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Chefs clothing – Past & Present

Chefs clothing remains a standard in the food industry. The tradition dates back to the mid-19th century. Marie-Antoine Careme, a popular French chef, is credited with developing the current chef’s clothing. The tall hats had already been introduced, but Careme wanted to create a specific uniform to honor the chef.

White was chosen for the chef’s coat to signify cleanliness. Later, the French Master Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier encouraged his kitchen staff to wear suits outside of work to signify professionalism of chefs.

Escoffier brought the traditional chef’s coat to London, managing the restaurants at the Savoy Hotel and then at the Carlton Hotel. The uptake was quickly followed by restaurants throughout the U.K and the globe. Today the chef clothing worn by chefs around the world is widely recognised and used.

There are a number of companies that offer chef clothing. Oliver Harvey are the U.K’s leading supplier of Chefs Clothing. They combine chef clothing that is designed to cope with the rigours of a hectic kitchen, carefully crafted from the latest textiles and fabrics, and finished to the highest standards ensuring both longevity and value.

A new range of Chef clothing is available. The range has been designed based on Classic Chef clothing styles with an inspired twist to bring to market a range that is ultimately the best in class. This is after scouring the four corners of the world to find a selection of fabrics that not only look and feel great but also perform to the exacting standards of any domestic and commercial wash process.

Whilst custom Chef clothing is available. The choice for most is the traditional chef’s whites and uniforms. These portray cleanliness and high standards that all restaurants want to emulate from their kitchen and staff.

With the popular trend of modern restaurants to show off the kitchen via glass or Perspex. The cleanliness of the kitchen and more importantly the staff is of upmost importance. This style of restaurant kitchen requires staff to wear matching Chef clothing that is easy to maintain and is of course clean. Take a look at the Chef clothing now available.

If you are looking for the largest range of Chef Clothing , in the U.K. then Oliver Harvey combines style with practicality. Check out the new range today!

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