Chefs tell us what annoys them the most about the festive period!

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th December 2019

It's the busiest time of the year for the hospitality industry and we wanted to know what Annoys chefs the most about the Christmas period.

We asked our social media followers to send us their festive moans, from long hours to last minute changes to a big party's pre order - here are the top chef moans of the season:

Everything and everyone


Being Asked by everyone, why don’t you have a proper job?


Pre orders then party turns up with a dietary requirement. Not mentioned on the pre order!

Mods..every friggin time, fool I got a million items and 4 courses.


My family. They expect me to be there and not be tired. How dare they!?

The f**kers only come out once a year! That's why we call it c*nt season! TURKEY & HAM CAN F**K AWAY OFF!!!


The christmas jingle on the rational going off every 4 minutes




the ones who have fake allergies


not being paid extra for working Xmas


The unnecessary 'festive' menu everyone feels obliged to have


Staff parties that are cringe worthy boring


Turkey, turkey, turkey

Cranberry doesn’t have to go with everything!  


Overly drunk Christmas parties in the dining room


The wrong spec sent on deliveries




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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 5th December 2019

Chefs tell us what annoys them the most about the festive period!