Much like the chef’s hat, the chef’s jacket origin dates back to the mid-19th century and again we can thank Marie-Antoine Carme for the chef jacket just like the hat.
The uniform was designed to look honorable and for the well-deserving. The color white was chosen to signify the chef’s cleanliness and shows a position of power. The color white has the advantage of deflecting heat and easily cleaned when stained.
Chef’s Jacket construction and Purpose
Not only was the look designed to look clean and prestigious, but also practical. The jacket was made double-breasted so it could easily be reversed to hide stains and look once again presentable throughout the day. A double layer of cotton is used to insulate the chef against the immense heat in the kitchen or splattering of boiling liquids. The uniform protects a chef from the kitchen’s dangers.
The buttons were even selected with a purpose. Knotted with cloth, the buttons are fashioned this way to withstand frequent washings and wear-and-tear from the kitchen environment. They are not typically made with metal or plastic because they are less likely to break off in the kitchen or your stew.
Jacket pairing with chef’s pants
To pair with the jacket, many executive chefs wear black pants today, but working chefs and cooks tend to sport black and white pants with dizzy patterns. Sometimes to top off the uniform a neckerchief is worn for fashion and to collect sweat in the hot temperatures. Not only does the jacket and the full uniform make a chef look great, but is practical and combats the kitchen mishaps. You can trust that Best buy Uniforms can a supply a uniform that lives up to these standards.
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Short Sleeve Chef Coat