Established in 2012, Hedley & Bennett was born to inspire a sense of dignity and pride in the kitchen. Founder and creative director Ellen Bennett recognized a recurring pattern in drab kitchen workwear: bland, generic, and essentially disposable uniforms that were completely uninspiring.
After attending culinary school in Mexico City, she worked as a cook at Providence, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hollywood. This is where it all began: the idea of creating an attractive, handmade, hardworking apron. Five aprons a week for fellow kitchen workers soon led to a team of seamstresses and Hedley and Bennett was born.
Her roots in the kitchen created the vision to make people feel as amazing as the food they prepared. Bennett makes customized aprons for celebrity chefs, restaurant clients, barbers, and artists using comfortable, durable materials and winning details like reinforced lined pockets, brass hardware, and adjustable neck straps.