Sushi Chef Coat

This blue Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation chef coat was worn at a Tysons, Virginia, Harris Teeter supermarket in 2009. It is a short Japanese kimono style with a white and blue striped collar that extends to the front of the uniform. On the ends of each sleeve there is a blue and white striped border. The sleeves are wide and seem to flare out modestly, hitting midway between the elbow and the wrist. The blue coat is done in the short kimono style. The bottom of the coat reaches around the mid-thigh area, and is designed for a loose fit. The right panel is folded beneath the left, which is secured at the right waist area by a string.
In 2008 AFC designed a uniform coat to align with Harris Teeters desires to distinguish itself from other supermarkets. The color choice was determined by the color scheme of the supermarket where it was worn, thus reflecting the general ambiance of the store. The blue, short kimono-style chef coat with blue and white striped trim was worn with a blue and white striped hat. In later years the store adopted the original AFC white coat and hat.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 2009
Physical Description
polyester (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 54 in x 34 in x 1/8 in; 137.16 cm x 86.36 cm x .3175 cm
part: 19 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 49.53 cm x .9525 cm
place made
United States
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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