Blue apron

By ayr October 29, 2008

The other day Rolando asked me what I would think of us wearing blue aprons. So here’s the deal: in the brigade system, the french system of cooking, each color apron has a meaning. Blue is reserved for the apprentices, those learning. For this reason Rolando prefers the blue apron as a symbol of humility, and the expectation that we’re always learning. He took this up when he worked with Thomas Keller at the French Laundry.

So when you come by the truck at MIT you’ll see us proudly wearing blue. We have a lot to learn. We want to know what you think of the food. We have ambitious plans for Clover, but everything starts with our ability to make food that people can’t get enough of. Then follows the environmental impact, the health impact, the impact on local economies.

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