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I saw online that it says to follow the dress code of the day, but do you have to wear closed toe shoes?  

None of my dressy shoes are closed toe.  Trying to figure out what to wear.  Thanks!

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4 minutes ago, cheermomof2girls said:

I saw online that it says to follow the dress code of the day, but do you have to wear closed toe shoes?  

None of my dressy shoes are closed toe.  Trying to figure out what to wear.  Thanks!

 

The most important thing is that they be non-slip.  Chef's Table includes a galley tour and sometimes the floors are slippery.  

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Closed toe shoes are required per the dress code for chefs table:

Does The Chef’s Table have specific attire requirements?

We know you want to look your best from head to toe, but when it comes to dining at The Chef’s Table, not all shoes are created equal! Please only wear closed-toe flat shoes that aren’t prone to slipping, since the experience involves a tour through the galley — a fully-functional, professional kitchen environment.

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Just did the chef's table on the Valor. My sister wore open toed wedges. I reccomend not to wear spiked high heels, as some parts of the galley has that holey rubber mats or holey grates on the floor.

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Closed toed shoes are recommended, not required.  I agree with the poster who suggested no spike heels.

 

Open toed flats or sandle are fine.

 

It's a great dining experience.  Enjoy!

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5 minutes ago, bury me at sea said:

Closed toed shoes are recommended, not required.  I agree with the poster who suggested no spike heels.

 

Open toed flats or sandle are fine.

 

It's a great dining experience.  Enjoy!

 

What makes you say it's a "recommendation" and not a requirement?  Because it says "please"?

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Ours was held on an elegant night, but 2 of 14 showed up in jeans and hoodies.  The level of anger that resulted from that from a couple of the other attendees was almost comical.  I side-eyed, but then I was wearing flat, open-toed sandals, so whatever.  The only thing the chef commented on were the heels one lady was wearing.

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I don't know if I'd be angry, however, I might have gotten up and left if the hoodies and jeans were inappropriate. 

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You can end up on your behind if you are not careful in heels in the gallery.  The floors can be very slick with grease.

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When we did the Chef’s Table a few years ago, we dressed nicely and I wore open toed sandals. Their rules may have changed since then and it may be because of the Health Department. Most, if not all, commercial kitchens require closed toed shoes.

The other thing I wanted to say is that in our group, we had one gentleman that wore a t-shirt, short and tennis shoes as he had just won the chefs table dinner in the casino. He was maybe in his 50’s and was cruising with his mother. When we went to sit at the table, nearly everyone sat at the opposite end from him. I was sad that he was given such attitude by the others that were in our group so I sat across from him. He was incredibly kind and owns a company in NYC. He told us that he had been on more than 60 cruises with Carnival and about his favorite ports and excursions. It was fascinating to listen of their stories about all the transatlantic cruises. A goal of ours, for sure! 

So while this post was originally about shoes, I’m saying, don’t judge a book by its cover and make sure your shoes don’t have slick bottoms. 😉 You’ll love the dinner...enjoy! 

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20 hours ago, Elaine5715 said:

You can end up on your behind if you are not careful in heels in the gallery.  The floors can be very slick with grease.

 

 

It better not be, grease? 

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1 hour ago, coevan said:

 

 

It better not be, grease? 

Yes, grease.  Grease is splattered and is in the air.  Doesn't mean the gallery is dirty, you can't be mopping when service is in full swing.  We would say it is shortening in the fryers and grease on the floor.  

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You will be amazed how clean the galley is. I have a whole different level of respect for what they do back there. 

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On 12/24/2019 at 4:20 PM, jaowel said:

 

The other thing I wanted to say is that in our group, we had one gentleman that wore a t-shirt, short and tennis shoes as he had just won the chefs table dinner in the casino. He was maybe in his 50’s and was cruising with his mother. When we went to sit at the table, nearly everyone sat at the opposite end from him. I was sad that he was given such attitude by the others that were in our group so I sat across from him.

 

Every time I have been to the Chef's Table the seats were pre-assigned with name cards at the plates.

 

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My wife and I have done several Chef Table dinners and always enjoyed them. I’m not sure I would stay if someone showed up in shorts or jeans. It would be a difficult decision but I’d probably ask for a refund and eat in the dining room. 

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1 hour ago, slester said:

My wife and I have done several Chef Table dinners and always enjoyed them. I’m not sure I would stay if someone showed up in shorts or jeans. It would be a difficult decision but I’d probably ask for a refund and eat in the dining room. 

If you have a problem with someone showing up in jeans, I think the rest of the group would be happy with your decision to leave and eat elsewhere!

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Just a suggestion, you could wear closed toe shoes just for the galley tour and then change into a pair that better suits your outfit after that portion of the evening is over.  

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47 minutes ago, rebeccac said:

Just a suggestion, you could wear closed toe shoes just for the galley tour and then change into a pair that better suits your outfit after that portion of the evening is over.  

 

You go directly from the galley tour to the dinner table.

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7 hours ago, cmichael1279 said:

If you have a problem with someone showing up in jeans, I think the rest of the group would be happy with your decision to leave and eat elsewhere!

 

It's not the jeans people mind...

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1 hour ago, ParrotRob said:

 

You go directly from the galley tour to the dinner table.

 

Sorry if I wasn't clear.  Just bring a bag with an extra pair of shoes with you and then duck into a restroom before eating to change your shoes.  Many women do something similar if they have to walk to work.  

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9 hours ago, cmichael1279 said:

If you have a problem with someone showing up in jeans, I think the rest of the group would be happy with your decision to leave and eat elsewhere!

I'm very considerate that way.

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6 hours ago, rebeccac said:

Just a suggestion, you could wear closed toe shoes just for the galley tour and then change into a pair that better suits your outfit after that portion of the evening is over.  

 

 

You don't need close toed shoes, it's a recommendation not a rule. My wife's only closed shoes are sneakers for the gym.

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