Wealthy family’s personal chef lies about meal’s authenticity and confesses to using expensive ingredients
Just because a dish is expensive, looks elaborate, and takes half a day to make doesn’t mean someone will like it.And just because someone is upper class doesn’t mean they automatically have Incredibly Luxurious TasteSimilarly, just because someone is wealthy doesn’t mean they can tell the difference between high quality ingredients and the cheapest ingredients your kitchen staff can find.
Redditor u/Mission_Issue_9198, Personal Chef, shared an intriguing story About high-class home cooking. They shared how they quickly learned it wasn’t worth spending hours and tens of thousands of dollars on ingredients to feed their families. Besides, they loved the cheaper versions of the dishes and raved about them to everyone they knew.
Dear Pandas, scroll down to see the chef’s full post as shared on r/TrueOffMyChest. Do you think the chef was right to hide the truth from his family? What would you have done in their place? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
The food you’re eating may not be as sumptuous and authentic as you think
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A personal chef working in an upper-class home shared how she began substituting cheaper ingredients for expensive ingredients
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It’s hard to maintain a balance when you’re catering to high-end people. A terrible presentation ruins a great presentation. While there is personal preference as to what you enjoy, there are also some objective things to avoid. For example, overcooking or overcooking food ruins the experience.
Now, on the other side of the equation is the aesthetics of the dish. That is how everything is plated. We tend to eat with our eyes first. And first impressions matter. So if someone is brought out a dirty plate with unidentifiable glue smeared all over, they can lose their appetite. The food itself can be delicious! But the (lack of) presentation has already lost customers.
Some high-end chefs focus on presentation, at the expense of taste.they create gourmet experienceThe elaborate works of art they produce may inspire you. However, the portions are often small, which leaves some confused and hungry. Chefs must maintain a close connection with the essence of their cuisine.
For unknown reasons, the author of the post, whose account was eventually suspended, feels partly guilty for accompanying clients on charades while they brag about their “real” food to everyone. “I just smile and nod,” they wrote.
They admitted to avoiding this for nearly a decade.