The chef at the centre of a storm over claims she spiked a vegan’s food has QUIT her job at the restaurant after receiving death threats.
Laura Goodman ranted on Facebook about how she spent hours preparing a special menu for a party of vegan and vegetarian guests at her Italian restaurant.
But she lost her rag when one of them ordered a Margherita pizza topped with mozzarella on Saturday night (30/12), which is not vegan-friendly.
Italian-born Goodman, 47, then drank wine before going on Facebook to tell how she “spiked a vegan a few hours ago”.
Writing on “The Boring Group” page, she fumed: “Pious, judgemental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she’s a vegan.”
Others online blasted Goodman, who runs the Carlini restaurant in Albrighton, West Mids, with fiance Michael Gale, 62.
Some wanted her prosecuted, one called for her to face an assault charge.
Yesterday bosses at Carlini confirmed Goodman had resigned in the wake of the scandal.
A spokesman for the restaurant said: “Laura Goodman has today tendered her resignation from Carlini and the board of directors are currently considering their options.
“Whilst this process is being completed, Laura will not be working at either of the restaurants, which will re-open later this week.
“As part of a pre-planned recruitment drive, Carlini is also recruiting for an additional head chef to work across both its restaurants in Shropshire.”
A friend said: “Lisa is in a bad way. She is too scared to leave the house. The police are taking the threats against her very seriously.
“She can’t believe how she has found herself in this position. She actually made a flippant remark which wasn’t even true. She didn’t actually ‘spike’ anyone’s food.
“It’s been a nightmare for her.”
Shropshire Regulatory Services have launched a probe into Goodman’s original Facebook posts.