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No hair nets on Ace of Cakes

post #1 of 57
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I'm probably the only one who noticed this, but I've never seen anyone on that show wear a hair net when they're working on cakes. Granted, Duff doesn't exactly need one, but what about everyone else? How do they keep hair from falling in the cake?
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post #2 of 57
You're not the only one. Although as I recall the food safety course we're required to take, it said there had to be a hair covering ..... it made no mention of ".....if the person has a lot of hair" or not. icon_biggrin.gif

I've also noticed the big lack of plastic gloves on the food channel overall.
post #3 of 57
Before jumping on them... remember... the food laws for them may not be the same as they are in your home state or your home area. I know for years here the regulation was that we just had to have "Hair Restraint" but it wasn't specific that it had to be a hat. Now, it's hat, but it wasn't for a long time. Some areas are more restrictive than others even within the same state. Yes, I have seen them show Duff donning his cap for making deliveries and carrying cakes out to near Mary Alice's desk for customers to pick up on the show.

Also, it is not required in all areas to be wearing gloves in the baking/decorating process, only if you're at the sales counter (I know, what's the point in requiring it by then, but some states are goofy). I know here, I go through tons of gloves, but only because I hate having to wash my hands every 30 seconds from some goop getting on, it's easier (on my contact dermatitis prone hands) to switch gloves while working on the same task... BUT, my inspector flat out went over that reg. here before she rather apologetically told me "you're being TOO cautious!" that it's the serving process that they're required.

Don't jump on them because unless you're next door to his bakery the set of rules you're required to follow may not be the same as the set of rules he has to follow.
post #4 of 57
I wore pig tails and a chef cap when I worked as a pastry chef. Regardless there will always be hair, fibers and so on that you carry on your clothing.
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post #5 of 57
I agree with Couture Cake. Several places have different rules. Some places only require that if the hair shoulder length or longer it must be pulled back but a hair net is not required. Just depends on where you are and the rules and regs. for the area.
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post #6 of 57
...And remember ladies this is TV, I imagine that for the brief moment they have the cameras all over them, they take out the hair net and put on some make up even the boys, I think people with hair nets makes for a very unattractive show.
I have been on TV here in my country, and I assure you I don't blow my hair and get a full make up and a pretty apron everyday when I'm decorating...
admitted now, will you appear on t.v with a net on your head?
post #7 of 57
I hate to tell you guys this but hair nets are practically non existent once you get into restaurants of any higher quality then fast food. Even in culinary school I was never asked to wear one. I wear my hair (nearly everyday...) in a tucked under pony tail and then my chef cap. That's life in the hotel/restaurant business and believe me there's plenty more worse things that get into your food then hair and that is the sad truth of things...please don't shoot the messenger (I promise you all that I PERSONALLY have very high expectations and clean work habits. I CANNOT say the same for the handfulls of people I have worked with in my lifetime)
post #8 of 57
I was inspected on my kitchen and work habits. I mentioned that I pull my hair back while working on cakes, and was told that there was no requirement for that, not even nets or hats. The only requirement was for gloves.
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post #9 of 57
i don't think i've ever seen anyone on any food network program wearing a hair net including the shows that visit people in their places of business. icon_surprised.gif
post #10 of 57
I don't think I have seen anyone but equistrine dressage riders wear hairnets at all.
And I centainly have never seen anyone serve food with gloves on their hands.

I do like to remember one sentence: TV is not reality. icon_wink.gif
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post #11 of 57
no one on food network has any hair nets.
as for gloves...its hard to do cakes and decorate with gloves on.

I find that if you wash your hands often there should not be a problem. i know i cant use gloves to do anything except coloour my fondant.
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post #12 of 57
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Originally Posted by kjgjam22

.....I find that if you wash your hands often there should not be a problem. i know i cant use gloves to do anything except coloour my fondant.



Not allowed here..... no bare handed contact with any food that will not be cooked to food safe temperature unless you file for an exception with the health dept ... and then you have to have very detailed work instructions for your staff re: food safety/cleanliness. My understanding is that exceptions are not granted lightly or easily.
post #13 of 57
theglove thing you see at the front counter in a sales/food environment I THINK has more to do with the fact that they are handling food AND are handling cash. They are supposed to take the gloves off to handle cash.
post #14 of 57
I think it's TV, so...whatever... icon_rolleyes.gif

But, am I the only one who'd like to see Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, or Paula Dean in a hairnet...?

HAHAHAHA ROFL

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(and I don't wear a net or gloves either when I bake--just a tightly clipped up-do and lots of hand washing, but then, I'm not serving or working with cash)

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Not doing cakes any more, moved on...

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post #15 of 57
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Originally Posted by jmt1714

theglove thing you see at the front counter in a sales/food environment I THINK has more to do with the fact that they are handling food AND are handling cash. They are supposed to take the gloves off to handle cash.



Money is one of the dirtiest things on the planet and I can't tell you how angry I get when the person behind the counter leaves the gloves on to handle the cash, then handles the food with the same gloves. I won't take it. I'm sorry, the gloves are not there to keep your hands clean in that situation... they are meant for MY protection! Hehehehe! Ok, don't slap me... it's just my OCD issue with cleanliness. icon_lol.gif
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