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At my restaurant, we use aluminum foil to make a little swan to put a shrimp dish in. It's very elegant (as far as aluminum foil goes) and we get praise on them usually. However, last night a customer was angered by it, saying that serving aluminum foil with the dish would cause health problems. At first I didn't believe him and thought that with everything I was but I guess it grew on me and I have to ask now, how high of a health risk is aluminum foil as a serving decoration? TIA, Shelby
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post #2 of 10
Hi Gummy-Bear,

Original idea

I cant beleive the customer said that :eek:, if he is the 1st one to complain, let it go.

my 2 cents
post #3 of 10
The problems with aluminum and food has been debunked. Same goes for aluminum in deodorants.
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post #4 of 10
once upon a time it was "widely accepted" that if you got within 600 feet of aluminum cookware you would be instantaneous afflicted with Alzheimer's and die within two weeks.

and don't forget that "immediate health hazard" of a single egg driving your cholesterol right off the chart! and a heart attack within 48 hours of consumption.

some people form an opinion and are not open to facts - so, just tell them you'll take it back a return with a ceramic dish . . .
post #5 of 10
Anyone here remember the old style of making a canape platter by making a skeleton out of foil and wrapping a napkin around it? Man those were the days of white glove service.

I don't see how plain foil can be elegant on its own, but I can see it as chic and modern or eclectic. You gotta post a pic man. I wanna see this. :)
post #6 of 10
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Thanks to all of you for your input, it was nagging at me.

Dillbert, we ended up offering to put it in a different dish but the passive aggressive litte snit wanted to eat it anyways. Good food is hard to resist. :cool:

Kuan, I'll post it next time I get a chance, left my camera at the boyfriend's house a month (or 2) ago and keep forgetting it snatch it back up.
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post #7 of 10
One bad thing I have found about foil is useing it to wrap frozen food. If left to long it starts to break down and form a slightly powdery grey substance. This I have been told by my pharmacy friend is the start of aluminum oxide. Which years ago in a refined state according to him was used to treat ulcers.??????
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post #8 of 10
Don't let one customer with cranial rectal inversion ruin your day or all the other customers enjoyment.

This guy probably spreads cheer and joy everywhere he goes.
Let him go somewhere else and make their lives miserable.
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post #9 of 10
Hmmm, corundum: sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are all aluminum oxide. Not quite the same, of course. :roll:
post #10 of 10
i have always found aluminium foil to be totally inedible , its so distracting when you try and chew it :crazy::D:crazy::D ..... sorry shelby couldnt resist

you get these health nuts that think everything is bad for them, and unfortunatly they tend to have big mouthes and are not afraid to use them adversely
I think aluminium foil is fine and definatly more safer than tetrapac packaging
i wouldnt get too upset about it
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