Chef Uniforms

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by wanttobeachef, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. wanttobeachef

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    Which brand of Chef Uniform do professional chef's suggest to wear? And where do you find these uniforms?
     
  2. aurora

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  3. wanttobeachef

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    What brand of uniforms do you suggest?
     
  4. jim berman

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    You may want to do a search on ChefTalk, as this has been discussed in the past... but some folks you may want to check out:

    www.ArwayForYou.com is who my students use - very easy to deal with and very inexpensive

    Also, if you have cash floating around and don't know how to spend it, you could drop some bucks with www.ChefWear.com - good stuff, mostly, but on the epensive side.
     
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    but cute Jim.....or fun if your a guy.
     
  6. cheech

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    I have used chefwear alot, they are rather expensive though, even with the group rate. I always try to find a local uniform shop to get stuff through. At least for my personal use. For the rest. I always use the laundry service.
     
  8. mugsyem

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    Does anyone have any instructions for ironing a chef's coat?? I'm lost!
     
  9. knielsen

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    Hi chefs
    try www.ecrshop.com dealing the European top brand Chaud Devant.

    Good cooking to everyone.
     
  10. rat

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    The best way to get chef coats is to work in a restaurant and take your whites home everynight to "wash" them. LOL

    The best way I've found to get out the wrinkles is to hang my coat in the Combi-oven for a few minutes with steam, works like a charm.
     
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    http://www.chefworks.com/

    I've been getting my whites from them for 5 years. The selection might be tight. but the prices and quality are great!
    :ciao:
     
  12. jolly roger

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    Wantobeachef...Find a local uniform outfitter and try on some different brands. When I was a skinny boy, I liked Univougue, baggy with the tappered legs. I currently wear Chefware stuff 'cause it fits a little better around my fat that I've accumulated over the last seven years. Coats? Again, try soome different ones on. I never buy clothing from a catalog unless I know I've actually tried it on before. The message here...try B-4 you buy. Choose your clothing the way you choose your cutlery (I hope you don't buy knives online or without knowing how they feel, otherwise that statement makes no sense.).
     
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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but where can I find chef/kitchen apparel for women? Call me picky, but I really look bad in men's clothing.:eek:
     
  14. chef_oz

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    Thanks, Oz! I like the raspberry and asparagus.

    I noticed the pants were all men's. Do any of you find pants for women or do you just wear the men's? If I had any time to sew, I'd make my own.
     
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    Thanks again! More generous hip...now that's the ticket!;)
     
  18. botanique

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    oh yeah! Good stuff. I think I could kickbox in those -- going for the ice.

    Sideline -- what are the most comfortable clogs you've worn? I had some from Germany, they were awesome! Lost them in the move....

    One of the most romantic things my husband ever did: I'm working, he's at home and not out to sea. I call him in a panic because I'm in sweats in the kitchen and we have to do a gig last minute -- he hi-tails it to the restaurant supply store and buys me the "peppers" chefwear pants, fights seattle traffic, pulls up to the kitchen's back door, opens it in a dramatic fashion, and states "I've got your back honey!!!!"
     
  19. chef_oz

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    sounds like a classy guy!
    :ciao:
     
  20. botanique

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    Yep. I miss the big lug.