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Typical questions asked about Chef Stud Buttons :

- Is the item durable ? The buttons are made of plastic and the ball shaped design makes them strong

- Is this item easy to use ? The Buttons simply pop in and pop out of the chefs jacket.

- What are the dimensions of this item ? Generally and 11 mm ball with an 18 mm base. Different brands will differ slightly.

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Coloured Chef Jacket Stud Buttons Sets / Pack Size

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10 X Black

20 X Black

30 X Black

50 X Black

10 X White

30 X White

50 X White

10 X Gold

10 X Silver Coming Soon

10 X Pink

20 X Pink

30 X Pink

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What is the Meaning of Coloured Chef Buttons ?

Chefs uniform buttons come in a variety of colours. Traditionally white buttons were worn by cooks and apprentices, and black buttons were reserved for qaulified chefs.

A Head Chef or Executive Chef whom is in charge of the kitchen generally wear black buttons and black pants.

These days most kitchens are pretty relaxed about what colour buttons you wear on your uniform. The exception being mainly hotels and other more corporate style kitchens, often management dictate uniform policy and will insist only certain colours of buttons may be worn whilst on shift.

This being said is is not uncommon for many hotels, resturants, cafes and other commercial kitchens to have special custom designed uniforms depending which kitchen you work in, or section within the kitchen. Open plan kitchens where the customers can clearly see into the kitchen and watch there means being prepared are such places customized uniforms for service are common. Many catering managers want their chefs to look trendy and on par with their percieved branding of the establishment.

Gaining in popularity are personalised chef buttons such as chillis or any other custom design. Most chefs still continue to wear white or black buttons. Some cool chefs especially in more high end establishments will choose gold or silver buttons. Other chefs prefer to wear coloured chef buttons including red, blue, purple, yellow, green, brown, aqua, or a combination to express there personality. Many female chefs like to wear pink buttons.

Often chefs lose there buttons and it is not uncommon for some chefs to only have 2 or 3 buttons. Traditionally button strips are used to secure buttons. Button strips are a thin piece of material which hold your buttons in place, and also also for easy button removal at the end of shift. These days buttons tend to be left in uniforms and placed straight in the washing machine and or dryer. This is obviously detrimental to buttons causing them to break or get lost in the process. Many chefs after working long shifts are so exhausted and often unappreciated by their employer and or customers they serve, can not be bothered removing their buttons, or simply forget.

Often chefs will have little time to sleep before there next shift, especially if they have finished a late dinner shift, then have to cover for the breakfast or pastry chef that has called in sick. Sleep is often a luxury when the function manager has over booked functions or a member of the kitchen brigade has walked out. Every day seems as busy as Christmas, with no relief or downtime in sight. Then the head chef requests you to come in on your day off to help the team out, you willingly oblidge as you do not want to displease your boss.

Stud buttons fit into the jacket holes, usually 10 buttons per jacket. This is to enable chefs to quickly remove their jacket if hot oil or liquid is spilt onto it. Also the jacket is double breasted providing two layers of protection. Typically a bib apron, or butchers style apron is also worn to protect chefs againts spills and hot liquids. Buttons are designed to break when they get caught on something in the kitchen. The ball shape should prevent this however getting a button caught on an edge is not uncommon.