Professional chefs are known for their efficiency. But that does not mean that they skipped an apron. In fact, you rarely see a professional chef without one. Aprons not only protect your clothes but also provide a place to attach a towel or wipe your hands. Here’s what’s hot to tie a chef leather apron like a professional:
Steps for Tying an Apron
You want to start with a professional style pinafore — we are part of our apron. Easy: no pockets, d-rings, or clasps.
Start by tying a loop around your neck. Place the top of the apron 4 to 5 inches below the collar bone. You want it to cover most of your clothes, but not block your movement. Attach a loose band, or “tape,” to a loop. Once you have ensured that it falls properly, tie a loose end to it itself around the loop.
Check to see if the apron falls above or below your knees. If it is over, fasten the pinafore by crossing the back straps and tie it around your waist to form a knot at the front.
If the leather apron falls below your knees, you will want to make it a little shorter. To do this, hold the pinafore at the waist, and wrap the large part around your waist. This will properly close the apron. Hold the wrap where it is, fasten the straps on your back, then tie the knot in front, holding the wrap in place.
Now that you know how to tie an apron, it’s time to get cooking!