Chefs around the world may wear different uniforms when they work, but the hats they wear are basically the same-all are white top hats. Wearing this kind of hat is conducive to kitchen hygiene and can prevent the chef’s hair and dandruff from falling into the dishes. However, the chef who first put on this kind of hat does not focus on hygiene, but as a sign.
The origin of the chef hat
It is said that there was a riot in ancient Greece, and some Greeks fled to the temple in order to take refuge. There are many famous chefs among these refugees, and the chefs also “live in seclusion” like the priests. On the one hand, they gain safety, and on the other hand, they can cook for other priests and continue their cooking life. But there was one thing that made them very dissatisfied. All the priests wore black hats, so in order to distinguish them, the chefs asked to wear white hats, and their request was quickly met.
This idea spread quickly, and chefs outside the temple followed suit. The white top hat has become the symbol of chefs, and the higher the hat, the more fulfilling it can make them feel.
The origin of the chef hat 2
It is said that more than 200 years ago, there was a famous French chef named Ander van Klem, he was the senior chef of a restaurant in Paris in the 18th century. Anderfan has a cheerful, funny and humorous personality, and he is pushy. One night, he saw a customer in the restaurant wearing a white top hat. The style was novel and peculiar, which attracted the attention of the whole restaurant. He deliberately followed suit and immediately customized a high white hat, which was better than that of the customer. It’s much higher.
Wearing this white top hat, he was very proud. He went in and out of the kitchen and really caught the attention of all customers. Many people felt fresh and curious and came to visit this restaurant. This effect turned out to be a sensation. Make the restaurant business more and more prosperous. Later, many restaurant owners in Paris noticed the appeal of this white top hat, and they also customized the same white top hat for their chefs.
Over time, this white top hat has become a symbol and sign of chefs. It has evolved to this day and it has been commonly worn by chefs around the world. The white top hat has become a chef’s work hat for maintaining food hygiene.
The meaning of chef hat
Wearing a white top hat is a symbol of a chef. The height of the hat indicates the level of the chef. The higher the hat, the higher the level of the chef and the higher his cooking skills. According to the survey, the maximum height of the hats worn by chefs is 35 cm. Therefore, in France, people always use the title of “big hat” to refer to those who are highly skilled and famous old cooks.
However, chef hats became popular in China after 1949. Therefore, if you watch a costume drama and see a chef wearing a high hat, you must make complaints.
Height and folds
The chef distinguishes the level of skill by the height of the work hat. The more experienced and the higher the level of the chef, the higher the hat. Generally, it is divided into head chef (chief chef, chef) hat, chef hat, and chef hat.
The number of hood folds is also exquisite, which is proportional to the height of the hat. Head chefs (head chefs, chefs) have the most hat folds, and the height of the chef’s hat is similar to that of the chef’s hat, but there are fewer hoods, and the chef hat is the lowest and has fewer hoods.
How to choose a chef hat
General chef hats can be divided into: disposable chef hats and washable chef hats. Disposable chef hats are generally made of environmentally friendly paper, and chefs can make them at any time, which is convenient and practical; washable chef hats are generally made of high-quality materials such as non-woven fabrics, polyester cotton, polyester, etc., with beautiful and stylish appearance, soft and durable , After washing, it can be used repeatedly.
The kitchen is a chef’s paradise, but it is also a high-temperature place. Whether it is cold winter or scorching heat, chefs are very “heat-proof”, so when choosing, it is best to choose a chef hat with good air permeability and easy cleaning. There are vents so that the chef is no longer afraid of wearing a hat.