We're back with Vol. 2 of the Ellen Edit, a rundown of everything that's been happening in our CEO/ Apron BossEllen Bennett's world, her AMAZING #apronsquad adventures, and some awesome tips she has to share from her travels-- and really just about staying alive, being healthy, and crushing it EVERYDAY!
Our Apron BossEllen Bennettrecently had her home featured inArchitectural Digest! After a fire destroyedCasey'shome, he and Ellen rebuilt it from the ground up and designed every corner of it while building their relationship along the way.
Read all about their story and check out the AMAZING photos our friend,Emma Morris tookhere!
New York, New York!!! And the city of brotherly (and sisterly) love!!! So here's the thing about your dreams: they don't just land on your doorstep in a little bow. It's more like they arrive in a tornado and you have to go and grab 'em, and then make 'em happen. And so every time I go to New York, that's what it's like. It's like a giant tornado dish, you dive in and you find your dreams and make them happen.
From May 16-18, 2017 some of the best chefs and culinary giants will hit the road in Santa Rosa, CA and ride 300 miles to raise funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. Talk about serious hustling?! In it's third year, Chefs Cycle continues to bring together every kind of chef, line cook, culinary industry member, doer and go-getter with a goal to raise over $2M, "which translates into 20 million meals for kids facing hunger."
"If you’ve visited 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 nickel fixtures. These are likely Hedley & Bennett aprons."
It's pretty surreal to type this out, but we are so honored that we got to share our story with Fast Company!! From cutting carrots at Providence restaurant in Los Angeles to designing a custom apron complete with tulle for Jesse Tyler Ferguson to host the 2017 James Beard Awards, it's been one crazy adventure and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Elizabeth Segran's "How 29-Year Old Ellen Bennett Became Culinary World's Apron Queen" chronicles Ellen's business journey even though she "never set out to become a CEO." But we are pretty thankful here at the apron HQ that Ellen's tenacity, determination, and conviction to “take life by the lapels" led her to create Hedley & Bennett. It's been an incredible team effort and we couldn't do any of it without the #apronsquad support, hustle, friendship, and community.
You gotta see to believe the customized apron Ellen made for Jesse, and let us make your apron dreams come true by customizing one for you!
Besides the craziness that starts with me flying in on a red eye and leaving on a red eye, I jammed my schedule with so many pow-wows and visits, that I think my head might've fallen off a couple times.