Nur Yunlu
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The food industry dress code was known for a black shirt, black shoes, and black pants for so long. I was told to wear black when I got my first restaurant job.

Some places prefer a little bit casual such as dark jeans and a restaurant shirt or t-shirt where the restaurant logo appears on the shirt. My experience with the restaurant shirt was of low quality, which is hard to work on the hot summer patio. The uniforms give by the restaurant for free. If you need more than a shirt, my old job wanted us to pay if we get an extra shirt.

One of my restaurant job dress codes was a light blue color stripes shirt, choice of scarf, and black pants and shoes. I must admit that annoying to wear a scarf, especially in the hot summertime.

My latest restaurant job doesn’t require any uniform. We can wear any style of button-up shirt or blouse for a woman as long as a person looks good and sharp. Sometimes, restaurant guests struggle a figure out if that person works in the restaurant or is just a restaurant guest.

All overdressed comfortably during my restaurant shift was helpful. I have never become a big fan of ugly uniforms.

How do you feel about the restaurant uniforms or uniform-free casual style? Please share your opinion about uniform pros and cons with your comments.

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Phoebe Montrie
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I've liked some of the uniforms I've had to wear, and others not so much! It definitely depends on the quality like you said, but also on the style and how much the restaurant makes you pay for the pieces. 👚 Some uniforms were really nice Brewery T-shirts though and I loved those! 💗

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Tara Carlson

@Nur Yunlu Great topic! I think that having a customed universal uniform is actually a good thing as it doesn't cause to much distraction for guests. Some restaurants that I've been too have had their servers/managers wear whatever they wanted & to me it didn't seem like a very nice restaurant. But on the opposite side of that, I've been to fancier restaurants where everyone is wearing the exact same clothes & the atmosphere is a little bit more stuffy, not as relaxed. I think when finding any job you should always take into consideration what the dress code is.

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Tammy Balmain

Uniform

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Patricia Correa

But both options are ok

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Patricia Correa

I prefer uniformes. Because it's better to iddentify the restaurant

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Natasha Turnquest

Black uniforms is fine

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Damaris Hatina

Uniform

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Reena B.

I would prefer freestyle casual. I'm always more comfortable in my own clothes. Although I guess a pro for uniform is you always have something to wear!

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Mongoose Simmons

OMG, I definitely feel for your plight (THEE MOST reason WHY i CAN'T do customers servicing..i.e. your MENTAL DEMEANER is your PAY CHECK. IF you have a couple of friends in that industry or JUST friends with some fashion SANITY - get together & put something that'll catch your bosses eye (remember WHAT EVER you come up with.. these "MANIACS see M O N E Y & how much it'll cost them" WHATEVER you come UP with make sure it complements the food service your serving. IF you can't come up with ANYTHING & your boss isn't willing to compromise.. "There's a song in my day call "THESE SHOES ARE MADE FOR WALKING" GET ME ?!

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RajKumar B.K.

hello mam have a great day .mam i am from nepal and currently i am here in UAE During 8 years. unfortunately our company was closed past one month ago .i try to getting job and i submission my CV many job vacancy but i did not get response . How can i get job for my family.i am now stress more.mam please could you guide me ? I have 8 years good experience as a HR assistant and admin assistant

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