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Personal Chefs: What brand of labels do you use?

post #1 of 10
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I'm so happy that I found this forum because I've been really struggling with finding decent labels for my personal chef business. Most of my clients have Pyrex containers that I use to package their food, so I'm interested in finding a label that will last for several days in the fridge but come off cleanly for the next week. I'd also like them to not be hideous if possible. All the labels I've used either slip right off or leave glue behind.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

Thanks,
Melissa

post #2 of 10

I've successfully used the labels you find in the canning supplies section of the store.   Ball, Mason etc. they come in many different styles and have a water based glue.   Always easy to get off but might be a bit small if you need to list ingredients. 

 

They are not printer friendly - from my tests at least - they are however cheap and 'quaint' - you just have to practice your handwriting.

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post #3 of 10

What about using only the glue coated part of sticky-notes?  You could cut them to the glue part using a paper guillotine like the ones at Kinko's.  Multi-coloured options with the sticky-notes is a plus. 

 

Painters masking tape is the best label I have found because it stays on till you take it off leaves nothing behind, and comes of with one stroke.  But I think having your clients fridge full of painter's masking tape labels is exactly what you mean by "hideous".   Hummm.... Naaa!

 

Good luck.

 

CDF

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Those are great suggestions. Maybe I could find a different color painters tape? 

 

I've heard about the canning labels and some are actually very cute. 

post #5 of 10

green painters tape works wonders, its what i use at work...

post #6 of 10

Don't know where you live but many places carry "Avery" labels that are water soluble and simply disintegrate when washed.

They are computer friendly and I can put designs as well on them.

post #7 of 10

use Day dots  google Datdots         eco lab product 

post #8 of 10

I use the Prep and Print from Eco-lab (daydots.com) it has on-line software to set up the system then the printer unit is portable and they make water soluble labels for it. Great product for the kitchen takes all the guess work out it, also no more sloppy handwriting

post #9 of 10

We started out using labels and then stopped. Instead, my chefs and I write out a list each week that explains all the components of the meals and how many portions of each there are. So far, we have had zero issues with customers not knowing what anything is. The labels caused too many issues when customers forgot to take them off before going in the dishwasher.

Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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post #10 of 10

Buy a roll of 3M blue painters tape, it wont come off till you take it off.. It even takes ink from a changeable date stamp.

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). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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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). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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