Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - The Frankfurt confectioner Jesco Mann will again be selling crepes to revelers between the old town and the banks of the Main on New Year's Eve this year. On the other hand, you have to do without another New Year's Eve specialty that is part of Frankfurt's baking tradition. "We can't offer any Stuts this year," regrets Mann. The reason for this is the shortage of skilled workers. "The stump is popular, but you have to shape it by hand, which takes time." In view of the lack of employees, he made the decision: Kreppel yes, stupid purpose no.
"It's getting harder and harder to get skilled staff who meet the criteria," regretted the pastry chef. "Often the basics are missing." Other colleagues are also facing similar problems. Although there is no shortage of applicants for an apprenticeship, many give up during the apprenticeship because they imagined the job differently or find the physical exertion in the bakery too strenuous.