In 1986, Le Nouveau Chef’s founder Robert ten Hoope discovered how much discomfort chefs were experiencing due
to a lack of well-fitting chef jackets. He spoke with a variety of chefs and started to come up with ideas. He
tested his designs endlessly and developed clothing that allowed chefs to experience true freedom of movement in
Robert used fabrics of only the highest quality. In fact, he was the first in his field to balance practicality
and style, which allowed him to create a new, fashionable fit for food professionals. This is how it all
started, and what brought us to where Le Nouveau Chef is today: continuously innovating and balancing
practicality and style while holding sustainability in high regard. Today, Le Nouveau Chef is owned and run by
Robert’s daughter Madelon and his son-in-law Paul van Luipen.
“We have always regarded chefs as individuals who should be able to express their personal style, just like they
do when creating their signature dishes. Thanks to them, we have been able to expand our expertise and we
continue this by building a chef community around the world” - Paul van Luipen, CEO
35 years of craftmanship, experience and innovation.