Shoulder Bag

This new Shoulder Bag is a very handy travel bag for everyday use including flight, rail & coach travel.

In fact this Swiss Digital Shoulder Bag is so handy that you will probably want to use it every day!

There are many benefits to this bag but one stand out feature is its RFID Protection Data pocket. This is essential for travellers when they are out and about.

The construction of the Bag is sturdy and very good quality made from Jacquard fabric.

Features:
Jacquard fabric with PVC backing
Interior lined with printed and branded 210D polyester
Zippered main compartment with padded rear slip pocket to store notebooks/tablets and RFID data protection pocket
Handy zippered front pocket
Quality construction
Adjustable webbing shoulder strap

Decoration Options:
Embroidery, Supacolour, Supasub, Supaetch, Screen Print

Material: Jacquard fabric 210D lining
Size:  20.5cm W x 25.5cm H x 6cm D
Capacity:  3.1 Litres

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Swiss Digital Shoulder Bag

 

 

 

 

Colour for Uniforms

Colours for Uniforms

 A uniform can be a powerful extension of your company identity. As soon as customers see your employees in your company’s uniforms they become a face for your brand.

With extensive style and colours for uniforms choices you can choose a style to match your brand easier than ever before. To make your employees easily identifiable and part of your team, outfitting them in your style and colours will make interaction with customers an enjoyable experience.

Match your theme?

This is where it can get tricky but it doesn’t have to be. Whatever your theme keep it simple and think about what you want to achieve with colour for uniforms and the environment around you.

If you are going for an outdoors/indoors theme try rustic greens, browns and neutral colours combined with denim. If your venue is located close to the beach continue the beachy feel into your venue with a royal blue apron or a blue chef jacket.

Create an atmosphere

Warm colours wake us up and get us moving, very popular in fast food restaurants. Cool colours like blue, green & white have a calming effect and may help to keep people lingering longer.

Complement your brand identity

Your venue and identity are built up from so many different elements. From your interior décor, tableware, to your menu design and welcome sign.  All of these elements work together to create your brand and the more consistency throughout these elements, the stronger the identity will be. Your uniforms should continue to support this.

Consult your team

By ensuring that your team is wearing an outfit they are comfortable in, there will be an increase in morale and productivity. When choosing a uniform, seek the opinions of your staff and find out what will they be happy wearing. A bright orange apron may look fantastic in your venue and most people welcome a splash of colour, but, if a sizable percentage of your team will dread donning their uniform every day, it might have a negative effect.

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Chef Headwear

From the traditional continental chef’s hat through to contemporary baseball caps and beanies our chef head wear range offers variety along with style and comfort.

CHEF HEAD WEAR RANGE

Our range includes all the formal styles of the white, black & red traditional chef hats.

We also cater to casual styles of baseball caps, beanies, berets in a range of styles, fabrics and plenty of colours to choose from.

Styles include absorbent internal sweatbands, mesh style fabric for breathability and design.

Available in a variety of colours and fabrics including denim.

Head wraps are a trendy alternative that offers a modern look without formal or structured look.

Neckerchief or cravats tie your whole look together to make your uniform smart and finished.

HISTORY 

toque is a type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all.

Toques were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially France.

The mode was revived in the 1930s.

Now it is primarily known as the traditional headgear for professional cooks, except in Canada where the term is primarily used for knit caps.

TRADITIONAL

The traditional chef’s uniform (or chef’s whites) includes a toque blanche (traditional hat), white double-breasted jacket, and houndstooth-patterned, black and white pants

The double breasted jacket can be reversed to hide stains.

The thick cotton cloth protects from the heat of the oven and protects from splattering of boiling liquids.

Knotted cloth buttons were used to survive frequent washing and contact with hot items.

White is intended to signify cleanliness and is generally worn by highly visible head chefs.

Aprons shield the wearer’s garments from food splatters and stains.

The toque is a chef’s hat that dates back to the 16th century. Different heights may indicate rank within a kitchen, and they are designed to prevent hair from falling into the food when cooking.

The 100 folds of the toque are said to represent the many different ways a chef knows to cook an egg.

In more traditional restaurants, especially traditional French restaurants, the white chef’s coat is standard and considered part of a traditional uniform and as a practical chef’s garment.

Are Aprons Compulsory to Wear in Restaurants?

Most government health rules and regulations do not go so far as to specifically make Aprons compulsory to wear but nearly all require clean protective garments to be worn in food preparation areas and when handling food.

APRONS

While other clothing including smocks or lab coats may be technically acceptable, aprons are a cost-effective, convenient way to be compliant.

Especially for businesses that do not have laundry services, locker rooms etc, the apron provides some comfort and protection against soiling and contamination.

The Chef Aprons serves as a barrier to prevent micro organisms to some extent, but especially physical contaminants like hair, dust, and dirt from transferring to food.

REGULATIONS

In terms of which employees need aprons, regulations also vary but generally would be anyone who handles food or works in a food preparation area including people who are not handling food like dishwashers.

Another group of people who need to cover up for safety is medical personnel when handling patients doing blood work etc.

Scrubs are a suitable cover for this type of work.

Aprons are a food safety tool but like any tool, they need to be used effectively to work and to also choose the right apron for the job

They need to be clean, changed frequently, removed before leaving the kitchen or using the restroom, and should be worn over clean clothes.

DISPOSABLE APRONS

Disposable aprons are also acceptable and these days there is quite a variety to choose from.

With the styles, fabric, colours and designs available now there is really no excuse why staff cannot have a smart looking apron to go with their uniform and be comfortable to wear.

As always, the best authority on the topic is your local health department as they will be the ones enforcing the regulation.

Your local Hospitality association may also be a good resource on this topic.

 

Success Tips For Chef

If you love cooking, have a desire to serve delicious food and have a passion of creating innovative food presentations then chef is the perfect career for you.

Like it is said, if you love your work then you don’t have to work a day. This means that if you make your passion as your full-time job then you will love your work each day and it will be much easier to dedicate yourself completely in your work- something that is vital for the success in any career.

However, you may need a lot more to become a professional chef and to be successful as a chef in Australia as there is a huge competition in the hospitality industry. As per a recent survey, there are myriad number of chefs in the country- more than 70 thousand chefs and the number is rising as more and more culinary students graduate or in flow of chefs from other countries. This creates a need to stand out as a chef whether you are part timer, full timer, or experienced chef.

Below are some success tips for chefs.

1. Chef Uniform

Firstly, it is important to have professional, neat and clean hospitality uniforms; as they teach in any culinary schools. Whether it is Chef Jackets, Chef Pants or Chef Aprons, they must be well ironed and presentable if you like to work as a successful chef for a successful hotel. The same applies for your business too whether it is a hotel, restaurant or café. If you are business owner, then you have an additional responsibility to make sure your staff and chefs wear their appropriate uniforms especially those who are at the front line with the customers. Maintaining a discipline in the kitchen and among your staff is important.

2. Nutritional Information

A chef must understand the nutritional information of the food. Though it depends on the cuisine, but chef must understand the nutrition information of each food item. In time, it is then possible to produce healthy, tasty food, not only for customers, but also for closed ones such as family, friends and themselves.

3. Stay Updated

Immerse yourself completely in the industry. From starting, make sure you subscribe to food magazines, buy cookbooks, read the weekly food section in your local paper and those in major cities. Get to know the important people in the food industry, and celebrity chefs. Get to know how they talk, create presentable food, represent it to customers and manage their kitchen. Watching tv serials based on Cooking or business series on expanding restaurants is also not a bad idea.

Stay updated with the latest in the industry. Sites like Food Services Australia often creates events and update news on the industry.

Targeting chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and other professionals in the sector, Hospitality magazine website regularly update their online users with the latest news headlines, profiles of leaders in the hospitality industry, insight on upcoming trends, new product launches, and advice on how operators can grow both their patronage and their revenue. Keeping a check on these sites is the easiest way to keep yourself updates with the latest in this industry.