"We've got tech you can use... we've done this before."
After 15 years in the kitchen and paid $1 above minimum wage, a senior chef is putting the knives down.
It's multitasking to the extreme.
"What we're asking the government for is a very small part of the solution."
Last year, two job listings received more than 500 applicants - now it's down to just 19.
"One day when we reopen these borders, oh boy are we in big trouble - because we just don't have the workforce."
Business owners say the Government must allow more migrant workers in.
The hospitality industry is calling for urgent visa extensions, border exemptions, and extended working hours for student visas.
"It's not actually that hard to be a decent employer."