Calcot Manor denies culture of bullying

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th July 2019

Calcot Manor and Spa have issued a statement in response to an incident in which a chef had boiling liquid poured down his trousers whilst working in the hotel's kitchen.

Nathan Davies, a 22-year-old chef took to Facebook on the weekend, sharing images of his injuries. He claimed to have been working at Calcot Manor for two years, during which he suffered "constant burning, punching (some causing black eyes) and being forced to eat items ranging from rabbit shit to raw chicken."

The young chef claimed that he was forced to work against his doctor's recommendations, and that he hoped to raise awareness of how dangerous being in a kitchen can be. 

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Unsurprisingly, the incident caused a massive outpouring on social media, such as the following Tweet by chef Calum Franklin: 

"I have been following some of the recent posts on social media which has been very concerning for myself and the whole team at Calcot. First and foremost I am deeply sorry, embarrassed and mortified that this has happened in one of my kitchens and for what Nathan has had to mentally and physically endure as a result." 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th July 2019

Calcot Manor denies culture of bullying