Chef Hats

Chef Hats

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Chef Hats—Then and Now
Legend has it that the chef hat originated in the court of King Henry VIII. His royal chef had started losing hair, and one lost hair landed in the King’s soup. So the balding cook was beheaded, and the king ordered any succeeding chefs to wear hats.
 
Another theory is that the toque or European chef hat had its roots in 7th century A.D. when chefs were being persecuted. They fled to the local church for refuge and disguised themselves like the clergy (hat and all) to remain anonymous until the trouble had passed.
 
Thankfully, chef hats are no longer worn to avoid beheading or persecution, but they are the crowning piece of the uniform for culinary artists.
 
Many styles:
While one function of the chef hats still is to keep the hair out of the soup, the other function is to add style and distinction to the appearance of the chef, baker or back of house worker. Aprons and Smocks offers high quality chef hats in 8 different styles and 8 different colors:
 
 
Many Benefits:
Our chef hats are comfortable. Having something on your head all day long in a crowded, warm kitchen could be a burden. But Aprons and Smock’ headwear is lightweight, has an adjustable hook and loop closure to give a perfect fit, is made of a number of breathable fabrics (cool max material, cotton/poly blend), and some have terry sweatbands or a breathable mesh top. With the color and style options, it won’t be hard to find one that will be the perfect fit for style and comfort.
 
Discounts are available on bulk orders, but we welcome small orders as well. Explore our many options for chef hats, and then contact us.

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There’s enough stress to a day of work in a restaurant—banquets to prepare, new sauces to perfect, old menu items to make healthier, that large party of 20 in the center dining room, and a team that’s a diverse mixture of 22 immiscible personalities. Restaurant apparel shouldn’t be something that gives you any hassle. Quality aprons, smocks, chef uniforms and restaurant apparel should be something you can count on. Aprons and Smocks has just that—great products at great prices.

Aprons

The aprons sold at Aprons and Smocks are made out of durable super twill. This fabric is of a quality weight that protects your clothing, holds up to many washings, and has a clean, professional look. This is especially important for aprons that get heavy use such as bistro aprons, waist aprons, cobbler aprons, or work and tool aprons. Whatever type of apron you need—individual aprons, customized aprons, or a bulk order for your business—Aprons and Smocks has them at a great price..

Chef Uniforms

Aprons and Smocks sells a variety of chef uniforms as well as front of house and back of house apparel such as chef coats, chef shirts, chef pants, chef hats, and chef shoes. We have a wide selection of uniforms in diverse colors, sizes and style—tailored for men or women chefs. The uniforms are of high quality, durable fabric that maintains a professional look through a long day, yet washes easily. Most of our chef apparel is customizable with screen printing or embroidery.

Smocks

Aprons and Smocks also has a wide selection of smocks for artists, pharmacists, doctors, day care workers and more. Our smocks are tailored for women, men, unisex, and children, and are available in a broad range of colors, sizes and styles. Each smock is customizable with screen printing or embroidery and wholesale pricing is available if you buy in bulk.

Restaurant Apparel

The restaurant apparel from Aprons and Smocks covers all the essentials needed for your front of house and back of house staff: Accessories, Chef Caps, Restaurant Shirts, Restaurant Vests, and Restaurant Clogs and Shoes. These quality items for restaurant workers give a professional appearance, add style, and provide comfort through a long day of work. Customization and discounts on bulk orders are available.

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