Bon Temps, the new Arts District restaurant from Chef Lincoln Carson, has opened on the site of what used to be the Heinz 57 test kitchen. With a very specific aesthetic in mind for the restaurant, he chose BlueCut to design and manufacture custom culinary chef aprons and jackets for its staff.
Bon Temps’ chef has spent a lot of time exploring his neighborhood developing an understanding of what the area’s residents want. He lives in an apartment next to the restaurant and aims to create the kind of neighborhood spot he’d want to keep visiting again and again.
The industrial neighborhood has a great deal of history that its restaurants strive to preserve through retaining original details like exposed brick, wood paneling, and floorboards. In keeping with this theme, Carson handpicked the restaurant’s apron supplier, BlueCut, who are also based in the Arts District.
BlueCut isn’t your regular uniform supplier or culinary apron company. They’ve positioned themselves as a design house for the culinary classics chef wears, bringing their knowledge of design, tailoring, and materials to create a unique aesthetic.
BlueCut has designed and manufactured the aprons for Bon Temps as well as their new Task Jacket. Both were made in the USA from Italian canvas. The Task Jacket’s look is a throwback to workwear that meets modern streetwear, with a more fitted silhouette than your typical chef’s jacket. It features interior seams covered with piping and a contrast keyhole at the top of the jacket.
They chose classic black and white pinstripe for the chef’s aprons, and for the pastry chefs the aprons were crafted from a unique Japanese twill in natural color with contrasting charcoal pinstripes. Servers and bussers were outfitted with aprons made from the same Italian canvas used for the Task Jacket.