Modern day cotton chef coats are available in various styles and colors to suit anyone's tastes. However it is interesting to know how the chef ensemble evolved over time. It was in the 1800’ that the standard color of the chef coat was changed from grey to white, in order to personify cleanliness. It was around this time that the double breasted jacket and different hat sizes were also introduced. Since the 1980's, non-traditional and cheap chef coats and chef attire have become increasingly popular with many new options like pinstriped pants, denim jackets, or novelty printed attire such as flags, pasta and chili peppers. Chefs can now enjoy their comfort and at the same time express their individuality.
Each part of the chef uniform was developed mostly out of necessity and for a specific purpose. Many Chef Coats and jackets are double-breasted and easily reversible to conceal stains and spills. The double-layer of cotton for the chef’s coat is meant to insulate them against the heat from ovens, grills and stovetops as well as guard them against hot splatters and hot liquids. The knotted cotton buttons found on many chef coats were designed to hold up to frequent wash and dry cycles, as well as stress and wear and tear from daily use. A cotton chef coat must be sturdy and practical and to accent their look, chefs sometimes choose to wear a neckerchief. Nowadays chefs wear neckerchiefs to enhance and achieve a more "finished" chef look. These neckerchiefs were seen as a substitute for the cloth that chefs used to drape around their necks to wipe away sweat while they worked in extremely hot kitchens.
Types of Sleeves in Chef Coat
The sleeves of the chef coat are now available in a variety of sizes as well; pastry chefs wear short-sleeve chef coats and chefs wear ¾ length sleeved chef coats for ease and comfort. They are also available with French Cuffs, which add two layers of protection against grease spatters and hot liquids.
Even today, the chef's uniform is still a symbol for cleanliness and professionalism. You now have the option to choose from a vast range of new styles, colors, sizes, and options available in chef coats and attire. Whether you prefer traditional white chef coats or some other color, the chef uniform is still evolving and we'll have to wait to see what the future might hold.
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