UPDATE: A spokesman for Shropshire Council’s regulatory services department has said: “We have received complaints in relation to this matter and are currently investigating. We are therefore unable to comment further at this time.”
A spokesman for Food Standards Agency has said: “People should be confident about the food they buy and be able to choose according to their particular requirements, whether for diet and health or for personal taste and preference reasons. The description, advertising or presentation of food must not mislead consumers. If someone is concerned about being sold food which has been falsely labelled or the information about the food does not properly describe it, they can report it to the business’s local authority.”
We have also contacted Carlini restaurant and Laura Goodman but are yet to hear a response.
Chef and co-owner of Italian restaurant Carlini, Laura Goodman, posted in a Facebook group about the “pious c**t” and how she had knowingly given non-vegan food to a paying customer.
In a tirade of passive aggressive Facebook comments, Laura Goodman first wrote; “Pious, judgmental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she’s a vegan”.
Understandably, people began to point out her extremely unethical and cruel behaviour, which led Goodman to further attack the unknowing customer.
It seems as though a customer asking about simple dietary requirements was enough to send unprofessional and childish Laura Goodman into a rage;
“Actually I should have said “they’re” not a vegan… not “she’s”. Started with asking me to telephone them, over Christmas, to discuss the dietary requirements of their guests within a set time frame, and ended with me wondering why I’m explaining this simplistic post to a pious c**t.’”
People have taken to Facebook and Google to flood the restaurant in Shropshire with 1 star reviews.
It’s utterly disgusting that a chef and owner of a restaurant can think this is an acceptable way to treat paying customers. It is completely within the customers right to ask about the restaurants ability to cater to dietary requirements, and to spike their meal is appalling behaviour.
Not only has she destroyed her reputation as a trusted chef, she has also permanently tarnished the reputation of her restaurant. We can only hope that she hasn’t done this to customers before, and that vegans make sure never to give her trade again.