A customer was allegedly stabbed at a Sydney restaurant after he complained about bad service, police said.
AAP reported an argument began at the front counter and the chef grabbed a long metal skewer from the kitchen and began threatening the men with it, police say.
A short time later after the customers had left, it is alleged the chef followed them outside and struck one of the men, which pierced through his hand.
He suffered hand injuries and required surgery.
The 43-year-old chef will face court on May 2.