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Michael O & Hare caused a kickback on Twitter when he announced that he wanted to hire someone to work with the front of house team at The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds with a full-time contract for around £ 24,000 a year

A Michelin star chef has caused controversy by asking applicants to send a photo with their resume when applying for a job in his restaurant – but he insisted: & I don't want to damn them, just wear signs for them me. & # 39;

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Michael O & Hare caused a kickback on Twitter when he announced that he wanted to hire someone to join The Man Behind the Curtain's front-of-house team in Leeds with a full-time contract for around £ 24,000 a year.

But he was accused of running a & # 39; vanity project & # 39; after he asked potential candidates to send a recent picture of themselves with their application.

Michael O & Hare caused a kickback on Twitter when he announced that he wanted to hire someone to work with the front of house team at The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds with a full-time contract for around £ 24,000 a year

Michael O & Hare caused a kickback on Twitter when he announced that he wanted to hire someone to work with the front of house team at The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds with a full-time contract for around £ 24,000 a year

He explained himself and tweeted: & # 39; For the album, photos with a resume are a popular euro thing and it makes it easy to identify people afterwards. & # 39; It's not discrimination, I don't care about color, gender or looks ... I don't try to fuck them, I just want them to carry signs for me & # 39;

He explained himself and tweeted: & # 39; For the album, photos with a resume are a popular euro thing and it makes it easy to identify people afterwards. & # 39; It's not discrimination, I don't care about color, gender or looks ... I don't try to fuck them, I just want them to carry signs for me & # 39;

He explained himself and tweeted: & # 39; For the album, photos with a resume are a popular euro thing and it makes it easy to identify people afterwards. & # 39; It's not discrimination, I don't care about color, gender or looks … I don't try to fuck them, I just want them to carry signs for me & # 39;

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O & # 39; Hare, who became prominent after his colorful appearances on The Great British Menu and MasterChef, refuted the allegations and said it was common practice in top European restaurants.

He explained himself and tweeted: & # 39; For the album, photos with a resume are a popular euro thing and it makes it easy to identify people afterwards.

& # 39; It's not discrimination, I don't care about color, gender or looks … I don't try to fuck them, I just want them to carry signs for me. & # 39;

His answer gave rise to further criticism and led to a new debate about whether candidates should be asked to provide a photo when applying for a job.

On Sunday evening, O & # 39; Hare tweeted: & # 39; I'm looking for a career-driven person to strengthen my front of house team. 45 hours a week. Package around 24k Christmas and New Year's Eve … and a chance to do cool things with us … e-mail … with resume, cover letter and recent photo pls rt. & # 39;

Twitter users were divided as to whether O & # 39; Her was justified in his request.

O & # 39; Hare, who became prominent after his colorful appearances on The Great British Menu (pictured left, standing next to chef Marcus Wearing with two Michelin stars), refuted those allegations and said it was common practice in top European restaurants

O & # 39; Hare, who became prominent after his colorful appearances on The Great British Menu (pictured left, standing next to chef Marcus Wearing with two Michelin stars), refuted those allegations and said it was common practice in top European restaurants

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O & # 39; Hare, who became prominent after his colorful appearances on The Great British Menu (pictured left, standing next to chef Marcus Wearing with two Michelin stars), refuted those allegations and said it was common practice in top European restaurants

A reply: & # 39; And how much do you want the photo to be all about how the person looks !!!! Vanity project! & # 39;

Luke Wood tweeted: & # 39; Recent photo? what exactly? Never heard of a job opening to request a photo. & # 39;

HR consultant, Abi, replied: & god … as an HR consultant I am torn apart! Salary / hours OK for hospitality at entry level, but & # 39; recent photo & # 39; – perhaps inviting for discrimination (be careful) – I also agree that they should look good for MBTC. & # 39;

Rich Hines sent O&H advertising for other Michelin starred restaurants and chefs. He tweeted: & # 39; 45 hours a week. 24k. Recent photo? No in all respects. Take a look at recent advertisements from Raby Hunt and Sat Bains. & # 39;

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And Jas Swan placed: & # 39; I am from Europe and I think the British concept of no picture is much better, because decision-making looks unconsciously.

O & # 39; Hare won The Great British Menu with a dish called & # 39; Emancipation & # 39; - a fish dish inspired by fish and chips served on a canvas

O & # 39; Hare won The Great British Menu with a dish called & # 39; Emancipation & # 39; - a fish dish inspired by fish and chips served on a canvas

O & # 39; Hare won The Great British Menu with a dish called & # 39; Emancipation & # 39; – a fish dish inspired by fish and chips served on a canvas

& # 39; If you hire one or two people, can you surely identify the candidates you have chosen afterwards? & # 39;

Paul Main tweeted in response to O & # 39; Hare & # 39; s defense of his ad and placed: & # 39; I just want them to carry signs for me & # 39 ;, that's even worse.

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& # 39; I would like to teach them the finer art of hospitality. I want them to understand my philosophy of hard work to get where you want to go. & # 39;

Many jumped into the chief's defense and suggested that the hours and wages were ideal for someone trying to break into the hospitality industry.

Lucinda Hardman tweeted: & Jesus people! Leave the man alone! He has given valid reasons and offers a great opportunity to someone who wants to thrive in the hospitality industry! The hours and salary are great too! & # 39;

O & # 39; Hare & # 39; s restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain, with Squab pigeon with rhubarb hoisin and an interpretation of the characteristic pork trot from legendary French chef Pierre Koffman, named & # 39; Pierre Gothman & # 39; as a fixed program & # 39; s on its menu

O & # 39; Hare & # 39; s restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain, with Squab pigeon with rhubarb hoisin and an interpretation of the characteristic pork trot from legendary French chef Pierre Koffman, named & # 39; Pierre Gothman & # 39; as a fixed program & # 39; s on its menu

O & # 39; Hare & # 39; s restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain, with Squab pigeon with rhubarb hoisin and an interpretation of the characteristic pork trot from legendary French chef Pierre Koffman, named & # 39; Pierre Gothman & # 39; as a fixed program & # 39; s on its menu

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O & # 39; Her & # 39; s restaurant The Man Behind the Curtain, has Squab pigeon with rhubarb hoisin and an interpretation of the characteristic pork trot from legendary French chef Pierre Koffman, named & # 39; Pierre Gothman & # 39 ;, as fixed programs & # 39; s on its menu.

Martha McKinley, an employment law expert at Stephensons LLP said: & # 39; Although there is no specific legislation that prevents an employer from applying for a photo of a candidate for an interview, this is strongly rejected.

& # 39; For example, if you have five candidates and only one is recruited, the remaining four may suggest that they have not been hired due to discriminatory practices.

& # 39; This can then lead to legal action and further damage the reputation of the employer. & # 39;

MailOnline has approached the representatives of Michael O & # 39; Hare for comment.

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