The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines uniform, the adjective as “having always the same form, manner, or degree” and the noun as “dress of a distinctive design or fashion by members of a particular group and serving as a means of identification. We here at All Team know that uniforms are an essential aspect of service delivery and customer satisfaction. One function of a uniform is to instill a sense of purpose in an employee. Another function is to project the professional image we strive to uphold.
Clients request all sorts of uniforms, but let’s summarize the standard uniforms that all employees should have for basic positions:
Chefs and Cooks
For any cooking position, we require a basic white chef’s coat. This should have no label or brand name stitched into it and no color of any sort. Most chef’s coats offer small pockets on the sleeves for food thermometers and pens. They generally have two sets of buttons.
Pants for cooks and chefs are usually black, though clients sometimes request black-and-white checkered.
And headgear? Most executive chefs or kitchen managers request a beanie in either black or white.
Banquet Servers and Buffet Attendants
The standard uniform of our banquet servers and buffet attendants includes a long-sleeved solid white shirt, otherwise known as an “Oxford,” over black trousers with a black belt, black socks, black non-slip shoes, and a long black tie. At times, a black vest is requested.
Variations on the server uniform include an all black shirt, a bow tie, an apron, a tuxedo shirt with bow tie, or even a full tuxedo complete with vest and cummerbund. Employees whose uniform wardrobe contains all variations will be able to worker a wider variety of positions. We encourage all employees to obtain all possible standard uniform garments.
All Team works with a few preferred venders of uniforms. We believe in their quality and pricing. Ask us about a corporate with the following companies: