We’ve heard very unhappy noises about one of our newer restaurants in town. A chef, or perhaps we should say an ex-chef, is very unhappy indeed about how the place is being run and his treatment while employed. He has some serious allegations which he has reported to us.
Now we have no way of checking whether this whistle blower is dead on the money or not, and we wish to be fair to the restaurant management, but one thing we could do is check the NS Food Establishment Inspection Report to see what the authorities had to say about the Mud Creek Grill and it may confirm at least one item in our informant’s list of complaints.
There were three infractions noted at that time- failure to provide adequate lighting intensity, inadequate construction and/or maintenance of handwash stations AND this one:
Food for use in a Permitted Food Establishment must be obtained from inspected and approved sources only. All preparation or storage of foods for use in the facility must be in the permitted Food Establishment. Correct practice immediately.
We understand Chef Freeman has left a list of his allegations in the post office to alert the public of his concerns and has been in contact with some of the appropriate authorities so we believe this is just chapter one of this story. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: Chef Freeman tells us in a comment to this post that he now has a blog at http://chefboyjames.wordpress.com where he lays out his complaints.