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Hundreds of years old and steeped in tradition, the Chef’s uniform is iconic. Typically used to establish a hierarchy in the kitchen, today, chef wear is an important factor in ensuring safety, comfort and durability. Here, we take a closer look at the key components of a Chef’s uniform, highlighting their important functions.
How to Wash Cotton, Denim and Linen
Nowadays, many different types of fabrics are used to make a whole range of products like clothing, table linen, bed sheets and towels. Given this variety, it’s important to understand how each fabric should be washed. Otherwise, you could risk shrinking and reducing the quality of your materials which is particularly frustrating for the hospitality industry. This guide will outline the best way to wash and dry the most common fabrics and explain the benefits behind using an expert linen company like London Linen as an alternative for your washing needs.
The Importance of Staff Uniforms and Recommendations For Your Restaurant Staff
A uniform by definition is the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organisation. In the modern-day, uniforms are everywhere. Shops, schools, restaurants, emergency services, gyms, supermarkets and many more all use uniforms for their members. Even taking into account school uniforms, It’s highly unlikely you’ll get through life without having to wear a uniform at some point. They’re just such an ingrained part of society.
How to Set Up a Table for Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a truly English tradition and has increased in popularity since its conception in mid-nineteenth century upper-class society. The way the table is organised and laid out sets the mood for the rest of the meal so it’s important the tableware and table linen are of high quality. From where to put the cutlery to matching up your table linen, here are some tips for a suitable afternoon tea table layout.
Simple But Effective Ways to Elevate Your Restaurant
The restaurant business is very fickle. Trends in the food and beverage world are changing every single day, so keeping your restaurant with the times is essential to ensure you don’t fall behind. A modern restaurant will draw customers in to enjoy what your establishment has to offer, great quality food and a sublime atmosphere.
The Surprising History of Chefs’ Uniforms
We might take chef’s uniforms for granted in today’s world but they have a surprisingly rich history. Not only were they used for protection but they were also developed to indicate experience and rank in the kitchen, as well as to demonstrate the cleanliness of the chef and their craft. From the number of folds in the chef’s hat to the pockets added to their aprons, here’s how the three core elements of a chef’s uniform developed over time:
Why Linens are Crucial to a Greener Restaurant
We all know about recycling, biodegradable containers and buying local, but did you know that table linens are one of the most eco-friendly choices your business can make? People are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect the environment and, by prioritising sustainability, your business could make a real difference! London Linen are proud advocates for the environment, having proven time and time again that sustainability is central to our mission. To help you reach your sustainability goals, we’ve created this resource to explain why linens are the key to a greener business.