Adam Bateman has spoken frankly about the racist abuse he received in professional kitchens as a young chef, during an appearance on Paul Foster’s podcast, the Nightcap.
Bateman, group operations and development chef for InterContinental Hotels Group, spoke of the verbal and physical abuse he encountered, while stating that the industry has come a long way in combatting such disgusting behaviour in recent years.
He told The Caterer: “I've always considered hospitality an inclusive industry, one that rewards people for the work they put in regardless of their skin colour or sexuality. But as in most things, there are the extremists.”
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