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How to Control Sweating in the Kitchen

Anyone who has spent time in a restaurant or catering kitchen knows how hot it can get in there. Between multiple ovens and stove tops generating heat and hustling staff members, controlling sweating and chaffing is a challenge. Here’s a roundup of how some chefs control sweating in the kitchen.

H/t this Reddit thread.

Bandana tied around forehead

Bandana Around Forehead

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A chef staple to wick away sweat.

Apron in the freezer

An original idea from reddit user lintwarrior – who stores an apron in the freezer and switches into it after prep before service begins.

Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and infused water to replenish electrolytes

Lemon Water

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Airism shirts from Uniqlo

AIRism V-Neck T-Shirt

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Dries sweat quickly to maintain a smooth, dry and comfortable feel all day long.

Sweatbands on head and wrists

Sweatbands on Head and Wrist

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Not just for ‘80s workout instructors any more.

Wear cooler clothes – chef pants and other clothes that breathe and are lighter fabrics

Dickies Poplin Pants

Dickies poplin pants or scrubs are good choices for looking professional and staying cool.

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads around the neck

Froggs Cooling Towel

Just wet the towel and wring out to experience a cooling sensation for up to 4 hours.

Anti-chafing Creams

Such as or for the ladies – to keep chafing and sweating at bay.

Are there any cooling or sweat controlling tips we’ve missed that work for you? Let us know by tweeting us @NatlEventSupply, post on our timeline on Facebook, our page on LinkedIn or Google.

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