Anyone who has spent time in a restaurant or catering kitchen knows how hot it can get in there. Between multiple ovens and stove tops generating heat and hustling staff members, controlling sweating and chaffing is a challenge. Here’s a roundup of how some chefs control sweating in the kitchen.
H/t this Reddit thread.
Bandana tied around forehead
Photo source: chefworks.com
A chef staple to wick away sweat.
Apron in the freezer
An original idea from reddit user lintwarrior – who stores an apron in the freezer and switches into it after prep before service begins.
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and infused water to replenish electrolytes
Photo source: happyandraw.com
Airism shirts from Uniqlo
Photo source: uniqlo.com
Dries sweat quickly to maintain a smooth, dry and comfortable feel all day long.
Sweatbands on head and wrists
Photo source: thesocial.ca
Not just for ‘80s workout instructors any more.
Wear cooler clothes – chef pants and other clothes that breathe and are lighter fabrics
Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads around the neck
Just wet the towel and wring out to experience a cooling sensation for up to 4 hours.
Such as freshballs.com or freshbreasts.com for the ladies – to keep chafing and sweating at bay.