Chefs today focus on artistry as much as they focus on making good food. Good food mimics good art, and creativity is key for succeeding as a chef. Get inspired today by these 3 chefs who are already cooking outside the box.

Grant Achatz

If your plate of food looks more like a painting, you might have recently eaten at Alinea, Grant Achatz’s first restaurant in Chicago. Instead of offering walk-in seating as well as reservations, Alinea only accepts reservations in advance. Why? So that they can tailor each meal to their customer’s choice of 3 unique eating experiences.

These eating experiences at Alinea are as remarkable as art galleries and magic shows. Achatz disguises food as centerpieces, sends out food as floating edible balloons, and even suspends food from wires to keep his guests amazed and surprised at every turn.


Massimo Bottura

With an overwhelming passion for Italian food, Massimo Bottura opened his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in Italy to cook food that’s all about Italian history, and family. Bottura re-engineers the recipes of Italian grandmothers to create foods that convey a deep love for his country and its history.

Inspiration comes to Bottura in almost every moment of his life. He created a dessert called “Oops! I Dropped the Lemon Tart” after a fellow chef smashed a pastry. He transformed cheese into a fog with a vaporizer after seeing bridges ribboned with fog and imagining the people on that bridge breathing Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bottura’s passion for creative food reveals the imagination that fuels chefs to keep creating new and exciting dishes.


Anne-Sophie Pic

For the perfect blend of the new and the old, Anne-Sophie Pic’s family restaurant in Valance, France creates dishes that reveal Pic and her family’s own culinary identities. Pic is self-taught, and her restaurant Le Maison Pic reflects a style of cooking that is uniquely hers.

Pic’s greatest strength as a chef is her palate. She creates new flavor pairings that may seem unusual but somehow seem to work. Some of her unusual flavor pairings include beets with coffee, venison with candied grapefruit, and turbot with mint and black truffles. Pic’s unique flavor pairings inspire today’s chef to be bold and creative with the flavors they choose and to trust in their own palates.

With these three chefs getting creative in their kitchens, you’re probably dying to try out that new idea you had too! Gear up with some Threads in your favorite color and style to help your inspiration flow while you’re getting creative and making your own new food.


Uncommon Creations To Spark Your Creativity


Venture Into Creativity

With stylish side vents and an edgy asymmetrical closure, the Venture Pro Vent Chef Coat is sure to inspire you the moment you slip it on. And you can choose from 7 different color options to match whatever innovative dish you’re cooking up.

Pop Into Innovation

Featuring ten buttons, finished cuffs, and a reversible closure, the Classic Poplin Chef Coat decks you out with inspiration. Plus, it’s made with breathable poly cotton poplin, so it won’t weigh you down when you’re coming up with the next big dish.

Pull Your Imagination

This utility shirt with a houndstooth trim will definitely stretch your imagination muscles when you pull it on. The sleeve trim and black snaps on the Pullover Utility Shirt add the perfect touch to match the little details of your impressive meal. AND you can get it for the special CLOSEOUT PRICE of only $3.95!