Sushi Chef Hat

Description
This polyester and cotton hat was worn by Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation sushi chefs between 1990 and 2006. The hat is round and cap-like rather than a traditional chef's toque. Designed to fit snug at the base and loose at the top allowing the hat to retain its shape. The AFC logo would be centered over the chef's mid-forehead.
The first AFC chef uniform consisted of a kimono-style coat, a full length green apron, and this chef's hat. Each piece of the uniform includes the first generation AFC Corp. logo, which consists of an oval containing “AFC”, two pieces of nigiri sushi, and “Since 1986” written below the oval. The two pieces of nigiri sushi on the logo are individually wrapped with a piece of seaweed, probably a tamago nigiri (egg sushi).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat
date made
ca 1980s
maker
unknown
Physical Description
polyester (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 27.94 cm x 11.1252 cm x 12.065 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
2012.0182.01b
accession number
2012.0182
catalog number
2012.0182.01b
subject
Food
Uniforms
Business
Sushi
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Sushi
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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