The Integration Puzzle What a Million Refugees Mean for Everyday Life
Part 22: A Michelin Star and Refugees
Heinz Winkler, a chef with a Michelin star at the luxury hotel Residenz Heinz Winkler in Aschau am Chiemsee south of Munich, recently made headlines in Germany for providing training to refugees.
What is your young African chef up to, Mr. Winkler?
Last spring, I deliberately sought out refugees in order to offer them the possibility of training to become a chef. We then invited five people who were interested in internships. We had to apply for a work permit for each of them. Do you know how complex that process is? We kept one of them. His name is Hagie Foday Jaiteh Kabba and he comes from Sierra Leone. In the kitchen, he just goes by the name Hagie. I'm really impressed by Hagie. He's very committed, he's got standards and energy. He's already a full-fledged member of our team in the kitchen. He's not washing dishes! Thousands of jobs are vacant in the catering industry. I'm sure there are all sorts of refugees who would like to have these jobs. So why aren't we getting these people? I'll tell you why: Because small businesses don't have the time for the kind of paperwork that is required. I blame German bureaucracy.
- Part 1: What a Million Refugees Mean for Everyday Life
- Part 2: Integration 101
- Part 3: Are Refugees More Violent?
- Part 4: Frustration and a Lack of Resources
- Part 5: Teaching Refugees to Swim
- Part 6: 'A Challenge Like No Other'
- Part 7: The Doctor's Advice: Learn German and Be Patient
- Part 8: A 1.5 Billion Burden for the Healthcare System?
- Part 9: Dancing Away Stereotypes and Prejudice
- Part 10: The Midwife's Migraine
- Part 11: Germany Will Need 20,000 New Teachers for Refugees
- Part 12: 'We Need Time'
- Part 13: 'We Will Only Manage This If We Have the Infrastructure'
- Part 14: 'We Will Undergo a Multicultural Transformation'
- Part 15: Refugees at Our Doorsteps
- Part 16: 1.09 Million Refugees Registered in 2015
- Part 17: Policing the Refugee Camps
- Part 18: The Refugee Bill
- Part 19: Integration Will Be a Task for Decades to Come
- Part 20: 'An Open Economy Would Be Unimaginable without Immigration'
- Part 21: BMW Courts Refugees
- Part 22: A Michelin Star and Refugees
- Part 23: 'What Is a Petroleum Technician?'