This product was tested and reviewed by Carol, a non-blogging member from Canada.
Throughout society, uniforms can be seen as an identifying mark for being a member of a certain profession or participating in certain organizations. Typically, we may frequently see uniforms worn in military or para-military organizations, like police forces or fire departments. Indeed most professions have some sort of uniform – whether it’s the business suit of an office environment, safety vest and hard hat of a construction worker or the uniform shirt and kerchief for the Boy Scout. The cooking profession is no different. The chef’s uniform is typically composed of a toque or chef’s hat, a double breasted chef’s jacket and checkered pants. The toque, in varying heights, demonstrates rank in the kitchen. The white double breasted jacket identifies cleanliness and can be reversed to hide stains. In addition, the extra fabric in the front helps protect against heat and burns. Finally, the checkered pants also help hide stains.
I must confess I have had to wear several uniforms throughout my life including a tartan tunic while in colloquial school, a Girl Guide uniform, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) uniform, even a plant worker’s uniform of khaki pants and button down shirt. As for donning a uniform in the kitchen, I had a frilly apron that came out of the kitchen drawer on Thanksgiving and Christmas to cover my holiday dress. My forays into the kitchen simply didn’t warrant anything more elaborate – hastily prepared suppers after school for my family was done with minimal mess and cleanup, or at least I hoped.