As COVID measures start to go back into the past, we see more and more of our favorite restaurants, cafes and hotels opening and welcoming the visitors. If you are the owner of HoReCa (hotel, restaurant or cafe) business, this great comeback may be a great time to introduce a new spin on the look of your crew!
HoReCa uniform essentials
Let’s start with the essentials and build than new stunning looks on top of that!
An apron is a key piece of clothing for any HoReCa business. It protects the clothes of your wait, cleaning and kitchen staff from getting dirty and also makes you look more professional. There are a variety of aprons available, from simple white ones to more elaborate designs. You can even have your logo embroidered on an apron to really make a statement.
2. Chef Hat
A chef hat is a must-have for any restaurant or cafe. It not only looks professional, but it also keeps your hair out of the food. There are a variety of different styles of chef hats available, so you can choose one that best suits your business.
3. Black shoes
Black Origan shoes are a practical and stylish choice for any HoReCa business. They are comfortable to wear and easy to clean, making them perfect for busy environments. Plus, they will make your staff look smart and professional.
4. White Shirt
A white shirt is a classic choice for a uniform. It is clean, crisp and professional. You can wear a white shirt with a variety of different bottoms, from black trousers to a skirt.
5. Black Trousers
Black trousers are a versatile choice for a uniform. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Plus, they are comfortable to wear and easy to maintain.
As a bonus tip: talk to your stuff! No one knows better than them, what would be a comfortable and optimal uniform for their daily work.
Uniform styling ideas for HoReCa business
Now that we’ve covered the essentials, let’s move on to some styling ideas! Note, that HoReCa uniform fashion is volatile and depends a lot on the context. Screen your direct and indirect competitors from multiple locations to discover more niche trends.
1. Color blocking
Adding a pop of color to a uniform is a great way to make it more stylish. You can use color blocking to create a contrast between the top and bottom half of the outfit. For example, you could wear a black apron with a white shirt and a brightly colored skirt.
Wearing a uniform in a single color is a chic and stylish way to make a statement. Plus, it’s easy to coordinate and looks great on everyone. To add a bit of interest to a monochrome uniform, you could mix different textures and fabrics. For example, you could wear a black apron with a white shirt and a black leather skirt.
3. Patterned aprons
Aprons are a great way to add a bit of personality to a uniform. You can find aprons in a variety of different patterns, from stripes to florals. Wearing a patterned apron is a great way to show off your style and make your uniform more interesting.
4. Statement accessories
Adding a few statement accessories to a uniform can really make it pop. You could wear a pair of statement earrings or a colorful scarf. Or, you could go for a more subtle look with a pair of patterned socks.
5. Logo emroidery
Adding your logo to a uniform is a great way to make it more professional. You can have your logo emroidered on aprons, shirts and hats. This is a great way to promote your business and make your staff look more uniformed (no pun intended).
If you have a creative team or marketing team, that works furiously on your brand identity it is better to run your uniform choice by them. Be careful not to overcomplicate the uniform choice. The complicated design may set some restrictions on partners’ selection, increase the price and would be hard to replicate in future. Find that golden mean between esthetics, simplicity and value for money.
There are a variety of ways to style a uniform for a HoReCa business. By using color blocking, monochrome or patterned aprons, you can create a uniform that is stylish and professional. Plus, by adding your logo to the uniform, you can promote your business in a more subtle way.