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Charitable Giving





Chefwear is a proud supporter of The James Beard Foundation through our sponsorship of the annual The James Beard Foundation Awards. The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America's culinary community and is dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives through educational initiatives, food industry awards, a national food conference, the Leadership Awards program, culinary scholarships, and publications.



Chefwear's founder, Rochelle Huppin, is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY, 1987). She is a Fellow and ardent champion of the college, its students and its core values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity. Through Rochelle's Fellowship and Chefwear's sponsorship of events, we help to fund scholarships, strengthen academic programs, and provide for facilities and technology enhancing the quality of education and the lives of students on CIA campuses.






Chefwear is passionate about the work of Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger by 2015 and give kids a chance to learn, grow and thrive. Our support of the Food Arts BBQ at the NRA Show and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival every year benefits the Share Our Strength programs in the fight against childhood hunger in America.



Chefwear has enjoyed an affiliation with the Greater Chicago Food Depository going almost all the way back to beginning of our company. We are proud to give back to the community where many of the Chefwear team live and work. We remain committed to helping feed and train the estimated 808,000 hungry people in Cook County through our participation in fundraising events.



As supporters of organic and sustainable goods, Chefwear endorses the Veggie U mission to promote the well-being of children through a healthy lifestyle. Veggie U is dedicated to educating kids about making wise food choices in order to combat adolescent and juvenile disease, and understand the value of sustainable agriculture.


Patterns With A Purpose

Chefwear's Patterns With a Purpose is our way to use our talents to give back. Working with a charitable organization, our design team creates a garment that supporters would be delighted to show off to their friends, family and donors. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of Chefwear's Patterns With a Purpose goes directly back to that organization's cause. We develop every piece of this beautifully crafted apparel to help make a difference.

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Corporate Volunteering

As part of our corporate culture, Chefwear promotes a lifestyle characteristic of volunteering that our employees embrace and believe in. As part of our commitment to give back, Chefwear encourages its employees to volunteer within their communities and for meaningful causes both on the national and local levels that are personal to them.

Product Donation Requests

Chefwear’s charitable outreach is guided by two strategic priorities: eliminating hunger and culinary education. We look to work with not-for-profits that are uniquely positioned to do both.

Through the Chefwear Giving Program, we hope to help make a difference for those who work hard to influence change and create positive experiences for those around them on a daily basis.

If you are interested in taking part in the Chefwear Giving Program, please submit your request via email to Chefwear Donation Request.  One result of our ongoing support of these causes is that we receive more requests than we can fund. However, we hope, through focus, we can make a much bigger impact.

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