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Discover fresh aprons, bold artwork, new looks and more in the 2018 Happy Chef catalog.

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Traditional #SMART® Chef Coat

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A unique plaid design featuring secure Velcro and loop storage pockets sized for popular mobile devices. Rubber headphone ports prevent tangled wires, while a zipper sleeve pocket provides additional utility.

  • Poly/cotton
  • Wrinkle and soil-resistant fabric
  • Loop and Velcro chest pocket (phone)
  • Rubber headphone ports: chest pocket, upper back
  • Zipper sleeve pocket with attached two-section pocket
  • Short sleeves
  • Unisex
  • New Color - Charcoal Plaid & Royal Blue Plaid


Vintage style with modern designs makes this coat perfect for today’s chef

You look awesome in plaid. Now imagine if you had a plaid coat that gave you features that make your job easier. We created the #SMART Chef Coat with features you’ll love having when you’re hard at work in the kitchen.


Short Sleeves

Keep your arms cool and give your team a comfortable look with these sleeves kept shorter.


Loop and Velcro Chest Pocket

When you want to have your phone at the ready but it’s uncomfortable in your pants pocket, get #SMART. This pocket is perfect for your phone or other item you want secured.

Zipper Sleeve Pocket with Attached Two-Section Pocket

Keep your finest tools right by your side. These pockets are perfect for holding your pens, thermometers and more while the zipper-sleeve keeps your phone protected.

Rubber Headphone Ports: Chest Pocket, Upper Back

When you’re heading to or from work, this coat allows you to run your earbud headphones through your shirt and up out of your back collar tangle-free.

Wrinkle & Soil Resistant

This coat holds its form even as you reach for pans, bend for pots and plate your dish. And if you spill sauce or oil on you (which obviously never happens), the stain is easier to remove.

Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
Based on 53 reviews: 92% customers recommend this item.
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We want more
Mar 15, 2017
"We want more plaid colors!"
Aug 18, 2015
"I've been buying chef jackets for 21 years... This is by far my favorite. I love the comfort, quality, it's cool as far as temperature, and style is great!!! Love this!! I'm an executive chef, and 2 of my team bought the same jacket."
Jeremy, verified buyer
No More Vanilla!
Apr 27, 2017
"Finally! A pattern! Not just vanilla. Let's face it folks - we are all artistic, so why are the majority of our uniforms so vanilla?
Spice in life, spice in our food, and now, spice in our uniforms!!!
The fit seemed to be just a tad smaller than other jackets the same size. Fabric cleans easily.
Julie, verified buyer
More colors!
May 02, 2017
"When are you coming out with more colors? "
Love it
Mar 24, 2017
"It fits great and i love the material. Cant wait for other colors"
Jesse, verified buyer
Loving this jacket
May 17, 2017
"By far my favorite jacket form HCU"
Jesse, verified buyer
Great disguise
Apr 11, 2017
"This is one fun chef coat. Looks like a regular shirt until you get close and then it is double-take time. Was great to wear to all staff meeting! Great weight for the kitchen also."
Ian, verified buyer
Jun 09, 2017
"I really like this coat. It's comfortable to wear. I would buy more if you had other color options!"
Goblue, verified buyer
Sep 21, 2017
"Cool pockets. Dope design. Not real heavy. Hasn't torn yet. Stain resistant. I like it."
Paul, verified buyer
Popular with clients
Jul 20, 2017
"Our business requires that we work both behind and in front of house. Our customers like the look of our jacket, and the crew likes the comfort and light weight."
John, verified buyer
Great and also great
Jun 06, 2017
"Happy chef plaid smart jackets by far the favorite so far. It's a great jacket at a great price and we are so pleased with the way we stand out from the rest. Great presentation it makes food taste better...Maybe, it's an awesome chef jacket."
Paul, verified buyer
Aug 24, 2015
"Love the blend of colors"
Kaye, verified buyer
Aug 03, 2015
"Wanted to put my guys in something different, bought them all plaid jackets. Guest told us that we looked like the Burberry Chefs. I think that's a good thing."
, verified buyer
Jul 21, 2017
"This is very nice and comfortable I would buy other if they had different colors...the only thing that I don't like about this shirt is that the zipper on the sleeve is very hard to zip up.it zips down but very hard to go up thou..I give it a 8/10 overall"
Matt, verified buyer
Pretty dope
Jun 06, 2017
"This jacket is fresh and bold. It wears very comfortably and is quite breathable. I'll be purchasing more!"
Chefrj, verified buyer
Jan 19, 2015
"looks great, fits great, could not be any happier (no pun intended) THANK YOU HAPPY CHEF!"
Donald, verified buyer
Very pleased
Jan 07, 2018
"Lots of compliments this holiday season, added some green and baubles. Washes wonderfully. Lot's of little pockets. "
Cathy, verified buyer
Jan 05, 2018
"I love the quality of material of this uniform. It's very durable and very comfortable. The pocket for my mp3 player and earbuds is a nice. It cleans well. This is my favorite chef coat! Great purchase!"
Tj, verified buyer
Swag in the kitchen
Sep 21, 2017
"Very nice look and feel. I just wish my buttons didn't run down the black part of my coat so you can better identify it as a chef coat. All in all, I'm just waiting on more colors to get. It's a DOPE COAT"
Chef 2tone, verified buyer
very very nice
Mar 14, 2017
Casanova, verified buyer
Sous Chef
Feb 23, 2018
"Awesome shirt and I look great in it, very comfortable and it fits "
Wayne, verified buyer
Great purchase
Feb 13, 2018
"Love this chef shirt. It's lightweight and keeps me cool. All while looking stylish."
Quiz, verified buyer
Chef coat
Jan 05, 2018
"They were a gift for my son-in-law for Christmas. He requests Chef coats for Christmas every year from this company so I would imagine that they are good otherwise he would not ask for Chef coats from this company"
J, verified buyer
Great Coat
Jan 05, 2018
"I got this for my brother in law for Christmas along with the black version and a happy chef t-shirt, he was so happy. He put the coat on and actually wore it the rest of the day. The fit was great and looked very nice on him. He really liked all of the extra features, like the pockets on the sleeves. As for me, when I went to the site to buy the coat for him after him telling me that he found the site and liked the merchandise, I was so amazed at the great prices, I bought a lot more than I had expected. I had set a budget for each person and I was able to get him multiple coats and a t shirt. I will purchase from happy chef again and again."
Tmo72, verified buyer
excelent for me
Nov 02, 2017
"i am enjoy it every day and my costumers too..is amazing the color."
Levi, verified buyer
Very happy
Oct 14, 2017
"Very pleased with this chef jacket.
Lots of great comments from people."
David, verified buyer
Red Plaid #SMART Chef Coat
Jul 27, 2017
"Absolutely wonderful, very comfortable!!! I give it 2 thumbs up "
Timothy, verified buyer
Apr 17, 2018
"These are really sharp looking jackets, cooks love them, I would highly recommend them, only thing I would say is they fit big so if you wear a Large buy a Medium."
Teri, verified buyer
Apr 09, 2018
"Great color, people like it, they say it looks very nice, very classy "
Jeff, verified buyer
Very sharp looking!!
Mar 19, 2018
"Really like my new plaid chef jacket. Want one in green plaid now. Comfortable and well made.
Michael, verified buyer
Love it
Mar 13, 2018
"Very stylish chef coat. Very comfortable and so far durable. It is my new favorite one. Most think it's a regular shirt until they look closer. I hope they offer more colors soon."
Sal, verified buyer
Mar 01, 2018
"Great material... Great fit.."
Chef b, verified buyer
Feb 26, 2018
"I have received so many compliments on this coat from people. Most of my coworkers thought it was just a plaid shirt. It's very lightweight & comfortable.

The side zipper pocket is a kinda hard to close once it's fully open, though that could be an error on my part. These do run large, and the one I bought is kinda big on me. I wear most things large, but a large in this feels like an XL. I wish they had more colors."
Alcuin, verified buyer
Nice product
Oct 19, 2017
"Enjoy the for and quality."
Ryano, verified buyer
Oct 19, 2017
"Been with Happy chef for years!! Always satisfied."
Alex, verified buyer
Would order again nice very nice
Aug 31, 2017
"The coat is a little to big it's not meant for women. But I Love the style. It's the color that is different and you can move in it. But very nicely done."
Barbara, verified buyer
Red Plaid #SMART Chef Coat
Aug 18, 2017
"Great product"
Cynthia, verified buyer
Sweet looking coat
Apr 11, 2017
"This coat is awesome. Looks super cool. Is comfortable material but the neck is wicked right. "
Sebastian , verified buyer
Great Coat!
Oct 03, 2018
"Even though I waited almost 3 months for the delivery of my new coat (red plaid) the wait was worth it. It fits great and looks great!"
Pam, verified buyer
I love it!
Sep 18, 2018
"I purchased two of these coats, and I'm considering purchasing a few more. The material is great quality and it fits perfectly. Light enough as to keep cool in the kitchen. Very stylish too. I get many compliments. "
Rickyv, verified buyer
Loved it
Aug 08, 2018
"Loved the coat I am very satisfied love happy chef "
Frankie , verified buyer
Top shelf
Jun 20, 2018
"This shirt is my favorite 1 so far. "
Lew, verified buyer
Don't Be Mad Be Plaid
Jun 18, 2018
"Great chef coat always complimented when i wear it and of course i had to get both colors plus a matching apron please more colors happy chef purple plaid ?? orange plaid ?? dont be mad make more plaid !!! "
Chef boy r' slick, verified buyer
Good product
May 16, 2018
"This chef coat is light and great for the hot kitchen. buy this coat "
Jesse, verified buyer
Sleeve Zipper Faulty
May 11, 2018
"I purchased this chef coat less than a month ago and the zipper pull on the left sleeve broke after one use. I love the style and would buy again. Upset the tab broke"
Brian pekah, verified buyer
Cool look
Apr 17, 2018
"Could do without the flap on the breast pocket"
Chef winedown
Plaid Chef's Coat
Apr 09, 2018
"A very nice coat, that goes above the line. Looks very neat and unique."
Tahosa, verified buyer
questioning quality
Feb 16, 2018
"Sleeve zipper pocket wasn't sewn on the one side so it flaps around, nice looking shirt just disappointing."
Voodoo, verified buyer
Apr 11, 2017
"The neck opening is a little tight. "
Josh, verified buyer
Feb 20, 2015
"Great quality--Fast service--Thank You"
Karen, verified buyer
Jan 15, 2015
"Love your product! But the shipping sometimes takes a little longer than I like."
Ian, verified buyer
Nov 10, 2018
"I will never purchase my chef coats from anywhere else..."
Musipprince, verified buyer
Great chef coat
Nov 08, 2018
"I am very surprised by the quality of this coat, size fits great and the color is just amazing, now I hope to see more color options and also with long sleeves and a button strap to hold the sleeves and I would dare to say it is perfect! "
Carlos, verified buyer