Cohen: Wait, someone stabbed you?
Becker: No, I stabbed myself, going at a leg of lamb, because someone came behind me, grabbed my shoulders, and screamed in my ear. While I was boning out the leg of lamb. He was basically trying to rattle me, and he did! So I took him down in the walk-in later, and y’know, straightened it out. I’m gonna leave that part vague because it involves knives.
Hall: Two days after that [the nuclear rabbit incident] was my last day at Aureole. They didn’t go easy on me because of what happened before. They took all my clothes, all my stuff, my wallet, everything that I had in my locker, and they boiled all my clothes and everything that I had with onions and garlic, and then they cryovac’d it all, and then froze it. It was very creative!
Becker: We live in a different culture now. Hazing’s not tolerated. At some of the top tier restaurants I’m sure there are still certain practices that take place, but I think they’re much more PC now than they were back then. Back then it was a rite of passage.