1: Chef’s hat or toque- A toque is a tall, cylindrical hat that is worn by chefs. It is typically made of white cloth and has a band around the base. The top of the toque is often decorated with a symbol or emblem.
2: Chef’s jacket- A chef’s jacket is typically white and is made of a sturdy fabric. It has long sleeves and a tight fit, so that it does not get in the way while the chef is working.
3: Chef’s pants- Chef’s pants are also typically white and are made of a sturdy fabric. They have a loose fit so that they are comfortable to move around in.
4: Chef’s shoes- Chef’s shoes are typically black and slip-resistant. They have a closed toe and heel to protect the chef from hot surfaces and sharp utensils.
5: Apron- An apron is a piece of cloth that is worn over the front of the chef’s uniform. It is typically white and made of a sturdy fabric. The apron protects the chef’s clothes from getting dirty while they are working.
Nowadays, most chefs use side towels to protect their hands while lifting hot items from the stove or oven. When not using the towel, it is tucked into the string of the apron. The side towel is not meant to be used as a wiping cloth. If, out of habit or instinct, a spill is cleared with a side towel it should be replaced immediately. Once they become even slightly wet, side towels can no longer insulate the hands. Instead, they will conduct the heat, which will move quickly through the moisture. (And if you drop the pot when you burn your hands, you are liable to give yourself or others burns on the legs and feet from the splash.)