In 2006, an 18-year-old Ellen Bennett found herself alone in Mexico City. There, she immersed herself in the culture and cuisine of Mexico before going on to found her own company, Hedley & Bennett. Today, her business creates uniforms for more than 4,000 restaurants and coffee shops around America and holds a place as one of the hottest brands in cuisine.
This week, we sat down with the former line cook, on the heels of her new book, “Dream First, Details Later,” to understand how travel transformed her life and set her on the path to working for herself.
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