The chef's hat is mandatory in the kitchen for obvious hygiene raisons.
This hat was originally worn in the Middle Ages by page boys. Over time, it became a symbol for labor and was worn by several craftsmen.
In the kitchen, the hat proved particularly useful for protecting the chef from stains while also avoiding hair from falling into the soup, which is generally not appreciated by clients...
These days, a hat is still worn by cooks, in the same way as a cap in many jobs (butchers, bakers, etc...)
The chef's hat must be different in its form (and not in color: in the kitchen, all clothing must be white) in order to simply distinguish the very animated master of the kitchen.
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