Just a thought (not an important one just curious). My AFCO has asked several times if I would consider transferring my application to Chef (not pushing, just enquiring). And they said there was no wait, someone could be in before Christmas if applying now. Why is there a shortage? I would have thought Chef would have a fairly hefty wait, it offers a good trade that will get you a career outside- despite being extremely hard work in hot and cramped conditions always thought it would be popular. Is it that lots are leaving or just that more are required these days?