Chef Tells People With ‘Fake Food Allergies’ To ‘Sort Their Sh*t Out’

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Eating out can be a pain for people with food allergies, they have to navigate loads of potentially deadly ingredients that can not only ruin their meals, but kill them.

That’s why chefs take it so seriously when a customer tells them they’re allergic to a particular ingredient.

According to this chef, however, most of the people coming in to his restaurant have ‘fake’ food allergies.

In a brutal instagram post, Patrick Friesen told the customers to ‘sort your sh*t out’.

He shared a picture of a series of checks with various modifications due to allergies.

The post reads:

Can people with dietary requirements start knowing what you can and can’t eat? Shellfish allergy but loves oyster sauce.

Gluten free but loves gluten as long as it’s not a piece of bread. Vegetarians that love a chicken wing. Pescatarians who eat chicken.

Sort your shit out and let your waiter know. You make it really damn hard for people with actual allergies and dietaries to go out to eat.

The post went viral, and generated a largely positive response, with many people with ‘real’ allergies supporting the sentiment.

@bigsamyoung so upset because Patty got this super crispy duck wing snack. ?#sojuicyboyz

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Many were saying that the actions of these so-called ‘fake’ allergy sufferers were making it more difficult for people with ‘real’ allergies.

User shellyblake said:

Thanks for this. I agree wholeheartedly. My son has a peanut allergy.

My girlfriend and her daughter have multiple food allergies. There’s a difference between choices and no choice.

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Patrick elaborated on his instagram tired to Daily Telegraph Australia:

You have these people who come in on a first date and they say, ‘I’m allergic to onions,’ because they just don’t want to have onion breath.

And for the kitchen it can be torture. Especially when we have real allergies to be concerned about.

That’s fair enough really, if it’s preventing him from properly working with allergens and taking too much time in the kitchen, then he has every right to be angry.