For almost half a decade, Helt Studio has set out on a mission to support and celebrate our culinary frontline heroes. Our mission to empower the culinary community through producing functional, high-quality, and trendy kitchen apparel has helped culinary workers feel their best and look good doing it. However, improving the landscape for restaurant workers is so much more than creating the right gear — we want to go even further. 

Helt Studio’s chef blog continues that mission by letting you hear directly from expert contributors in the industry. Hospitality is one of the most complex and labor-intensive businesses in the country. Through providing helpful resources and stories, we hope to help chefs and restaurateurs tackle many of the challenges they often face in the field.

It's time to change the game. Better Chef Coats by Helt Studio are here!

It's time to change the game. Better Chef Coats by Helt Studio are here!

It's no joke - life in the kitchen is intense, and traditional chef apparel just doesn't cut it. Is your chef coat bulky, made of cheap poly/cotton twill fabric that wrinkles easily, holds on to odors, and doesn't hold up to daily wear? Don't sweat it - and we mean that quite literally - because we've got a solution that will take your chef apparel to the next level.
April 11, 2022 — Eugene Chan
Hinoki & The Bird joining our team.

Hinoki & The Bird joining our team.

When you stop in at Hinoki and the Bird, you'll find that they're part of a uniform revolution. From the kitchen to the wait staff - even to the executive chef himself - Hinoki and the Bird is the first restaurant to outfit its entire team in our All Day Henley Chef Shirts & custom made aprons
April 11, 2022 — Eugene Chan
From Coast to Coast, It's a Uniform Revolution

From Coast to Coast, It's a Uniform Revolution

Restaurants across the country are loving a new type of apron and joining the Helt Studio's uniform revolution. Our innovative line of food service workwear goes beyond the classic white apron. Made of CrewTech fabric, our products are water repellent and made in LA.

From our chef jackets to our canvas aprons, we would like to introduce you to a few of our biggest fans.
April 11, 2022 — Eugene Chan
Chefs cooking in a kitchen

Stylish Chef Coats: What's In and What's Out

Chef apparel design has come a long way from generic white coats, stiff aprons, and the forever-iconic chef hat. Today, anything goes. More and more, we’re seeing chefs invest in unique chef coats and uniforms that help them perform better while allowing them to showcase a bit of their personal style
January 27, 2022 — Thomas Hung
From Pasadena to Venice Beach, Helt Studio Is Making Waves in California

From Pasadena to Venice Beach, Helt Studio Is Making Waves in California

We love a homegrown success story - especially if it involves your favorite coffee shop. Today, we've got two such stories for you. From the chef uniform and chef apron to the restaurant apron, they're both wearing custom stitching that's made in LA.
January 11, 2022 — Cara Siera
What Makes the Helt Studio Apron Different from the Rest?

What Makes the Helt Studio Apron Different from the Rest?

What makes Helt Studio aprons a cut above? It starts with the stuff they're made of. We offer a range of materials, including Japanese canvas, American Selvedge denim, in-house engineered Crewtech, American duck canvas, and DWR (Durable water-repellent) Canvas. Each apron's 100% cotton strap provides all-day comfort.
January 10, 2022 — Cara Siera
Meet Helt Studio's Famous Fans

Meet Helt Studio's Famous Fans

Meet Helt Studio's Famous Fans
Who daily dons a customized apron or chef uniform from Helt Studio? We'd like to introduce you to both our top chef approved technical workwear and some of the uniform revolutionists who've been with us from the beginning.
January 10, 2022 — chiu chan
Welcome to Helt Studio's Uniform Revolution - Are You Ready?

Welcome to Helt Studio's Uniform Revolution - Are You Ready?

We are Helt Studio. We are a kitchen uniform company, but we got our start in the restaurant industry. Why does that matter?

In a word: experience. We know what it is like, firsthand, to slip into that chef jacket for the first time and it just feels right. We also know what it's like to encounter a spill and wish you had a water repellent apron, a water resistant apron, or a quick dry apron. We know that your uniform matters - it defines your business, your mission, and your workplace culture.
January 05, 2022 — Thomas Hung
innovative fabric

How CrewTech Fabric Keeps You Cool in a Hot Kitchen

(3 min read) Never underestimate the importance of comfort in the kitchen, especially when dealing with high temperatures. At Helt Studio, we design many of our pieces using innovative fabrics - fabrics designed with advanced textile technology that offers comfort, confidence, and power to front-line kitchen workers.

October 29, 2021 — eugene chan
Why you need a Hipster Chef Coat?

Why you need a Hipster Chef Coat?

Why You Need a Hipster Coat if Your Kitchen Is as Hot as Hell
"If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen."

That quote is attributed to former U.S. President Harry S. Truman. However, if you've made a career of braving the kitchen's heat, don't get out of it - simply get a chef coat that can take the heat.
July 27, 2021 — eugene chan
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Meet our famous fans

Meet our famous fans

Who daily dons a customized apron or chef uniform from Helt Studio? We'd like to introduce you to both our top chef approved technical workwear and some of the uniform revolutionists who've been with us from the beginning.
July 27, 2021 — eugene chan
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Meet Top Chef Shirley Chung

Meet Top Chef Shirley Chung

We recently sat down with Top Chef Shirley Chung to talk about her life, experience in cooking, and some of her favorite restaurants.
July 27, 2021 — eugene chan
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Our blog features articles about uniforms and chef wear, culinary tips, restaurant trends, leaders in hospitality, industry advice, anecdotal stories, recipes, and other relevant content. Whether you’re a chef, barista, bartender, busser, server, or restaurant manager — our chef blog serves as a useful and invaluable tool to help you grow in your career. 

Culinary workers have been neglected by the industry for far too long. We’re passionate about changing that — giving culinary workers the support, resources, and appreciation they deserve. 

After all, aprons are just capes worn backward. 

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If you would like to hear about a specific topic or think you might have something helpful to contribute, we’d love to hear from you.