\ ˈtōk How to pronounce toque (audio) , ˈt(y)ük \

Definition of toque

1 : a woman's small hat without a brim made in any of various soft close-fitting shapes
2 : tuque
3 : a tall brimless hat worn by a chef

called also toque blanche

Examples of toque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Matt McCallister remains the top toque at Homewood, his restaurant on Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Who’s cooking in Dallas? New chefs at Meddlesome Moth, Hawthorn and the Virgin Hotel," 4 Feb. 2021 Highly visible in the restaurant under a formal, tall toque, McPhail also took his job far outside the kitchen. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "Longtime Commander’s Palace chef departs, and for first time a woman leads the kitchen," 12 Oct. 2020 Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts & Hospitality has thrown her toque in the ring in years previous for this esteemed award. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Valencia College Culinary Instructor named nation’s top chef educator," 12 Aug. 2020 Another robust pleasure is dry-aged beef carved into crimson slices, decorated with thick slices of purple onion and flanked with popovers that look like floppy chef’s toques. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Nina May is dialed into diners’ desires in Logan Circle," 4 Mar. 2020 In place of a toque, Mr. Caballero’s head is covered by a Panama-style hat with a wide, flat brim. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Life at Caleta 111 Revolves Around Limes and Tiger’s Milk," 18 Feb. 2020 The days of the dish-throwing, mercurial drill sergeant in a tall white toque are, thankfully, coming to an end. Mark Kurlyandchik,, "Chef of the Year: Warda Bouguettaya owner of a Detroit patisserie," 11 Feb. 2020 Davaillon, a native of France, opened the Dallas restaurant in 2017, having previously served as the top toque at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "2 downtown Dallas restaurants, Bullion and the French Room, undergo significant shifts," 21 Jan. 2020 Favel was wearing a green toque and black-rimmed eyeglasses when last seen, according to the statement. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Two inmates escape from Canadian penitentiary, police say," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of toque

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toque

Middle French, soft hat with a narrow brim worn especially in the 16th century, from Old Spanish toca headdress

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“Toque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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