The traditional image of a chef is often that of someone in a crisp white uniform, but that image is changing. 

Citing Amy Trubek's work, Haute Cuisine: How the French Invented the Culinary Profession, the article notes the history of the "chef's whites", and how with more back of house visibility with open kitchens and influences from social movements, more chefs are accepting less formal but more stylish and comfortable uniforms in their kitchens. 

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Allison R Spain