Development & Manufacturing

Development & Manufacturing - Chef Works


From Concept to Completion, Chef Works is your top culinary apparel brand for hospitality & food service professionals worldwide. We manufacture expertly designed, innovative & practical clothing to ensure you can properly outfit yourself and your staff from head to toe. Chef Works is constantly analysing gaps in its product portfolio and making educated decisions as to whether the product will suit the market and align with its hospitality portfolio. Below are some of the processes involved in developing new products, depicting how the Chef Works brand is constantly striving to meet evolving fashion trends.


The Sketches 

At our Headquarters in San Diego, California, a team of fashion and graphic designers are constantly developing new ways to create innovative and practical garments. Product Sketching is the first part of the product development cycle and is done once the team has decided that this product will fit its product portfolio and is necessary. 


The Digital Drawings

Once the product development team has agreed that this product will fit the portfolio & serves its purpose, the sketcher then works with a graphic designer to turn their sketches into a digital mock-up. The graphic designer must ensure that the product trims, colour and design are reflected. This step is always a back and forward process between the product development team and designer to ensure it meets the goal.


The Tech-Pack

After the digital drawings are completed, they are sent to the 'Tech-pack Man' to be turned into the product tech-pack. This is an extremely important document, as it houses all the product information for manufacturing. Like a car is built the same no matter which factory it is manufactured in, so are our products. This allows us to manufacture a product in several factories worldwide and for it to come out the same in each of them. 




The Pre-production Sample

Now for the exciting part! After months of designing, debating and sketching a product, we can develop a pre-production sample for the team to review and get feedback on. It is often challenging to conclude with opinions and input from a group of great designers from all over the world involved in this process. After days of discussion, the sample is either confirmed or sent back to the factory for alterations and returned for final approval. 




The Factories

Chef Works has multiple manufacturing facilities around the globe to mitigate risk and maintain a continuous supply chain. In recognising that quality is a critical factor in the popularity and loyalty to our brand, we apply an unwavering focus on quality and consistency in all areas of fabric development & garment construction. Part of this process includes manufacturing audits. Chef Works takes compliance seriously, which is why we enforce annual independent social compliance audits as part of our manufacturing operational procedures. 


At Chef Works we believe that having sufficient amounts of stock is critical in allowing us to meet the demands of our fast-paced clients. Whether for an event or a last-minute shift, our customers can rely on us to have the item they need.

We have a warehouse full of fast-moving stock at Chef Works Australia, which can quickly be drawn from daily. If we do not have an item in stock, we can order it from multiple locations around the world, with quick turnaround time, such as:

  • Chef Works USA 
  • Chef Works Canada
  • Shanghai Warehouse
  • Hong Kong Warehouse
  • Source it from other Chef Works branches worldwide

Customised Programs

Chef Works has developed and will continue to develop custom uniform solutions for corporate clients worldwide through our excellent relationships with our production factories. Chef Works can ensure that your staff is outfitted uniformly to increase brand awareness and maintain homogeny without sacrificing quality and affordability. Whether it is a complete uniform solution for thousands of employees or a custom apron order, we have you covered.