Tips and Tricks for Properly Maintaining Chef Uniforms
- Care Labels
Many people don’t read their uniform care labels, and wash their chef uniforms the same way as their other clothes. The truth is that you need to always read the care instructions on your uniform labels. These instructions are only meant to help ensure your uniform lasts a long time.
It is not possible to assume that all chef’s uniforms have the same care instructions. Care instructions will vary depending on the materials used to make these uniforms.
- Take care of Stains Immediately
No matter if you are a chef, waitress or head chef, spillages and stains will happen. The best way to handle them is to treat them immediately. It will depend on what type of stain it is that you are dealing with.
You must not rub any stain on the chef’s uniform before you can treat it. Rubbing can cause grease, oil or sauce to seep into the fabric of the chef’s uniform. Instead, you can use club soda to clean up any spillage or stain. After you arrive at your destination, make sure to wash the uniform thoroughly.
- Keep a Backup Uniform
A backup uniform is essential, especially if you are working within the hospitality industry. A backup uniform allows you to quickly treat any damage to your main uniform while still having the second uniform available for use.
- Avoid Using Bleach
White chef uniforms are more common than you might think. Bleaching white uniforms is not the best way to preserve them white. Bleaching white clothing can cause yellowing. You can opt for oxygen-based bleach instead of traditional bleach. This will keep your chef uniforms bright and white.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our uniform experts.