Restaurant Employees Who Were In Way Over Their Heads

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we've got the post I swore I'd never write: stories of hilariously bad service and employees who had no idea what they were doing. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 3/02/15 11:00am Monday 11:00am

Our Bizarre Culture of Chef Supremacy is Some Bullshit

In a year of doing this job (today is Kitchenette's one-year anniversary), regular readers will probably notice that there's one subject I've almost entirely avoided, and it's one to which most food websites devote an inordinate amount of bandwidth: chef culture. The fact that I've largely ignored it (and no, Guy Fieri » 2/26/15 11:30am 2/26/15 11:30am

Unbelievably Dumb Restaurant Customers, Part One


Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. Today, we've got part one of two consecutive weeks of tales of aggressively dumb customers (same as when I did this with terrible customer stories, it's because I realized how many I had saved… » 2/16/15 11:00am 2/16/15 11:00am

Horrible Restaurant Customers Who Faced Sweet Vengeance

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. As a palate cleanser for the last two weeks, please enjoy some stories of terrible customers receiving their just rewards. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 2/09/15 11:00am 2/09/15 11:00am