Dec 2018 | Chefs complain about $30,000 underpayment at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant

Date: 18 Dec 2018

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Chefs at the Australian restaurant fronted by Heston Blumenthal are being underpaid as much as $30,000 each per year, according to new estimates provided to the workplace watchdog.

The international restaurant empire fronted by Blumenthal was revealed in an investigation byThe Age and Sydney Morning Herald to be run through a series of notorious offshore tax havens while also substantially underpaying staff at its high-end Australian eatery.

Now the Fair Work Ombudsman has been handed information on two chefs at the high-end restaurant, Dinner by Heston, who were underpaid significant amounts due to excessive unpaid overtime.

One was underpaid $20,000 to $25,000 a year, according to estimates, and another chef received $30,000 a year less than due under the award, according to the information provided by a lawyer for the Hospo Voice union.