The Dorset chef jacket does not require complicated ingredients, it doesn’t even require that many of them however, what we do use is the finest that can be found and we know exactly what we are doing with them. We take a roll of premium grade Egyptian cotton, some quality cotton thread, a box of hand rolled buttons and some seriously skilful employees then work our magic. What we are left with is the finest British made chef jacket that can be made.
Cutting the fine Egyptian cotton fabric is a very precise task, this is by far the most expensive fabric that we deal with and must make every cut perfect so as not to damage the fine material. We use a high tech laser cutter to achieve millimetre perfect measurements and to avoid any waste. Once the shapes of the arms, front and back pieces are assembled, we being the slow process of stitching each part to form something almost resembling a Dorset chef jacket.
While we are getting the jacket itself ready, we must also start the production on the button. Every button on the Dorset starts as a small hard ball of composite materials, we then hand roll fabric around the button and stitch it together. By now, the jacket itself has taken shape, the coolmax arm vents have been added and the jacket is ready for the buttons to be hand sewn.
It requires a lot of skill and patience to painstakingly sew each button perfectly onto the Dorset, in fact this one task takes nearly an hour to complete for every single jacket we make. There may be quicker or cheaper ways to put buttons on a jacket, but we do it the hard way because the quality really does pay off. After some quick trims of loose thread, a quick iron press and a wrap in our tissue paper the Dorset chef jacket is ready. This whole process has taken nearly 4 hours.
You can now add personalisation to Oliver Harvey products online. Simply follow the steps above to start adding personalisation to your products. Once your order is confirmed and you are happy with the sample, we will complete your order. Please expect 10-15 working days for delivery once a logo sample has been approved.
We will always get in touch to confirm the specifics of your personalisation.
If you add a logo to a product there is a £30 set up cost to pay however, once this is set up, you can reuse this logo on future orders. Each application of a logo costs £3.50 and text costs £2.50 per application. If you choose to have a large logo placed on either the front or back of a product there is an additional £5 cost per location.
All costs are based on embroidery. Call us if you require a different form of personalisation.
For further information please see our Personalisation page
You can bleach this Chef Jacket using a chlorine based product. You cannot dry clean this jacket. Machine wash at 75oc. Iron carefully on a 3 Dot (Hot/200oC) heat setting. Tumble dry on a low heat setting.
We have 4 delivery options for orders to mainland UK;
Economy Delivery - 5 Working Days. Under £25 = £5. Over £25 = FREE.
Express Delivery - Next Working Day. Under £25 = £10. Over £25 = £5. Over £150 = FREE.
Express Delivery 10:30 - Next Working Day before 10.30am. Under £25 = £25. Over £25 = £20. Over £150 = £15.
Saturday Delivery - Saturday Delivery. All orders = £30.
Express Delivery options are only available on items where we have stock for express delivery. This is indicated on product pages and at the checkout with a tick icon.
Personalised orders are delivered within 10 working days (upon sign off of logo if applicable).
Non-standard orders are delivered within 5-10 working days.
Non-standard items include: certain chef shoes (as stated on product pages), t-shirts and polo shirts, shirts and blouses and accessories.
International and Non-UK Mainland orders will take an additional 2-5 working days on top of the above depending on destination country.
Ireland orders above £150 are free. Orders below £150 will cost £10 (ex. VAT).
Delivery prices for International orders range from £10-60 depending on location, these prices will be shown at the checkout when you select your destination country.
You may be liable to pay an import tax from your host country, your local government office will be able to provide details.
Quality at its finest
Posted on 29/05/2023
These are the best chef whites I have worn, fit is perfect for me and is up there with Bragard Jackets
Posted on 29/06/2016
Handmade with quality materials giving you the perfect finish and style
An Oliver Harvey product is a welcome present to any chef