No more Curry on a night out?

#1
Apparently the Curry restaurant business in the UK is under threat.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/2008/02/14/poppa-dumb-89520-20318670/

Britain faces a curry crisis because of daft new immigration rules barring specialist chefs from entering the UK.

As it emerged there are 27,500 jobs going at 9,000 restaurants
A few things about this story strike me as odd.

Where exactly have the 27,500 people who used to do these jobs gone to?

Is haveing a curry so much cheaper than the alternatives that "For many low-income families the only chance of eating out is a curry." can be true?

Isn't it bordering on racism saying that these jobs can only be done by Bangladeshis as Europeans have "no cultural sensitivity towards or understanding of the curry industry."


On a purely personal note, the whole curry "industry" could go bankrupt overnight and dissappear up its own korma. I hate the foreign muck.
 
#2
27'000 curry chefs missing... Probably in AQ training Camps.

A job for M15 methinks...

Its a strange story cos I could swear there's loads of immigrants flooding here or is this a sneaky way of saying we need more immigrants to feed the growing number of immigrants?

I think I'll stick to bacon sandwhiches from now on... tasty as hell and deeply offensive to certain demographic groups!
 
#3
I fecking LOVE curry!

And I can cook it just as well as any immigrant I'll have you know!

But i'm not working in a resturant where I might disappear along with 27500 others! sounds fecking dangerous!
 
#4
hogspawn said:
I fecking LOVE curry!

And I can cook it just as well as any immigrant I'll have you know!

But i'm not working in a resturant where I might disappear along with 27500 others! sounds fecking dangerous!
So just where did you think they got the ingredients for such a cheap meat filled meal?
 
#5
Steven said:
Apparently the Curry restaurant business in the UK is under threat.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topstories/2008/02/14/poppa-dumb-89520-20318670/

Britain faces a curry crisis because of daft new immigration rules barring specialist chefs from entering the UK.

As it emerged there are 27,500 jobs going at 9,000 restaurants
A few things about this story strike me as odd.

Where exactly have the 27,500 people who used to do these jobs gone to?

Is haveing a curry so much cheaper than the alternatives that "For many low-income families the only chance of eating out is a curry." can be true?

Isn't it bordering on racism saying that these jobs can only be done by Bangladeshis as Europeans have "no cultural sensitivity towards or understanding of the curry industry."

On a purely personal note, the whole curry "industry" could go bankrupt overnight and dissappear up its own korma. I hate the foreign muck.
Crossing over the border a bit. If they need people to work in curry houses they should:

a. train young people
b. pay more
c. import staff only when there is NO ONE already here who can cook.

I don't see Raymond Blanc only hiring French people, or Jamie Oliver only hiring Essex chefs.
 
#6
Steven said:
hogspawn said:
I fecking LOVE curry!

And I can cook it just as well as any immigrant I'll have you know!

But i'm not working in a resturant where I might disappear along with 27500 others! sounds fecking dangerous!
So just where did you think they got the ingredients for such a cheap meat filled meal?
Wha.....you think?....but.......

:oops:
 
#8
Mmmmmm, Soylent Green:



Surely it is possible to learn how to prepare, cook and serve any cuisine, why must an individual be from the Indian Sub-Continent to be able to do this? The answer is that restaurants of all kinds must be prepared to train personnel and not rely on a certain ethnic group for their labour.
 
#9
Why are the cury shop owners (God bless em) looking for east European workers? There are still millions of unemployed Brits and most have them will have spent most of their Friday and Saturday nights in curry houses whilst at "Uni". Make the work-shy Brits get into those kitchens - keep them off the streets at night when honest hard working Brits and Poles go out on the razz.
 
#10
We need to ship in chefs for Curry houses?

If we suggested we only had Brits working in Fish And Chip Emporiums throughout the land, on the grounds that they knew how to batter cod better.......... there would be fcuking uproar on the side of the hippies.

Get some young whipper snappers in, and teach 'em how to cook.
 
#13
Britain faces a curry crisis because of daft new immigration rules barring specialist chefs from entering the UK.
Now this one got me, I didn't think they barred ANYBODY
 
#14
Steven said:
Where exactly have the 27,500 people who used to do these jobs gone to?
see the rise is Taleban numbers? Don't want to point any fingers but...two plus two....you know what I mean?
 
#15
Herrumph said:
Why are the cury shop owners (God bless em) looking for east European workers? There are still millions of unemployed Brits and most have them will have spent most of their Friday and Saturday nights in curry houses whilst at "Uni". Make the work-shy Brits get into those kitchens - keep them off the streets at night when honest hard working Brits and Poles go out on the razz.
My son is a sous chef (kitchen 2ic) in a posh hotel/spa (it has been awarded 3 Michelin stars so he knows his stuff). His restaurant concentrates on "British" menus and ingredients and don't cook anything that would be considered "ethnic" eg curries, chinese etc.

Most of the KPs and waiting staff are....wait for it...Polish or eastern european. Apparently they work harder and are more reliable and hard working than the locals. Hmm, I seem to have heard this before.

Apart from anything else, whereas most of Europe has a restauarant culture where working in the industry is seen as perfectly normal, in England there is the attitude that it is a menial job the hours are long (they are) and the pay is low.

It is also hard work and lots of teenagers and twentysomethings don't like the idea of that.

Also a teacher friend of mine has told me that a whole generation of kids has grown up with the likes of Friends on the tv and many now expect to leave school and walk into a well paid job but not to actually have to do much work and spend most of their time socialising at the coffee shop- just like their role models on the tv...

:eek:

Rodney2q
 
#16
Mr Happy said:
Who would eat a curry house run by white blokes? Not me!
Our favorite curry house is a veritable United Nations of talent at the weekend.

The bartender is a goofy English beach-bum type who, literally, works for curry. The only waitress is a beaming young Polish hottie. The guy that does deliveries is a tattooed jock with some interesting facial scars. There are a couple of bearded slop-jockeys, of course. And presiding over the whole mess is a youngish Manc of Pakistani descent who sends his daughter to the local Episcopalian school.

However, if you told me anyone but the Mujahideen were actually cooking... :D
 
#17
So let me get this straight, Liabour is barring the people that have specialist skills such as being a chef, in to the UK, but they're constantly letting non-English speaking people with no qualifications or skills in? Just another plus side of having Liabour in if you ask me.
 
#18
Rodney2q said:
Also a teacher friend of mine has told me that a whole generation of kids has grown up with the likes of Friends on the tv and many now expect to leave school and walk into a well paid job but not to actually have to do much work and spend most of their time socialising at the coffee shop - just like their role models on the tv...
That has to be the funnist thing I have read in ages!!!!! I suppose they all think they will be getting cushy apartments across the hall from each other, and a chance to knob your sisters best mate. (So I have been told, not actually watched it). :p

Put the following words in the correct order children.

"Culture", "Massive", "Heading", "For", "A", "Shock".
 
#19
Student loans have got a lot to answer for!

Back in the day, students had to work part time to make ends meet on their pathetic grants (£128 per term I got!) - instead we've now got ten times the number of sad, mindless little tossers in university - doing media studies and sociology - who think that they're owed both upkeep whilst there, and a living when they get out!
 
#20
Steven said:
Where exactly have the 27,500 people who used to do these jobs gone to?
Until quite recently, and I know this to be true, passports were regularly sent back to Pakistan to be reused by someone else. I assume there was financial gain by those concerned and probably cheap or 'free' labour involved. So it doesn't take the brains of an arch-bishop etc.
 
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