Chef Works Celebrates 7 Years as Uniform Sponsor at Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


San Diego, CA (September 2017) – Marking seven years as the official uniform sponsor of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Chef Works, a global designer and manufacturer of culinary apparel, is proud to support the festival’s evolution from a 3-day Waikiki event to one of the world’s most sought-after culinary celebrations. Now in its seventh year, the three-week festival spans three islands and will host nearly 9,000 people for exclusive events, tastings, and winemaker series.

Fusing Hawaiian heritage and culture into the festival, Chef Works supplies customized chef coats to nearly 300 participating chefs from around the world. Continuing our collaboration with legendary Hawaiian print designer Reyn Spooner, these jackets feature a pop of Hawaiian print on the collar and cuffs, and include custom embroidery that helps to reinforce the elevated event feel and unify the festival’s look. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival organizers selected several designs from Chef Works’ newly released 2017 chef coats. Proud to be sponsoring the event, Chef Works will be outfitting chefs in the Morocco and Springfield Essential Chef Coats in Dove Grey, a new color for 2017.

Attracting global talent to the island, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s revered line-up includes chefs Michael Voltaggio, Michelle Bernstein, Alvin Cailan of Eggslut fame, Graham Elliot, Ravi Kapur of Lihloliho Yacht Club in San Francisco, James Beard Award winner Stephanie Izard, Nancy Silverton, and many more. All chefs will be outfitted in Chef Works apparel. Of the upcoming festivities, Chef Works Marketing Vice President Amanda Stuckey notes, “First and foremost, the event is spectacular and the team at Hawaii Food & Wine are top notch. It is an honor that we have been able to support them from the very beginning and watch them grow year after year. We also love this festival because it is an intimate event with some very elite culinary talent. This allows us to really connect and talk to the chefs about how they feel in their Chef Works gear. How’s the fit? Is it comfortable? How is it working against the wonderful yet hot humidity! It’s important to us to get direct feedback from the people who wear our designs day in and day out; especially when they are in an area of the world where our moisture wicking technology is put to the ultimate test.”

Chef Work staff will be onsite during the event and are looking forward to connecting with like-minded industry professionals and chefs at the 2017 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. With a dedicated social media presence, Chef Works will also be broadcasting live from the event, and posting updates regarding the festival throughout the duration of the event. 

About Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawaii, the Festival will take place over three weekends on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. The Festival on Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.

About Chef Works: Established by South African natives Alan and Dale Gross, who gained experience working in their father’s uniform supply company, J.Gross & Co., Chef Works has evolved into a global force as a solutions based company, supplying culinary apparel to over seventy countries. Chef Works dresses back of house and front of house staffs for a diverse range of customers including, international hotel chains, award-winning restaurants and bars, culinary schools, food service companies, laundries, and assisted living facilities. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the family-operated corporation has helped pave the way for the current culinary uniform movement by working directly with chefs and culinary personnel to develop innovative, fashion-forward garments. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.




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