Whether we like it or not, being constantly busy is the modern curse. We all need to have excellent organizing skills to survive the hectic daily schedule and complete all duties and chores. And since being constantly busy is the new normal, eating out has become an actual tradition for us Aussies. In the light of that fact, it is no wonder that the food industry has evolved a lot recently, which means that if you want to run a successful food business, the odds are in your favour.
Whatever type of restaurant you are planning to open, one of the most important things you need to take care of from the very beginning is choosing the right uniform for the staff. It all depends on what type of first impression you want to make on your customers. If formal, professional and elegant is what you have your mind set on, waistcoats and pants are the right types of uniform to choose. On the other hand, casual cafes require a more casual look so going with t-shirts, pants and bib aprons would be just fine. This way your staff will look casual but still professional. You can also opt for collared shirts like polo shirts as they are also great for achieving balance between the professional and casual look.
Once you have decided what the general style would be, the next important step to take is to choose the right material and colour. The material has to be durable, washable and stain resistant. Regarding the colours, each one has the power to convey a different message which means that you need to be really careful with this as well. When looking for the ideal colour for a professional establishment, it is best to stick to darker colours like black, midnight blue and navy paired with white or beige. And the best way to achieve that is by pairing a white/beige shirt with a black bib apron. A quality cotton, polyester, poly-cotton or denim black bib apron would instantly give your staff a more professional look while giving them the freedom to choose any type of accessory or shoes. And if you want to go with something more eye-catching, you can choose aprons with tan or black straps. These type of bib aprons offer effortless sophistication and are ideal for achieving a smart and clean finish while providing comfort and ease of movement.
Blue and green, on the other hand, are considered as serene colours and are mainly chosen as uniform colours in hospitals or assisted living homes, while red and even yellow are considered as more fun and are ideal for invigorating environments like fast-food or children play restaurants. Once again, depending on the staff’s responsibility, mixing and matching the colours of the shirts and aprons is a great way to create balance and send the right message to your customers.