What's on your person during service?

Joined Oct 31, 2013
We have those nifty sleeve pockets and a breast pocket. We also wear aprons where some have pockets. And of course wear pants (unless it's a party).

What tools do you keep on you during service? Me, personally, don't carry a cell phone, keys, wallet on me during service. My work keys are near my station. But on me it's...

Fine tweezers and a cake tester in my sleeve. Timer in my breast. Sharpie and pen on apron or center of coat if apron is down. Tong holster in pants. Fixed blade knife. Moleskin.

I ask because it's just in my years I've seen an array of different things. Depending what kind of kitchen and what duties they have. I want to see if anyone has anything interesting/odd/weird on hand.

I've been thinking about carrying a whip or blow gun...you know...something for the servers.
Joined Jul 17, 2012
Ballpoint pen, pencil, highliter, sharpie, thermometer, paring knife in jacket. Moleskine, lighter, cellphone, cigarettes in pants. Sometimes measuring/tasting spoons in my apron if they're rare.
Joined Apr 11, 2013
Well during service i usually dont wear a jacket just a white shirt and apron ( cuz i sweat alot and jackets make me look boxy )

Regardless i dont carry my cell during service. 

Ill usually have pen , notepad , sharpie , and spoons on me. 
Joined Aug 14, 2013
Cell phone, cigarettes, lighter, keys, ballpoint, dry erase marker, sharpie, fish tester, gray kunz spoon.
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Joined Aug 23, 2008
Pen, Sharpie and digital thermometer when I'm wearing a chef coat. The coat comes off when it gets too hot (I work at a summer family camp May to August).
Joined Jan 31, 2012
Scrounged thermometer, pen, sharpie, damp waist-cloth, 3 or 4 Xtra-strength Motrins....

oh and cellphone on silent, but ON in case I need to call Mama when things get too scary. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/surprised.gif
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Joined Jan 25, 2012
key cards, sharpie, dry erase ( we have white tile walls and all of the ideas, recipe etc end up on the wall and components of new dishes etc ) 
Joined Jan 31, 2012
Too far away! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif

But it's the thought that counts. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
Joined Nov 14, 2012
25 yrs in the industry and you develop a Kit that you can take and work with every where -

Pocket Knife , Lighter , Permanent Marker either in my sleeve pocket or double breast , Tea towel tucked into the back of a breasted butchers apron , neckerchief , Skull cap and thongs over the right wrist when not on the stove .

Depending on the level of the cuisine I'll wear a full uniform with black Double Kneed Dickies and Blunstone Boots ( Aussie Leather Slip-on Boot ) or Linen Shorts and a cotton T'shirt .

Awesome thread great to see a certain congruence in equipment all over the world .
Joined Oct 25, 2011
Pen, permanent marker, green tape, offset mini palette spatula, tweezers, tester and utility razor blade
Joined Mar 15, 2012
i got drugs in my pocket and i dont know what to do with them.   o sorry you ment while working
Joined Sep 5, 2012
Sharpie, pen, planner(pocket size ) Iphone, cigs and lighter, oldtimer pocket knife Ive had for 40 years, dig thermometer, a rack of keys to 4 different locations.sadly enough I dont get anyway near as much time behind a knife as I like, too much admin work in my life now.
Joined Feb 13, 2013
Tweezers (unibrow)
Pairing Knife (shanking servers)
Cake Tester (everything but cake)
Spoons (drugs)
Fish Spatula (scraping bottom of shoes)
Towel (@ss whipping)
Sharpie (Don't know what this is for)
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