TV chef Ganesh Raj says the toll of the pandemic has become “unsustainable”, NZ Herald reports, forcing the closure of his west Auckland restaurant, The Tasting Shed. “Like many others in this industry, the impacts of the last two years on our business have taken an immense toll on the mental health of myself and my family, a key factor in making this difficult decision.” Raj said paying its staff was a priority and he was in conversations with all outstanding creditors.