Richard Corrigan’s restaurant: ‘I would never work under those conditions ever, ever again'

"Elsa" had decades of experience waiting in restaurants before joining the staff at celebrity chef Richard Corrigan's new Dublin restaurant last year.

Within a few weeks she had joined over a dozen other staff who left.

Many of them spoke to The Irish Times's restaurant critic Corinna Hardgrave about why they did so: Harsh words, a bad atmosphere and rates of pay that were not what was promised.

Many were also critical of the restaurant's system for distributing tips.

And while the tip distribution policy in The Park Cafe is publicly available (as required by law), could it be that many customers have lost track of how tips are shared in a complicated system among restaurant staff - including senior managers?

Elsa and Corinna talk to Bernice Harrison.

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