How To Pick The Right Apron For Your Wait Staff

How To Pick The Right Apron For Your Wait Staff

With busy times just around the corner, the hospitality industry will be well and truly back in the swing of festive celebrations and events.

Planning for these events with the right hospitality wear for your team's needs is important.

You might think all aprons are the same, but there are actually a lot of factors to consider. As a hospitality manager, it's important to choose the right aprons for your waitstaff to get the best performance from your team.

With so many different styles and materials available, it can be tricky to know which is the best option.

We'll discuss some of the key factors you need to consider when choosing aprons for your event staff and also provide some tips on how to find the perfect apron for your business and wait staff.

Do aprons come in a variety of shapes, fabrics and sizes?

Yes! There’s a lot to consider for your wait staff when it comes to selecting the right apron.

Hospitality managers who are responsible for outfitting wait staff have a few factors to consider when choosing aprons. 

The most important factor is matching your team's appearance to your event or venue. Fine dining establishments will want a more sleek and elegant look, whereas a more casual cafe may prefer a more relaxed and comfortable look, and events require the perfect match to the "flavour" of the event.

The next factor to consider is the size and shape of the apron. Aprons come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so it's important to choose one that flatters the figure and allows for easy movement. Consider to the size variances within your team. You wouldn't want tiny aprons on hulky guys, and you wouldn't want wrap around aprons on petite staff.

Last but not least, don't forget to consider the fabric. No matter the hospitality venue or event, you'll want to choose an apron made from a durable and easy-to-clean fabric.

With a little bit of planning, you can find the perfect aprons to complete your hospitality team's look.

What are the key features to look for when choosing an apron for your waitstaff?

Event service staff and foodservice professionals know that the right apron can make a big difference. Hospitality managers want their staff to look professional, and choosing an apron is an important part of that process.

When selecting an apron for your waitstaff, there are several key features to keep in mind:

  • Fabric
    • Aprons come in a variety of fabrics, from lightweight linens to durable organic cotton
    • Choose a fabric that will be comfortable for your staff to wear and that will hold up well to repeated washings 
  • Style 
    • Bib aprons offer more coverage than waist aprons, making them a good choice for servers who will be handling food
    • However, waist aprons are look more sophisticated and and suit a fine dining environment.
  • Details
    • Aprons with pockets can be helpful for servers who need to keep track of utensils or other small items. 
    • Choose an apron colour that complements your restaurant's decor and brand identity.

     Are there eco-friendly options to consider when investing in aprons?

    With the growing awareness of the impact of our clothing choices on the environment, more and more people are looking for eco-friendly options when it comes to their own wardrobes.

    When it comes to hospitality uniforms, here are a few things to consider if you want to choose an eco-friendly option. 

    First, look for aprons made from sustainable materials like 100% organic cotton.

    Choose aprons that are designed to last, such as those made with durable stitching and companies who offer lifetime sewing repairs.

    Choose aprons which have no plastic components. Look at the straps and buckles to see what they are made from. Are the straps labelled "vegan friendly leather" as vegan friendly leather is typically plastic and are the buckles made from plastic, as plastic is not planet friendly. 

    Choose aprons which are vegan friendly, and have no animal by-products in them such as leather.

    Choose an aprons company that has zero tolerance for plastic packaging in it's packaging.

    Choose an apron company that offers carbon-neutral delivery.


    Cream Collection offers a variety of stylish and functional aprons perfect for any restaurant and hospitality business.

    Our hospitality aprons are made with high-quality materials and construction that will hold up to daily wear and tear.

    We know that a well-fitting, attractive apron can make your wait staff look polished and professional.

    That’s why we offer several different styles and colours to choose from – so you can find the perfect match for your establishment.

    View our apron collection today to learn more about our selection of aprons for your wait staff.

    Cream Collection also offers custom made apron styles. Contact us here to send us your ideas. 

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