Wearing a hat while cooking originates centuries back to prevent hair from ending up in the cooked food. A staple of a chef’s outfit, a chef hat is essential to follow health department protocols and keep your hair out of the way while cooking. Here are some we recommend if you are a professional chef—or if you want to look and feel like one.
What to Consider in a Chef Hat
Here’s what to think about before purchasing:
- Shape: Chef hats come in various shapes and colors. Traditional hats are called toques, which are tall and stiff hats.
- Material: Determine if the material is breathable for cooking temperatures.
- Size: Consider if the hat has any stretch (elastic) to it to help it fit well around your head.
Best Overall: Hyzrz Chef Hat Adult Adjustable
This white chef’s hat is a classic toque style made of cotton with an elastic band in the back. This hat is perfect for catering at colleges, schools, restaurants, kitchens, and more. It can be machine washed with light colors.
Hyzrz Chef Hat Adult Adjustable Elastic Baker Kitchen Cooking Chef Cap (White)
A classic white cotton chef hat.
Best Set: ipekar Chef Hat, 2PCS Adult Premium Adjustable
This high-quality chef hat is 65% polyester and 35% cotton and great for both adults and children. The hat is breathable to allow heat and moisture to escape. There is a hidden adjustable elastic in the back of the hat for comfortable wear. This hat provides a professional look for multiple occasions.
Chef Hat, Adult Premium Adjustable Elastic Baker Kitchen Cooking Chef Cap White
A set of two high-quality chef hats for adults and children.
Best Tall Hat: Tall Chef Hat in White
This tall chef hat in white is comfortable and stylish. Ideal for restaurant use, the hat has an adjustable fastening strip in the back for a perfect fit. It’s made from a thick polyester/cotton blend and is built to be durable.
Tall Chef Hat in White
A tall, white chef's hat that's built to last.
Best Color Options: Hyzrz Set of 3 Pack Adult Chef Hat
This three-piece chef hat set comes in red, black, and white. It has a Velcro closure along with elastic in the back to fit most people. The hats are made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton and can be machine washed.
Hyzrz Set of 3 Pack Adult Chef Hat Adult Adjustable Elastic Baker Kitchen Cooking Chef Cap 3 Pieces (Multicolor)
A set of three chef's hats in multiple colors.