Chef No Longer at Restaurant School After Controversial Facebook Posts

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

On Tuesday afternoon, we told you about Philadelphia chef and Restaurant School teacher Nicolas Dandelias, whose Facebook page contained some troubling statements about women and immigrants as well as a racial slur. Well, within a matter of hours, we’ve learned that Dandelias is no longer employed by the Restaurant School. Read more »

Restaurant School Teacher Blasted Over Sexist Facebook Post

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

Chef Nicolas Dandelias in his Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College photo.

UPDATE: The Restaurant School has announced that it has taken some action regarding chef Dandelias. Click here to read the latest news.

ORIGINAL: Nicolas Dandelias has worked as a chef in the kitchens of Distrito, Barbuzzo, and Four Seasons, and these days he’s a teacher at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. Well, we imagine that his female students at the Restaurant School might want to know what Dandelias has to say about women in the kitchen. Read more »

Janeen Thomas Would Like to Apologize for Those Philly Restaurant Incidents

Photo courtesy Janeen Thomas

Photo courtesy Janeen Thomas

Last summer, I had a chance encounter with a woman named Janeen Thomas, whom I caught redhanded stealing my belongings from atop the bar at a local restaurant. It turned out that this wasn’t Thomas’ first time causing mischief in our local eateries, and shortly after my run-in with her, Thomas was arrested for trying to dine and dash at Vedge. She quickly became Public Enemy Numero Uno on the Philly food scene.

Eight months later, Thomas has been through the court system. She’s had time to reflect on her actions. And this week, we spoke on the phone about where she was then and where she is now. This is that conversation.

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Video: Woman Threatens Barista at B2 Cafe Over Cell Phone Incident

Keep all products containing bleach away from the woman seen here.

Keep all products containing bleach away from the woman seen here.

It’s been quite a week down at a certain coffee shop in South Philadelphia. First, we told you about The Cell Phone Incident at B2 Cafe, which… Oh, you better just go read the story here. Then we called B.S. on the whole situation. And now, we’ve obtained surveillance footage of a woman threatening the barista involved in the original debacle. Read more »

We Call B.S. on the Cell Phone Incident at B2 Cafe

The verdict is in.

The verdict is in.

UPDATE: We got a copy of the video showing the woman who comes into the cafe and threatens the barista with a bottle of spray cleaner. To view it, click here.

ORIGINAL:

On Thursday, we told you about The Cell Phone Incident at B2 Cafe in South Philadelphia. In short, B2 Cafe customer Francesca Depasquale took to Facebook to complain that a female B2 employee snatched a cell phone from the hands of her 3-year-old daughter, who was listening to Pink on it without headphones while other customers were in the cafe.

The mom’s post was shared hundreds of times, and an irate vigilante squad went on Yelp and other sites in an effort to tank B2’s ratings. One concerned citizen even showed up at the cafe, grabbed a bottle of spray cleaner, and threatened to bleach the barista’s eyes out. The enraged, bleach-toting woman seemed to say that the barista punched the girl, an accusation that was alluded to in some of the social media posts. But now that we’ve secured video footage of the mom’s entire visit to B2 Cafe, we can safely say that this was blown way out of proportion. Read more »

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