Another day at the office sitting here with all the usual aches and pains, tired & of course hungry. I ‘m still pondering over last night’s service “why do they do it? With the Restaurant nearly full & all covers happy we take a CHANCE 2. I say chance because after taking there order the waiter informs of a short list of Food Intolerances???? No this No that la la la, my message back to our chance table is a simple one “Please leave” and on that note they did the honourable thing and promptly left the building, and no they didn’t cause much of a fuss although I was expecting some kind of an apology from them.
Now this might be a Can of Worms and some might find this a little arrogant on my behalf. I can assure you that this is not the case……Choice for the clients of course, and Choice for myself and my Brigade. They will go away knowing that our Kitchen didn’t give them any cause to complain or call back 2 days latter claiming that They have just spent 24hours in intensive care and what’s the name of our solicitors. Head chef that I am can now sleep without any cause for concern, maybe there was flour in the stock, and maybe the nuts did get into the Pate blah blah. No instead another great shift without a complete Intolerance Kitchen Meltdown.
My message is simple “you’re not welcome, go home and be safe”
My esteemed colleagues Opinions are a great thing-however Options would be a compromise “I like my food the way it is, its purpose, texture, exacting ingredient, balance of flavour but above all the pleasure it gives”
What’s your thought?