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post #31 of 96
Black Clogs, Chalk Stripe Pants, White Jacket when in the window and floor, Black when I am prepping and in the morning. Baseball Cap with company logo. Would prefer skull caps to make the kitchen look more clean cut.
post #32 of 96
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I prefer skull caps too but we can either were those or ball caps with the logo on them. It's funny... most of the cooks are trading in their skull caps for ball caps.. I won't be one of them though... I hate ball caps with a passion!
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post #33 of 96
And that's the exact reason I hate checks. Them make me feel so sloppy and underdressed. So we wear jeans.

Nice looking crews, guys!
post #34 of 96
I don't know about other female chefs but I personally like the cool, comfortable feel of 100% cotton chef jackets. My other preferences are A) light colors like pink, or anything but the standard, textbook-like WHITE, B) women's as opposed to the ill-fitting unisex that makes you feel like you're cross-dressed, C) knot buttons or cloth-covered buttons and D) XS although this size is not in high demand. I'm hoping manufacturers will soon realize that chefs come in all sizes and shapes.
post #35 of 96
 Shannon Reed, coats.  She designs chef uniforms in Boston and they are top notch. Her coats for women are very popular.

I always work in classic white coat, black trousers.  I keep a crisply starched coat for FOH.


P.S.   I have NO affiliation with Shannon Reed. 
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post #37 of 96
closed kitchen.  white jacked with logo on it, and any chef pants i have so ill wear chex or stripes, and no hat
post #38 of 96
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If I have to go to the FOH I remove my apron and then I look crisp and clean.  I had to help the owner do expo on Sunday and I removed my apron for that as diners would see me.  
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post #39 of 96
Everywhere I've ever worked has been a variation of the usual kitchen whites. Black or Checked pants, Chef coat, pillbox hat(some places allowed you hatless if you had a shaved head anyway), nonslips, apron.
post #40 of 96
The Chef jacket must have been designed in Alaska, who the **** would think of designing a long sleeve, heavy jacket, to work on a front line that is hotter than ****. No wonder why Chefs work in the office so much, we pass down the Chef jacket Tradition to our line cooks, so their ****ed off all the time. Did any one ever notice the dishwasher is singing and having a great time, no worries, always gets his breaks, short sleeve shirt, Boston Red Sox cap, happier than a pig in ****............Chef Bill
post #41 of 96
I have to say, the good thing about being a Private Chef is that I don't have to wear the Chef Jacket unless it's upon request. I don't miss those days of sweating 10 pounds off a day from a 10 hour shift in the kitchen. Chef Bill, you are so right about your Alaska theory and don't even get me started with the happy dishwasher. Ha!
post #42 of 96
Dear god. You might be on to something, Bill.
post #43 of 96
I am a private chef also and only wear the costume upon request. Usually I work in chinos,polo,apron and clogs. Life is good
post #44 of 96
short sleeve jackets = happy chefs!


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post #45 of 96
Again, it takes England to show us cool kitchen attire. Now if they could tell me why Chicken Tikka Marsala is the National dish....................
post #46 of 96
 I WARE MY CHEF WHITS  HAIR NET AND HAT  STEAL TOES SHOES     CHE PANTS  AND SCOKS UP 2 MY  LEG  AND I HAVE TO IRON THEM
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post #47 of 96
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Again, it takes England to show us cool kitchen attire. Now if they could tell me why Chicken Tikka Marsala is the National dish....................

Hahahaha! ChefBillyB, I honesty, could not start to explain the UK's love for curry! I grew up in Oregon and love Japanese, French, Italian and Mexican food, curry is horrid! IMHO
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post #48 of 96
Pembroke, you are so right, I ate in India Indian Restaurants in Scotland, and through out England. the rest of the time I was trying all the beer in the Pubs.I think in Oregon we think a Indian restaurants is like Cowboy and Indian,  ............................Chef Bill
post #49 of 96
When i look the chiefs with uniform they look quite professional and i like to eat in the place with well dressed people.
post #50 of 96
ya some of the people i have worked with i dont understand how they fit all the pearcings on there face or gadge holes in there ears i just dont get and it doesn't look good ether
post #51 of 96
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When i look the chiefs with uniform they look quite professional and i like to eat in the place with well dressed people.

I'm not fond of that look either.  I don't even like for women to wear ear rings in my kitchen.  I've had a young lady lose one into a pot of stock before and it just didn't seem sanitary to me since then.
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post #52 of 96
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I'm not fond of that look either.  I don't even like for women to wear ear rings in my kitchen.  I've had a young lady lose one into a pot of stock before and it just didn't seem sanitary to me since then.

We're not allowed to wear any jewellery in the kitchen at all.. not even our watches or wedding rings. 
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post #53 of 96
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We're not allowed to wear any jewellery in the kitchen at all.. not even our watches or wedding rings. 

I'll give a watch, because timing is needed for some dishes, and a wedding ring, as long as it has no stones to fall out.
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post #54 of 96
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My wedding ring has stones in it so it would have to come off in your kitchen, Ray.  I think a watch is reasonable, but their thinking is we have a clock in the kitchen that is in plain sight of all of us and timers available for anyone who needs them.
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post #55 of 96

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Again, it takes England to show us cool kitchen attire. Now if they could tell me why Chicken Tikka Marsala is the National dish....................

 They did look good eh? n BTW, Chicken tikka massala may be a cliche in the UK, but it's a fab dish, done right

As far as jewelery is concerned, Rings can b strung on your apron strings, ..Traditional. Earrings are a no no.IMO as are piercings. Tattoos, well thats  personal
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post #56 of 96
on a good day at work i often wear the food i am cooking
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post #57 of 96
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My wedding ring has stones in it so it would have to come off in your kitchen, Ray.  I think a watch is reasonable, but their thinking is we have a clock in the kitchen that is in plain sight of all of us and timers available for anyone who needs them.

I actually have a work wedding ring.  My normal one has three diamonds in a recess in the band.  So as not to break my own rule or my wife's preference that I never be without my ring, I got a plain tungsten band for work.
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post #58 of 96
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 They did look good eh? n BTW, Chicken tikka massala may be a cliche in the UK, but it's a fab dish, done right

As far as jewelery is concerned, Rings can b strung on your apron strings, ..Traditional. Earrings are a no no.IMO as are piercings. Tattoos, well thats  personal

I have no problem with tattoos.  If they come past the end of a full sleeved jacket, no going into the dining room for table carving.  Other than that, I don't care either way.
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post #59 of 96
I work as the chef in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

Since my employer doesn't provide uniforms, I wear my own short-sleeve white chef coats and colored aprons. I wear slacks and SFC low-cut shoes as the dress code prohibits blue jeans (except Friday) and tennis shoes.

I plan on buying some colored chef coats with the company logo over the left pocket to look more professional.
post #60 of 96
I would go with professional wear simply because you want to make a good impression on the faculty that may be there.
but when i am in my own kitchen  a apron will be fine.
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