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The Truth Behind Olive Garden's "Tuscan" Cooking School

submitted on April 15, 2011 by orangearrows in "Stores / Merchants"
I knew it!!

Sorry to burst your bubble, Olive Garden fans, but that "cooking school" in Tuscany, the one where the chain's chefs supposedly go to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine from the source? It's pretty much a sham.

This according to a former Olive Garden manager, who's causing a flurry of discussion at Reddit (much of it oddly trading on obscene jokes about breadsticks-you've been warned). The manager, posting as FIDELIA079, claims that he scored a lucky, all-expense-paid (except souvenirs) trip to the chain's Tuscan "culinary institute" in 2007.

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1. Has your perception about Olive Garden changed due to all the recent news?
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      Posted by clover on April 15, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I like "The Garden of the Olive" as I refer to it. I didn't really believe they had an Italian "Culinary Institute." I love the food.
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      Posted by lootango on April 17, 2011
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      I'm not a huge OG fan so I'm not really surprised. I prefer a local Italian joint in my area... they know me there every time I go in and their food is so much better than Olive Garden.

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