Note on Food

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Title

Note on Food

Subject

A note on the dress of chefs.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman (scrawled on the back of a notice for the elections of the Friar Club’s Board of Governors) gives a rundown of chefs' normative dress, in the form of a kind of quasi-checklist. This garb list includes, but is not limited to: a chef toque, clogs, checkered trousers, kerchief, and apron. The note closes with, “With this (chef) man, so attired, enters dining room of a great restaurant it is an event for the diners.” Overall, the note then seems to be hitting on the performative agency of this occupational wear—or costuming.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2957_01; LN_Notes_2957_02

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Chefs
calorie jugglers
create (symphonies)
insignia on jackel
toque hat
distinguished chef
pure cotton, comme it faut
clogs, check trousers - hand sewn buttons
white necklaces
etoiles
grand seigneur
(Rondeau - the apron that wraps around waste and reaches the shoe)
when this (chef) man, so attired, enters dining room of a great restaurant it is an event for the diners. //

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Original Format

Marker, pencil, and felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2957_01.jpg
LN_Notes_2957_02.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Food,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/266.