We all do it — have a nibble here and there while preparing dinner — but a patron at a Glenelg eatery took exception to seeing the chef do it, landing the hungry cook a $2500 fine.
When the chef continued to eat on the job, the unhappy customer contacted the local council to report the cook’s snacking.
The resulting $2500 penalty made the restaurant the only food outlet in Holdfast Bay to receive a fine in the last financial year.
Council wouldn’t reveal the name of the restaurant fined, saying the fine was punishment enough.
The details of the complainant are also being kept under wrap.