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post #31 of 42
sometimes my waitstaff assembles.....they are wearring tux shirts, bow ties, black pants, aprons......glove up and squirt guys....but if it's kitchen staff that is working a party they are wearring chef coats.

It's unusual to find waitstaff that are interested thus able to do what I need kitchen staff to be able to do. Several years ago I just got over (nope wrong...still shaking my head) people in their 40's not knowing how to do what I consider fairly simple cooking....you know herb rice, reheat chicken in white wine sauce.....simple simple things that any 3-4 year old could do.

Bad Julie, do not embarrass non-cookers nor make fun of them....BUT I've taught little guys to cook. Apple strudel by themselves (as in limited help)with fillo at 4....how many adults are intimidated by fillo dough? my youngest son was called uneducable and had his own set of heinkels at 6....came off rough sorry kinda ranting......but you get the jist....waitstaff is waitstaff, kitchen staff cooks.
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post #32 of 42
This is my opinion too. My waitstaff can barely prep an ice bath for me if I needed them too! Or make salads etc etc...
I guess if you have the waitstaff that is willing, good for you!
post #33 of 42
"There are several caterers in town that chose to wear clothes..."

Wow, I bet those that chose not to do great stag party business!

Kidding,

Al
post #34 of 42
some caterers don't wear chef clothes at parties, even if they are working the party....they wear street cloths.
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post #35 of 42
Thread Starter 

Thanks all

enjoyed reading all your opinions on uniforms. We'll be sticking to trad I guess in scotland it's more par for the course. Hotter climes are moreopen to hotter colours and free'r dress sense. Although, we're all melting when the pressure's on eh!
Ishbel... I'm guessing your fave chef is Nick Nairn. Used to like him years ago but cant take to him now bit too full of himself. Not sure i like many tv chefs anymore. wouldnt mind being one though.
kindest regards to all
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post #36 of 42
Sorry, so long to reply, I'm confused, I never meant to embarrass or upset anyone, I honestly do not understand, please let me know, I'm very sorry, I would never do anything to hurt anyone.
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post #37 of 42
JulieC, I just reread the whole thread and don't see where you've posted anything on uniforms......
This forum is really good about accepting differences and peoples from all over the world, sometimes there are missunderstandings but rarely is there flaming and frankly that is stopped pretty quickly. There is gentle ribbing....for example the "dead critter purse" question.....

Hope your food is on the mend, don't be a stranger.
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post #38 of 42
Shroomgirl, I believe that JulieC was apologizing for the "Bad Julie, do not embarrass non-cookers nor make fun of them...." thingy that was in your post above, but I'll presume that you were chastizing *yourself* for the non-cookers "bashing"...

That's just my impression of the chain of events on this one... :)
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post #39 of 42
yes sorry, shroomgirl aka julie
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post #40 of 42
ummmmm......... dead critters :crazy::crazy::crazy::D:D sorry i couldnt resist being a smartypants :talk::talk:

im so proud to wear my whites and checks or whites and black pants
in the job im in now i wear a black chef jacket and black pants but i funk it up with vibrant colourful buttons .
We dont have a huge choice of colours here to choose from in the way of jackets unfortunatly
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post #41 of 42
me nether that's why I typed it.....:);)
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post #42 of 42
Och Noo, quite the comical colleen aren't you my brae bonney lass. Typically I dress in chef's coat and my kilt depending on the formality of the occassion. It does get our guest's attention.
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