From the cost of food and supplies to renting your restaurant’s space, you likely try to keep your business’ overhead costs as low as possible to maximize profits. Because of this, you probably don’t want to invest in new aprons and chef wear for your employees every month. Although it may seem like you have to replace these items every time you turn around, there are several strategies you can use to make the aprons and chef wear your staff wears last as long as possible.
1. Only Allow Your Employees to Wear Their Uniforms at Work
After a long day cooking or waiting on patrons, your employees may be tempted to wear their chef wear and uniforms long after the end of their shift. However, you should discourage this practice and encourage your employees to take off their uniforms as soon as possible after they leave the restaurant. If you require your employees to keep their uniforms at your location, enact a policy that all employees must not have their uniforms on in-between shifts or during breaks.
2. Wash Regularly
While you may be hesitant to wash your aprons and chef wear less often than needed because you’re used to the washing process causing the colors to fade and the fibers to unravel, not washing these items can actually lead to them wearing out more quickly than you anticipated. Plan to send out your aprons and chef wear for washing at least every three days.
3. Buy Quality
The most important step you can take to ensure your restaurant’s chef wear and aprons last is to invest in quality pieces. At KNG, we carry a wide selection of standard and customizable aprons and uniforms for restaurants that are made out high-quality materials. By investing in some of our quality pieces, you not only save your restaurant money, but ensure your employees and cooking staff give off a good impression to your patrons by looking professional and presentable at all times.