What Makes A Good Chef’s Jacket?

What Makes A Good Chef’s Jacket?

There are a number of considerations when choosing a high-quality chef’s jacket. The main factors are ensuring that a chef’s jacket gives protection from hot food items spilling or splashing whilst also providing breathability in a fast-paced environment. It is also important that a chef’s jacket does not restrict movement.

In addition to a wide range of practical benefits, high-quality chef jackets provide a professional look for kitchen staff with many restaurants providing different uniforms to staff to clearly define roles and responsibilities within the kitchen team. Typically chef’s jackets will either be black or white with both short-sleeved and long-sleeved options popular depending on the setting.

Choosing to work with a commercial laundry service to provide and launder kitchen uniforms can lead to significant improvements in efficiency. Working with an experienced provider of chef clothing means that the uniforms are tailored to the requirements of the hospitality sector and ensure that the high hygiene standards required in a professional kitchen are maintained.

Read more for some further information on the factors to consider when choosing a high-quality chef’s jacket.


When working in a fast-paced environment around hot food items it is important that the correct precautions are in place to minimise the risk. One of the most significant steps that can be taken in improving safety is ensuring that kitchen staff’s uniforms are tailored to this work setting. The material and coverage provided by chef’s jackets minimise the risk of burns from items spilling or getting dropped.


The material of a chef’s jacket is important from a practical standpoint. Whilst the material needs to be thick for safety reasons, it is important that the material is breathable enough that it is a comfortable item of clothing in a professional kitchen. This is one of the reasons why there is often less material at the back of chef’s jackets than at the front. It is also important that a jacket is well-fitted so the material does not get in the way whilst also not restricting movement.

Professional Uniform

Providing chef whites to a kitchen team can have a significant impact on morale within this work setting by providing a smart, professional and cohesive look. With a range of options for short-sleeved and long-sleeved chef jackets available in different colours, this staple item of any kitchen uniform is central to efficient, safe and high-quality work in a professional kitchen.

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