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post #31 of 38

Or even an " executive pastry chef " while you're at it. If you own your shop / kitchen and/or supervise or have administrative authority, you can stick executive in front of it.

 

Chef coats can be bought anywhere and have anything written on them, they are a kitchen appropriate clothing. It shows you don't work your oven in dirty clothes you just did construction work in. They should be used tought not just paraded around.

 

The prestige people put into them is on a personnal level really. If you have one from " Four-Seasons " because you attended culinary school for so many years and busted your butt to get there or if you bought one and had it embroided to say " little corner bakery, my name here ". Im sure to the wearer the feel of pride very similar. At the end it really just says " hey, im a professionnal and I don't bake in my pj's. "

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and more power to you

 

i do not consider myself a pastry chef--i'm a baker and a sugar artist--usually i just say cake decorator--but i proudly wear my chef coat

 

the international association of culinary professionals and the american culinary federation gave me 30 continuing education points

 

so i guess i'm on my way ...any minute now...

 

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Nice. :)

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 " hey, im a professionnal and I don't bake in my pj's. "

 icon_biggrin.gif Indeed!

post #34 of 38
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 At the end it really just says " hey, im a professionnal and I don't bake in my pj's. "

 

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 icon_biggrin.gif Indeed!

 

although it might look like it sometimes anyhow --and there's a lot more where these came from!!!  icon_lol.gif

 

 

 

lest you think they don't really wear this stuff

 

how 'bout dalmation print floor length aprons???

 

http://www.theinnatlittlewashington.com/

 

i think they wear dalmation print chef pants too

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although it might look like it sometimes anyhow --and there's a lot more where these came from!!!  icon_lol.gif







lest you think they don't really wear this stuff

how 'bout dalmation print floor length aprons???

http://www.theinnatlittlewashington.com/

i think they wear dalmation print chef pants too

Haha this reminds me, I went to a bakery the other day (studying competition) and the head cake decorator was wearing pink panda bear "pj'" looking pants!
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post #37 of 38

how 'bout sporting the "porky pig"...you know, just the chefs coat without the pants! icon_lol.gif <giggle><snort> 

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post #38 of 38

I did go to baking and pastry school and have the diploma displayed in my commercial kitchen/shop. But one of the first things they told us when we started is that school does not make you a chef.  You do have to earn the title.  Which means that you are only the chef if you are in charge of the kitchen.  In my opinion you have to be doing recipe development, menu development, ordering, etc. or you are are cook not a chef, but that is just me.  If you do those things in your home kitchen and are running a business, I will call you chef, if you want... The busboys and dishwashers in many food establishments wear chef coats, so obviously you don't have to earn the coat.   For that matter you usually have to wear a chef's coat while attending culinary school, so it isn't that you earn it upon completion.  It is just kitchen clothes, as I think Jason said.  Mine have saved me from many a burn on my arms.  Here is a good explanation  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chef's_uniform   By the way, this explanation talks about the knotted fasteners being more durable than buttons.  I can  wholeheartedly vouch for that.  Buttons get ugly really fast, the knots just keep on keeping on.

 

I work in a  random chef's coat and jeans.   Sometimes I'll wear a clean, embroidered, coat for a consultation, more often I'll just wear a nice t-shirt. ( I don't think the coat is all that attractive--lol)   That being said, when delivering to a venue where they don't know me, I usually wear a clean coat embroidered with the name of the business.  It makes it very clear without a lot of explanation who I am and why I'm there.  If I'm delivering to a caterer who knows me, jeans and a t-shirt works fine.

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