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St. Paddy’s Day: What to Cook and How to Look!

St. Paddy’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what we’re going to do to celebrate. We thought we might be able to make your life just a little easier by giving you some great ideas for food and attire for the occasion.

First, what do you wear?

Chef Coat 1

How about a green chef coat? We’ve got the perfect thing for you to show off your Irish spirit while still looking professional in any kitchen or restaurant setting. Check out our Traditional Fit Short Sleeve Chef Coat with Snap Front Buttons in Apple Green with black mesh side panels.

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Chef Coat 2

For the women, we’ve got something a little more flattering: Our Women’s Tailored Chef Coat with Piping and Fabric Covered Buttons will show off your figure while keeping you comfortable.

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Chef Coat 3

Too cold for a short sleeved coat? Or are you just looking for something a little darker? How about our Traditional Fit Chef Coat with Knotted Cloth Buttons in Forest Green?

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Chef Coat 4

For the ladies, why not try our Women’s Traditional Fit Chef Jacket with Fabric Covered Buttons in Forest Green?

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After deciding what to wear, it’s time to figure out what to cook… and we’ve found some great recipe ideas that we’re sure you’ll love! Thinking of doing something a little different? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Herb Buttered Potatoes

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Herb Buttered Potatoes

Corned-Beef-And-Cabbage Rolls

Corned-Beef-And-Cabbage Rolls

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Stew

Irish Stew

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie

Cream cheese sugar cookies

Cream cheese sugar cookies

St. Patty’s Day Around the World

Happy St. Patty’s Day, everyone! While many people would tell you that this holiday is about going out and being festive, it’s important to note that it’s about more than just drinking green beer and partying. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th every year on the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish observe today as a religious holiday, as it falls during the Christian season of Lent. So, Irish families would traditionally go to church in the morning and celebrate afterward with dancing, drinking and feasting. The customary meal for this holiday is Irish bacon and cabbage.

Up until recently in Ireland, the law mandated that all of the pubs be closed on March 17th. However, in 1995, in a campaign to drive tourism to the country, the Irish government decided to hold a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater and fireworks.

In the United States, we celebrate this holiday a bit Chicago Riverdifferently. The Chicago River is dyed green in celebration of the day – a creative way to bring the spirit of the season to its residents. This started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used vegetable dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges. They then realized that this dye produced a very festive side-effect: it turned the river green!

This day has evolved from a religious holiday to one of Irish patriotism around the world. Whether you are Irish or not, you have undoubtedly sampled a green beer, or at least tasted one of these traditional Irish dishes:

  • Irish Bacon and Cabbage
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Irish Soda Bread
  • Stuffed Cabbage
  • Potato Cakes

Whether you’re eating one of these tasty dishes or cooking it, don’t forget to wear your green chef coat for the occasion! Don’t have one? Pick one up at ChefUniforms.com, and shop till you drop! Green Chef Coat

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of our loyal readers and fans! Today, everyone gets to be Irish for a day!  Saint Patrick was the most commonly recognized patron saint in Ireland and as a bishop would use a shamrock to explain the Christian Holy Trinity to his followers. Since it fell during Lent for Christians, it was the one day that activities prohibited during Lent like eating meat, feasting, drinking, and dancing were allowed.  On that note, here are a few of the great treats our chef uniforms crew brought in for the occasion yesterday.

                 

Festive cookies!                                         Spinach Artichoke Dip

This was the spread in our Call Center…

And here are a few pictures from around the office:

Did your restaurant do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day? Do you have a favorite St. Patty’s Day dish? What do you like to cook for this holiday?

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