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Is It OK For Chefs to Yell at Their Staff?

Yesterday the Internet food world was in a tizzy over an article that was published on the New York Times food blog Diner's Journal. The story, Why I Got Kicked Out of a Restaurant on Saturday Night, recounted how the writer had been asked to leave a fine dining establishment. Turns out he (and the rest of the diners) over heard the chef yelling at his staff, multiple times. It made him feel so uncomfortable that he walked into the kitchen and confronted the chef! The recount was interesting because it brings up the question: when is it OK for a boss to yell at their employers? Apparently it's perfectly acceptable in a kitchen. What do you think about the matter?

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