Recipe For Disaster
Of the 13 chefs interviewed:
7 chefs cite a burn as their worst injury.
4 chefs cite an incident with a knife as their worst injury.
2 chefs cite numerous incidents as being equally bad.
5 chefs admit to seeking medical attention after their injury.
3 chefs proudly boast of continuing work immediately following injury, even after trips to hospitals (and most of the rest probably did the same).
3 chefs include a “lesson learned” in their description.
2 chefs mention bearing a scar.
2 chefs make a reference to knocking on wood or fear of a jinx when discussing the question.
1 chef, after describing an oven rack burn, claims that the biggest kitchen injury is when a customer doesn’t like the food.
12:00 AM EST
April 23, 2007