Dress for the Occasion
Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are not only vital to protect your feet from the falling knife or boiling liquid, but also to defend your lower back from the pain associated with chopping for an extended period of time. Wear natural fibers, as synthetic clothing has the potential of melting onto your skin when on fire. Loose clothing can tempt a flame, as can loose hair (besides, hair as a garnish is usually met without enthusiasm). And as hot as it may be in the kitchen, always wear long sleeves to protect your forearms from getting burned when you reach into the oven.