I am a professional cook, with a background in fashion. In my experience as a cook, i have noticed a major lack of focus on the clothing we cooks and chefs wear on a daily basis. The chef uniforms haven't changed with the times like other professions have.
If you look at other domains, there have been improvements in style, fit, fabric, durability, eco-friendly ways of manufacturing as well as textiles used.
Understandably, perhaps the cooking professionals are focusing more on the food than on the uniforms, which is totally legitimate but i feel there could be ways of improving on the current styles in order to look and feel as awesome as possible in order to carry out the best possible service.
I am looking to design a line of clothing (jackets, aprons, pants, shoes) that would elevate our daily kitchen attire so that we can be proud to wear it.
I am looking into eco-friendly fabrics, i hear stain proofing is high on the list of requirements, as well as vents, better fits for different size people, as well as focusing on bringing more to the female professionals in terms of body types and fit.
I would love advice and tips from other professionals in what you're looking for the most and what you would like to see improved, changed, added, or even removed from the current boring baggy and heavy clothing we wear.