About Cayson Designs

Founded in 1992 by Lynette and the late Eddie Cayson, Cayson Designs custom designs and manufactures culinary apparel in San Francisco. Our clients include many of the top chefs and restaurants across the country. Cayson Designs is known for its high quality garments and unmatched customer service. We proudly produce our culinary apparel in our modern San Francisco sewing factory, featuring the latest embroidery machines and design software, which allow us to accommodate short turnaround times, custom orders, and complex logo embroidery requests. We can also source special fabrics for your custom project.

Cayson Designs is a Certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise), and Lynette Cayson has an extensive garment production background, including a long career at Esprit. Lynette is a member of SFMade, Peoplewear SF, Golden Gate Restaurant Association, Women Chef and Restaurateurs.

Lynette Cayson lives in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband, Byron and their black Labrador Lulu.

Giving Back

Cayson Designs is proud to support many local and national causes including;

CHEFS is a 7-month culinary training program that provides instruction in technical and professional skills enhancement necessary for entry into the food service industry. Students are provided with classroom instruction, in-kitchen hands-on training and an internship at a local restaurant or institutional kitchen setting.

La Cocina
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market opportunities. We focus primarily on women from communities of color and immigrant communities. Our vision is that entrepreneurs gain financial security by doing what they love to do, creating an innovative, vibrant and inclusive economic landscape.

Meals on Wheels
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives — nutritious meals, professional social work and friendly human contact.

Project Open Hand

Project Open Hand’s mission is to nourish and engage our community by providing meals with love to the sick and the elderly.

The Cooking Project
The Cooking Project is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to teaching kids and young adults fundamental cooking skills. Our community of chefs, writers, home cooks, farmers and growers teach how to connect with food through a variety of programs on everything from unusual ingredients to how to cook simple, tasty dishes at home.

Delancey Street
"We are a community where people with nowhere to turn, turn their lives around".Delancey Street is the country's leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Started in 1971 with 4 people in a San Francisco apartment, Delancey Street has served many thousands of residents, in 5 locations throughout the United States. Residents at Delancey Street range from teenagers to senior citizens, and include men and women and all races and ethnicities

Ceres Community Project Marin
Ceres’ Marin project has been creating a healthy community around whole, sustainable food since the fall of 2010. They do it by bringing local teens into the kitchen, connecting them with healthy food knowledge and real cooking skills, and giving them a chance to learn and to give back to their larger community.

Share our Strength
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.

GLIDE's mission is to create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

Season of Sharing
Since 1986, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund has raised more than $105 million to help thousands of Bay Area families. The Fund offers grants to help families in crisis so they can pay for housing and emergency needs. Through a network of more than 120 community service agencies, the Fund works to identify families in need and provide short-term, critical assistance grants.

South End Children's Cafe
The mission of the South End Children’s Cafe is to impact food insecurity and hunger, enhance academic success and influence the physical, developmental, social and emotional health of children living in the South End of Albany, New York by offering free, healthy dinner time meals along with academic enrichment, tutoring, mentoring, exercise and participation in the arts.

Kitchen Table Advisors “Grazing at the Kitchen Table” Event
Kitchen Table Advisors envisions a new generation of thriving small-scale, sustainable farms that produce healthy food and form the foundation of regional food systems.