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I would like to know what the long hat that chef's wear is called.

Toque is what Google/Wikipedia proffer but is it really that?

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Yes, it is called a toque. I don't have a copy of CIA Pro Chef handy at the moment, but it was in the first chapter IIRC. Wikipedia and a casual googling will confirm this.

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Toque is from French after the Spanish word toca; which is a word for various kinds of hat.

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I think it's derived from "tocus" after the kind of people who wear chef hats. – BobMcGee Jul 7 '11 at 3:58

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