Nicole Hanna may be young, but she knows what she wants: a life full of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and wine; a job in a busy kitchen, and a beautiful uniform that fits (via Instagram).
In other words, she’s a woman on a mission. Self-described as “happiest when I am in a professional kitchen under great stress five minutes before close making 15 meals at once” (via Instagram), Hanna doesn’t rest after her shifts end. The chef (and former brain injury specialist) spends her spare time as CEO of Yellow Jacket Chef Wear, a cooking uniform company tailored to women in the food industry.
Yellow Jacket Chef Wear is a passion project, born out of Hanna’s frustration that women and their curves are “utterly ignored” in chefs’ uniform manufacturing. Her up-and-coming line of professional wear for women chefs is designed, as per her Instagram announcement, to provide women with “jackets that take curves and shape into consideration, jackets that look sleek and professional, jackets that are ONLY for us.”