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Stress, Anxiety & Alcohol Abuse in the Kitchen

We talk with Amber Kaba, founder of The White Jacket Effect and a chef of 20 years’ experience, who has made it a personal mission to get issues such as stress, anxiety, drug abuse and alcoholism in the hospitality industry out into open communication....

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The Unwritten Rules of the Kitchen: The 10 Chef Commandments

There are still certain rules that a chef will live by. These commandments apply beyond the kitchen as well, helping to maintain the edge and balance that a professional chef needs to juggle their multiple tasks....

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Chef Mel Alafaci

Chef Mel Alafaci talks to us about her culinary style and her fresh approach to teaching her skills. Chef Mel’s cooking school, Vanilla Zulu, makes the culinary journey fun, by offering classes that are far from daunting, but rather entertaining...

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Chef Morgan Clementson

They say follow your dreams, take the first step and the rest is pure chance – Chef Morgan Clementson takes us through her international baking journey....

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How to choose a colour scheme for your uniform

A uniform is no longer just an outfit for your team; with extensive style choices, it can now be a powerful extension of your brand identity. In this article, we will be discussing use of colour to match your theme, brand and venue's atmosphere....

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Chef Kay-Lene Tan

It can be daunting to change occupation and follow your dreams. It is often a big step to turn your hobby into your ideal career, but with dedication and hard work, Chef Kay-Lene Tan turned her dream into a reality....

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Cooking & Art with Chef Josh Harris

Our ethos with the food is simple; If it doesn’t come from the Eyre Peninsula, then it doesn’t go on a plate. The ultimate “Fresh & Local” concept in full effect....

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A Pursuit of Passion – Chef Massimo Mele

Chef Massimo Mele is one of Australia’s most widely recognised Chefs. Massimo discusses his how passion for sharing fresh quality food has been the key to his success....

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So Many Combinations!

At Chef Works, we take tremendous pride in our fashion-forward culinary and hospitality apparel. And for us, function is just as important as fashion. With over 2.5 million combinations, we're certain we have a perfect match for you...

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The Original Zipper Chef Jacket

At the time of Springfield’s conception in 2015, chef jackets with zippers were non-existent in the kitchen. But the Chef Works product development team, working closely with industry influencers, felt the tides would be shifting....

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Tawnya Bahr on Innovating with local produce

Founding partner of Straight To The Source, Chef and Food Consultant, Tawnya Bahr, talks about her approach to innovating with local produce....

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Founded on fabric

Before Chef Works, there was fabric… The brand you know has a story you may not. Over 60 years ago, Chef Works was founded from a family fabric business...

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Roy Ner on Innovation in the Kitchen

What we do [at Nour] is take middle eastern cuisine in a way that has been approached before, but we look at it with fresh eyes. We don’t cook just for the sake of cooking, we cook for ourselves...

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Our fabrics, Your clients' favorites

The quality of our fabrics and superiority of our product research created the foundations on which we grew to become the leading manufacturer of hospitality uniforms. Here’s a run down of our top selling jackets according to the fabric that makes them....

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Hospitality Begins Front of House

Designed to get the job done without getting in your way, the 2018 Collection offers uncompromising gear, for whatever the workplace throws your way. Over 250 new styles heading your way, we've reinvented form and function in our 2018 collection....

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The tool belt for hospitality professionals – Indy Apron

This summers most innovative apron is here. There's nothing else like it, and it is already a fan favourite. "It's the toolbelt for hospitality professionals". Small and versatile, the Indy is the ultimate style accessory!...

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Ian Oakes, Comfort in the Kitchen

"Comfort in the kitchen needs to feel like when I’m out in the ocean, that feeling of being free" Avid surfer, Ian Oakes (Head Chef / Owner at Drake Eatery, Bondi Beach), reveals what comfort in the kitchen means to him....

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Apron Size Guide for Culinary Pros

Not all aprons are created equal. Depending on what you’re up against, we’ve got an apron for that. we’re breaking down our fits to help you choose the right apron, every time. We’re breaking down our fits to help you choose the right apron, every time....

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Behind the Design – Our latest collection

This year, we’ve unveiled new styles like the Berkeley and Uptown Aprons, who’s cross back straps alleviate and redistribute weight from the neck, taking much-needed pressure off chefs and servers during an already stressful shift....

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Introducing the new Byron Canvas Cross Back Aprons

Named after Australia’s Byron Bay, famous for its creativity and simplicity, the Byron Apron Collection provides optimum space for personal branding, allowing people to get creative....

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Chef Works' Blog

Welcome to the Chef Works Blog! You can read up on the latest news from Chef Works, interviews with some of our favourite chefs and other interesting and relevant content to the hospitality industry....

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