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    Things people who have never seen Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares don't know about eating out! lol
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    Like how a lot of the food isnt "home made" it's mass produced and then microwaved ready for the customers to eat.
    Yep this! 'Fresh' veg is actually from the freezer. Cooked, kept in a hot plate thing and then microwaved when ready to be served. Oil in the deep fat fryers are rarely changed.

    A few places I've worked at are good. For example I worked in a cafe at an adventure park type thing and the oil was changed daily, always cleaned thoroughly before any of the staff could leave, we even had to clean the ovens out daily but because we cleaned them daily it wasn't a bad job.

    But others, I would never eat a chip out of their deep fat fryer and the oven is just covered in charcoal. Urgh.. People also don't wash their hands! My current work doesn't even have any handwash in the bar area, which I think is bad because we also take food out.
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    Do you work for Wetherspoons?
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    99.9% of people don't know this tbh lol
    Hopefully a few more will after reading this - and put an end to the overpriced botted water restaurants sell! :mob:
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    (Original post by alexsasg)
    It's a legal requirement for restaurants to provide you with free tap water if you ask for it. :yes:

    I always ask for a jug of it .Never been charged for it.
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    I always ask for a jug of it .Never been charged for it.
    That's exactly what I mean saves me having to fork out extra, which is always a plus!
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    (Original post by Annie72)
    Like how a lot of the food isnt "home made" it's mass produced and then microwaved ready for the customers to eat.
    Who doesn't know this though, it's common-sense? hat's how business works. Or shall I say that's how you make the most money.

    Not a trick, and certainly nothing worth telling your friends.
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    (Original post by alexsasg)
    It's a legal requirement for restaurants to provide you with free tap water if you ask for it. :yes:
    What about bars? :ninja:
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    I dont eat out much. Being a hobbit, I can live on lembas bread and dried kingsfoil herbs.
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    I thought everyone knew about free tap water :confused: At the restaurant I work at we offer every table a jug of it.
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    Yeah I worked in a hotel and the food was already cooked and reheated or frozen and reheated.

    Croissants, bread rolls were frozen, fruit & veg frozen, massive vats of soups, yoghurts etc, they did have different cutting boards to prevent cross contamination and stickered boxes for food to ensure it didn't go off but the fridge in the bar reglarly had off milk and off juice that I'd use when I'm covering the bar or at lunch. Made me retch on many an occassion. :mad: I was reception staff and it was chaos behind the counter and in the kitchen!

    When I eat out you can kind of know what to expect by the price you pay generally. Costa is pre packed crap in boxes, my local cafe doesn't bake its own pastries and paninis etc are frozen, cake is mass produced and bland.

    Go to an artisan bakery and you pay more but the quality is MUCH more for fresh bread and fresh cakes. One restaurant near my work *cough* left food and salad on the roof as they had no fridge space on a mild day and that is pretty rank.
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    (Original post by I<3LAMP)
    Yeah I worked in a hotel and the food was already cooked and reheated or frozen and reheated.

    Croissants, bread rolls were frozen, fruit & veg frozen, massive vats of soups, yoghurts etc, they did have different cutting boards to prevent cross contamination and stickered boxes for food to ensure it didn't go off but the fridge in the bar reglarly had off milk and off juice that I'd use when I'm covering the bar or at lunch. Made me retch on many an occassion. :mad: I was reception staff and it was chaos behind the counter and in the kitchen!

    When I eat out you can kind of know what to expect by the price you pay generally. Costa is pre packed crap in boxes, my local cafe doesn't bake its own pastries and paninis etc are frozen, cake is mass produced and bland.

    Go to an artisan bakery and you pay more but the quality is MUCH more for fresh bread and fresh cakes. One restaurant near my work *cough* left food and salad on the roof as they had no fridge space on a mild day and that is pretty rank.
    Everywhere I've worked has been really different. My first job in a cafe, they bought the cakes in fresh every 2-3 days and the bread for the paninis was fresh and all the ingredients were fresh.

    But other places such as where I work now the paninis are frozen and just put in the toaster :/ and them place I work at home is like 4* and everything is frozen!
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    Everywhere I've worked has been really different. My first job in a cafe, they bought the cakes in fresh every 2-3 days and the bread for the paninis was fresh and all the ingredients were fresh.

    But other places such as where I work now the paninis are frozen and just put in the toaster :/ and them place I work at home is like 4* and everything is frozen!
    Ouch, 4* and they're being cheap. :mad:

    I guess you just never know...

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