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5 Perfect Recipes for the Holidays

It’s the greatest time of year, and it’s all because of the…presents? The weather? The holiday movie specials on television? No, it’s pretty much all about the food. Picture a toasty evening by the fire, everyone is huddled up listening to the soft snow brushing up against the window, the eggnog has made its way into your belly, and the sleepiness after a good meal is starting to kick in. Best feeling ever.

We have five fantastic recipes from our Chefs of the Month that we’d love to share with you so you can have a great holiday meal too!

1.Chef Yvonne Anderson-Thomas’ Smoked Chicken Legs Recipe

Smoky and savory, this chicken recipe is sure to delight family and friends alike!

smoked chicken

3. Chef Claude’s Sirloin & Mushroom Casserole Recipe

Why not take a risk and try a juicy sirloin for a holiday meal? Chef Claude’s recipe is so delicious that we just can’t stop thinking about it!


3. Chef Megan’s Spicy Gorgonzola Sweet Mashed Potatoes

Try a little spin on a classic dish!

Spicy Mash

4. Chef Lauren’s Asian Pear Slaw

A salad is a great, yummy and healthy addition to any meal! Try adding this side salad to your main course!

Asian Pear Slaw Image

5. Chef Julie’s Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Fall and Winter has us pining for Pumpkin! Chef Julie’s delicious cupcakes will be the perfect sweet treat to any holiday meal!

YBC-pic Pumpkin Pie

Some of the recipes above are traditional and some have a little twist. The holidays are all about joy and love, why not spread a little? Chef style!


Holiday Cookie Exchange 2013

Ahh the holidays… the time of the year where tripling your daily intake of sugars, carbs, and fats are expected, especially if they come in the form of cookies! It is so hard to resist the sprinkles, peanuts, and frosting on top of holiday treats. To get in the spirit this holiday season, our Chef Uniforms corporate office gathered their best cookie recipes for our very first cookie exchange!

Anyone who wanted to participated had to bring in 3 dozen of their favorite cookies… homemade, of course (no store-bought cookies allowed)! Participants set all of the cookies in the break room and were told to grab whatever they wanted. Typical cookie exchanges have order and allow each participant to take home the equal amount of cookies… but at the sight of the fabulous spread, all the rules went out the window!

Hands were flying, crumbs were spilling, and mouths were being stuffed with delicious cookies to decadent holiday treats. Plates and Ziploc bags were filled to the brim and everyone left the break room with big grins on their faces. As tummies filled, it became clear that this amazing event should be an annual tradition – one more way to celebrate every holiday season!

Even though the holiday season is coming to an end and it’s time to say goodbye to all of the holiday treats, that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to holiday chef apparel. You can still feel festive in several of our colored chef coats, such as our Men’s Raglan ¾ Sleeve Chef Coat with Snap Front Closure (Style 491759), or our Women’s Contrast Raglan ¾ Sleeve Chef Coat with Snap Front Closure and Fine Line Twill.

Do you have traditions at your work place that are new this year, or something you do annually? Do you wear Holiday inspired chef wear during your cookie exchange? Share with us your holiday traditions, pictures, and especially recipes. We would love to hear from you!

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A Week to Buy the Perfect Gift

With only a week until Christmas, many people are scrambling to find that one perfect gift for their special someone. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right present that portrays how you feel. Luckily, you’ve got us to help! Here are a couple of ideas that should hit the nail on the head.

Whether or not your special someone is a chef, a new chef uniform would make a great gift for any loved one. Have you thought of embroidery? You can get them their very own one-of-a-kind chef coat! If it’s the thought that counts, this one is definitely a winner.

Father's Day Chef JacketSlip Resistant ShoesAnother idea for a gift is a pair of slip resistant chef shoes. You don’t have to be a chef to wear them, and there are a number of uses for these shoes, only one of which involves the kitchen. You can also wear slip-resistant shoes on a boat, in a hospital, on a running track, or anywhere else you can think of where you might be in danger of losing your footing. Of course, if your loved one is a chef, then what better way to say “I love you” and “I care about your well-being” than a good pair of don’t-slip-in-the-kitchen chef shoes?

Worried about getting the wrong size or style? How about a gift card? Our ChefUniforms.com E-Gift Cards are always the perfect fit, no matter the occasion. With one of these, your friend or relative can shop till they drop, and they don’t even have to leave the house!E-Gift Cards

I know you’re probably wondering how it can possibly get any easier to find the perfect gift. Well, wonder no more! If you spend over $99 before 12/22/13, you’ll also be able to enjoy Free Shipping on your purchase! Happy Shopping!FACE1351Have any other ideas for a last minute gift? Leave it in the comments below!

‘Twas a treat before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the gingerbread house,

Gingerbread House

All the cookies were baking, and shaped like a mouse!

Mouse Cookies

The stockings were made from Rice Krispies and icing,.

Rice Krispies Stocking

And there were Santa Crackers, Oh so enticing!

Santa Crackers

The piggies were snug in their blankets and beds,

Pigs In Blanket

While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

.Sugar Plums

And mamma in her ‘kerchief and the pretzels in their caps,

.Santa Pretzels

And cheese shaped like snowmen was made with a snap..

Cheesy Snowman


When on the computer there arose such a clatter,

I ran in my chef coat (which was covered with spatter).

Away to ChefUniforms.com I flew like a flash,

And bought a new chef coat while saving some cash!


The website has chef coats and chef pants galore,

And an assistant to find what you’re looking for.

They’ve got aprons, hats and shoes for your feet,

Happy Holidays to all, and to all “Bon Appétit”!

A Very Yummy Christmas

It’s finally December 25th! You know what that means… it’s National Pumpkin Pie Day! Oh, and it’s also CHRISTMAS! It’s time to eat, drink and be as merry as can be, among our closest friends and relatives. It’s not difficult to be merry with such delicious food around, and who can pass up a nice glass of eggnog? And let’s not forget that feeling one gets when giving a gift.

So, in the spirit of the season (and National Pumpkin Pie Day), we’ve decided to give you, our readers a gift. Here is a delicious and easy recipe for a tasty pumpkin pie that the whole family will love:

Prep Time
15 Min

Cook Time
55 Min

Ready In
1 Hr 10 Min

Servings: 8

Per Serving: Calories: 379 | Total Fat: 14.3g | Cholesterol: 70mg


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

This recipe is courtesy of AllRecipes.com.

ChefUniforms.com would like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all of our friends, coworkers and customers! We hope you have a happy, healthy and delicious holiday!

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