Catering clothing is a critical area that needs to be given significant emphasis while starting a restaurant or catering services to make a good impression in the minds of the customers. Catering work wear clothing has high capability to create a better image about the kitchen hygiene, organization and more importantly the quality of food offered in the restaurant. Customers choose restaurants not only for the variety of delicious food items but also for the physical presentation of the staff providing the service. Proper selection of clothing is necessary for various personnel working in the catering sector right from the chefs to the lower level workers to create long-lasting customer loyalty and brand image.

The major catering work wear clothing includes chef’s trousers and jackets, aprons, overalls, baker’s shirts,  pants and neckerchiefs. The chef’s clothing can be customized by embroidering their names with the company logo to render a more professional look. The fabrics of catering clothes should be selected on the basis of the nature of work performed by the wearer. For instance, a chef will have to spend lots of time in the hot and stuffy atmosphere in the kitchen and hence, the chef’s clothing material should keep them fresh to prepare food for long hours at the same time protecting them from heat burns. Also, they must be easily washable and facilitate easy removal of dirt and oil stains.

Catering work wear clothing will vary from restaurants to restaurants depending on the size of the business. Small restaurants may just provide a simple apron to the staff while the bigger, reputed restaurants give major emphasis to clothing by providing uniforms embroidered with company logo, a matching cap, a promotional button along with appropriate shoes in addition to the aprons.The dress will be formal or informal depending on the nature of the catering services provided by the restaurant. While a casual tee-shirt with jeans may suffice for an employees working in a casual bar, however, the clothing range of high range dining restaurants will include well-pressed formal shirts, preferably white in color, matching trousers, a proper vest and suitable tie.

Food handlers must wear only clean and light colored outer clothes and protective coveralls. Buttons are avoided in the catering clothing to eliminate the chance of them coming off and falling on the food items. Also, they should wear suitable disposable gloves while during preparation and serving.