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Chef who served buttermilk burger to tyro with dairy allergy says her death was a ‘terrible mistake’

Chef who served burger to tyro with dairy allergy says death was a 'terrible mistake'
Shahida Shahid told a bartender at the Almost Famous grill in The Great Northern about her allergies (Picture: Cavendish)

The conduct cook at a grill where a tyro died has admitted a ‘terrible mistake’ had been done by portion duck cooking in buttermilk to the girl, who had serious allergies, an inquisition heard.

Shahida Shahid, 18, from Worsley, told a bartender at the Almost Famous grill in The Great Northern about her allergies when she placed the order, and she was sensitive she could have the ‘awesome frickin’ duck sandwich’, a jury was told.

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But she collapsed within an hour and died 3 days after in hospital, having suffered a inauspicious brain damage as a outcome of a cardiac arrest.

On the fourth day of an inquisition held at Manchester Crown Court, a jury listened how conduct cook Liam Tse told a police officer it had been a ‘terrible mistake’.

Detective Constable Robert Ashurst, who was on avocation at Manchester city gymnasium at the time, went to revisit the grill in the Great Northern room after conference over his radio about the fall in Jan 2015.

Chef who served burger to tyro with dairy allergy says death was a 'terrible mistake'
She collapsed within an hour and died 3 days after in hospital (Picture: Slater and Gordon/ PA Wire)

He spoke to the then partner manager Adam McKenna, informing him one of his business was in a vicious condition, and the two went to pronounce in a private upstairs dining room, the justice heard.

They were assimilated by conduct cook Mr Tse and a second cook Mathieu Pierre, famous as Matt, who were any in charge of two graphic tools of the kitchen, the jurors were told.

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The bartender who had taken the order, Reiss Balfour, reliable to the officer he had dealt with a patron who had allergies to nut, dairy and fish.

The justice has listened Mr Tse suggested him the patron should equivocate the coleslaw and the sauce, but could have the burger.

DC Ashurst pronounced Mr Tse had not monitored the sequence and when asked because not, he said: ‘I know it was really busy. There was a lot of business in there, even when we was in there, there were utterly a few left.

‘By the time Shahida was eating it was intensely busy.’

Chef who served burger to tyro with dairy allergy says death was a 'terrible mistake'
‘People are remorseful, upset, and all the staff were really dissapoint about it. They were just so disappointed.’ (Picture: Slater and Gordon/ PA Wire)

Mr Tse could not explain how the sequence had ‘contained the buttermilk’ but he told the DC it was a ‘terrible mistake and the sequence could not have been checked properly’, the officer told the inquest.

DC Ashurst, referring to his review with conduct cook Mr Tse, said: ‘That’s what he said, that it was a terrible mistake and should not have happened.’

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Asked about how staff reacted, the officer continued: ‘In the police you come opposite a lot of people. we understanding with a lot of death.

‘People are remorseful, upset, and all the staff were really dissapoint about it. They were just so disappointed.’

The restaurant’s kitchen was divided into two, with one side doing the first 20 burger orders to come in and then the other side cooking the next 20.

The jury was told that Shahida’s sequence was prepared by Mr Pierre’s side of the kitchen.

Mr McKenna, when asked as a declare at the inquisition if he suspicion Mr Pierre should have famous about the allergies of the customer, replied: ‘I trust so.’

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Mr McKenna combined that nothing of the company’s routine had changed given the occurrence so distant as he was aware.

Asked why, he said: ‘The information was all there. It was concluded in a assembly we had the information accessible to the customers.

‘Staff know to pass that information to the business and how to promulgate that information to the kitchen.’

He pronounced the processes at the grill ‘should’ve worked’.

Asked if the complement of holding orders was appropriate, Mr McKenna said: ‘Discounting human error, we consider if all the systems were followed, we trust yes.’

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