Flouting a major vegan rule, Michelin-starred chef Karunesh Khanna, on Monday, has been accused of allegedly putting chicken stock cubes in his vegan and vegetarian dishes without telling customers in London, as per International news reports.
As per reports, these allegations had emerged when an assistant manager Mafis Ali, who had lost his job as he alerted his bosses of the 'chicken usage' in the vegan dishes, filed an employment tribunal case against the chef.
Khanna, the owner of the Indian-themed 'Tamarind' chain of restaurants in London, has reportedly admitted that he had been using shop-bought chicken stock to flavour his dishes adding to a manager that 'guests don't need to know'.
The Michelin-starred chef who has previously cooked for A-list stars such as footballer David Beckham and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron and trained at The Dorchester, Four Seasons, The Ritz and Claridge's hotels, "made it clear that he was not going to disclose the use of Knorr chicken powder to guests", as stated in the Tribunal case.
Ali had reportedly said that the chicken stock cubes in the dishes would not be suitable for Muslims because the stock was not halal, as per reports. In 2018, six members of staff demanded to speak to Khanna after several complaints were raised over the issue.
Twitter has erupted in rage over the chef's actions: