Skip to comments.Anthony Bourdain Hits Back at Donald Trump, Defends Immigrants
Posted on 10/29/2015 8:36:12 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's strong stance on illegal immigration has already drawn serious backlash from the restaurant industry, and celebrity chefs JosÃ© AndrÃ©s and Geoffrey Zakarian have pulled restaurants from Trump's new Washington, D.C., hotel. Now ex-cook and current world-traveling TV host Anthony Bourdain is getting into the mix. Bourdain made an appearance on SiriusXM's StandUP With Pete Dominick and defended America's undocumented workers.
I grew up in the restaurant business â 30 years in the restaurant business. I came out of, like a lot of other white kids, I rolled out of a prestigious culinary institute and went to work in real restaurants. I walked into restaurants and always, the person who had been there the longest, who took the time to show me how it was done, was always Mexican or Central American. The backbone of the industry - meaning most of the people in my experience cooking, preparing your food. Twenty of those years in this business I was an employer, I was a manager employer. Never, in any of those years, not once, did anyone walk into my restaurant â any American-born kid â walk into my restaurant and say I'd like a job as a night porter or a dishwasher. Even a prep cook â few and far between. Just not willing to start at the bottom like that. Bourdain went on to say that if Trump were to win the presidency and deport 11 million illegal immigrants, "every restaurant in America would shut down," and restaurant owners share his sentiment because "they'd be up the creek. ... It is really, really getting hard to find people to do the jobs." It's not the first time Bourdain has commented on Trump. He previously said The Donald "offends me" and the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is "the enemy of the human spirit." Bourdain hasn't given his coveted endorsement for the 2016 election, but he threw his support behind Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008.
Another self hating weenie..
my niece and husband are looking for restaurant work. zero disease and sanitation problems oops did i say that.
What the hell is an Anthony Bourdain? Never heard of it. Must be one of those “pop culture” things.
I have never heard/read the name before and when I looked him up, I’ve never seen him before either.
That's strange, given that we have 50 Americans using Foodstamps, the lowest labor participation rate since 1972, and 90 million adult Americans who simply do not work at all.
Still peddling the “immigrants” line.
ILLEGAL immigrants knuckle draggier...
These imbeciles do not understand difference between LEGAL immigrants and ILlegal invaders.
Kasich was Managing Director at Lehman Wall Street Bank. Which is same as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is a term used in UK & Australia & former British colonies such as India.
So we have 2 failed CEOâs running, Kasich & Fiorina, both whom have horrible records as CEOâs in private business. The other CEO, Donald Trump is worth about $10 Billion.
In twenty years he’s never had an American born ‘kid’ walk in and ask for a job as a porter, dish washer, or a prep cook. Perhaps if the cheap labor express didn’t allow people from other countries to work at slave labor rates, and perhaps if people collecting welfare were told to take one of those low skill jobs in order to get some type of benefits, then you’d have all kinds of American born people asking for those jobs.
LOL! Home (examined, bought, saved money, ate well) cooked BUMP!
My first jobs were as a dishwasher and busboy in reataurants. But back then they were willing to hire hardworking teenaged Americans. I washed dishes 40 hours per week, at 14.
A criminal rationalizing his criminal behavior. Never heard that before.
“It is really, really getting hard to find people to do the jobs.” ...at the illegal alien wage.
The guy is a Democrat. He supported Obama and Democrats down ticket.
Yawn, he is a bore who can’t cook especially well. All he can do well is drink.
It’s people like this that make leaving cable television a pleasant thought.
Why support this cr@phâ¬@d?
Anthony Boudain is a chef / author and his book “Kitchen Confidential” is one of the funniest books out there to read even if you don’t own a restarurant.
Did not know he was a lib. So buy the book used so he doesn’t make any money off it.
But I do know you can absolutely find white kids to wash dishes and do kitchen prep. Older ones usually drink and or do meth on the job.
Younger ones are a mix of both good kids and losers. The good kids move on but career dishwashers are always a problem except for mostly Mexicans.
I own a restaurant and have legal Mexicans and whites that work for me. It is a tough business with lots of hard work to do..
Anyone looking for work I’m always looking for help.
Always great to get the drunk point of view.
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