Chef Tony Mantuano’s Custom Chef Coats by Crooked Brook

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Tony Mantuano, Chef/Partner at Spiaggia, called on Crooked Brook, to make him a custom chef coat. Spiaggia is the only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago: Mantuano's other ventures include Mangia Trattoria in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin and as the Chef/Partner of Terzo Piano at The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Spiaggia Logo

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Crooked Brook, maker of "The World's Highest Quality Chef Jackets™", was called on by Tony Mantuano, Chef/Partner at Spiaggia to design and make his latest chef coat.

Chef Mantuano’s jacket was Crooked Brook Style CBM100, in White, 100% cotton Petit Point Pique fabric, with a right shoulder sleeve tailored welt pocket and Faux Mother of Pearl buttons.

Embroidery for the jacket is as follows:

Left chest: Tony Mantuano
Right chest: Spiaggia logo

About Tony Mantuano:

Regarded internationally as an influential culinary force, Chef Tony Mantuano is the Chef/Partner at Spiaggia, the only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago. Awarded the 2005 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest, Mantuano worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy before opening Spiaggia in 1984 to critical acclaim, and has since gone on to win The Chicago Tribune's highest culinary prize, The Good Eating Award, and named a Food & Wine Best New Chef in 1986.

Mantuano's other ventures include Mangia Trattoria in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin and as the Chef/Partner of Terzo Piano at The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mantuano's first cookbook, "The Spiaggia Cookbook," was lauded by Food & Wine magazine as one of the top 25 cookbooks of 2004. In 2008, Mantuano co-authored "Wine Bar Food" with wife Cathy, which was the inspiration for WINE BAR FOOD outposts at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Mantuano was most recently seen in the Champions round on season two of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." He has made numerous television appearances including "NIGHTLINE," The TODAY Show," "The Early Show," and "The Martha Stewart Show" and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator and Bon Appétit, among others. He is a frequent contributor to local Chicago media, television and radio stations.

About Crooked Brook

Crooked Brook is a unit 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:

Men’s and women's chef jackets , casino, spa, resort, hotel, chef and restaurant uniforms 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; custom jackets, hats, polo shirts, fleece blankets, sweatshirt blankets, button down shirts, embroidered hoodies, embroidered fleece jackets, golf shirts, custom t-shirts, tote bags, custom sweatshirts and aprons that can be customized with the following apparel decorating methods:

Tackle Twill
Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)

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 to learn more.

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