Monday, 21 March 2011

Is Chef's Ass known as a medical condition

To anybody that doesn't work in a kitchen, this is one of the most painful things i have ever felt.
Chef's Ass usually happens in the summer months, when a chef is at their sweatiest. I don't know the medical terminology for it all, but it seems that the salt in your sweat causes some friction on your ass cheeks when they rub together, it feels like a bit of sandpaper is wedged in your ass crack and this burns everytime you move. And before you all start shouting at me to lose some weight. The extraordinary thing is, it isn't just fat chefs that this happens to, it is also the skinny ones.
Now there are numerous ways of trying to cure Chef's Ass. I personally have a shower and then smother myself generously with talcum powder. Others I have seen nip down to the dry stores mid service and get a couple handfuls of cornflour for a bit of instant relief. The best one I saw though is someone came back into the kitchen smelling rather sweet and when asked what he had done he replied
"I found some Birds custard powder and thought it might kill two birds with one stone, curing my chef's ass and B.O at the same time!"
At least he was thinking outside of the box!

10 comments:

  1. My husband uses the kids nappy rash cream swears by it

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  2. I have just noticed that chefs ass is one of my most viewed blogs. Also the amount of chefs that have found my blog by typing in Chefs Ass in google is amazing. There are so many sufferers out there that need help!

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  3. It's not just chefs that get it, I started to get it 10 years ago when I worked as. Chef but now I work in an office and still suffer. My fellow chefs swear by sudocreme or talc and you could often find loads of both in the staff room

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  4. Cornstarch is the best. Cheap, always close at hand in the kitchen, and effective at keeping chef's ass, or monkey butt as we call it, at bay.

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  5. its a horrible thing to get, I have a rather bad case right now that has pretty much stripped the skin off completely at the top, the missus finds it hilarious, but I really don't see the funny side, sudacream used to work but I think this time its gone past that stage, im even thinking about seeing to doc its that painful, if anyone has any other suggestions other than talc, cornflour etc id be a tad grateful

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    1. Grizzlyactive it soothes heals and protects . My hubby swears by it as he works in the Middle east and really suffers with the humidity.

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  7. Hi Blog Star

    Sorry for this random message out of the blue, but I have a rather unusual proposition for you. Basically I’m working on a new show for one of the UK’s main terrestrial broadcasters, the show will see people who swear by a home remedy come and pitch it to a panel of 3 GPs, discuss the ailment and the medical/scientific merits of the treatments. If the Drs think it might be a home remedy worth looking into they can choose to put it to a scientific trial to get to the bottom of whether it works or not. We are looking at all kinds of treatments for all kinds of ailments and we would really like to feature some less well known conditions… this got me thinking… I cast my mind back to when a chef friend of mine told me about ‘chef’s ass’ he told me about the various novel ways to treat it and that each chef has their preferred remedy. I have had a search on the internet and see what a big thing it is – I wondered if you would be up for talking with me about the show?

    I can tell you a bit more about the show if you’re interested (which I hope you are as it will be great and hopefully a lot of fun) but if you’re not I wondered if you knew any other chefs who might be possibly interested in flying the flag for their chef’s arse treatment of choice? I love the sound of the custard powder!

    Let me know what you think, email me on PaulW@Outlineproductions.co.uk or call 0207 424 7689. Time is of the essence so it would be great if you could get in touch soon.

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    1. Hi PaulW , Just reading your request and wondered how you got on?
      There is a cure for chef's arse in the name of Grizzlyactive . It's a cream that soothes protects and heals. Let me know if you need more info . I realise your not suffering but wondered if the programe got made ? I have the wonder cream produced and am now in talks with chef's arse FB page so if you need any more info I'm a start !

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