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2012-06-13 12:54:37 PM
Silly tag is staining its aprons with RaguTM out back....
 
2012-06-13 01:07:10 PM
I can't find anything on their web site about delivering dirty pans. In fact, it says the food is delivered in cartons like normal take out food.

Don't get me wrong, the "About Us" page on their web site is a vertiable Hall of Douchebags, but this smacks of a Daily-Mail-style invented story about "them damn elitists what think they's better than you".

Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.
 
2012-06-13 01:16:47 PM

sigdiamond2000:
Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.


Me either, I read that headline with meth in place of meal twice.. and was beginning to think "dirty pans" was this week's bath salts.
off for another coffee...
 
2012-06-13 01:17:24 PM
My apologies. The Daily Mail actually went with the "them damn celebrities what think they's better than you" angle.

No mention of the dirty pans, though.
 
2012-06-13 02:37:07 PM
That is so farking sad and pathetic.
 
2012-06-13 02:37:20 PM
Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.
 
2012-06-13 02:39:43 PM
So for five more quid, you get to scrape the tasty crispy bits from the pan too? Cool!
 
2012-06-13 02:41:06 PM

cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.


Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?
 
2012-06-13 02:41:21 PM
Sounds like they were fans of Mark Wahlberg in The Big Hit.
 
2012-06-13 02:43:57 PM
Another way smart people fleece the morans.
 
2012-06-13 02:45:35 PM
Like I would allow my guests to see my kitchen full of dirty pans in the first place.
 
2012-06-13 02:50:58 PM

LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?


The guy making pizza and Papa John's is not a chef.
 
2012-06-13 02:53:00 PM

IHateLongIsland: LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?

The guy making pizza and Papa John's is not a chef.


Yeah, LaraAmber, kinda misread your posting before I added my message. My bad.
 
2012-06-13 02:53:03 PM
i wouldn't seat guests that couldn't tell the difference between my epicurean delights and packaged offal.
 
2012-06-13 02:53:33 PM
I'd rather cook the food myself and hire the restaurant to clean the dishes.
 
2012-06-13 02:54:55 PM
This, gents, is why you learn to cook at least one dish that doesn't come out of a blue box - to avoid being ridiculed as a douchenozzle.
 
2012-06-13 02:56:10 PM

IHateLongIsland: LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?

The guy making pizza and Papa John's is not a chef.


The food there is barely pizza.
 
2012-06-13 02:56:52 PM
I don't get why this is news - this service has been available for years. I don't know anyone who uses it, but I know it's there. You can get stuff delivered hot or oven-ready. Is the £5 for dirty pans the new bit?
 
2012-06-13 02:58:18 PM

LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?


By definition somebody getting paid to perform a task is a professional in that field. So the dude at Papa Johns is a professional pizza chef. It doesn't me he is good at it, just that by definition it is his profession and thus he is a professional. That is pretty much all it takes to be declared a professional. Somebody taught you how to do something and you get paid to do it.

The teenager at the local fast food place is a professional fry cook.

The guy at home reading a cookbook is an amateur.
 
2012-06-13 03:06:56 PM

Hacker_X: LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?

By definition somebody getting paid to perform a task is a professional in that field. So the dude at Papa Johns is a professional pizza chef. It doesn't me he is good at it, just that by definition it is his profession and thus he is a professional. That is pretty much all it takes to be declared a professional. Somebody taught you how to do something and you get paid to do it.

The teenager at the local fast food place is a professional fry cook.

The guy at home reading a cookbook is an amateur.


I was reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain and I believe somewhere in there he said that it sane people don't want to be cooks because of the amount of dedication it takes to do the job. Also the reason why in most restaurants you see 1-2 chefs and a bunch of migrant workers is because you only have to show the migrant how do something once and they become experts.
 
2012-06-13 03:07:53 PM
I've had a jackhole friend take credit for the cooking I did.
 
2012-06-13 03:10:27 PM
My takeaway from this is that they basically pair up hungry customers with people in the area who cook food in their home kitchens, then deliver it to the hungry customers.

I wouldn't want my food prepared by a stranger with no safety inspection or oversight. I'm amazed such a thing is allowed in the original Nanny State.
 
2012-06-13 03:15:11 PM
more like "I totally cooked this meal meth from scratch"
 
2012-06-13 03:16:51 PM

Hacker_X: By definition somebody getting paid to perform a task is a professional in that field. So the dude at Papa Johns is a professional pizza chef


"Chef" is a specific position. Its a person who actually creates the menu items. There are no chefs at Papa Johns restaurants. "Cook" is the term you're looking for most likely.

/Yeah, I know I'm being picky.
 
2012-06-13 03:23:11 PM
I have a similar business for those too busy to get laid.

For sixty bucks I will go to your apartment, mess up the bed, and leave a used condom in the trash.

For an extra forty I can leave stains.
 
2012-06-13 03:23:39 PM

Rindred: This, gents, is why you learn to cook at least one dish that doesn't come out of a blue box - to avoid being ridiculed as a douchenozzle.


I can make rice, at least the "boil-in-bag" kind that's already cooked
 
2012-06-13 03:24:08 PM
I doubt that would fool anybody. I think there would be very little aroma in the kitchen from actual cooking.
 
2012-06-13 03:24:12 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: more like "I totally cooked this meal meth from scratch"


www.starsandpopcorn.com

Stay out of my territory!!
 
2012-06-13 03:25:05 PM

Hacker_X: LaraAmber: cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.

Do you think the guy making your pizza at Papa John's went to a culinary school?

By definition somebody getting paid to perform a task is a professional in that field. So the dude at Papa Johns is a professional pizza chef. It doesn't me he is good at it, just that by definition it is his profession and thus he is a professional. That is pretty much all it takes to be declared a professional. Somebody taught you how to do something and you get paid to do it.

The teenager at the local fast food place is a professional fry cook.

The guy at home reading a cookbook is an amateur.


Minor nit: A professional is someone whose livelihood is their work (ie, where they make most or all of their money) in which they've undergone years-long learning and training to become one. Until very recently the main requirement of being a professional was being licensed as part of a trade group, and the pay or lack thereof was unimportant, but that isn't as common anymore. Sure, people can and do call themselves professionals with little or no experience for side jobs, but the term really does have a definition.
 
2012-06-13 03:25:11 PM
If my chef left dirty pans in the kitchen for everyone to see I would fire her ass.
 
2012-06-13 03:28:18 PM
Really??? I'm the first?

3.bp.blogspot.com

For shame, Fark...
 
2012-06-13 03:28:58 PM
I enjoy the actual cooking process far too much to pay extra for dirty dishes on top of a meal. If I'm cooking I'm usually cleaning up as I go, and my food is just as good as most restaurants.
 
2012-06-13 03:33:16 PM
do they leave a turd in your toilet, too?
 
2012-06-13 03:33:21 PM

jtown: My takeaway from this is that they basically pair up hungry customers with people in the area who cook food in their home kitchens, then deliver it to the hungry customers.

I wouldn't want my food prepared by a stranger with no safety inspection or oversight. I'm amazed such a thing is allowed in the original Nanny State.


I'm doubtful that any home kitchen can be worse than some of the abominations I've seen in real restaurant kitchens. The stuff you see on Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant Impossible isn't uncommon at all, even if Chef Ramsey is the biggest ham on TV.

/Who else wants to see Ramsey and Bill Shatner star in a series together?
 
2012-06-13 03:36:50 PM

foxyshadis: jtown: My takeaway from this is that they basically pair up hungry customers with people in the area who cook food in their home kitchens, then deliver it to the hungry customers.

I wouldn't want my food prepared by a stranger with no safety inspection or oversight. I'm amazed such a thing is allowed in the original Nanny State.

I'm doubtful that any home kitchen can be worse than some of the abominations I've seen in real restaurant kitchens. The stuff you see on Kitchen Nightmares and Restaurant Impossible isn't uncommon at all,


Actually, I'd think it would be much more clean. If someone is cooking in their own house, its the place they have to prepare meals for THEIR family too. And the clean-up isn't left to a $8/hour slacky at midnight.
 
2012-06-13 03:39:35 PM
It used to be that a professional was someone whose occupation required an advanced degree such as a masters, doctorate or equivalent but we live in the U.S. of Trailer Park so it has lost all meaning.
 
2012-06-13 03:40:15 PM
Wow. I really hope that none of my friends are the kind of asshole who would use a service like this.

Too tired to cook for guests? Two phone calls. One to say "listen, I had a long day and I don't feel like cooking. What would you like from the Chinese place?" and another to the Chinese place.
 
2012-06-13 03:41:04 PM

TravisBickle62: It used to be that a professional was someone whose occupation required an advanced degree such as a masters, doctorate or equivalent but we live in the U.S. of Trailer Park so it has lost all meaning.


A girl I went to high school with went to trade school but calls it "professional school" because she's too uneducated to know better. She annoys me.
 
2012-06-13 03:41:22 PM

Hacker_X: The guy at home reading a cookbook is an amateur.


Iven if my wife is blowing me while I do it? Seems like compensation to me.
 
2012-06-13 03:41:45 PM
Oh, by the way, she is now an instructor at the trade school and still calls it a professional school, and tells her students that it's called professional school. That's the really annoying part.
 
2012-06-13 03:43:37 PM

TravisBickle62: It used to be that a professional was someone whose occupation required an advanced degree such as a masters, doctorate or equivalent but we live in the U.S. of Trailer Park so it has lost all meaning.


Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, etc. are all professionals, who have to go through years of training and certification to become Masters. Well the real ones are anyway. The billy-bob who does it on the side on weekends isn't.
 
2012-06-13 03:48:19 PM
One and only one time my mom bought one of those pre-cooked turkeys and all the sides for Thanksgiving. The house was cold, and smelled like nothing of what it should, and the food wasn't that good. I really don't know what she was thinking.
 
2012-06-13 03:52:58 PM

kiwimoogle84: I enjoy the actual cooking process far too much to pay extra for dirty dishes on top of a meal. If I'm cooking I'm usually cleaning up as I go, and my food is just as good as most restaurants.


This.

There are many things that my wife and I would rather make at home because, frankly, we do a better job. Plus, it's more fresh...
 
2012-06-13 03:56:25 PM
This is all going to fall apart the second one of your guests with any knowledge of food says "This is delicious, is there asparagus in here?" and you don't know, since, you didn't cook the damn thing.
 
2012-06-13 04:00:17 PM

stonicus: This is all going to fall apart the second one of your guests with any knowledge of food says "This is delicious, is there asparagus in here?" and you don't know, since, you didn't cook the damn thing.


That's when you respond with, "I don't remember, but there's definitely some sausage!" as you pull down your pants and give them a little show.
 
2012-06-13 04:03:33 PM

LeroyBourne: One and only one time my mom bought one of those pre-cooked turkeys and all the sides for Thanksgiving. The house was cold, and smelled like nothing of what it should, and the food wasn't that good. I really don't know what she was thinking.


On this topic, I've been considering getting Omaha Steaks, but I just can't believe that they'd be as delicious as fresh meat. Anyone have experience?
 
2012-06-13 04:04:21 PM

cyberspacedout: Isn't "professional chef" a bit redundant? When I order out, I'm certainly not expecting the food to be cooked by an amateur or intern.


Don't eat at a Chinese restaurant on Mondays, then.
 
2012-06-13 04:05:13 PM

Carn: stonicus: This is all going to fall apart the second one of your guests with any knowledge of food says "This is delicious, is there asparagus in here?" and you don't know, since, you didn't cook the damn thing.

That's when you respond with, "I don't remember, but there's definitely some sausage!" as you pull down your pants and give them a little show.


Who you been talking to!?!? Lies!!!!
 
2012-06-13 04:06:59 PM

foxyshadis: On this topic, I've been considering getting Omaha Steaks, but I just can't believe that they'd be as delicious as fresh meat. Anyone have experience?


I got some as a gift. They're too expensive for what they are, but they come packed with dry ice so you might get some entertainment out of it.
 
2012-06-13 04:11:50 PM

TravisBickle62: Rindred: This, gents, is why you learn to cook at least one dish that doesn't come out of a blue box - to avoid being ridiculed as a douchenozzle.

I can make rice, at least the "boil-in-bag" kind that's already cooked


2 cups of rice, four cups of water, boil till the water's absorbed. Not hard.
 
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