Looking to the future: new trainees are a must

  The numbers speak for themselves: according to a survey by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, more than half of all businesses in the hospitality sector were unable to fill their vacant apprenticeship places back in 2016. And the situation has taken a turn for the worse since.

If it goes on like this, kitchens will be closed.

  In every sector, everyone is talking about the skills shortage. This is also very much the case in the gastronomy and catering sector. The trade magazine Catering Management justifiably proposed in its April 2019 issue that the scarcity of trained personnel should be voted the “gastronomy (un)word of the year – or rather the decade”.