 last year by the same Brest group.
The new pay packets will not apply to the most popular restaurants, including the Piedmont, where the Micheline-starved chef and restaurant owner, Franco Paredes, was paid £170,000.
The pay packets were unveiled in a bid to encourage more chefs to work at the top of their industries and to make more money.
The government said last year that there would be a reduction in the number of chefs working in France’s top restaurants as they became more popular.