The Greek philosopher Plato called necessity the mother of invention.Â I've definitely found this true working in a kitchen, there are always problems that need to be solved, and often chefs have to think on the spot to find a solution.Â When it came to designing shoes for chefs, I knew that there were a lot of ways to improve on the time-honored shoe and make it timely.Â I'm really excited about my new line of shoes and proud to collaborate with MOZO shoes on a stylish and comfortable solution to chef shoes. My three styles are called The Uptown, The Downtown, and The Madison.Â Each has its own flair, and look great whether you're inside or out of the kitchen.
I wore the Downtown shoes to the 2011 James Beard Awards; http://marcussamuelsson.com/news/my-thoughts-on-a-wonderful-night-at-the-2011-james-beard-awards they're my take on what Manhattan would have been like in the 1940s, when it was custom to always be decked out with a nice hat and in a pinstripe suit.
The Madison is chic for stepping out from behind the stove and heading for a night out with your buddies; and the Uptown takes cues from the copper cookware in classic New York diners.
I wanted the young chefs in my kitchen to have an affordable yet stylish option.Â All the gear you need to be a chef is really expensive and it's hard to be paying out of pocket for all the tools.
Whether you're a professional or an avid home cook, I hope you find these a stylish and comfortable addition to your kitchen wardrobe.
Now available on Zappos.com. Coming soon toÂ www.mozoshoes.com