A chef has issued an apology after initially firing back at people questioning his hiring practices after he showed off the team at his restaurant.
Thomas Straker, who opened his namesake restaurant Straker’s in 2022, recently shared a photograph of his “chef team” comprising eight people, including himself. All of them were white men.
Commenters suggested the London-based chef’s team did not reflect the diversity of London and branded his team a “white boys club”.
One person wrote that they don’t “begrudge this dude for the staff he hired. You hire friends, good people you know, and impressive resumes.”