RESTAURANT REPORT: Employee caught with chin on clean dishes

RESTAURANT REPORT: Employee caught with chin on clean dishes

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Have you ever had so many things stacked in your arms, you used your chin to balance them?  Sure, we all have. But it's a no-no when its clean dishes that customers are going to eat off of.

That's what a health inspector caught a restaurant employee doing red-handed.

Well, red-chinned.

It happened at El Caporal at 1417 Eastridge Road in Henrico, according to the health inspection report.  It was one of five critical violations.  The inspector noted an employee balancing a stack of plates so high, he put his chin on the top bowl to balance them.  The report also says there were several plates with food particles still on them that were on the line to be used.

The bowl and dishes were then pulled to be rewashed and all other violations were corrected on the spot.

Up next, Pholicious inside Chesterfield Town Center.  It had 4 critical violations, plus 5 non-critical on its last inspection.  The report says they used improper methods to thaw beef, and some foods were sitting out on the counter at improper temperatures, including tapioca pearls, vermicelli noodles, and condensed milk, which need to stay refrigerated.

That violation was corrected right away, along with two others.  The inspector returned ten days later and found everything was correct except for one non-critical.

Being out in the heat and humidity is no challenge for Simon's Cafe mobile food truck.  We caught up with him serving hungry lunchgoers outside the James Center.  Simon's Cafe has aced nine health inspections over the last three years.

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