This story happened on the ship and it was pretty funny the little joke we played on the chef Karl Heinz that night.
Karl Heinz had just done his first dinner service on the ship as chef and everything went great for him except for this one plate that came back because the passenger thought it wasn’t cooked up enough or didn’t like it. I cannot remember exactly the reason why but anyway Karl Heinz cooked up another dish and everything was okay after that.
Later on that night about 8 of us are in the Maitre’d cabin having some drinks and the hotel manager gives Andre the Maitre’d a call. Apparently someone had died and we need to empty the fridge where we kept our white wine chilled in the lower deck.
Andre thinks to himself for a minute then he says why don’t I wake up the chef who was sleeping next cabin over and get him jumping out of his bed. He picks up the phone and calls the next room over. Karl Heinz sorry to wake you up but someone has died on board just now and we have to clear the white wine fridge down in the lower deck. Karl Heinz replies with a why are you bothering me with this!
Andre goes , well do you remember the person who had a complaint about your food last service?
You could hear the sound of his tremoring voice through the wall and over the phone that second. It took Andre a couple of minutes to settle him down after that but I don’t think Karl Heinz had a sound sleep the rest of the night after that one.
Poor Karl Heinz who by the way did very well afterwards rising to Executive Chef for all the ships later on.