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.