Anthony's adventures at the South Bay Art of Home Show
"The height of a chef's hat reflects status in the kitchen. The higher the hat, the higher the status," says chef Daniel Arias, head of CHAMPS, the Culinary, Hospitality, and Management Preparation Program for students at Santa Clara's Wilcox High School. Arias was wearing a high-peaked, stiff, European pastry chef hat, white with vertical pleats. "I like it because it has a slimming effect," he says, lifting his chin and puffing his broad chest.