Head chef sacked after he claimed to secretly serve vegans animal products
A head chef has been sacked after he boasted about secretly serving animal products to vegans.
Alex Lambert, 30, was working at the Littleover Lodge Hotel in Derby when he claimed it was his ‘personal favourite’ to sabotage vegans’ diets.
In an online row with an animal rights activist he said: ‘Well you should find a better way to spend your time, my personal favourite is feeding vegans animal products and them not knowing.
‘And by people like me I assume you mean most of the planet? As being a vegan is a minority. So if you’re spending half an hour per person you best crack on.’
But Alex now claims he only made up the comments to annoy the person he was arguing with, and would never do it in real life.
He was fired after hundreds of irate vegans campaigned for the restaurant where he worked to take action, the Daily Mail reported.
They spammed review sites with one star reviews, such as this one from Doreen McCluskey: ‘The chef at this hotel prides himself on sneaking pork bits in the food of people who can’t eat it. He thinks that it’s very funny.
‘I suggest that you eat elsewhere unless you want to be the butt of the joke and be sick, after paying good money for your food.’
In a statement, the restaurant owners said: ‘We have investigated all accusations against Mr Lambert and found no evidence suggesting that any of these practices have taken place within this hotel.
‘However, due to the comments made by Mr Lambert regarding specific dietary requirements the company has decided to terminate his employment which has been done forthwith.’
Explaining his post, Alex said he had made a joke about vegans which was not well recieved.
‘A militant vegan saw this post and began commenting, saying I should go get heart disease and I will be responsible for the death of my daughter by feeding her animal products,’ he said.
”I lost my temper, which I think is understandable given her comments and said something completely stupid with the sole intention of pi**ing her off. That is basically all it was.’
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