Texas Tom’s shut-down for health inspection violations
It is not this blog’s place to question the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department. But citing a cook for being overly sweaty seems like entering a very gray area.
Cooks perspire a ton. Like, buckets worth. Especially those working a grill, a fryer or some other hot station. While improved ventilation systems have helped a little, it’s still a sweaty job and a reason many chefs don’t come out to greet guests more often.
The inspector wrote it up as a violation of code 2-401.11 which is for “discharges from the eyes, nose, and mouth.” It’s most common invoked for cooks blowing their noses or picking their noses, not sweating.