Maternity Jackets for Chefs

Compass Group Ireland has introduced a chef’s jacket to support female colleagues throughout pregnancy and beyond, marking a significant step towards workplace inclusivity and employee well-being.

Crafted with the needs of pregnant and postpartum employees in mind, this innovative garment offers a higher waistband, adaptable fastenings, and a versatile shape to allow for pregnancy growth, as well as functionality that lends itself to feeding or pumping, if needed. The jacket has also been made in a unique lightweight material that helps dissipate heat and promotes airflow, maintaining the wearer’s body temperature at 37.5ºC, making the jacket suitable not only for pregnant colleagues but also for those returning to work postpartum and anyone working through perimenopause and menopause.

Deirdre O'Neill, Managing Director at Compass Ireland, said: 

"Empowering our female employees begins by listening to and understanding their unique challenges. Introducing our maternity chef jacket ensures that pregnant women no longer have to compromise on comfort, allowing them to feel supported and confident in their professional roles."

Gemma Evans-Hurley, Compass Group UK&I Head of Culinary and Chair of Women in Food, added:

"This Compass-designed solution is a game-changer, addressing the long-standing issue of inadequate maternity uniforms within our industry. It's about enabling our colleagues to bring their best selves to work every day.”

Leanne Ryan, a pregnant chef with Compass Group, shared her experience:

"Having a jacket designed by our Compass female chefs makes a huge difference in a challenging kitchen environment. It feels like a significant step towards being heard, respected and supported in a traditionally male-dominated industry."