Turning Tables
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Chapter 5: A day of work at Hilton Hotel Munich Airport

My daily work at Hilton Hotel Munich Airport
At Hilton Hotel Munich Airport, I am one of around 60 trainees, of which 20 started their apprenticeship with me last September. The chances that I will stick with this company after my apprenticeship are high: About 80% of all trainees get

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Chapter 5: A day of work at Feinkost Käfer

My daily work at Feinkost Käfer
In September I started my apprenticeship to become a restaurant specialist at “Bavarie”, a restaurant at BMW World in Munich that belongs to Feinkost Käfer. I enjoy working here, I like the team, the guests and the restaurant, which is very modern. Large windows,

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Chapter 4: My new life as a trainee

Vocational school
Finally my apprenticeship started. To get the permission was a long, extensive and tiring journey. Several times I had been at the edge of despair, close to losing all hope.

More than anything I am happy that Feinkost Käfer stood so patiently and optimistically behind me.

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Chapter 3: Ups and Downs

My favourite moment
During my time at Turning Tables, I have experienced so many great moments that I am still telling my family and friends about it.
But my personal highlight was when we got handed over our certificates at the last day of the Step-IN program, and I got

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Chapter 2: My way to success with Turning Tables

How everything started
When I heard about Turning Tables for the first time, I didn’t have anything that kept me occupied.
My day consisted of eating, singing, strolling around and sleeping. A situation that I wanted to change more than anything. It didn’t feel good to just be sitting around

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Chapter 1: My life before Turning Tables

Hi, my name is Rustam
Next time you’re visiting BMW-world and you want to take a fun break, you can come and watch me mix drinks and balance trays, as I recently started working at one of the restaurants of Feinkost Käfer, as their new restaurant specialist trainee.
Originally, I’m

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Chapter 4: My new life as a trainee

Vocational school

By now I have started my apprenticeship and have completed two weeks of school, which left me behind with mixed feelings.
To start with, it is amazing to be going to school again.
There are 36 students in my class, most of whom are girls. I am

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Chapter 3: Ups and Downs

My favourite moment
My time at Turning Tables was wonderful and unforgettable.
But my favourite moment was the day, when we got taught about five different potato recipes.
The great thing about the Step-IN program is that we do not only learn specific theory about gastronomy and hotel business, but

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Chapter 2: My way to success with Turning Tables

How everything started
The first person to talk to me about Turning Tables was my social worker where I live. In Afghanistan, I would have probably never started a job in gastronomy. But here in Germany, I had played with the thought of becoming a chef for quite a while.

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Chapter 1: My life before Turning Tables

Hi, I’m Mojtaba
13 weeks ago, I started Turning Tables’ training program “Step-IN” which prepares you to start an apprenticeship in the hospitality sector. Today is the first day of my apprenticeship as a hotelier at Hilton Munich Airport. If someone would have told me this three years ago, when

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