Keep in Mind, Chefs Don’t Always Respond Well to Criticism

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The Guardian of London ponders the proper way to complain at a restaurant if the food or service isn’t to your liking, but the best part is the way chefs respond. One chef: “Once, at La Noisette, some customers were rude to my staff, which I won’t tolerate, and they refused to leave when we asked them to. I pulled away their table and they sat there in their chairs looking extremely foolish.” Another chef issued the following one-liner when a salad was returned with a Band-Aid in it: “I bet they didn’t expect that kind of dressing …”

Giles Coren’s Restaurant Rant [Guardian UK]