I live by my list on a daily basis. It is my map so I don't have to hold in my head all the things I have to do for the day. I like using a pen but I don't keep it in my jacket but rather in my work station with my list. I also use my pen for labeling, dating and initialing every single thing I make and store. Sometimes I use a sharpie type marker for that if we run out of label stickers...so then I have two pens. Some of the guys keep multiple pens in their jackets but I think they just like the way it looks more than anything. One is the most anyone can use at once right?
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When I am on an all day cooking spree, I like to keep a permanent marker - for marking labels on items that will be stored/frozen for later as well as a china marker for containers that don't lable well or that I don't want to deal with peeling a sticker off later. Plus a pen and small pad of paper.
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Chef Anne Burrell routinely has about half a dozen pens in her pockets or clipped to her chef coat. A huge number of chefs that I see on TV have not just one, but multiple pens on them in the kitchen. I understand an executive chef might have to sign off on things occasionally, but four to six pens seems like a bit of either overkill or a fashion statement! Is there a reason you might need so many?
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