If you've visted a fine dining establishment lately-maybe Ink, Momofuko, Trois Mec-or even a fast-casual joint like Sweetgreen or Shake Shack, chances are you've seen cooks and waiters wearing crisp, colorful aprons made of luxurious materials finished off with brass and nickle fixtures. These are likely Hedley & Bennett aprons.
- Fast Company
This is more than a business success story. It's a story about a woman who wants to lift people up.
One young entrepreneur is putting community first on her meteoric rise from line cook to CEO in just four years. 29 year-old Ellen turned a great apron into a multi-million dollar opportunity. But at the core, Bennett says she started the small business to bring communities together.
- Today Show
Ellen Bennett launched an apron company [in 2012] not knowing how to sew and not knowing how to run a business. Now she has the world, so to speak, by the strings.
- Los Angeles Times
If you are only ate at the Los Angeles resturants whose chefs sport Hedley & Bennett aprons, you'd be eating at some of the finest places the city has to offer.
- New York Times Magazine
Form meets function in these kitchen and serving accessories. Before the fun begins, suit up in a Hedley & Bennett apron sewn in Los Angeles.
- Sunset Magazine
We're not just talking any ol' apron. We collaborated with designers Hedley & Bennett for the Armani of aprons: crisp, American-milled light blue cotton with contrasting patriotic navy and red stitching around angled pockets and custom triangle accents. Top chefs across the globe wear H&B, so putting one on is basically like Superman slipping into his cape.
- Bon Appétit
At home in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood, Hedley & Bennett founder ELLEN BENNETT hosts weekend brunches that have become the HOTTEST TABLE in town. Since 2012, line cook-turned-designer Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett has been producing a range of stylishly sturdy utilitarian aprons that have taken the culinary world by storm.
- C Magazine
The lively pace of the delightful new headquarters-coupled with Bennett's enthusiasm-means a sense of adventure and wonder permeates the space.