Things were heating up after hours in a Florida Chili’s kitchen. A cook, “Justin J Speekz” decided to do a shirtless photo shoot. Speekz posed on several of the food prep tables. Speekz then posted the pics on Facebook in an album “Sexy Cooks of Chili’s” and tagged his employer.
The photos definitely fanned flames and got people’s attention, including state health inspectors. The restaurant passed an inspection. Since no food was being prepared in the photos it appears that no actual health code violations had taken place. It’s more of a personnel issue. Shocker, Chili’s has since fired Speekz for the scandalous shirtless pics. The restaurant chain released this statement:
“Chili’s clearly does not encourage this type of behavior in our restaurants. We maintain very high standards of food quality, safety and cleanliness and took immediate steps to ensure the restaurant continues to follow these requirements. Additionally, we ended this team member’s employment after learning of his conduct.”
As for Speekz, he’s loving all of the media attention and says it was a blessing in disguise.
Well Speekz definitely added some spice to the menu here. And at least he kept his pants and apron on. However those pics, left a bad taste in my mouth. Honey, you’re not that hot. I hope you don’t think you cooked up a modeling career. If I lived in the area I may skip Chili’s for a while or any restaurant for that matter. The only naked chef I want is in my own kitchen. Kind of lost my appetite.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.