Michelin-Starred Restaurant “Im Schiffchen” ran by Chef Jean-Claude Bourgueil Removed from Michelin Guide After Saying ‘No Chinese Customers Wanted’; Claims Wife is Asian

An upscale German restaurant has been removed from the prestigious Michelin Guide website following a racist remark by French chef Jean-Claude Bourgueil. 

 

The 73-year-old chef sparked outrage for saying he does not want Chinese customers while announcing the reopening of his eatery Im Schiffchen, according to Chinese media.

 

Following the backlash, Bourgueil took his statement back which he called “thoughtless” and “completely wrong.” 

 

He also pointed out that he himself is a foreigner in Germany and noted that his wife is Asian. Bourguiel, who became the top chef in Im Schiffchen in 1977, received the honored “cultural ambassador of France to Germany” in 2004.

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French Chef Cut From Michelin Guide After Saying ‘No Chinese Customers Wanted’