I just got back from ordering a couple subs at a place I normally frequent.
I decided to try something new, and ordered 2 different subs, 1 philly cheese steak, and as a hot chicken sub.
I see the girl at the grill get out some new meat, and noticed they were wrapped in what I believe was parchment paper. I then see her quickly remove them from the meat, and then throw them away. I noticed, however, she forgot one, and it was left on the grill, under the meat. She came back quickly, noticed it, and disposed of it. The material was in contact with the grill for around 5-10 seconds, maybe more, but it kind of made me feel unpleasant.
I am curious 2 things.
1. Is there any risk of eating my food? What is the affects of heating parchment paper, or possibly something else, to hot enough temps to grill philly cheese steaks in a few mins.
I am not sure which of the 2 subs it was, it looked more like the philly to me, and she also had a couple of each kind going, so I'm not sure if it was mine, as I didn't watch her the entire time, as I had to check out.
2. Should I have said something when I saw it? I was just kind of sketched out by the idea, but didn't think to say anything until my food was basically ready, and wasn't even sure if it was mine, or which one it was, so wasting 2 subs isn't something I really wanted to do, on the assumption it could be bad.
Overall, It seems some people here are very for "things being right," and even if it isn't something to worry about, me being displeased was something that should be mentioned, but maybe others think it isn't a big deal?
I'm curious from you, as chefs, as well as patrons, how would you feel about seeing a chef/food-prepper leave something on the stove, that shouldn't be on there, for a bunch of seconds, and what would you have done/what should I have done?
Also, from a chef point of view, what material is the meat be stored between? The material is meant to separate the food right? The same with cheese(is that parchment paper also)?
It seems the most common are parchment paper, and wax paper, but it seems parchment is preferred, and safer, but I would like the opinions of the pros on this.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, maybe not, any advice is appreciated, thanks.