Standing: George Morrone, David Lebovitz, Jonathan Waxman, Michael Mina, Steve Simmons, Arnold Rossman. Seated: Stacey Morrone, Deborah Sigler, Rochelle Huppin.
Since its inception in 1990, Chefwear has earned the support of some of the top chefs in the industry. With the first supporters amongst the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay, Chefwear began releasing catalogs featuring culinary moguls in 1993 and has since been showcasing the “who’s who” in the cooking world on the cover and within its pages. Starting with our first ever catalog, take a look back through time and see who has graced the covers and have become a special part of Chefwear’s history.
The first ever Chefwear catalog was introduced in 1993. It was eight pages long and featured some of Chefwear’s first supporters.
Cover features from left to right: Nancy Silverton, Mark Peel, Nobu Matsuhisa, Larry Forgione and Bradley Ogden
Chefwear placed leading chefs on the cover of the 1994 catalog, which featured the product that started it all-The Baggy Pants.
Cover features (from left to right): Rick Bayless, Geno Bahena and Richard James
Chefwear introduced more comfortable fits, new styles, hot prints and new and improved pre-washed fabric in the 1996 catalog.
Cover features (from left to right, top to bottom) Drew Nieporent, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Christophe Ithurritze, Fred Eric, and Francois Kwaku-Dongo
Chefwear focused on new designs, patterns, and fabrics for the 1997 release.
Cover features (from left to right, top to bottom): Vicki Fan, Kazuto Matsusaka, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, and the crew at Border Grill
In 1998, Chefwear expanded its collection to include more chef jackets with improved fade-resistant fabric as well as shoes and exclusive designer patterns.
Cover features (from left to right): Raji Jallepalli, Jan Birnham, Todd English, and Heather Swain
Chefwear continued to grow over the years and by the 1999 catalog release, styles were displayed on 35 pages and ranged from pants and jackets to aprons, shoes and headwear.
Cover features: Michael Romano
Cover features: Matthew Kenney and Jennifer Firestone
The new millennium brought Chefwear to restaurants in New York. This also marked the first year that more than one catalog was released over a 12-month period from the same city.
Cover features: Frank Brigsten
Cover features: Anne Kearney
Cover features: Jerry Amato
Cover features: Susan Spicer
Cover features: Scott Barnes
Cover features: Frank Brigsten and Susan Spicer
Cover features: Jamie Shannon
Chefwear traveled to New Orleans for the first time in 2001. This series marked a decade of success and the start of new era for Chefwear, its catalog and clothing.
Cover features : Todd Weisz,Oliver Saucy, and Michael Schwartz
Cover features: Oliver Saucy
Cover features : Allen Susser and Norman Van Aken
Cover features: Michelle Bernstein
Cover features: Michael Schwartz
Cover features (from left to right, top to bottom): Wolfgang Puck, Maida Heatter, Norman Van Aken, Todd Weisz, and Michelle Bernstein
Cover features (from left to right): Wolfgang Puck and Maida Heatter
Cover features (from left to right): Michelle Bernstein and Robbin Haas
Chefwear traveled to Miami, FL in 2002-2003 to capture not only the beautiful scenery, but some of the most culturally inspired restaurants. Chefwear dressed chefs from all facets of the industry from fresh seafood to Latin and Caribbean flare.
Cover features: Francois Kwaku-Dongo
Cover features: Michael Kornick
Cover features: Gale Gand
Cover features: Grant Achatz and staff
Cover features: Jennifer Newbury
Cover features: Douglas Rodriguez
Cover features: Scott Conant
Cover features: Paul Kahan
Cover features: Rick Tramonto and staff
Cover features: Women Chefs and Restaurateurs
Cover features: Douglas Rodriguez and staff
Chefwear conquered two of the most influential and largest cities, Chicago and New York, in 2003-2004. These two cities boast restaurants that thrive on diversity and excellence; So, Chefwear fit right in.
Cover features: Robert Harstein
Cover features (from left to right, top to bottom): Hans Rockenwagner, Raphael Lunetta and Josiah Citrin, Ludovic Lefebvre, and Vicki Fan
Cover features: Wolfgang Puck
Cover features: David Lentz and Suzanne Goin
Cover features (from left to right): Greg Bernhardt, Lokelani Alabanza, Huy Nhuyen, Amy Knoll, Neal Fraser, and Sergio Gonzales
Cover features: Mirko Paderno
Cover features (from left to right): Govind Armstrong, Francisco Huerta and Andrew Kirschner
Cover features (from left to right): Sydney Hunter III, Jeremy Strubel, Ludovic Lefebvre, Koa Duncun and Kevin Meehan
Cover features: Vicki Fan and Kazuto Matsusaka
Cover features: Suzanne Tracht and Eduardo Lopez
Los Angeles welcomed Chefwear back with open arms in 2004-2005. The city was influential to Chefwear’s beginning and boasts high-end restaurants from some of the most famous chefs from all over the world.
Cover features: Monica Pope and Andrea Lazar
Cover features : Taka Takizawa, Masa Naio, Tyson Cole, Heather Hawkins, and Mat Clouser
Cover features: David Bull
Cover features: Tim Keating and Robert Del Grande
Cover features: Joshua Hines and John Wolfe
Chefwear took on the Southwest when it traveled to Austin and Houston, TX in 2005 to explore the area that inspired Texas barbeque and beanless chili. The series features some of the area’s best chefs in Chefwear gear.
Cover features: Gabriel Frasca
Cover features: Lydia Shire and Alex Pineda
Cover features :Brad Rainville, Meredith ,Todd English,Kareem Michael
Cover features: Ming Tsai
Cover features (from left to right): Maura Kilpatrick, Nookie, Wilton Osorno, and Ana Sortun
Chefwear made its way to the East coast to Boston, MA in 2005-2006. The trip featured restaurants that embraced the culture of New England cuisine made so famous thanks to the multiple ports up and down the coast and their fresh seafood.
Cover features: Andrew Kirschner
In the spirit of Chefwear’s annual support of the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, Andrew Kirschner takes a dip in the ocean during the event while sporting a Chefwear uniform in 2006.
Cover features : Morgan Brownlow, Bryan Colombo, Gabriel Rucker, Travis Ingles, Marcos Lopez, Tommy Habetz, Jason Barwikowski, and Mika Parades
Cover features (from left to right): Thierry Rautureau, Chris Keff, Kathy Casey, Ethan Stowell, and Daisley Gordon
Cover features : Jason Wilson, Autumn Maddox, and Dan Gilmore
Cover features: Ethan Stowell
Chefwear landed in the Pacific Northwest in 2006. Chefs from restaurants in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA are featured sporting our extensive clothing line.
Cover features: Marcus Samuelsson
Cover features: Tyler Florence
Cover features: Gale Gand
Cover features: Nancy Silverton
Cover features: Govind Armstrong
Chefwear took the opportunity to feature the chefs of the Macy’s Culinary Council on the covers during the 2006-2007 issues. The inside shows off chefs in our head-to-toe outfits from the Midwest, more specifically Cleveland and Columbus, OH.
Cover features : Joe Riley, Jesse Perez, Gary Donlick, Richard Meyer, Greg Dears, Doug Turbush, Piero Premoli, and Jamie Adams
Cover features: Kevin Rathbun
Cover features (from left to right): Jeff Smedstad, Todd Annis, Micah Willix, Mark Alba, Dean Dupuis
Cover features: Clifford Harrison and Heather King
After a visit to the Midwest earlier in the year, Chefwear headed south to Atlanta, GA in 2007. Here, chefs with roots in southern home cooking donned clothes from our Chefwear line.
Cover features : Derek Buchanan, Brittainy Terhost, Kimberly Schneider, Komaki Ueno and Ethan Howard
Cover features: David Gingrass and Bridget Baston
Cover features (from left to right): Hiro Sone, Lissa Doumani, Kris Schram, Kristina Duffy, Thomas Bowman, Yoshiko Murakami, John McConnell, Steven Joo, Ron Gentile, and Scott Jacobson
Cover features (from left to right): William Pilz, Sean Forsha, Elizabth Faulkner, and Yuko Fujii
Cover features: Charles Phan
Chefwear visited the west coast in 2007-2008 to capture chefs from restaurants in San Francisco, CA then headed 47 miles north to Napa Valley CA. Chefs from across the area were featured surrounded by beautiful vineyards and gardens.
Cover features: Anna Bautista
Cover features: Curtis Aikens
Cover features: Erasto Jacinto
Cover features: Michael Chiarello
Cover features: Matt Bennett and Jeff Starr
Chefwear headed 47 miles north of San Francisco to Napa Valley, CA in 2008. Chefs from across the area were featured surrounded by beautiful vineyards and gardens.
Cover features: Heather Chittum
Cover features: Eric Ziebold
Cover features: Lou Fleming
Cover features: Michel Richard
Cover features: Jose Andres
Chefwear took to the nation’s capital in 2008-2009. The trip featured leading chefs from restaurants all over Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Cover features : Katie Gulla, Donald Drake, Donald Barickman and Kelly Franz
Cover features: Bob Waggoner
Cover features: Frank Lee and the culinary staff from Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton, Old Village Post House and Charleston Cooks
Cover features: Sean Brock and the culinary staff from McCrady’s
Cover features (from left to right): Ryley McGillis, Robert Wysong, and Nathan Thurston
Chefwear traveled to the beachfront town of Charleston, SC in 2009. The shoot put the South’s culture front and center by capturing area chefs standing next to beautiful architecture or cooking southern comfort food.
Cover features: Lisa Bailey and Keegan Gerhand
Cover features: Tyler Wiard
Cover features: Lachlan-Patterson and staff from Frasca Food and Wine
Cover features: Mark Dym
Cover features: Hosea Rosenberg and Jamey Fader
Chefwear took to the mountains and the beautiful cities of Denver and Boulder, CO in 2009-2010. Chefwear brought in chefs that are synonymous with clean flavors in both food and wine while featuring many items from our vast collection.
Cover features: Greg Silver, Dan Rossi and Billie Chen
Cover features: Sam DeMarco
Cover features: Vincent Chiyuto and Dana Tuohy
Cover features: Mike Minor
Cover features: Jason Damato and the culinary staff from House of Blues
Chefwear made its way to Sin City for the 2010 editions of our prestigious catalog. Chefwear worked with amazing chefs from all over the city that never sleeps.
Cover features: Martin Hamann
Cover features: Walter Staib
Cover features: Jennifer Carroll
Cover features: Ralph Fernandez
Cover features: Amanda Rafalski
The hometown of our forefathers, Philadelphia, PA, welcomed Chefwear with open arms in 2010-2011. Chefwear captured the old tavern feel of our country’s history.
Cover features: John Besh
Cover features: Susan Spicer
Cover features: Tyler Kean, Mike Wallace, and Panini Pete
Cover features: Tory McPhail
Cover features: Leah Chase
Chefwear traveled to New Orleans for the second time in 2011. Here, Chefwear embraced the area and dressed participating chefs in a variety of items from our fashion forward collections.
Cover features: Russell Klein and Lenny Russo
Cover features: Zoe Francois and Steven Joel Brown
Cover features: Jay Sparks, Tim McKee, and Todd Bolton
Cover features: Andrew Zimmer
Cover features: Lucia Watson
The 2011-2012 editions brought Chefwear to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. This northern state empowers the use of local product thanks to its vast wilderness as well as its abundance of fresh water lakes.
Cover features: Kent Rathbun
Cover features: Tre Wilcox and Jermaine Brown
Cover features: Paula Lambert
Chefwear headed to the Southwest with its visit to Dallas, TX in 2012. The Lonestar State boasts strong flavors and charismatic chefs that modeled the Chefwear line with enthusiasm.