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Forum Rules
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ChefTalk.com Community Guidelines
Welcome to the ChefTalk.com community. Whether you are "browsing" our educational articles or discussing issues in the discussion forums, we are glad to have you here. To ensure that you have a positive experience, please take a moment to read though the following guidelines. By abiding by them, we can all enjoy interaction with others at ChefTalk.com. 

Think before you post.

Remember that what you write may be read by hundreds of people, from children and beyond, so please watch what you say. Avoid using inappropriate words or phrases – if you wouldn't say it at home, don't say it here!

Respect others. 

Being a community with a positive outlook, we ask that you refrain from rude or offensive behavior. ChefTalk.com staff will remove posts that are harassing, abusive, defamatory, sexually explicit, or obscene.

Feel free to disagree.

If you don't agree with something another member posts, feel free to say so – just do it politely and constructively.

Stick to the topic.

Take a look through the various forum topics and post your message in the place that is most appropriate. This way your post will reach the people most interested in your topic and you'll get a better response.

Obey the law.

Any comments promoting illegal activities or violation of copyrights and trademarks are forbidden.



Pro Forums are for food service professional only!

While all members are allowed to view the discussion topics in the pro forums only community members who are food service professionals are allowed to post. Please respect this.


We reserve the right to edit...
ChefTalk.com has the right to reprint, modify, distribute or delete your posting. We don't preview or edit postings before they appear on our site, but we do reserve the right to remove them if they violate these guidelines.

...And the right to ban. 

We reserve the right to remove people who violate these guidelines from the ChefTalk.com community.

Don't try to sell or promote anything.

(This isn't your personal storefront, after all). Please respect this policy by not posting ads or trying to promote your business or personal website in our community. If you do want to contact others regarding services, please e-mail or private message them directly.

No religious, political, race or sexual orientation topics.

What??? Yep that's right no religious, political, race or sexual orientation topics. We have been open for business for over 16 years and these types of discussions bring nothing but heart ache to the forums and the moderators so please don't post them. Remember the focus here is food and cooking?

Watch where you link. 

You are more than welcome to share e-mail addresses and websites in your messages, but links to questionable destinations will be removed. Again, if such content would not be discussed at home, then please avoid it.

Not all info may be true. 

Hard to believe, isn't it? But despite what you may have heard, many things users post simply are not true. In any case, we bear no responsibility for the accuracy of the information posted within the discussion forums.

Top secret...to a point. 

We at ChefTalk.com reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint of legal action arising from any message posted by you. (So, just behave yourself!)

Another fun disclaimer. 

Yeah, you knew this already, but we thought we'd let you know that messages in the discussion forums may not necessarily reflect the views of ChefTalk.com or any entity associated with ChefTalk.com. By agreeing to use these forums, you hold harmless the owners of ChefTalk.com, Huddler.com (developers of the Huddler Platform), or any associated parties with regards to transmission of messages you post.

13 years old and under? 
Because we care about kids and their safety on the Internet, those 13 and under will need their parent's permission to use our discussion forums. If you are 13 or under, a separate mail-in registration form is required. Please don't try to pretend you are a different age then you are.

Feedback is always appreciated. 
We thank you for your continued support of ChefTalk.com, and if there is anything we can do to make our community more enjoyable for you, please let us know at contact form. 

In Summary... By joining ChefTalk.com, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws. The owners of ChefTalk.com have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.


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