Top Pastry Chef Accused Of Lacing Desserts With Drugs
A top British pastry chef who wanted to “liven up” a party the night before is accused of accidentally serving two toddlers ecstasy spiked chocolate puddings.
A court this week heard testimony against Neil Iron, he is accused of spiking desserts with drugs ahead of a birthday party at London’s “Red Lion Pub” back in October. According to testimony two toddlers who were served by waitstaff leftover puddings from the night before had to be rushed to the hospital after eating them.
The Daily Mail reports another customer had an “out of body experience” after eating two of the “special” truffles being served after the party.
Irons told the court that the desserts must have been tampered with by guests at the party. ”
It must have been a person from the party because that’s where the food was. I wasn’t in the room, I was in the kitchen,” he said. “I took them out of the fridge and put them on a presentation plate which was left out with the guests all evening. After that I returned to the kitchen as there were other areas of the pub open to the public.”
During cross examination Irons also denied saying that he was trying to liven up the party.
The 32 year old chef once served the Queen afternoon tea and was a former head chef at “The Royal Marsden Hospital” in Chelsea. A rising star, the 32 year old reached the semi-finals of the National Chef of the Year awards and was named the most promising hospitality and catering student of the year while in school.