19 Oct 2017

Chefs’ Health Hazard Mistakes

Despite the food-for-the-gods effect that your favorite chef can whip up to make your favorite meal, it is still important to remember that chefs are humans too, and with that, they are still prone to errors.

Chefs' Health Hazard Mistakes

Unfortunately for us some of these mistakes can be potential health hazards. So what kind of health risks are we talking about here? Here are some of them:

Not Washing Hands

I know, hand washing is something that has been taught to us ever since we even know what water was. And that we need to sing “Happy Birthday” three times because that’s the duration of proper hand washing. But, come on, even the best of us don’t really wash that often. Some of us, God forgive, don’t even wash their hands after jerking off!

The problem is, according to recent research, chefs don’t wash their hands as often as they should – especially after handling raw meat. This could contaminate all the other food that they handle like fruits and vegetables and in the end, can make us sick for eating them. We’re not even talking about the cafeterias in the gutters. Even the ritziest and fanciest places are not exempt on this health hazard.

Serving Meat “On The Turn”

Now here’s a scary industry secret. Did you know that most restaurants serve meat that are about to get spoiled? Or already in the process of getting spoiled? You’re asking why the heck would they do that?! The answer’s simple. Meat is expensive, so it’s essential not to waste any to minimize their expenses. The solution? They mask the taste and aroma with heavy and thick sauces.

Being Too Hardworking

You might be thinking “Whoa, bro, that’s not a health hazard!” but here me out first. A lot of our favorite chefs are hardworking because they really love what they do, so much so that they don’t enjoy taking a day or two or a week off to rest while they’re sick. Sure, some cut themselves some slack by giving their bodies a day or two to rest, but sometimes a couple of days is not just enough. And they return to work, pumped, excited, and still have that ability to transfer on their virus to the next host.