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Very "Important" Question! The Great Hall: Very "Important" Question!
By Chefjoannam (Chefjoannam) on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 04:08 am: Edit

actually, it's just for something silly, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

When you button your jacket, do you button the right side over the left, or the left over the right?

I realized that if I'm actually wearing it for cooking, I do it one way, but when I'm taking photos or something else non-cooking I button it up the other way.

Here's something else: when I'm cooking, I always switch it before I go greet guests if I get messy, and it turns out that it's buttoned the same way as when I have to wear a chefs jacket but I'm not cooking. Isn't that funny?

I was curious to know how you all wear yours.

Also, floppy/bakers hat, skullcap, tall toque, or baseball cap?

By Tamsin (Tamsin) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 03:01 am: Edit

Ummm ok.... well I find that I always button my jacket right over the left side just the way I've always done it.

As for the hats, most places I've work always had to wear the tall chefs hat or the skullcap. I personally hate the skullcap, they make my ears stick out. If I had a choice I would wear baseball cap for sure.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 02:42 pm: Edit

Right over left, left over right only on weekdays starting with "R".

By Foodpump (Foodpump) on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 09:15 am: Edit

The jackets were designed for flipping over, so you would have a clean front in case you had to go infront of guests. Of course, the newer "modern" designs of Chef's jackets refuse to acknowlege this practical design, and though the designer jackets may look double breasted, once it's dirty, there's no opportunity to flip it over.
I do know that women's clothes were designed in the 1700's and 1800's to be buttoned up from the left, this was because most wealthy women had a dresser who would help them dress, and they usually worked on the left.

Hate B.ball caps. Grew up in a farming area where everyone, including little old ladies, wore one, the more lurid the logo, the better. Hate 'em, hate 'em, hate 'em.

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