And if the POS who’s whining about it worked for I’d fire her….and everyone else agreeing with her.
The issue: catering staff rants about boss ordering left over foods be trashed. They want to eat it, instead (so that it does not go to waste.”
Yeah, right. The cheap little fucks want to gorge on it so they don’t have to pay for their own dinners all at the cost of the host.
And as soon as a boss allows that what’s to prevent that staff from “setting aside” plates full of food to later say it was “not eaten so they ate it.”
Not to mention the liability issues if one of those verminous little fucks got sick from eating food that’d be left out in the sun for hours and soured.
The employee, from Quebec, took to Facebook to vent her fury after she was almost fired for trying to sneak off with the remains of a dish served at a wedding.
She claimed that staff often work 10 hour shifts and go home starving at 2am, while uneaten food is thrown in the bin.
The Facebook user received a divided response from contributors, with many arguing that the decision on what to do with leftovers is most likely due to health and safety regulations.
One former bride wrote: ‘I think it’s for food safety. When we looked at caterers we asked the question of if we were going to keep the leftovers and were told we’d have to sign a waiver stating we understand the consequences of eating food that had been prepped hours ahead etc.’
Another said: ‘I think the issue here is that they don’t want you consuming food that may have possibly spoiled and that opens up a whole new can of worms, so to speak…’.
A third added: ‘Putting my business head on here. It would look unprofessional to be seen doing this (by potential future clients) and also if leftovers become fair game… you can guarantee less goes out or things get held back on purpose to be “leftovers”.’
But others were on the employee’s side, and slammed her boss for insisting on throwing away leftover good, stating that it should either be donated to charity or given to staff.
One person said: ‘I would insist that my servers take any unspoiled food. Food waste is unnecessary.’
Another wrote: ‘Letting the employees take the leftovers or donating it to charity. Just throwing away should be a felony.’
A third added: ‘Once guests have been served, leftovers are fair game. Period,’ while one went so far as to brand the boss ‘capitalism at its worst’.
Many contributors began sharing their own experiences of working within catering, including one person who claimed that staff keeping food could cost the company.
She explained: ‘They… have to let you take a break, but are not required to feed you.
‘Worked in catering and technically the food isn’t their’s. So if the wedding party or anyone who paid for services catches you it could cost the company.’
But one disagreed, writing: ‘That’s a s*** policy. When I was a server we were always fed a meal from the dinner party and the kitchen and servers split the leftovers to take home.’