Archive | Gives Back RSS feed for this archive First Year Sponsoring John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival

We recently teamed up with John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® GridIron Grill-Off to be a sponsor for the 7th year of the event that helps local charities.

John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off, features a Grill-Off competition with football legends and celebrity chefs from across South Florida. Because we are a leading manufacturer and distributor of chef clothing and apparel. We sponsored the local chefs and restaurants that partnered with the Gridiron Grill-Off. As sponsors, we supplied the 23 chefs with customized, embroidered chef coats and chef totes, hats, and gift cards for the participating local chefs.

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This year was the 7th annual Gridiron Grill-Off, held at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. The event hosted 23 of the top chefs in South Florida from great restaurants in the region along with football players and legends. Attendees spent the day eating and sampling different foods and wines, then voting on their favorite recipes. Hosted and produced by John Offerdahl, the event’s overall mission is “feeding the needs of kids in crisis.” 4KIDS South Florida and HOPE South Florida are among some of the local charities supported by the Gridiron Grill-Off, there are numerous other charitable partners in the hospitality and sports industries.

Hosted and produced by Former Dolphins Linebacker, John Offerdahl, the event’s overall mission is “feeding the needs of kids in crisis.” 4KIDS South Florida and HOPE South Florida are among some of the local charities supported by the Gridiron Grill-Off, there are numerous other charitable partners in the hospitality and sports industries.

“ChefUniforms is honored to sponsor events like this,” stated Susan Masimore, CEO of UA Brands. “Not only do events like this allow us to get out in the community, they allow us to give back to the community through great charity organizations.”, together with sister company, UA Corporate Solutions gave more than $10,000 to the Gridiron Grill-Off including in-kind and monetary donations to support the charity. partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

This Fall, we are excited to partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) and donate proceeds from the sale of 2 of our chef coats, Traditional Fit Chef Coat in Hot Pink for the men and Wild and Pink Black Print Chef Coat for the women. This is the first time we have designed chef coats to help bring awareness to a cause. We will be joining our sister brand, Uniform Advantage in making a donation of over $5,000 in total helping those diagnosed! If you and your staff want to paint your kitchen and/or restaurant Pink and get additional breast cancer awareness items, we offer a wide variety of styles and designs to complete your wardrobe!

What we love about LBBC is that they offer programs and a range of services to support anyone diagnosed with breast cancer, caregivers and even loved ones of those impacted by this disease. Whether newly diagnosed, in treatment, to living with advanced breast cancer or in recovery, LBBC offers something for everyone, because no one needs to go through this alone.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer partners with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC addresses the current needs of people affected by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery or living with a history of or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer.

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Traditional Fit Chef Coat – Knotted Cloth Buttons – 65/35 Poly/Cotton
Style # 63512, a leading retailer of restaurant and chef uniforms, sponsored Traditional Fit Chef coats for all contestants on Food Network’s ice cream-themed competition series, King of Cones.The series which premiered August 4th, 2014, can be seen Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. sponsored all of the traditional fit chef coats for each contestant on the series, outfitting each team in 4 colors: Ocean Blue, Ember Orange, Wine and Apple Green. The colors add a stylish flair and complement the ice cream theme of the competition. The Traditional Fit Chef coats have knotted cloth buttons and are made with a 65/35 Poly/Cotton blend which adds a richer fashion detail to each chef’s professional look. The coats provide a more contoured, tailored cut with extra room built into the biceps and underarm areas that both men and women can wear.

King of Cones is an ice-cream competition challenging dessert chefs to make the most incredible frozen treats imaginable.  In three heart-pounding elimination challenges, a giant ice cream truck arrives with a new theme and a mystery ingredient that the four talented contestants have to translate into a uniquely delicious ice cream dessert – before time runs out.  In the end, only one will scoop up the grand prize of $10,000 and be named King of Cones.



Flavors of Fort Lauderdale

Attention, food-lovers! Do you love free food and wine tastings and cooking demonstrations? Will you be in South Florida between November 8th and the 11th? Then you need to check out the first annual Flavors of Fort Lauderdale. The event will take place in Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Marina, and there will be over 35 different restaurants preparing their signature dishes for guests. But that’s not all! has agreed to sponsor this event by way of donating our signature chef coats to the cause.

Twelve chefs will be participating and will be wearing our coats, and you get to see them in action, first-hand! Some will be wearing the Chef Uniforms style 63313, a traditional chef coat with underarm vents, and made with 100% cotton for maximum breathability. Others chose 83113, another traditional chef coat that contours to provide a more flattering fit for women.

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You can see Chef Robyn Almodovar and the Five Fabulous Female Chefs in their brand new chef attire, by visiting the Flavors After Dark Event on Saturday, November 10th from 6-10 P.M. On Sunday you can see the “Ambassador of Flavor”, the event’s Master of Ceremonies, Chef Allen Susser in his new uniform (below), an Uncommon Threads Egyptian cotton chef coat.

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The Flavors of Fort Lauderdale Event is a celebration of the culinary lifestyle and is open to anyone who has an appreciation for good food and fun. Many local and regional restaurants will be participating, as well as many great chefs from the area. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit a South Florida Charity called Feeding South Florida. This charity is a not-for-profit organization that helps to provide food and other grocery products to people in need, as well as to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger and poverty.

For more information about the event and for complete time, location and ticketing information, please visit

Free Shipping for Labor Day!

We all work hard and expect little in return – but sometimes, isn’t it nice just to feel appreciated? Well, appreciates all of our customers, fans and loyal readers. That’s why from now until midnight (EST) of September 3rd, you can get Free Shipping on all orders over $99! Need a new chef coat before the holidays are on us? How about a new pair of chef pants to go with the new coat? Now’s the time to start shopping – while the savings are hot! Simply click the image above or the link below to start saving!

This offer ends at midnight EST on 9/3, and is exclusively for our U.S. Customers only.

Go Red for Women’s Heart Health! is “Going Red” today for Women’s Heart Health and officially kicking off our February fundraising efforts for the National Heart Month and the American Heart Association!  Here are some facts about the prevalence of heart disease and why you should get involved:

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, regardless of race or ethnicity, accounting for 8.6 million deaths in women each year
  • One in THREE women over the age of 20 has a form of cardiovascular disease
  • Women are more likely to have strokes than men, in fact THREE million women die from strokes each year
  • Under the age of 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely to be fatal
  • 267,00 women die annually from heart attacks, this is SIX times as many fatalities as breast cancer

Check back for our pictures from today’s “Go Red” day at the corporate office.  There are many ways you can help raise awareness for women’s heart health (including shopping!) so check out the American Heart Association’s ways to help out:!  Is your workplace celebrating American Heart Month this February?  Try hosting your own “Wear Red” Day awareness event for your restaurant with our huge selection of red chef coats!

Chef Coats for Charity

In the spirit of the season, has donated 45 chef coats to the World Cares Center for its Iron Skillet Cook Off. For those who don’t know what this organization does, its mission is to “alleviate the pain and suffering inherent in accidents and disasters by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and training local citizens, agencies, and leaders to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergency situations.” In order to achieve this mission, the organization puts together events for the community.

One of the events that the World Cares Center puts on annually is the Iron Skillet Cook Off in Manhattan. This event features the top chefs of the New York Fire Department going head to head with local restaurant chefs, and 100% of the proceeds go to the World Cares Center. Monday, October 24th was the 10th anniversary of the event, and was an “All-Star Edition”, showcasing the winners of the past 9 years, plus 1 wild card entry. Not only is this event a blast, but it raises money for a great cause. Check out this picture of the 2011 Cook Off winners:

For more information, visit or find the organization on Facebook at

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is the time of year when the major breast cancer charities campaign in order to increase awareness of the disease, and also hold fundraisers for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and hopefully an eventual cure of breast cancer. Over the years this has become a worldwide phenomenon, and everyone has their own way of honoring their loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer, or of celebrating their own ability to survive the disease. Many organizations hold 5k walk/runs, like the American Cancer Society and Susan G Komen.

As you may already know, our sister company, Uniform Advantage took part in this year’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5K walk, in order to raise money to fund Breast Cancer research. As it stands, our team has raised over $2,300 for the cause, and after the company matches with its own money, we will have raised close to (if not more than) our goal of $5,000!

Many of our friends and Facebook fans were able to attend the event, and even came to see us as we walked (I’m sure it had nothing to do with the free t-shirts we were giving out!). Here are some pictures we took at the event:

Walking the Walk

Finishing up!

 Team UA

 To see more pictures from the event, visit our fan page at

Thank you everyone who came out and for showing your support!

How can you get involved in one of these events? Click on any of the links below (or find any other one of your choosing), and see what you’d be interested in participating in, and be sure to make a donation for the cause.

American Cancer Society

Susan G Komen

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation

American Breast Cancer Foundation

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation

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