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post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

What looks better to the customer? (consultations only)

 

A. White chef coat,jeans or black slacks,black crocs (bakery shoes)

 

 

B. Custom designed t shirt with business logo, jeans, crocs or plain shoes. (current attire)

 

 

I would like to wear a chefs coat to consultations, i have my consults out of a coffee shop. Do you think sporting a chef coat would be doing to much? 

post #2 of 38
I think it depends on the image you would like to project for your business. I like to be casual, but I'm clean, my hair is neatly pulled back, face is on, and I carry myself well.
I'm sure you will come off more approachable (less intimidating) in a logo T-shirt and nice pants/jeans.
post #3 of 38

Either one is fine, as long as you don't look sloppy.  If I ever were to do consultations, I would wear a really cute apron with my business name on it.  

post #4 of 38

i think the chef's jkt is good if it is your coffee shop--if you own it--if it's part of the bake shop

 

but if you are a guest there--naw--

 

me, i would dress incognito but nothing wrong with the logo shirt (a little boring--no offense)

 

but the chef's jacket is great for deliveries!! gets you in & out of places with ease

 

just my opinion

 

in fact at a consult i like to dress more of a cross between artsy and business--leaning more toward artsy-

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post #5 of 38

I think a chef's coat is a bit pretentious for a coffee shop. I wear one when I'm in my kitchen, so if I do a consult there I will wear it. Elsewhere, I just go smart casual. You still want to look professional though, so I would steer away from things like crocs.

I would go for something like dark tailored jeans and a nice but simple top, if you want a logo, I'd make it small and up on the left hand side, and nice flats.

post #6 of 38

i want to come off as she who must be obeyed and not d---ed with

 

i think you need to dress the way you wanna come off

 

you wanna come off logo shirty do it like tons of other workers

 

you wanna come off exclusive and an expert in your field --figure out how that looks--just short of the chef's coat if you're out of your own territory (for the consult)

 

set yourself apart i think

 

typically it's a bridal party you're dealing with--dress business bridal! icon_biggrin.gif

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post #7 of 38
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

i think the chef's jkt is good if it is your coffee shop--if you own it--if it's part of the bake shop

but if you are a guest there--naw--

me, i would dress incognito but nothing wrong with the logo shirt (a little boring--no offense)
Agreed, wearing your chef's coat as a guest in a coffee shop seems a little off to me.

I recommend dressing at the same level or slightly more formal than the target market you are aiming for.
post #8 of 38
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


I recommend dressing at the same level or slightly more formal than the target market you are aiming for.

 

this ^^^ yes more formal

 

more assured-- complete assurance --to me you wanna say 'i own this' meeting

 

in the consult you are the originator and salesperson of magic

 

to me a logo shirt or an apron  says 'i need an identity so i'm wearing it to remind us' or 'show me to the dishroom'

 

that's just my view of that kind of attire for a consult

 

when a catering company or the wedding coordinator and staff make the magic at the event--that's when you break out the monogramed clothing, chef's jacket to deliver 

 

we're a team we're rock solid we're getting it done for you

 

business bridal for a consult  icon_biggrin.gif

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post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

 

 yes more formal

 

more assured-- complete assurance --to me you wanna say 'i own this' meeting

 

in the consult you are the originator and salesperson of magic

 

to me a logo shirt or an apron  says 'i need an identity so i'm wearing it to remind us' or 'show me to the dishroom'

 

that's just my view of that kind of attire for a consult

 

when a catering company or the wedding coordinator and staff make the magic at the event--that's when you break out the monogramed clothing, chef's jacket to deliver 

 

we're a team we're rock solid we're getting it done for you

 

business bridal for a consult  icon_biggrin.gif

 

 i should say for a consult off your property--not on your own turf

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post #10 of 38

i always make sure my hair is casual but pretty and my makeup is on. As far as clothing though, i always wear jeans, nice boots, and a simple but nice top.  I look nice, but not fussy.  I say classy casual is the way to go :) makes the whole consult comfortable but nice :)

post #11 of 38
Do you all feel the same for a bridal expo? Is a polo with an embroidered logo okay or would nicer attire be recommended?
post #12 of 38

i think being identified with your company in as many ways as possible is the best for an event crawling with vendors

 

logo chef coat, nice logo shirt, dress pants---dressed sharp and confident

 

i would want everyone on my team dressed in logo attire or not at all--

 

otherwise maybe the same color scheme--nice name tags would work

 

i love printed t-shirts -- but i would wear those in the shop working

 

business bridal for a show ;)

 

imo

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post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


Agreed, wearing your chef's coat as a guest in a coffee shop seems a little off to me.

I recommend dressing at the same level or slightly more formal than the target market you are aiming for.

icon_cool.gif *Reaches for CK dress, black leather pumps, designer purse and fancy shades.  Flips hair.*  Got cake?

post #14 of 38
Thread Starter 

Love the idea of wearing a chef coat for event delivery's icon_biggrin.gif, as for hair and make-up that's no issue for me lol i'm sort of a diva as my family says shhh.gif

 

Will stick with my logo shirt nice pants and shoes thanks lady's.

post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by vgcea View Post

icon_cool.gif *Reaches for CK dress, black leather pumps, designer purse and fancy shades.  Flips hair.*  Got cake?

HAHA!icon_biggrin.gif

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