Chef Brags About Putting Meat in Vegans' Food
He was fired for 'stupid' online remarks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2016 6:22 AM CDT
The hotel called the chef's comments "absolute stupidity."   (AP Photo/Larry Crowe, File)

(Newser) – Today's top tip for chefs: Don't boast about sneaking ingredients people don't want to eat into their food. The Littleover Lodge Hotel in Derby, England, canned head chef Adam Lambert after he did just that, telling a woman he was arguing with online that she "should find a better way to spend your time, my personal favorite is feeding vegans animal products and them not knowing," the Telegraph reports. The establishment's management initially just suspended him, saying he had never actually fed meat to vegans—the menu suggests that the only main dish that doesn't already include animal products is the risotto—but it decided to fire him after the restaurant found that review sites had been inundated with bad reviews from vegans worldwide.

After his firing, Lambert admitted that his comments were "stupid" and said he lost his temper with a woman who was infuriated by a post he made on Instagram saying, essentially, "How do you know if someone is a vegan? Don't worry, they will tell you," Independent reports. "A militant vegan saw this post and began commenting, saying I should go get heart disease and I will be responsible for the death of my daughter by feeding her animal products," said the 30-year-old, who has been a chef for nine years. "I lost my temper, which I think is understandable given her comments, and said something completely stupid," he said, adding that he has no issue with vegans. (A vegan cafe in Tbilisi was attacked by sausage-wearing thugs who pelted diners with meat.)