We offer embroidery, screen printing and a recent technology called sublimation to customise apparel. We have supplied many Perth businesses with options ranging from T-shirts to entire work uniforms. One type of business that especially benefits from custom uniforms is a pub or casual restaurant.
Basic Design Factors
A uniform serves many purposes in a pub or restaurant. It lets the public know, beyond a doubt, that an employee is an employee. It helps brand the business with the company’s name and/or logo. The uniform should also match the “theme” of the pub or restaurant. A uniform also promotes hygiene, which is mandatory in a restaurant.
A uniform designed for a particular job function is going to be more comfortable than their standard home clothing and more suited for their job. This promotes safety while providing a great “look” that everyone can be proud of. Your employees are safe and comfortable while you are promoting your brand to your customers and providing them with a great dining experience.
Different Uniforms for Different Jobs
Uniforms will usually be different for servers, bartenders, cashiers, chefs and kitchen workers. All have a different function and a different need. You should always pay attention to protecting workers, promoting hygiene and identifying workers. So, the challenge is to match the restaurant’s concept with the job the employee is doing. The uniform must be comfortable and functional.
When designing a kitchen uniform, the first goal is to protect the employee from hot grease, hot water, cooking steam, hot equipment and other hazards. It must also be flexible enough to not restrict a cook’s movement and comfortable enough to work long, hard shifts in a hot kitchen. You will also need to supply a hat of some kind to keep hair from getting into food.
Bartenders and cocktail servers should wear an apron because it is difficult to keep liquids from being spilled on uniforms. An apron is a great barrier that allows the use of comfortable clothing underneath.
For a waitress or waiter, short sleeves are recommended in a casual setting. A polo shirt works great. If the restaurant theme requires a dress shirt with long sleeves, we recommend a colour as opposed to the white shirt. Servers tend to get a lot of food on the space above their hands. Food stains don’t show up on many colours as they would on a white shirt sleeve.
About Those Colours
Black and white are traditional colours for many restaurants. While other colour schemes are becoming more popular, especially in casual operations such as pubs, many more formal operations prefer the traditional “black and whites.” If you do prefer these traditional colours, you may want to enhance the uniforms with accessories such as hats, scarves, ties or suspenders.
For those who don’t require black and white uniforms, there are plenty of options. The best way to go is to match the colours of your uniforms with the theme and decor of your pub or restaurant. If white is one of your colours, remember that it is a stain attractor. If you use white on your uniforms, make sure your employees keep it perfectly clean.
Materials and Designs
Cotton is the most comfortable material. It is not the most durable. Designs and logos can be embroidered or screen printed. Synthetic material is more durable and can be embroidered or sublimated. We usually recommend an understated, embroidered company name and/or logo on a polo shirt or a dress shirt.
Polyester and synthetic materials have one huge advantage over cotton: they are stain-resistant. They are usually available in more colours than cotton.
For casual operations, a T-shirt can be silk screened or sublimated with a message, slogan or, in some cases, a cartoon or mascot. We can put whatever you need on a T-shirt, even photographs.
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We have a full range of uniforms for pubs and restaurants. We will help you create the perfect uniform for your business. To learn more about creating a uniform, call (08) 92444 111.