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Old 12-28-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Would this gross you out?

We ate at Crystal Palace last night. It was not really a great experience for several reasons (some of which were our own fault, I'll admit).

However, while I was getting some food from the buffet, I saw one of the CMs "cleaning up" the area, and I was really bothered by what I saw. Basically, he was picking up food items that were out of out of place and putting them back in the serving bowl.

So, for example, there was a bowl of mixed fruit and there were pieces of fruit outside of the serving bowl on the buffet table, as well as pieces of fruit that had ended up in the couscous or the peel and eat shrimp. The guy picked them up and tossed them back in the fruit bowl.

I know that in all likelihood someone was serving themselves sloppily and dropped the items in the wrong place, but this just didn't seem right.

So, how would you react if you saw this?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Yuck!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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EWWWWWWWW!! That young man really needs some re-education about the dangers of food contamination.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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I would freak out. People have life-threatening allergies to seafood, for one thing. Thinking the fruit was safe, then having a reaction to shrimp would be horrible! Besides the fact the food was out of it's bowl, it is now garbage, in my book.
I would have to see a manager to complain. I am usually not a pita, but food contamination is serious business!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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We ate at Crystal Palace last night. It was not really a great experience for several reasons (some of which were our own fault, I'll admit).

However, while I was getting some food from the buffet, I saw one of the CMs "cleaning up" the area, and I was really bothered by what I saw. Basically, he was picking up food items that were out of out of place and putting them back in the serving bowl.

So, for example, there was a bowl of mixed fruit and there were pieces of fruit outside of the serving bowl on the buffet table, as well as pieces of fruit that had ended up in the couscous or the peel and eat shrimp. The guy picked them up and tossed them back in the fruit bowl.

I know that in all likelihood someone was serving themselves sloppily and dropped the items in the wrong place, but this just didn't seem right.

So, how would you react if you saw this?
Yuck! That's pretty gross.

In this situation where you have the example of fruit going in the shrimp then back in the fruit I might have told a manager. Someone could have an allergy to shrimp and not be aware there was cross contamination.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #6
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It absolutely would GROSS me out!! YUCK
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #7
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We ALWAYS start our Disney trip at the Crystal Palace...This is the first year we opted not to,...Have been pretty grossed out by the buffet handling by some guests and/or their kids. Your observation makes me SURE we made the right choice for our upcoming trip! And we also have severe allergies in our family to think about!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting!! My Dh is always saying how gross buffets are. So many hands...
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #11
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I am sorry to say no. I work for an insurance company; we insure restaurants, I read their losses and know what going on.

As a patron of the Crystal Palace- GROSS-BLA-YUCKY
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
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That is totally gross I hope it was reported to the manager
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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That is totally gross I hope it was reported to the manager
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #14
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If someone has a severe allergy they shouldn't be eating off a buffet that features an allergen. While what this employee did isn't right, they can't police what food might touch what once it's on the buffet. For example, if someone knocks the tongs for the shrimp into the shrimp themselves, and the next person picks them up and there's a touch transfer, and they go to serve themselves something else it's unlikely that a)allergies would even cross their mind and b)that a staff member will run over and change out everything that might have been involved.
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Gross!! That's why I hate buffets! They are so nasty!
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