Most people want to look good wherever and whenever they can. Even chefs and home cooks want to look their best despite the duress of a hot kitchen. Kitchen fashions should be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, wherever possible. In the past, commercial kitchen crews were predominantly dressed in white; and this still is, in my opinion, a good looking option. It is clean and bright: and sends all the right messages to customers. A little later, some chefs donned black uniforms and these were pretty sexy and cool looking, especially on night shifts. Today, there is an abundant array of different coloured uniforms available for professional chefs and kitchen crews.
Sizzling Fashions for Hot Cooking
Cotton is the best fabric in the kitchen, because it breathes: and things heats up under those lights and next to those ovens inside the commercial kitchen. It is a sweaty place at the best of times, so, you do not want artificial materials that don’t breathe. Home cooks are not so much under the gun and under extreme pressures; except, perhaps, at Christmas time. Still, fabrics that are practical, durable and breathe are your best option. Aprons are de rigour, of course; and they can be a fashion statement on their own.
The traditional blue and white striped chef’s apron is popular in the home kitchen, because, I think, it lends an air of pseudo professionalism. We all want to appear as credible as possible in the kitchen, especially when cooking for others on special occasions. As we all know, kitchen renovations are in right now; the TV cooking show has made sure of that. Mum and dad cooks want to stretch their culinary envelope and test their mettle. They see a wonderfully well-designed kitchen in the TV studio and they want something similar for themselves at home.
A designer kitchen is a fashion statement in itself. Great timber cabinets, stainless steel or granite bench tops, and state of the art appliances can make cooking something special a breeze. Many of us grew up in houses containing poorly designed kitchens; neglected spaces, which forced their inhabitants to struggle in the cooking department. Bench space and storage space are the prerequisites in any kitchen. Add to these style and texture and you have sizzling fashions for hot cooking. The kitchen is best dressed and the home cook is equally tres chic; it is a match made in culinary heaven.