Anyone who has worked in the service industry has a story or two about a hot-tempered chef. Well, Redditor u/Tarcos took to Reddit’s r/KitchenConfidential community to share their recent experience where they wound up on the wrong end of a chef’s temper (and kitchenware.)
The constant pressure and fast-paced nature of the service industry can result in a lot of room for confrontation between staff. Factor hot-heads and demanding customers into the mix and you can get some explosive situations. u/Tarcos, who works as a line chef, shares that the chef reportedly took issue with the fact that they were moving a little slower than normal (due to some health concerns) and “took a hot saute pan and whipped it at [their] feet.”
Commenters panned the chef’s behavior and fellow kitchen/service staff shared some of their own experiences and commiserated with the line chef.
“If you have time to lean, you have time to be felony assaulted,” remarked ejolson, passing comment on the notorious temper some chefs have.
“This is my favorite comment and has cheered me up incredibly,” replied the original poster.
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