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The first step into work life is done! We say hello and welcome to the port of Hamburg and welcome our three new trainees Corvin Kemper, Justin Bauer and Aleks Tunic!

Corvin Kemper, who is starting his apprenticeship as a chef at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg, has gained various gastronomic experiences in Canada and is looking forward to pampering the guests of the Restaurant Port culinarily and getting to know new cooking techniques. The kitchens of the Empire Riverside Hotel are pleased to have the support of Justin Bauer, who discovered his passion for cooking and preparing food during courses in his school days. Now he is eager to demonstrate his skills and learn a thing or two from his new colleagues. Aleks Tunic is doing a hotel management training at the Empire Riverside Hotel, which he chose because of its international flair. During a side job in the gastronomy he could already gain first experiences, which aroused his enthusiasm for the diversified branch.

On two orientation days, the new apprentices were welcomed and were given their first insights into the different departments of both hotels. There was also a guided tour through both hotels and afterwards a juicy burger at the Hafen Diner for refreshment. To make a perfect first impression, the new employees were allowed to stay overnight in their training organisations. After an extensive breakfast, organizational matters were discussed and an overview of the training period was presented. The two chefs can look forward to creating their own desserts in the patisserie, to supervising the breakfast buffet or, as saucier, to coaxing the secret recipe out of their colleagues and learning how to prepare various meat and fish specialities correctly, as well as how to handle a knife and pan.

Our hotel specialists also visit the breakfast kitchen to learn about the processes there. They also go through all service areas from the restaurant up to the bar, but the planning and supervision of an evening event by the banquet department is also on the training schedule. And making beds "on the floor", checking deliveries in the merchandise management department, helping to design the online presence in the marketing department and welcoming new guests at the reception - all of this must not be missing from the transfer plan for hotel management trainees.

Now a question arises: How were the first days for our newcomers? Successful, Justin Bauer found the guided tours most interesting, since the concepts of the houses are so different. Aleks Tunic describes the atmosphere as 'very familiar and all staff are nice, helpful and accommodating'. Corvin Kemper liked the overnight stay most, the harbour view from his commander class room was fantastic.

We are looking forward to welcoming the three in our team and wish them an interesting and exciting time!

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