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Which brand of Chef Uniform do professional chef's suggest to wear? And where do you find these uniforms?
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There are many online sites which sell restaurant staff uniforms and apparel.

www.uniformcitychef.com

www.kingmenus.com

are but a few.
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To Aurora

What brand of uniforms do you suggest?
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You may want to do a search on ChefTalk, as this has been discussed in the past... but some folks you may want to check out:

www.ArwayForYou.com is who my students use - very easy to deal with and very inexpensive

Also, if you have cash floating around and don't know how to spend it, you could drop some bucks with www.ChefWear.com - good stuff, mostly, but on the epensive side.

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post #5 of 57
but cute Jim.....or fun if your a guy.
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I'm partial to univogue, but if you're buyin', I'm not picky at all! :lol:

http://www.univogue.com
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post #7 of 57
I have used chefwear alot, they are rather expensive though, even with the group rate. I always try to find a local uniform shop to get stuff through. At least for my personal use. For the rest. I always use the laundry service.
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Does anyone have any instructions for ironing a chef's coat?? I'm lost!
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chefwear

Hi chefs
try www.ecrshop.com dealing the European top brand Chaud Devant.

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chef whites

The best way to get chef coats is to work in a restaurant and take your whites home everynight to "wash" them. LOL

The best way I've found to get out the wrinkles is to hang my coat in the Combi-oven for a few minutes with steam, works like a charm.
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post #11 of 57
http://www.chefworks.com/

I've been getting my whites from them for 5 years. The selection might be tight. but the prices and quality are great!
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Wantobeachef...Find a local uniform outfitter and try on some different brands. When I was a skinny boy, I liked Univougue, baggy with the tappered legs. I currently wear Chefware stuff 'cause it fits a little better around my fat that I've accumulated over the last seven years. Coats? Again, try soome different ones on. I never buy clothing from a catalog unless I know I've actually tried it on before. The message here...try B-4 you buy. Choose your clothing the way you choose your cutlery (I hope you don't buy knives online or without knowing how they feel, otherwise that statement makes no sense.).
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but where can I find chef/kitchen apparel for women? Call me picky, but I really look bad in men's clothing.:o
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http://www.chefworks.com/?page=shop/...873971b677a2e0
here's some really nice colors
I like the ice

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Thanks, Oz! I like the raspberry and asparagus.

I noticed the pants were all men's. Do any of you find pants for women or do you just wear the men's? If I had any time to sew, I'd make my own.
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http://www.chefworks.com/?page=shop/...873971b677a2e0

there's the ladies pants page.
Happy shopping!
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Thanks again! More generous hip...now that's the ticket!;)
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oh yeah! Good stuff. I think I could kickbox in those -- going for the ice.

Sideline -- what are the most comfortable clogs you've worn? I had some from Germany, they were awesome! Lost them in the move....

One of the most romantic things my husband ever did: I'm working, he's at home and not out to sea. I call him in a panic because I'm in sweats in the kitchen and we have to do a gig last minute -- he hi-tails it to the restaurant supply store and buys me the "peppers" chefwear pants, fights seattle traffic, pulls up to the kitchen's back door, opens it in a dramatic fashion, and states "I've got your back honey!!!!"
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post #19 of 57
sounds like a classy guy!
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Yep. I miss the big lug.
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post #21 of 57
I usually use my uniform guy for most of my Chef Jackets, He can usually get you a really great deal in the $10-15 range. I use these jackets for everyday use. Then I splurge on 2-3 nice jackets to use as "show" jackets for customer visits, charity events, etc. In the past I have bought Chefware, Chef Revival, etc.
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post #22 of 57

hi

Hi,

i love your question, as it reminds me back into a young career some 30 years back, when i bought a chefs jacket more expensive in Europe, than i do today in Asia today. there are many creative designers in the world, just ensure it is not made of polyester as that would hurt your skin once your uniform catches fire for what ever reason. contact me, there are some fun uniform designers out here, who have styl and still humble prices.

regards
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I always use BlueWave Uniforms for all my staff... excellent products and a very reasonable price. http://www.bluewaveuniforms.com/

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Happy chef..com  Men/ woman/ colors galore and many styles  good prices

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
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post #25 of 57

also try working gear if you have a local one, it's silly but for 22 bucks, they always have stock. i've gotten a few coats from them when i dont have time to do laundry between a night shift and morning shift

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Maybe this is a dumb question, but where can I find chef/kitchen apparel for women? Call me picky, but I really look bad in men's clothing.:o


Chef's coats were designed for men. I would not look good in a Hooter's Girls Orange short shorts either and we won't even talk about the top. They do make a pink chef''s coat, I saw one on Blythe Beck on Bravo's "The Naughty Kitchen" I didn't see much of it, I was in a big hurry to change the channel. I get cataloges all the time with them in all colors like lime green, mauve, violet and even denim etc. Personally I've worn Chefwear  for years
 

 

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I wear all 'Le Chef' uniform, or I have a pair or Vegas Chefswear black trousers I usually keep in the boot of the car for spare, and some old college uniform with the double breast buttons.

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post #28 of 57

I wear a brand called Prochef. The jacket has lasted me 3 years and is always easy to clean

post #29 of 57

I wear ChefWorks womens coats and absolutely love them. And as for the shoe questions, stick with Birkenstocks best investment ever.

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Go to your local UniformsUSA. They have these great jackets with mesh, and really breathable material that won't stain, and they're in black.

 

You'll have to order them, but they're perfect for the summer time/hot kitchens.

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