Creating The Right Workwear Look For Your Restaurant

A restaurant with the right ambiance can make a good first impression on patrons, and a key factor in making your restaurant business a success. Of course, the right menu and decor can make a big impact, but the right look for your staff, both kitchen and front-of-house can make all the difference.

With mask mandates being dropped across the country, now is a good time to ensure your restaurant is making that great first impression, as patrons begin to embrace their social loves again, so what do you need to consider when designing the look for your team uniforms?


Kitchen Staff

Your kitchen staff will wear an instantly recognizable uniform: chef’s whites, trousers, and footwear that is designed to protect the feet and be comfortable enough to wear for lengthy periods during service.

If you have an open kitchen on your premises, meaning patrons can see the chefs at work, then the right chef’s whites or aprons can help to accentuate the overall look of your restaurant and help form a cohesive look for your team.



Your front-of-house staff has customer-facing roles, and thus their look must add to the overall aesthetics of your restaurant and business.

You can create an air of sophistication with tailored suiting, shirts, blouses, and trousers, or a less formal approach with polo shirts, jeans, and simple denim aprons. How your waiting on staff looks will have a big impact on how your business is perceived.

When choosing their uniform, much like with your kitchen staff you should consider the look of your restaurant and the sort of menu you offer. It might sound strange, but matching your uniforms to the feel you want to give your customers can enhance their dining experience.

A branded apron for example is a great way to help your staff stand out while helping them to be comfortable and relaxed in their own clothes or an informal uniform comprising of a plain or patterned t-shirt, jeans, and trainers.


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February 14, 2022 — Jacob Blakey