The Cure was filmed at a food processor in a suburb of Sydney’s CBD, which was not intended for food use.
It was meant to show how to make meat in a kitchen and to show the process of preparing meat in small batches.
The makers of the video, who filmed it in the kitchen of a restaurant, have now apologised for the way it was shot.
The footage showed the chef and a colleague cooking the meat, then putting it into a small dish.
The video shows the chef removing the meat from the small dish, removing the lid and setting it on the plate, while also pouring a water solution over the meat.
The kitchenware is then placed in a large pot and simmering for about five minutes, until the meat is tender.
The restaurant’s manager said he thought the chef was using a food-grade meat thermometer but when he inspected the meat later, it was actually a cooking-grade thermometer.
“I was shocked, because the kitchenware looked like it was cooking meat and it wasn’t,” the manager said.
“It was not a good enough demonstration for me, and I’m sorry.”
The restaurant manager said his staff did not know the company had a video-recording business, and that they did not realise they were being filmed.
“When we did the inspection, it wasn ‘Oh yeah, we recorded this and that’,” he said.
The owner of the restaurant, who did not want to be named, said the footage had gone viral.
“We were just shocked and appalled, and we have no idea how it got there,” he said, adding he was not sure what he was going to do with the footage.
The chef said he would no longer be able to cook the meat and would instead be using the footage to promote his restaurant.
“The footage is just one of many that we’ve put on YouTube, but it’s not just about the food itself,” he told news.com.au.
“There are other things that we’re doing that will bring in a bit more revenue.”
The video has been viewed more than 10 million times.