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post #1 of 10
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when you meet with a prospect for the first time to go over the menu for an event, or for consultation for setting up a personal dinner contract, do you meet in chef whites, suit, business casual, or ???
post #2 of 10
By the time there's a meeting the gig is 90% a done deal. By phone or email.

Either chef cloths or business casual.....but that's me.
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post #3 of 10
Wearing chefs whites! I believe is more assuring to the client that they are dealing with the source, as well as the person who is realy going to do the gig.:D
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post #4 of 10
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you dont survey the kitchen, or lay-out before cooking?

this is what i thought as well however reading many different ppl's opinions on this some say its almost sacrilegious to wear whites outside of the kitchen/restaurant.
post #5 of 10
Ah, Iconoclast, if I'm not mistaken, you are working as a personal chef, correct (especially with your "survey the kitchen comment)?

As a PC for over 9 years, wear the "whites", PC clients like that.

Now, if I'm mistaken and you ARE working out of your own commercial kitchen, I'd probably wear semi-formal business, i.e. shirt, tie, slacks, sports jacket or a suit.
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Specialties: MasterCook/RecipeFox; Culinary logistics; Personal Chef; Small restaurant owner; Caterer
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post #6 of 10

what to wear

I go business - that's me
post #7 of 10
most clients are repeats.....either in their homes or event venues.

If I've not been to a venue and am concerned then I'll do a site visit.
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post #8 of 10
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you are correct. personal chef, and cater small - medium sized parties.
post #9 of 10
Usually its in their home so smart casual. If they come to me, it's whites.
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post #10 of 10
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what is 'smart casual'?
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