Lifestyle & Belief

Sydney chef stabs customer after complaint


A Sydney chef will face court next month charged with reckless wounding following the confrontation at a restaurant in Lakemba on March 31, 2013.


Ethan Miller

A customer was allegedly stabbed at a Sydney restaurant after he complained about bad service, police said.

The chef, 43, was charged Wednesday with reckless wounding after the incicent in Sydney's west at a Lebanese restaurant, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

According to police, five men were dining at the restaurant on March 31 when they made a complaint about the service.

AAP reported an argument began at the front counter and the chef grabbed a long metal skewer from the kitchen and began threatening the men with it, police say.

A short time later after the customers had left, it is alleged the chef followed them outside and struck one of the men, which pierced through his hand. 

He suffered hand injuries and required surgery. 

The 43-year-old chef will face court on May 2.