TILIT, A FASHION BRAND FOR THE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, WANTS TO BE THE CARHARTT OF CHEFWEAR
The husband-and-wife duo behind the New York label are successfully revamping and expanding upon the traditional chef's uniform.
Spotting a chef outside of a restaurant or kitchen is, as Damian from "Mean Girls" would say, "like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs," and for good reason: The classic chef's uniform — traditionally comprised of a double-breasted jacket, printed (or matching) pants and a tall chef's hat called a toque — is rooted in culinary history, dating back as early as Victorian times and worn by professionals across all levels within the food industry, from fast-casual establishments to Michelin-rated restaurants. But while most chefs hold a strong sense of pride in wearing their uniforms in the kitchen, it's not exactly the same when worn outside of working hours.
Tilit, a New York-based fashion brand run by husband-and-wife duo Alex McCrery and Jenny Goodman, is here to change that by revamping and expanding upon the uniform of the food and hospitality industries.