Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

September 15th, 2009, 4:47 pm

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Cool idea and great sketching! Also Congrats on the Core77 feature.

I'm not a professional chef (although I know a few and have dated one), but I see something I think this concept could use. It seems to me that most restaurant kitchen floors are tile or similar with drains and get very messy when open and hosed down/mopped every night. I think it would be interesting to incorporate a little stand to lift the soft part of the bag off the floor a few inches so water/spills could go around it without making the bag dirty. This way the chef could keep the bag near by while cooking or leave it on the floor somewhere out of the way if there is nowhere else to store it. Research would tell if this is actually something people might want/use, but it just seems to make sense to me.

Heres a quick sketch of whats in my head:

Also in response to what yo and rkuchinsky were saying about the colors: I think they do need some work but I would be hesitant to jump into black/white checkered (or anything that closely resembles chef garb). I think its important that the colors don't look out of place when the chef is wearing his/her street clothes. Of the chefs that I know, most are hesitant to be in public in the chef cloths and I don't think they would want a bag that resembled them. Especially for times when traveling to friends/families houses, they most likely would not be wearing chef attire. Maybe take inspiration from the tools they use: high end knifes/kitchen appliances etc. Just a thought.

You can tell it was a busy day at work :P

All the best with your idea,


Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

September 17th, 2009, 4:59 am

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Hi. I found this through surfing from

I am a retired chef of 30 years.

I have a knife roll for my most used knives and steel.

Everything else, tools for garde manger, specialty tools, etc. Go into a heavy duty tool box.

is an example of contents.

Due to the size, a wheeled cart, such as used by court reporters or flight attendants, is far more along what I would use. This is perfect for an aspiring student commuting to school, but not for a professional who takes his entire system with them.


Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

February 24th, 2010, 3:24 pm

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Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

February 27th, 2010, 2:30 pm

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I think genifery's first post may now rank as the weirdest "first post".

And thanks for the lead Taylor.

Since the economy is in the tank, the 6,000 hour training I went through to become an Operating Engineer isn't panning out... maybe I could ...? Whaddaya think? :wink:

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Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

February 27th, 2010, 2:48 pm

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I am a Culinary student at the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu. The backpack you designed is EXACTLY what many of the students at my school are looking for. If you ever do get to the point where they will be on the market, will you please let me know? Or if not, is it possible to purchase your prototype for my own personal use? My email address is if you have any questions.

Re: Softgoods project: chef's backpack

October 30th, 2014, 10:25 am

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The backpack that you designed is really good! great idea!! 8)
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