I have to admit…I don’t like to cook, but it is something I need to do on a daily basis. To make the process more doable I like to to pretend I am a chef.
Pretending calls for “props and wardrobe”. Most of us have the props – pots and pans like they use on the Food Network, but what most of don’t have is the wardrobe – this can be easily accomplished by wearing a chef’s coat when you cook. Instead of an apron that only covers the front of your torso, a chef’s coat covers your arms as well, so no stains on any part of your clothes. I bought mine at a local Uniform and Linen supply. I found them in the Yellow Pages under “Uniforms”.
It was very inexpensive (I bought the Economy Chef Coat). It also makes a great gift for a foodie friend in your life.
You can leave it plain or have it embroidered with your name, nickname, or a favorite restaurant. They also are a really unique gift; give it to a friend with their address embroidered on as if it was a restaurant name, Willow Road Bistro or the name of the town they live in. You can be really creative. I replaced the plain white buttons that came on it with silver ones with violet beads. I also added a few decorative buttons along the edge of the pocket to personalize mine.
If you can’t find a uniform supply in your area you can go to: clemensuniform.com to order.
To see the different styles of coats go to: onlineproductcatalog.
Click on Category then Chef’s Wear.