Chef Headwear

From the traditional continental chef’s hat through to contemporary baseball caps and beanies our chef head wear range offers variety along with style and comfort.

CHEF HEAD WEAR RANGE

Our range includes all the formal styles of the white, black & red traditional chef hats.

We also cater to casual styles of baseball caps, beanies, berets in a range of styles, fabrics and plenty of colours to choose from.

Styles include absorbent internal sweatbands, mesh style fabric for breathability and design.

Available in a variety of colours and fabrics including denim.

Head wraps are a trendy alternative that offers a modern look without formal or structured look.

Neckerchief or cravats tie your whole look together to make your uniform smart and finished.

HISTORY 

toque is a type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all.

Toques were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially France.

The mode was revived in the 1930s.

Now it is primarily known as the traditional headgear for professional cooks, except in Canada where the term is primarily used for knit caps.

TRADITIONAL

The traditional chef’s uniform (or chef’s whites) includes a toque blanche (traditional hat), white double-breasted jacket, and houndstooth-patterned, black and white pants

The double breasted jacket can be reversed to hide stains.

The thick cotton cloth protects from the heat of the oven and protects from splattering of boiling liquids.

Knotted cloth buttons were used to survive frequent washing and contact with hot items.

White is intended to signify cleanliness and is generally worn by highly visible head chefs.

Aprons shield the wearer’s garments from food splatters and stains.

The toque is a chef’s hat that dates back to the 16th century. Different heights may indicate rank within a kitchen, and they are designed to prevent hair from falling into the food when cooking.

The 100 folds of the toque are said to represent the many different ways a chef knows to cook an egg.

In more traditional restaurants, especially traditional French restaurants, the white chef’s coat is standard and considered part of a traditional uniform and as a practical chef’s garment.

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