When I was in culinary school, albeit only for 3 month, they made us fold towel certain way. Supposedly it was the ergonomic design and meant to be very useful. So, I will also take chef's side on this one. He is the one who pays them, he is the one to decide. I have to wear uniform at work, I much rather not, but who cares. Boss is paying, I'll wear whatever uniform he wants me to, including tutu
, well, maybe not tutu.