Elite Kitchens Found to be Abusive Worldwide: Study

Cardiff University

Suffering is viewed as a necessary means of elite chefs fulfilling their true potential, Cardiff University research shows.

Conducted across the restaurant industry, academics carried out anonymous interviews with 62 chefs working in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. The results and analysis, gathered over six years, show how a culture of suffering is central to how individuals form professional identities to gain recognition and respect among their peers.

Chefs spoke of enduring horrific injuries in the workplace:

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