The good old Chefs coat We love to watch hectic kitchen scenes with all those frenetic activities of people in white- cutting, peeling and frying ingredients that are needed to complete an order. Somehow, it’s different if those blur of activities aren’t done in white. Here’s a closer look at a chef’s uniform—its significance, and a little bit of history. One great way to professionalize the look of your restaurant kitchen is the use of chef uniforms. Many of us love watching hectic kitchen scenes with all the frenzied cutting, peeling and frying when the cooks are rushing to complete a customer’s order. The frenetic rush of activities of people in white somehow becomes more intriguing and fascinating in the eyes of an outside spectator. All that rush, however, would seem different if the workers running to and fro aren’t wearing their uniforms. It’s also intriguing to know that each facet of the chef’s uniform has its practical reasons. Having said that, let’s have a closer look at the significance of a chef’s uniform: Chef’s coat – The white coat signifies cleanliness, whereas the thick cloth shields the chef from the heat coming from the stove and oven. It also guards him from the splattering of boiling liquids. The double-breasted jacket is meant to conceal dirt and stains when it is overturned. In traditional chef’s clothes, knotted cloth buttons are used because they survive numerous washings and they endure contact with hot items without melting. The modern chef’s coat could now be short sleeved, long sleeved or ¾ sleeved. Designs vary – some have black piping while some have black contrasts.