As observed earlier, Horst could be very nice when he wanted to be. And he wanted to right now. He decided to ‘befriend’ his Turkish rival Burak. His friendship gambit was based upon how, as a newcomer to Germany... with its historic savage racial prejudices, Burak needed someone to ensure ‘fair play’.
The way it worked in the kitchen, even though chefs were competing with each other, they tended to help with some of the final touches to get the dishes of other chefs ‘to the pass’.
Horst warned Burak, offering himself as sole aid to his new Turkish friend.