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post #1 of 22
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What do you all wear to cook in?  I can't cook with long sleeves though I see chefs doing so sometimes.  Hair must always be pulled back in a pony tail.  I never remember to wear an apron until after my shirt gets splattered frown.gif

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post #2 of 22

Have SHORT hair, so no problem there.  "Chefs" on cooking shows with long hair pulled back BUT LONG wisps hanging loose all around their face... I'd constantly be brushing it aside... don't get it?  Rarely wear long sleeves... usually cuffs rolled up 1-2 times to mid-forearm.  No apron... try to dodge splatters and avoid wiping hands on pants or shirt?!?

post #3 of 22

I usually change into crappy, loose, comfortable old clothes when i cook.  I seem to be a magnet for grease and staining stuff, so i just wear stuff that doean't matter. 

Nothing is so annoying in the kitchen as long sleeves that hang into the water of whatever you're washing, and you get a wet sleeve.  I have some big aprons, my favorite is the japanese style, mine comes from a store called Muji and is black denim.  I ALWAYS wipe my hands on whatever is handy, usually clothing, so an apron is a good idea.  Has to be big and go almost to the back. 

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post #4 of 22

I buy large cheap T shirts from a wholesaler in dozen lots.  At a couple of bucks each, then be tossed when they will no longer come clean.

post #5 of 22
I try to remember to put on "good" supportive shoes if I'm going to be standing in the kitchen for a long period of time. The optimum word here is TRY, I hardly do remember and wind up with sore feet rolleyes.gif

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post #6 of 22

I wear clothes but rarely shoes.

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post #7 of 22

then my (flat) feet envy yours, chefhow, if you can do that without pain! 

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post #8 of 22

On my birthday, someone gave me a full chef's coat, hat, uniform.

 

Trust me, for a few dollars, it's hilarious when you serve your friends in full chef's uniform.

 

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post #9 of 22

Home anythinggoes . Commercially a bit different . Once while at a restaurant in the Florida Keys a guy was cooking in an opened kitchen with only a bib apron on???  I could not believe it.

. Needless to say he only faced frontwards.    Welcome to the Florida Keys where mostly everyone has come out from a closet.

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post #10 of 22
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then my (flat) feet envy yours, chefhow, if you can do that without pain! 

 

 

 

I wear steel toed shoes 10 hrs a day, as soon as I get home they come off and rarely do shoes go back on unless I am going out of the house again.

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post #11 of 22

BBQ grease doesn't wash out so I have tank tops and t-shirts that are strictly for that. General cooking I don't make that big of a mess but I always wear short sleeved t-shirts. Even in the winter lol.gif

post #12 of 22

For me it's bare feet, shorts and T-shirt. I normally forget to put on an apron....

I normally have a dish cloth or an other cloth close by (or hanging out of my pocket) to wipe my hands on.

Really need to start remembering to put that apron on :)

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post #13 of 22
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Bare feet?  Ever been splattered by hot oil on the foot?  Ouch!

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post #14 of 22

Hey KK, it gets hot here, so it's flops (rafters or bath slippers) or bare feet.

And I don't see my bath slippers giving me any protection biggrin.gif

And no, have never spilled hot oil on my feet, or arms, or anywhere for that matter (knock on wood). I mainly use a wok for cooking, maybe that's why?

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post #15 of 22
OH MY GOSH!
Hot oil splatters on bare feet is horrible!

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post #16 of 22

LOL... most of the time I have so many things that I 'must' wear at work that I generally don't wear much when cooking at home.  

 

Maybe a pair of underwear and that is about it... if it's a bit drafty; but our house is always a bit warm though.

 

Be careful around bacon eh!!

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post #17 of 22
I ordered a basic short sleeve cooking shirt from Happy Chef. Very pleased with the price, fit and look. Also going to buy kitchen clogs, might even spring for some type of cap.
I might not cook like a chef, but I can look somewhat like one.
Just my .02
post #18 of 22

I just throw on an apron and a baseball cap with "Born to Braise Hell"  printed on it.  It was a gift from a former mentor of mine. :)

post #19 of 22

Shorts, old tee shirts and Crocs.  After the tees get stained enough they are used when mowing the grass.
 

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post #20 of 22
Crocs have been mentioned, I've never worn them for any reason. How comfortable. Are they for the home cook?

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post #21 of 22

kgirl,

crocs are for everyone and anyone. doctors, nurses and chefs have all helped make them famous. they used to be quite ugly in lots of loud colors but i have a pair of little leopard slip ons that are tres cute.  as a birthday gift i just received a pair of very cute sandals(flip flop style) in which the soles are made from, get this, yoga mats. because of the yoga mat material the soles form to your feet.... funky, fun and functional.  what more can you ask for from a shoe?....oh, the brand name is sanuk...check them out...you should be able to find them in hawaii as they were created by a surfer dude in SoCal. they woulld be perfect for you in tuscon i think.....hope all is well in paradise

joey

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post #22 of 22
I want to say I saw a Croc store at Tucson Mall, I think ... We haven't done too much shopping here in Honolulu other than food of course! Will look once we get back to our own house ... Sounds interesting

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