I have no professional kitchen experience and was upfront about this when I asked about a job at a casual Italian restaurant. They said I'd might be able to start at the pizza station and to come for a few hours to stage. I started researching what to expect and discovered it seems standard to bring your own knife kit and to show up in chef's attire, though neither of these requirements were mentioned to me. Only problem: I don't own any nice knives or chef's pants/shoes! I'd buy the proper things if I got the job (and am going to get a chef's knife right now), but I don't want to get ahead of myself. Do you think the chef expects me to bring my own knives, tasting spoons, etc. if they know I don't have formal experience? Do you think I'd be doing any knife work during my stage? I'm assuming pizza station = forming pies and putting down toppings? What should I wear for pants and shoes if I don't have chef's pants or shoes?