Sweet Chef Coat Deals at Master Sugar Artist Ruth Rickey’s SugarZen

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Crooked Brook partners with Master Sugar Artist Ruth Rickey to conduct weekly Chef Coat Giveaways on her blog SugarZen.

Chef Coat, Crooked Brook Style BSW103, shown in pink, 100% cotton petti point pique body, two front hip tailored welt pockets, black 100% cotton petti point pique collar, cuffs & pocket welts, Ivory piping on the collar, front, pockets & cuffs, metal on black horn horse head buttons.

Chef Coat, Crooked Brook Style BSW103, shown in pink, 100% cotton petti point pique body, two front hip tailored welt pockets, black 100% cotton petti point pique collar, cuffs & pocket welts, Ivory piping on the collar, front, pockets & cuffs, metal on black horn horse head buttons.

"Anybody can enter, as often as they like...every week will feature a different size and style." - Ruth Rickey

Master Sugar Artist Ruth Rickey has partnered with the maker of the “World’s Highest Quality Chef Jackets” Crooked Brook, to conduct weekly Chef Coat Giveaways on her blog SugarZen.

All Crooked Brook chef jackets are made to order in the USA, however, they have various styles and sizes that were not made according to the customer’s specifications, or have slight imperfections. These are the men’s and women’s chef coats Ruth is giving away.

Crooked Brook chef jacket prices start at $85 and go up to well over $200, and with some of them that Ruth is giving away, there is absolutely nothing wrong other than it is not what the customer ordered.

Here are some examples; a size 16 chef jacket was made instead of a size 6, pocket placement on the left chest instead of the left shoulder sleeve or a red jacket with black piping was made instead of a black jacket with red piping.
“It’s a win-win situation for all parties involved. Anybody can enter, as often as they like,” said Ruth.

By sponsoring giveaways; Crooked Brook moves inventory that would otherwise sit on a shelf while increasing brand awareness, Ruth’s followers get a chance to win high quality chef coats, and SugarZen will experience increased traffic as the word spreads and more people enter the contest.

While offering specific sized chef coats may appear to be a negative, Ruth sees it as not much of an issue: “Don’t worry about the first coat being in size 8, every week will feature a different size and style. Patience is a zen-like virtue, after all. And “free” is worth coming to look in each week to see what is offered! You can always give these as a gift if they aren’t in your size.”

About Ruth Rickey

Ruth Rickey is a Certified Master Sugar Artist, former lawyer, administrative law judge and bakery owner. Ruth was named the top Bakery Manager in the world for the IGA stores (3200 stores in 31 countries) in 1999, and then opened Ruth’s Sweete Justice Bakery in 2000. Ruth closed the bakery at the end of 2011, so that she could focus strictly on teaching and judging. Ruth began a custom product line of cutters, veneers and dusting powders and has started an educational blog called SugarZen where she gives advice and information to people in the sugar art field on subjects ranging from owning a cake business, attending cake shows, products and so much more.

Ruth has been seen on all 3 networks that have cake programming. She won WE TV’s Wedding Cake Wars, she assisted Pat Jacoby’s team twice in their victories on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off and she has been featured in 3 different Food Network specials about the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. Her cakes have graced the pages of national and international publications for years.

Ruth was given The Sweet Life Hall of Fame award at the National Capital Area Cake Show in Virginia. She is also one of only a few dozen ICES Certified Master Sugar Artists in the world! Ruth is a member of the Advisory Board for American Cake Decorating Magazine.

Ruth regularly teaches and conducts demonstrations internationally.

About Crooked Brook

Crooked Brook is part of the atelier division of an art studio that offers full service apparel design, pattern making, sample making, private-label small lot production and embroidery. Since 1989, they’ve built a strong reputation of providing top-notch apparel designs, patterns, fit and production samples for many brand name catalogs and retailers, as well as wardrobe and costumes for movies, television and theater.

All Crooked Brook branded garments and accessories are proudly made to order in the U.S.A.

Because of their unparalleled attention to detail in tailoring, they were awarded a Supima® licensing agreement. These contracts are not awarded lightly. The applicants must meet requirements insuring the highest level of quality and integrity for any products bearing the Supima® brand.

In addition, Crooked Brook designs and manufactures:

•Uniforms, men’s and women's chef coats for the world’s most recognized chefs, hotels, casinos, spas and resorts as well as alumni chef jackets for the Culinary Institute of America. Each garment can be personalized with the customer’s choice of fabric, pockets, buttons, piping and embroidery. With a design studio in New York City, (the fashion and gastronomic capital of the world) and a production facility in Utica, New York, they’ve garnered international brand name recognition as the maker of the "World's Highest Quality Chef Jackets™”.

•Promotional products, items, decorated apparel and accessories, such as jackets, hats, sweatshirts, hoodies, polo shirts, fleece blankets, sweatshirt blankets, button down shirts, fleece jackets, golf shirts, t-shirts, tote bags, and aprons that can be customized with the following apparel decorating methods:

  • Embroidery
  • Tackle Twill
  • Appliqué
  • Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)
  • Sublimation

•Custom lab coats, uniforms and scrubs for nursing, medical, dental, scientific, engineering, technology & healthcare professionals.

•Custom made apparel and accessories for men and women, including but not limited to: suits, shirts, Hawaiian shirts, pants, vests, dresses, skirts, gowns, jeans, boxer shorts, martial arts and yoga outfits.

Crooked Brook ships worldwide. Hours of operations are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Reach them at (315) 733-1992 or visit http://www.crookedbrook.com/ to learn more.

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