The rise and fall of Germans in the British hospitality industry, c1880-1920

Panikos Panayi, Stefan Manz

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Abstract

German migrants were to be found in significant numbers in the British hospitality industry during the period 1880 to 1920. They worked as waiters, chefs, and managers of restaurants and hotels. This article has three main sections. It begins with a brief outline of the rise of restaurants and hotels in late nineteenth-century Britain and the role of migrants in this process. It then analyses the Germans in the British hospitality industry in the decades leading up to the First World War. The article then focuses upon the rise of hostility towards Germans with the approach of the Great War, which led to dismissal, internment and repatriation during the conflict.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-266
Number of pages24
JournalFood and History
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Germany Britain hospitality migration waiters chefs restaurant hotel World War I internment

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