Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chef Aprons


There are few tools more valuable to a professional chef than a quality apron.  These days most chefs opt for the full length bib apron, though some still sport aprons tied at the waist.   You can find designer aprons in every shape, size and texture, but finding one that is both stylish and practical can be a challenge.  I like aprons that have an adjustable neck strap and waist tie that secures in the back, not around the front.  The apron should have a couple of pockets adequate for holding a pen, sharpie, tweezers and notebook.  The material should be substantial enough that the front collar does not sag, but breathable and comfortable to the touch. After spending a few years looking for the perfect apron I found one I really liked from Union Wood Company.  While this particular bib apron was designed with wood workers in mind, I love its industrial looks and sturdy design.  Thick leather straps and vintage buckles secured to the canvas front with heavy snaps so they can be removed for washing. There were a few things I wanted that didn't come with the stock apron and the company was
happy to modify it for me.  I liked the apron so much I bought a few for our chef team.  Here is Willy Ono and Elizabeth Murray helping me model our new aprons for the Union Wood Company web page.

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