So it does exist. Where about in Germany? In case I’m in the area in the future.
I see obstacles but it is possible to get the training. Here’s another article from a British tabloid. They also have photos.
The teenage dwarf who was banned from a college cooking course for being a health and safety risk has been offered a job at two top restaurants.
Louis Makepeace thought his dream career was over after Heart of Worcestershire College scuppered his hopes of becoming a chef.
The 18-year-old, who is 3ft 10ins, claimed college bosses branded him a ‘safety risk’ to the other 14 pupils and said he would cause a ‘disruption’ if he got under their feet.
But since hitting the headlines, Louis has not only been offered an apprenticeship by Gordon Ramsay, but one of London’s longest standing Michelin restaurants has said he can work for them too.
David Moore, who owns Pied à Terre, in London’s West End, said he felt disgusted by the treatment Louis received and wanted to give him his big break.
Mr Moore, who has owned the restaurant thatspecialises in modern French cuisine for 27 years, said: 'He is a brilliant character and we’d love to have him on board.
'I invited him down today for a taster menu to see what we’re all about and he has a great palate.
'He has huge enthusiasm and passion and I think he would do really well here. The door is open for him to come and do whatever he likes.
'Whether that be work experience, an apprenticeship or hopefully at some point a full time job - we just wanted to give him an opportunity to do what he loves.
'It has sounds like he has been really unfairly treated. I was shocked to hear what he had been through and felt it was massively harsh.
'We have a young team and I’m sure he would fit right in.
‘We believe that everyone should have access to training and opportunities and we always promote diversity, equality and inclusion in our restaurant.’
Louis said he was delighted with the opportunity and couldn’t believe he had now received offers from a top eatery in the capital as well as TV chef Gordon Ramsay.
He added: 'I can’t believe the response I have received. Gordon Ramsay’s agent has been in touch with me saying ‘you and Gordon need to talk’.
'And now this amazing restaurant is interested in me.
'The head chef here got in contact to say he had also faced discrimination in his life and he was really touched by the story.
'They invited me down and I’ve sat with them talking and having a five course meal.
'I can come and train here and do an apprenticeship if I like. I’m really moved by their generosity.
'I’ve been on This Morning and I think now I would really love to become a TV chef and even Warwick Davis has tweeted his support.
‘All of a sudden the window of opportunity has opened for me when just a few days ago it looked as though it had firmly slammed shut.’
Ramsay, 51, was the first to show an interest in Louis, taking to Twitter, to tell his 6.8 million followers that he found the college’s attitude ‘disgusting’ and added ‘I’d offer him an apprenticeship any day’.
Speaking on This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Louis revealed his surprise at being contacted with the British chef.
‘Gordon Ramsay tweeted about it and I’ve had his agent text me about a talk later on this week,’ he said.
'My mum and my older brother are top chefs and I started in young age and I’m really passionate and want to succeed.
‘I studied acting for two years before catering and I’m now hoping to be a television presenter slash cook.’
Shortly after, Louis was given a cookery lesson by John Torode, who taught him how to make a fish dish live on air.
Louis, of Worcester, said it would be a ‘dream come true’ to work with the celebrity chef and he was ‘amazed’ to have received his backing.
He added 'It would be absolutely incredible if he is serious about it. I can’t believe he has seen it and is supporting me as I am a huge fan of his.
'I watch all his videos on Youtube as well as his TV shows - I really love his leek and tarragon pasta recipe and I cook his stuff all the time.
'It would be an honour to work with him. I really hope he means it as it would be a dream come true.
‘It is just amazing to receive his backing. I can’t believe it.’
After initially refusing to comment, the college has now said Louis could still yet be offered a place at the college.
A spokesman said: 'Heart of Worcestershire College prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse organisation that endeavours to offer opportunities to all.
'The college has previously worked closely with Louis Makepeace during his time on our Performing Arts course in 2016/17 where he successfully completed his first year.
‘Following Louis’ recent application to our Hospitality and Catering course which begins in September 2018, the college has undertaken a review process, as it does with all of its students, to ensure all the appropriate adjustments to the kitchens that Louis needs to allow him to safely and successfully commence his course, and to ensure his needs are met throughout his time at college are in place in time for the start of his studies.
'Due to the timing of Louis application, this process is still ongoing and after further discussions have taken place both at the college and with Louis himself, we hope to have a final outcome by the end of this week.
'We would like to state that at no point has Louis been told he could not attend his course but both Louis and Mrs Makepeace have been informed that the adjustments Louis requires will need to be agreed before an unconditional offer can be given.
‘The college has previously seen students with conditions similar to Louis succeed both academically and in industry and we have no doubt that Louis will too succeed in his chosen field.’
On Monday Louis told how he had been turned down by college bosses for their Hospitality and Catering course for being too small for the kitchen.
He said: 'We are supposed to have equality of opportunity yet I’m not allowed to do something I love doing.
'They said I would be a health and safety risk and disruption to the other students and get in their way, which was really humiliating.
'It really has dented my confidence. How am I ever supposed to get the culinary skills that’s going to get me a job in a catering environment?
Louis, who has achondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism, said the situation was really upsetting as he had ‘his heart set on the course’.
Louis’ mum, Pauline, 56, said she was told by course leaders there was no point in her son doing the programme as he would ‘never be allowed to work in a restaurant anyway’.
She added: 'This just goes to prove they are wrong if Gordon Ramsay is coming out in support.
‘Louis is a huge fan of his and we would be very interested in speaking to his people if he is serious about it. It has made his day just getting his backing.’
Tweeting from his @gordonramsay account, Ramsay wrote: ‘Disgusting attitude, I’d offer him an Apprenticeship any day.’
Fans flocked to show their support and urged the ‘Hells Kitchen’ star to take him on.
Tiffany Salling replied: ‘Maybe you should. If anyone is going to lead the next generation in culinary academia, it might as well be you.’
Another web user said: ‘Gordon Ramsay you are absolutely the best’
Jamie Dow added: ‘Nice one Gordon. You’ve offered the lad a great opportunity’