About La Cuisiniere Chefwear
“Today’s female professional Chef perspires, swears, bleeds and gives everything they have in the kitchen, just like men do,” says Stacy Simonson, Executive Chef and La Cuisiniere’s founder. “Now, they don’t have to dress like them anymore! They should not have to bear the weight of baggy chef pants and over-starched burlap jackets that fit a man just right, but do nothing for a woman. A female Chef is elegant, tough and passionate; she deserves to feel good and look stylish in La Cuisiniere practical apparels”.
The designs were conceived and field tested in the kitchens of “Chez nous” in Houston. The line includes three styles of cotton/spandex shirts, pants and a skirt. The pants and skirt were created in a classic houndstooth pattern, but with a smaller, more feminine print. The polyester/cotton blend makes them durable as well as breathable.
The blend of fabrics in the shirts allows for movement, breath ability and style. They were named for the special women in Stacy’s life: Johnnye, named after Stacy’s grandmother, features three-quarter sleeves; the Tru carries Stacy’s other grandmother’s name and was designed with an Asian influence; and the Lydia was named after her husband Scott’s grandmother and has short sleeves and a scoop neck. All garments were tailored to fit the female physique with tapered waist, flared hip areas resulting in a slender and flattering professional appearance.
The days of female chefs being “one of the boys” in rolled up sleeves and baggy pants are over!
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Stacy Simonson is chef at Chez nous French Restaurant in Houston. Visit her restaurant at