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post #1 of 16
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Little people!!!!!


Please don’t bring them with you “get a baby sitter” I hope on this thread that my esteemed colleges agree…. I’m only pointing it out because… well T4 is ordering x 2 Seafood tasting and can I accommodate 2 CHILDREN…AHHHHHHHHH. “yes I can accommodate them, eat in the car and don’t take up my table!!! “ Sorry I haven’t got a clue about Nuggets, PIZZA and Puree Fish, rather than say “your not welcome!!!!! One, used some given advice from the Prof chef site,……………………sorry it didn’t work apparently they found me “because I actually attended the table” offensive!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me, so yes as you guest I asked them to leave……but did not say your not welcome, of course they are welcome add on 20 years to the table and “PRESTO” we have some good foodies, who will BLAH BLAH BLAH,…………..Hey Kids stay away and do some KIDS stuff, don’t take up some extra pax in my Restaurant.

PS, the Table although I offered tasting ,, to the Kids when I quoted that there would be no discount......they seem to be a little pashed off, is this normal behavour for souch cosumers that should be taking Kids to Mcs or BKs


Without getting weird and Personal “what’s your thoughts”
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post #2 of 16
Don't you like children in your restaurant?
post #3 of 16
Okay, so you are asking to be verbally mauled by parent’s everywhere J.
I checked out your website, and while most of your menu would cause me to vomit and or die (I’m sure it tastes good and it looks lovely, I just have an allergy to seafood) there was enough stuff there to make me contemplate finally jumping across the pond to visit the land of my ancestors and your restaurant.
I would have to say as a mother of FIVE children that I absolutely wouldn’t dream of taking my children to an establishment such as yours. What a waste of my good money that would be.
While I make sure they are exposed to well prepared food at home and do my best to broaden their palates, with the exception of the teenager (proud mother of a future classically trained chef), they are far happier eating out at places that provide nuggets of various flavors and crayons to color on the table cloth.
The reason why you don’t cast pearls before swine is that it is a perfectly good waste of pearls and it makes the pigs cranky.
So, torture for the kids, torture for me and torture for others who are paying good money for a dining experience that is the culinary equivalent of a night at the theatre not a night at the Cineplex. Nope, I eat enough cardboard pizza for them, food such as yours is reserved for adults.
As long as you are up front and consistent about not serving children (don’t let them book and don’t let somebody else’s eight year old in and not mine) I might be willing to pay extra for my night out away from parenthood.
post #4 of 16
We are Chefs. We cook food. All types of food for all types of people. Someday those little ones are going to be grown up and........ Well.... Wouldn't it be better if they had a slight understanding of things other than Mac and cheese, nuggets and hot dogs?

We have a 9yr old and I will put her pallette up against many of you here. Granted she does prefer a good mac and cheese but it's definitely not Kraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It tends to be the Alfredo variety though!!!!!:D
post #5 of 16
I go out with my boys and they eat whats on the menu... adult portions or I ask for an empty plate and he gets bits off our meal. It's worked well for 25 years. They behave and they've developed as the years have gone on. I do think children should be encouraged to eat in restaurants.
Brats who cant sit at the table fo 10 seconds and cause a disturbance are the bain of my dining out life however. I cringe for their parents, but they dont seem to notice ****! It'll never change
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post #6 of 16

it's funny that you're from England...

...since you have no command of the English language. From the gist of it I understand that you don't enjoy having children eat at your establishment. Well, too f*ing bad. It is our job as chefs and hospitality professionals to be hospitable to our guests, no matter who they may be. I think you're in the wrong business. Wanker.

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post #7 of 16
Actually tchef, you're barking up the wrong tree....

Cheftalk is alive and doing well, lots of topics, lots of opinions, lots of activity.

Now, on some of the other sites that have open forums (that also use "Chef" in their title...) things are slow, no contraversial topics, very little action, ho-hum--as the Germans would say "toten Hosen (dead pants) We could use a guy like you there.
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...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
post #8 of 16

i think its great to educate kids about food

i havnt looked at your menu but from reading the other posts im guessing its a seafood restaurant, I think its good to have kid freindly restaurants and its also good to have adult only restaurants as well. There is a fine line between both sometimes and If children are being taken to restaurants that arent "family restaurants" most of the time they are really well behaved, and if they are not then generally thats the parents fault. How hard is it if you get a family come in to offer entree size portions for the kidliwinks, surely if you have seafood on the menu then you could be flexible enough to make a small piece of fish, dipped in crumb, or flour etc, and served with some saute potatoes a la fancy fish and chips, it keeps the kid happy which in turn keeps the parents happy, so therefore they are more likely to spend more and comeback more often , and not necessarily with the kidlets in tow.
Most kids will at somepoint eat pretty much the same thing as their parents, it just maybe toned down and in smaller sizes.

You could do the same thing with desserts as well , most kids are very happy to have a scoop of icecream, or a piece of something a little more adult on a smaller basis , it means you still get the business, they get fed everybody is happy.
If you can be accomodating to people and be respectful to the fact that every family is different it makes for being a much more hospitable operation.
These kids are the future diners/hospitality workers etc and if we can encourage them when they are young to try new things and new experiences they will always remember those things and be enspired.
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post #9 of 16
Me, I would treat my future guest like they were little angels, like they are.....

I'll still be workn in 12yrs and I want them to come to my place when they start going out on their own...Not Mcdonalds.........

I hope I never become that important, :lol:
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post #10 of 16

You've got to be taught

Children should be taught how to dine.
Children should be respected and respectful.
It is our job to make our guests feel welcome.

I worked for a couple with a restaurant and on all of their media, they stated "Dining for Adults only".

Works for them.

If you are forthcoming with your "brand" and let guests know in advance what to expect, you may be ahead of the game.

Seen plenty of "adults" out child the children!
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post #11 of 16
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so your from Canada!

Hey if your having a bad day, and who could blame you with five little darlings to chase after, surly in “Canada” is that where you live, the must have some sort of self help groups or “care in the community” scheme that might help you. My command of the English is not perfect, however I might suggest that you take one lesson in “English” and maybe study your Geography in a little more detail Blah Blah na na ne ne…..I prefer the title “Chef Wanker it’s got a better ring to it don’t you think. And wile I’m on the subject maybe look up “Hospitable”

Back to the question I need some feedback,” is it fair to other diners that children be in the same restaurant as them without any advanced warning?”

Yes they need to be fed, but not with my menu!, you see dipping my pressed Monk tail & Sloke sandwich in breadcrumbs or blah blah blah well sure you get the Image, its not very appealing at all


regards
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post #12 of 16
[quote=tchef;217380]Hey if your having a bad day, and who could blame you with five little darlings to chase after, surly in “Canada” is that where you live, the must have some sort of self help groups or “care in the community” scheme that might help you. My command of the English is not perfect, however I might suggest that you take one lesson in “English” and maybe study your Geography in a little more detail Blah Blah na na ne ne…..I prefer the title “Chef Wanker it’s got a better ring to it don’t you think. And wile I’m on the subject maybe look up “Hospitable”

Back to the question I need some feedback,” is it fair to other diners that children be in the same restaurant as them without any advanced warning?”

Yes they need to be fed, but not with my menu!, you see dipping my pressed Monk tail & Sloke sandwich in breadcrumbs or blah blah blah well sure you get the Image, its not very appealing at all
post #13 of 16
Exactly!!!
post #14 of 16

Let your customers know in advance.

If you do not wish to serve children under a certin age, I do not see a problem letting the customer know in a gracious manor.

Then let them choose to dine at your place or another.

I've worked in several places where they did not have highchairs for this very reason.
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
post #15 of 16

Let your customers know in advance.

If you do not wish to serve children under a certin age, I do not see a problem letting the customer know in a gracious manor.

Then let them choose to dine at your place or another.

I've worked in several places where they did not have highchairs for this very reason.
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
bake first, ask questions later.
Oooh food, my favorite!


Professor Pastry Artswww.collin.edu
post #16 of 16
The exchange of insults within this thread is absurd. If you have nothing nice to say, just keep your mouse moving to another thread. This thread has deteriorated. Fellow ChefTalk members, please refrain from bashing, lambasting or otherwsie taking stabs at other members. It is called the Professional Chef's Forum; let us all be professional. Thread closed.

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