Chef hats are part of the chef outerwear and designate position. Europen style rayon higher end chef hats for the ulimate in Comfort and Style. Plush and Luxurious. Elegant look made from absorbent, comfortable rayon fabric. Sleek, tapered cut more flattering to various head and face shapes. Durable enough to wear more than once. Vented top for better heat dissipation. Velcro closure for easy to wear fit. Flat packed to minimize dedicated storage requirements. The toque blanc as the tall white hats are called is considered part of the professional uniform and typically identifies the head chef from the other kitchen workers. Although the traditional toque is mostly aesthetic, chefs today still wear hats for sanitary and comfort reasons.