Foodbuy SES Supplier Spotlight: Chef Works
Foodbuy has a vast network of supplier partners that help us support our Members. These partners supply everything from convection ovens to linen service to smallwares. We will periodically feature supplier partners, and today we are pleased to showcase Foodbuy Supplier Chef Works.
Chef Works mission is to provide clients with new, innovative, high-quality products at competitive prices along with the tools needed to manage any uniform program. We spoke with Chef Works SVP Marc Batten on how he supports Foodbuy Members.
What products and services does your company provide?
Chef Works supplies front and back of house uniforms for the hospitality industry.
Where are you based and how did your company get started?
Our Company is based in San Diego, California. We started off in South Africa, supplying uniforms to mineworkers.
How do you bring value to Foodbuy Members?
We bring value to Foodbuy members, by having a wide range of products, exceptional service levels, in-house embroidery, and advanced technology that allows Chef Works to partner with the Foodbuy Members to ensure their demands are met and exceeded. ChefWorks has worked with some of the largerst Foodbuy GPO’s to create uniform programs for Senior Living, Hospitals and Retaurant Chains. We worked with the members to establish uniform standards by Job function, and created custom portrals for ease of ordering. We have minimized non-compliant spend, and ensured that inventory levls have been maintained.
Describe the steps your company is taking to improve sustainability.
Chef Works has launched a comprehensive range of eco sustainable products, made from recycled bottles. The current range of products available are Chef Jackets, Pants, Aprons and beanies. Each garment has a tag that show sho many bottles were used to create a specific garment. Plastic recycled bottles are washed and chopped into flakes. The plastic flakes are melted into a chip. The chip is then melted into yarn / Polyster. Our sustainability platform can be found at https://www.chefworks.com/sustainability-policy.
What are you most looking forward to in 2022?
We look forward to meeting our partners in person in 2022 and seeing all our partners re-open successfully. Chef Works is launching a New Contemporary range of products that is geared at banqueting and in 2022 a new range of Chef Coats will be launched.