I'll guess that LNER made their chefs redundant the same as Hull Trains probably made some of their catering crew redundant. LNER first class hot meals can't start again and Hull Trains can't start standard refreshments until staff are hired - which is taking more time than expected.
I may be...
I got an email response to my email query but all it did was apologise for the delay in responding.
Edit: and rereading the response it seems to give the impression that they won't be giving me any sort of answer. :rolleyes: