There are six (6) circular patches incorporating a chef hat embroidery (2” diameter) with six (6) different colors. According to the YCA color scheme, participants are awarded one (1) patch every two (2) months based on attendance and quiz score (keep in mind the 2-months do not need to be consecutive).
1st & 2nd months completed = PINK chef hat patch
3rd & 4th months completed = YELLOW chef hat patch
5th & 6th months completed = BLUE chef hat patch
7th & 8th months completed = GREEN chef hat patch
9th & 10th months completed = PURPLE chef hat patch
11th & 12th months completed = BLACK chef hat patch
The first 5 chef hat patches are to be placed in order according to the YCA color scheme, down the right sleeve of the white chef jacket (member uniform). Once a participant completes their 12th month, they have successfully completed Level 1 and are awarded the 6th and final chef hat patch placed on the upper right arm of the elite black chef jacket.