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Best Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  How are you planning to spend the day celebrating your special dad?  We hope you have a day full of fun, food and gifts! What dad could want anything more! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, look no further. Here at Chefuniforms.com, we have all of your Father’s Day needs.  Take a look at some fun gifts your dad is sure to love!

weapons of choice

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A fun chef tee is a great gift for any dad.  This “Weapons Of Choice” Attitude Chef T-Shirt focuses on the attitude and spirit of the everyday chef.  Whether he likes to grill outside or stay in the kitchen, this shirt is perfect for any man who likes to cook.

chefs rule tee

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If you want to give dad the ego boost he deserves, you can’t go wrong with this “Chefs Rule The Kitchen” cotton tee.  Your dad will feel appreciated every time he puts on his new shirt. Stylish and fun, dad can wear his new sporty tee at home while grilling or out for the day with the family.

chefs rule hat

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Don’t forget the matching hat! Make sure dad stays cool in the summer heat with this matching “Chefs Rule The Kitchen” chef hat.  He can enjoy his favorite passion while watching the game at home or in the stands in this awesome baseball cap.

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See how great your dad will look in his new Chefuniforms.com chef tees and hat! It will be no risk to give dad a gift of comfort, love and fun! Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

The Chef Toque

The history of the Chef Toque cannot be clearly defined but many folks believe it all started hundreds of years ago in the kitchens of Kings, while others believe it was to escape persecution. What we do know is that the Toque is the most recognizable of the hats worn by Chefs today and many historians believe the first of these hats was worn as far back as the 1600’s and even into the ancient times. You may find this interesting, but the Toques’ origins come in many different varieties.  Here are some versions:

Grease, Grease, Everywhere – Chef Hats originated from what many believe to be starched parts of bed sheets wrapped around the heads, with the top made into a sort of depression to catch the grease that accumulated on the ceilings.

Wear it or lose your Head – Others have a different story, like the old tale that a cook in King Henry’s Castle was balding and that a stray hair fell into his soup.  Of course, the cook was beheaded and all future cooks had to wear hats to prevent them from losing their heads!

Give Me a Hat, I want to be Free – Still, there is another story that cooks of the past were free thinkers and that because of this, they were routinely persecuted.  So they decided to disguise themselves by dressing like religious priests. They made a decision to wear white hats to keep from looking like the priests, who wore black ones.

I am the King – Some date the Chef hat all the way back to Ancient Persia where selecting a Cook could be your death.  Poisoning food was a great way to do away with the leaders of the time. Anyway, the story goes that these cooks were treated very well and had a special place at the King’s side. This prestige allowed the Chef to place a “crown” like hat on his head in the shape of the King’s crown, but it was made from cloth. The ribs of the hat were said to derive from the experience the Chef had in cooking eggs. Go figure.

I am not sure which story is really the truth or if there is a bit of truth in each, but there you have the basic history of the most recognizable of the Chef Uniform today, the Toque.  Please send in your comments, I would love to post them.

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