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My husband is an amazing chef. I love to learn from him and enjoy all the food he makes, but I really dislike washing chef coats. And when I say dislike, I really mean hate.
I really have nothing nice to say about chef coats. They are big and bulky and stains stick to them like super glue.
With each restaurant change (and there have been quite a few as my husband has moved up in his career), come new chef coats and the task of finding what cleaning treatment will work the best for that specific coat.
If you are like me, you have googled, “How to clean a chef coat” on numerous occasions as you struggle to get out those stains that somehow made it past the apron.
You might have also wondered why in the world chef coats are white. (You can read more about that here.)
Below are some suggestions on how to clean a chef coat, compiled by myself and other chefs and their wives/significant others. (Thanks for the help guys!)
Why yes I do. Thanks for asking.
Sometimes I feel like I have my life here at home with the girls and my husband has his life at work and then here at home. The things we each do in a day are so different from each other. Our two lives come together for a few minutes a day and then we go our separate ways.
The majority of the year he does get 2 days off a week. During those weeks, he doesn’t seem like a stranger. There is time to talk (even if it’s chaotic with kids running around), meals together as a family, etc. However, there are times, like day 11 of a 14 day stretch with no days off. This doesn’t happen often, but occasionally it does. I really miss him during those times.
11 long days of work in a row. Has anyone seen my husband? (Just kidding.) Oh look, the restaurant just posted a picture of him on Twitter. (Seriously, this has happened before and I laughed and said to myself, “Oh look, that’s what my husband is up to right now.” (more…)
This might be my favorite post yet! Thanks to all those who helped compile this list. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments below!
You know you’re a chef’s wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend if… (more…)
I hate washing chef coats! Have I mentioned that before?
Instead of washing chef coats the other day, here’s what I did instead . . . (more…)
I’ll have to admit, one perk I love about being married to a chef is the random samples we get to enjoy as a family. You know what I’m talking about.
Your chef walks in the door late one night after work with a box full of samples – bread, steak, seafood, forks, knives, napkins . . .
The funny thing about samples, is that the chef only needs a bite or two to tell if he likes something and wants to use it in the restaurant. And what do you do when you have 10 different steaks to try and get only one of each? You can’t sell them in the restaurant, obviously. So you cook them and try them (and depending on the job, you can do this at home so your family gets to enjoy the samples.)