V-Tex, Inc. – Uncommon Threads Chef Apparel
Member since: 2018
Industry: Aprons and uniforms
When and how did your business get started?
Using our wedding money, we started out as a fabric converter in 1987. Throughout the last 30 years, we have grown exponentially and successfully transitioned to one of the largest stockers of aprons and chef apparel in the United States.
What do you love most about the foodservice E&S industry?
We love the constant change and daily demands of our job. The foodservice E&S industry is as fast-paced as it is innovative. You never know what your customers are going to ask for. We’ve received calls for everything from garments up to size 10 XL to silk chef coats. With the wide range of needs among our clients, you simply never know what’s next.
“The foodservice E&S industry is as fast-paced as it is innovative. You never know what the next phone call will be – or what your customers are going to ask for.”
What do you find most challenging about the foodservice E&S industry?
The biggest challenge is forecasting. In this day and age, it seems like everyone wants what they want, and they want it now. In this on-demand climate, getting any kind of forecast for what people will need tomorrow – or in the future – can be difficult.
What excites you about joining NAFEM?
We’re most excited about forging partnerships with our industry peers and making new connections. We’re also looking for opportunities to show the value of what we offer – a major stock program with quick shipments – to those who aren’t familiar with what we do.