'Yes Chef!': The most outrageous pranks and requests by chefs

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th August 2016

It can be hard starting a new job - especially in a kitchen! With temperatures and tempers running high, it's no wonder that new chefs often become victims of cruel pranks and witty banter. We asked you guys for the most outrageous requests and pranks put on you when you started in the kitchen and we weren't surprised to find out that chefs can be pretty mean.... funny, but mean. 

Poor Gary - or should we say, poor lobsters?


@Essential_Gary - lobsters water - via Twitter


...and John had a similar shellfish situation! 

@shrigleythechef - red lobsters overcooked - via Twitter

When the chef needs a kitchen tool...


@WillSBarber - shrimp stretcher - chicken de-boner - via Twitter


...and when you can't find your kitchen tools...


Danimal Lector - chef knife frozen - via Facebook


The old favourite...

@ladytredwell - elbow grease - via Twitter



Always ask yourself if it sounds too good to be true!



@tomchefnewman - souffle pump - via Twitter


This one's a bit cruel!


Jeremy McCully - deseed strawberries - via Facebook

Poor Peter was stood for an hour...


Peter Humphries - long stand - Flanagans - via Facebook


This was an elaborate plan...


@MrCakeUK - tit in egg pan - via Twitter


David has a few tricks up his sleeve...

David Conlan - tarragon reduction - via Facebook

David Conlan - chilli flakes in juice - via Facebook


But there's hope for all of us! That poor victim of the chilli flakes?

But! David Conlan - partner now - Facebook


Have you been the victim of kitchen pranks?  Comment below or tweet @canteentweets and let us hear them!

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th August 2016

'Yes Chef!': The most outrageous pranks and requests by chefs