I'm new here too and thought I'd drop in and say hi too!
I'm not a chef either but I love the uniform! I have cooked professionally. One summer at a premier fly-in fishing lodge. I was hired as a housekeeper as I thought I didn't have the credentials to apply for the asst. chef position. Turns out I had to do the job (and was good at it) until the hired asst. chef showed up. Well, she was switched to housekeeping.
When asked why I knew so much without experience I replied "Great Chefs of America on the Discovery Channel".
Looking forward to learning more right here on Chef2Chef!:chef: