Kind of new here and I loved reading the thread about ridiculous and crazy complaints people have had. I was wondering if anyone had any strange or nonsensical requests from diners. This is mine.
I was working as a sous chef at a country club and there was one couple that were members everyone hated, both staff and CC members. That night he came in and said his meal sucked the night before and he had a couple requests/critiques for his meal tonight that we should follow. The previous night he ordered a scallop dish (scallops were done medium rare) and his wife ordered a stuffed salmon. The waitress brought back the ticket literally scratching her head. She hands me the ticket and it reads. “Scallops, cooked WELL, WELL done but not rubbery. Doesn’t like that taste of salmon so don’t make it taste like salmon” I kind of scratched my head and we start passing the tickets up and down the line and everyone gets very confused but slightly amused. Finally, I call for the attention of both the waitstaff and kitchen and simply ask, “Okay, does anyone here know how to change the biological makeup of seafood?”
In the end, I cooked both dishes the exact same way but sinfully drowned both in sauce and he loved it. Unfortunately, since his suggestions were such a “success” that became only round 1.
Anyone else have similar experiences?