A UK restaurant is in hot water after its head chef boasted online about "spiking" meals with meat for vegan customers.
Laura Goodman, the chef and co-owner of Carlini, a restaurant in the town of Shifnal, England, shared a message in a Facebook group about a "pious, judgmental vegan" customer who had reserved a table at the restaurant and requested food that matched with her vegan diet.
"Pious, judgmental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she's a vegan," Goodman wrote.
Someone responded to say that it would be "disgusting" if Goodman had put meat in the person's food, to which the chef responded: "Actually I should have said 'they're' not a vegan... not 'she's'. Started with asking me to telephone them, over Christmas, to discuss the dietary requirements of their guests within a set time frame, and ended with me wondering why I'm explaining this simplistic post to a pious c***."
Commenters were shocked and appalled by the woman's behavior.
One man named Robbie wrote: "You feed vegans (who have trusted you and presumably paid for their meals) non-vegan food, boast about it on social media in a group that represents quite a broad cross-section of society, and get roundly chastised. You then decide that the problem must be with all the people in the group, rather than your own reprehensible behaviour?"
Another posted: "I am not a vegan but if someone was I would never feed them non-vegan. I am a fox-hunting Tory but your behaviour is despicable."
One user compared the idea with someone spiking a non-drinker's beverage with alcohol:
"I'm an omnivore but I am a lifelong teetotaller, and would be very upset if someone spiked my drink. There is no reason, medical or otherwise, why I can't drink alcohol - I just don't. On Christmas Day I take my own bottle of non-alcoholic wine because most people don't see the point of getting it in, and I'm stuck with pop or Schloer, which is just grape juice. Or even worse, they think it's funny to openly give me alcohol and say, 'Oh, just get it down you, live a little.' Very insulting."
The restaurant has received hordes of negative reviews on websites like TripAdvisor and we're sure Goodman is probably regretting her actions, especially the fact that she thought it would be a good idea to go and boast about what she did on a social media page! She clearly didn't think this through.