What Makes a Good Chef Coat?

Restaurant Apparel: Chef Coats

Selecting a Good Chef Coat

If you’re a chef, or in the restaurant business, you know how important good quality work wear is to your business. How do you choose good restaurant apparel? You need to know what is important for getting the job done and looking professional. Keep reading and learn about these four tips on what makes a good chef coat.

Comfort.
Whether you are sauteing, deep frying, or grilling, you need a chef coat that will keep you as cool as possible and comfortable. Chef Designs, the leader in restaurant apparel, makes chef coats from a variety of fabrics. The most common is twill, a blend of polyester and cotton. You can also choose 100% cotton, or 100% polyester. Most chef coats have the traditional stand up collar and vented cuffs, which allow for comfort without sacrificing professional style.

Ease of motion.
When you’re on your feet for ten hours a day cooking, you need a chef coat that will allow ease of motion. Getting in the weeds shouldn’t happen because your chef coat didn’t allow you to move freely enough to do all the things you needed to in a short amount of time. Chef Designs makes chef coats with generous armhole openings to ensure that you have enough room to juggle all the different tasks that are quickly thrown your way.


Easy care instructions.
Easy care instructions make for more professional looking chefs. Choose chef coats that are easy to clean, and will wear well through hundreds of washings. Taking care of grease stains immediately doesn’t always happen when you’re on the line, so make sure that you know how to easily deal with grease stains after the fact. Using a stain remover is a simple and effective way to remove older grease stains. Your chef coat should be able to wash and wear, so choose a fabric that will be able to handle multiple washings and dryings without fading.

The look.
The traditional chef look is a professional look to be proud of. Choose from a variety of chef coats that feature the stand up collar and double breasted closure. You have the option of an 8 or 10 button closure. There is a tunic style if you prefer a different look. Chef Designs makes white or black chef coat options, and even one white coat with black trim. You can choose from pearlized buttons or fabric knot buttons. Take pride in your position by looking your best in professional restaurant apparel.

In the restaurant business, it’s important to look professional without sacrificing comfort in a chef coat. Many chefs work 12 hour days or longer, and chef coats that offer ease of motion and comfortable, cooling fabrics can make the day go more smoothly. With Automotive Workwear, you can choose custom embroidery for your chef coats. Embroider your restaurant logo, or chef’s name, directly on the jacket for a uniform look among your kitchen crew. When choosing a chef coat, choose a coat that will ensure comfort and ease of motion, as well as being easy to care for, and still providing a classic, professional look.

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