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Old 03-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Neckties

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A bit of a weird question but why do chefs wear neckties? is it just for looks?

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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Don't recall seeing a chef in the kitchen wear a tie. Kerchief/bandana yes.

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:28 AM   #3
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i think it's part of a chef's traditional working attire (hat, apron, jacket, etc) which included a necktie. I think it's just for looks, but not 100% sure
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:55 AM   #4
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I don't think I have ever seen a chef wearing a tie. That would actually be dangerous in a kitchen as it could dangle over a flame or dip into someones food.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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Use it to wipe off utensils as they stir each pot.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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By the way, it's this type of tie I'm talking about
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:17 PM   #7
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Oh, those are to soak up the sweat from standing over a hot grill or stove.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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By the way, it's this type of tie I'm talking about
That's not a tie. That is what I meant by kerchief.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:32 PM   #9
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That's not a tie. That is what I meant by kerchief.

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I see, they are named as chef's necktie in a professional cookery book I am reading
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:42 PM   #10
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The proper way to wear these is to tie then in a traditional necktie knot then take the ends and fold them under the knot to the back and tuck them into the top of the knot so you have no loose ends. Very snappy.
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