5 Best Black Restaurant Pants for Women

Looking for the perfect black pants to wear at work? We’ve rounded up the best women’s styles, designed especially to keep up with restaurant work.

From a multifunctional jogger you’ll wear on and off duty, to the classic baggy pants that are considered a kitchen staple, this guide covers everything you need.

Jogger 2.0

Ready to trade your baggy chef pants for a more tapered look? Combining the best of a chef pant and an athletic pant, the Jogger 2.0 is something you’ll wear on — and off — the line. One reviewer called the Jogger 2.0 “super comfortable, breathable, and durable,” mentioning “they hold up to anything you throw at them.” Bottom line: You’ll want more than one pair for your daily rotation.

Key features:

  • 4-way stretch
  • Unisex
  • Deep side seam pockets, plus a right leg side pocket with a zipper closure
  • Chef Works’ proprietary Cool Vent™ fabric for ultra-breathability
  • Faux fly that elevates your look beyond the traditional jogger

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Cargo Chef Pants

The Women’s Cargo has the most pockets out of the pants on this list. It comes with two front pockets, two back pockets (with Velcro® flaps), and a right leg cargo pocket (also with a Velcro® flap). It’s made from a cotton and polyester blend that’s comfortable and durable. For these reasons, the Women’s Cargo is definitely the most practical choice. But don’t get us wrong — it also has a flattering fit.

Key details:

  • 5 pockets
  • Sits on natural waist
  • Relaxed fit with a slight flare

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Lightweight Slim Chef Pants

If you’re looking for something more fitted than the Women’s Cargo, take a look at these Lightweight Slim Chef Pants. As the name suggests, they’re also incredibly lightweight, due to the fine-twill weave. The Slim Chef Pants are a great choice if you prioritize lightweight fabric and a flattering slim fit.

Key details:

  • Sits on natural waist
  • Streamlined silhouette through thigh and leg
  • Slight bootcut

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Professional Series Chef Pants

Do you gravitate to dressier styles? The Professional Series Chef Pants are the most refined pants on this list, while still being practical for the kitchen. They include belt loops and a zipper fly and button closure that evoke the look of slacks, with the feel of a chef pant. One reviewer said, “These pants are very comfortable and stand up well to a day in the kitchen. They are easy to clean and press.”

Key details:

  • Sits on natural waist
  • Back elastic waistband
  • Streamlined silhouette through thigh and leg
  • Slight bootcut
  • Two side-seam pockets
  • Back inset utility pocket

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Essential Baggy Chef Pants

There’s a reason baggy pants are a wardrobe staple for chefs: freedom of movement. After all, the last thing you want is to be restricted by your clothes in the middle of service. However, baggy pants aren’t the most figure-flattering. The Essential Baggy Chef Pants for women have all the best qualities of the chef’s staple (maximum comfort and room around the legs), but they’re also more flattering than most options you’ll find in the market. As one reviewer shares, “I like how the pant legs are slightly tailored still leaving room for comfort.”

Key details:

  • Elastic waistband
  • Two side-seam pockets
  • Polyester and cotton blend for comfort and durability

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