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post #16 of 38
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Do you all feel the same for a bridal expo? Is a polo with an embroidered logo okay or would nicer attire be recommended?
For an expo where you are professionally representing your company I would recommend a chef's coat. Whenever we participated in vendor fairs (focused on gluten-free and allergy-friendly products, not weddings) my wife would wear her chef's coat and I would wear business casual attire.
post #17 of 38
A chef's coat says to me that you've gone to culinary school. Is that a misconception?
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A chef's coat says to me that you've gone to culinary school. Is that a misconception?

 

  yes

 

there are no rules on it or anything

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post #19 of 38

So like, can I call myself a chef? I've never really figured that one out. What does it take to be qualified as a chef?

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So like, can I call myself a chef? I've never really figured that one out. What does it take to be qualified as a chef?
If you are responsible for food that you send out of your kitchen, you can call yourself a chef.
post #21 of 38

As a fully qualified chef who served a 4 year apprenticeship - I think you need to have EARNED your chef's jackets

I know people wear them in the cake industry and am not saying this is wrong - I do think it is OVERLY simplistic to suggest that if you send food out of a kitchen you can call yourself a chef!

The ONLY people that will agree with that are those that haven't served their time! LOL
 

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post #22 of 38

How 'bout pastry chef? I see that term used very loosely as well. icon_lol.gif

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post #23 of 38

Yep - same thing here Jamie - a pastry-chef is required to serve their time too - 3-4 years of on the job training which includes 1 full day per week in a school environment.   Not wanting to cause friction here just bit of a bee in my bonnet about how you can now just walk into a store and purchase a jacket - don it and have people ASSUME you are qualified.    Guess I think it sort of 'cheapens' the trade.   ahhhhh - its the same as the gazillion people who buy a bag of icing and a packet mix and tomorrow they are selling cakes.............. grrrrr - have to forgive me it is Sunday night here!   been bogged down with ridiculous emails for hours and feeling GRUMPY!! 

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post #24 of 38
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The ONLY people that will agree with that are those that haven't served their time! LOL

 

 

 

oh please. there are no requirements necessary for wearing a chef's jacket

 

i had the privilege of attending the world pastry forum where mof's abound as well as the most famous to annonymous pastry chefs

 

everyone* attending got a personally monogramed chef coat--and we were required/blessed to wear them daily to gain admittance into class

 

(*mine says world pastry forum due to late registration--but i like that better actually ;)

 

the world in general and the pastry world in particular does not set any requirements except to those enrolled in school

 

it's ok to be disgruntled about it if your superiors made you wait and held it out like a carrot but please don't spread misinformation

 

truly some people's jackets mean more than others but anyone can freely wear one despite the grumblings of a few

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oh please. there are no requirements necessary for wearing a chef's jacket

i had the privilege of attending the world pastry forum where mof's abound as well as the most famous to annonymous pastry chefs

everyone* attending got a personally monogramed chef coat--and we were required/blessed to wear them daily to gain admittance into class

(*mine says world pastry forum due to late registration--but i like that better actually icon_wink.gif

the world in general and the pastry world in particular does not set any requirements except to those enrolled in school

it's ok to be disgruntled about it if your superiors made you wait and held it out like a carrot but please don't spread misinformation

truly some people's jackets mean more than others but anyone can freely wear one despite the grumblings of a few

I feel the same, figuring i have put TONS of dollars and 4 years of re search trial and error perfecting my recipes I consider myself a pastry chef hehe icon_smile.gif.
post #26 of 38
I wear a chef coat for deliveries and to bridal shows or events. At events I wear it to let people know that I am the chef and the person making their cake, not just someone who works for me.
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post #27 of 38
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I feel the same, figuring i have put TONS of dollars and 4 years of re search trial and error perfecting my recipes I consider myself a pastry chef hehe icon_smile.gif.

 

and more power to you

 

i do not consider myself a pastry chef--i'm a baker and a sugar artist--usually i just say cake decorator--but i proudly wear my chef coat

 

the international association of culinary professionals and the american culinary federation gave me 30 continuing education points

 

so i guess i'm on my way ...any minute now...

 

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post #28 of 38
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I do think it is OVERLY simplistic to suggest that if you send food out of a kitchen you can call yourself a chef!
I agree...if you just send food out of a kitchen you are a cook. If you are responsible and accountable for the quality of the food coming out of a kitchen, you are a chef. If that food is a dessert, you are a pastry chef.
post #29 of 38

Chef just means that you are any cook or the chief cook of your kitchen.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chef
 

post #30 of 38
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i had the privilege of attending the world pastry forum where mof's abound as well as the most famous to annonymous pastry chefs

 

everyone* attending got a personally monogramed chef coat--and we were required/blessed to wear them daily to gain admittance into class

 

 

as well as just regular people --just whosoever wanted to attend the event -- it is open to the general public to attend

 

i mentioned the mof's and pastry chefs just to point out not one of them objected to any random human being donning the chef jacket

 

and an mof would be particulary testy about an infraction of protocol

 

it's not the jacket that makes the chef by any means

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