20 Below: Chef’s Hat

A chef’s hat? Is it worth the $7 or not?

chef’s hat, $6.99, Target

It’s not like it’s ever been out of style! The chef’s hat, or toque, is a classic shape that has worked since the 16th century. Did you know that the height of the hat can sometimes indicate the rank of the chef within the kitchen? And did you also know that the 100 folds that are supposed to be in the hat are said to represent the numerous ways that a chef knows how to cook an egg?

Read more about the chef’s hat here.


4 Comments on “20 Below: Chef’s Hat”

  1. i did not know that!!

    • Jordana says:

      Well – “they” say that you learn something new everyday so voila – you can check that off today’s to do list!

  2. Silvia Del Rosso says:

    Interesting statistics about a chef’s hat.
    I always think chefs look very regal with a
    white crispy chef’s hat.

    • Jordana says:

      I agree. I wonder if chefs actually like wearing them. I am also surprised that they never seem to fall off. It was also interesting for me to learn about the history of them. And they’re white – so that’s an obvious bonus in my books!

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