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THE CHEF CLOTHING HUB

  • Iconic, practical and protective in one of the harshest hospitality settings, chefswear is one of our best-selling ranges. But getting your chef clothing right for the team you’re building is crucial. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to help you decide what kind of chefs clothing is ideal for your business. From kitchen staff to executive chefs, we’ve got the perfect chefs range of clothing to protect from spills and splashes, look stylish and help your chefs and kitchen staff carry out their work. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, contact our team – we’d be happy to talk you through the options and get your uniform order nailed down.

  • Why choose commercial Chef Clothing?

    Chef Clothing Guide
    • First off, we know you want the best quality products and the highest standards of health and safety for your team – that’s what you’ll get with commercial catering uniforms. They’re hard-wearing, safety tested and, well, they’re up to whatever job you need them to do.Here are just a few reasons why commercial quality chef clothing we supply is recommended for your business:
      • Safety and protection – in a kitchen environment, chefswear helps prevent cross-contamination between raw and cooked food.
      • Ideal for everyone – chefs wear won’t only protect from spills and splashes but they’ll allow your kitchen team to differentiate their different roles while allowing for personal flair too.
      • Practical– our commercial chef uniforms feature a whole range of clothing from hats and aprons to jackets and trousers.
      • Adding a touch of style – a well-chosen chef uniform could be the finishing touch you need to make your team stand out. Match your chefs to your business style and you’re on to a winner.
      • Personalised branding – all our chef uniform can be made personal to your business brand.

TYPES OF CHEFSWEAR

CHEF JACKETS AND WHITES

Classically stylish, chef jackets are a mainstay of the professional kitchen around the world. Double breasted to allow for coverage of stains, the traditional chef jacket is now available in a range of styles and colours.

Stick with traditional whites or branch out with a modern twist to embrace the denim or black chef jackets – style and practicality meet in our chef jackets.

CHEF HATS

Gone are the days of the traditional chef toque, to be replaced by zandanas, skull caps, trilby style hats, chef baseball caps and scarves. All practical and stylish, our chef hats can be personalised and matched to your brand and offer all the advantages of hygiene, comfort and flair.

CHEF FOOTWEAR

In an environment that can be fraught with danger from scalding, slipping or heavy objects, our range of safety chef shoes and clogs are ideal for keeping your kitchen team safe while they work.

CHEF APRONS

The world is your oyster when it comes to chef aprons. At Banksford we supply a huge range of aprons, all suitable for kitchen work. Durable and ideal for protecting chef whites, our aprons come in an array of sizes, styles and design to match your vibe, your brand and your team.

We’ve written a handy guide about aprons, which you can see here.

What type of chefswear should I purchase?

The type of chefswear you need for your kitchen team depends on the job it’s destined for, chef clothing that is fit for purpose. We’ve broken down the most requested items into categories so you can see which type is best for which job.

Front of house aprons

Items Look Length Description
Jackets and whites Chef Jackets and Chef Coats Generally worn to the waist, chef jackets and whites are double breasted and reversible. Traditional chef whites have been given a modern twist with the addition of different colours and style. Durable, practical and chic, they’re available in short, long and roll up sleeves.
Chef trousers Chef trousers All full length to provide protection against spills and splashes. Comfortable and durable, our chef trousers come in darker colours to disguise stains and spills and are made from washable and breathable materials for extra comfort.
Chef hats Chef Hats All full length to provide protection against spills and splashes. Modern chef hats are tighter to the head than traditional toques to allow for ease of movement and comfort.
Chef footwear Chef Footwear Flat, non-slip and durable. Designed to keep your kitchen staff safe and comfortable, our range of footwear features safety shoes, many with non-slip soles to avoid injury in the kitchen.
Chef aprons Chef Aprons Various lengths from full-length, half-length waist and full-length waist. Available in a range of styles, colours and lengths to allow your kitchen staff to express their own flair while staying safe, clean and comfortable.

Which chefswear material is right for you?

We stock a range of different materials which all have their advantages and disadvantages. We’ve listed them all below to help you make an informed decision about your chefswear materials:

Chefswear materials

Style Look Advantages Disadvantages
Cotton 100% Cotton
  • Machine washable and colourfast
  • Budget-friendly
  • Fully breathable
  • Comfortable and ideal for sensitive skin
  • Wrinkles easily
  • Can shrink when washed too hot
  • Not the most flexible material
Fairtrade cotton Fairtrade
  • Eco-friendly, high-quality material
  • Stylish and durable
  • Wrinkles easily
  • Can shrink when washed too hot
  • Not the most flexible material
Polycotton Polycotton Fabrics
  • Long lasting and strong
  • Tear resistant
  • Washes well
  • Budget-friendly
  • Less likely to shrink than pure cotton
  • Not as breathable as pure cotton
  • Can only be ironed on low heat
Polyester Polyester Apron
  • Durable and stain resistant
  • Won’t shrink when washed at low temperatures
  • Can dry wrinkle-free
  • Dries quickly
  • Colourfast
  • Less breathable than other apron fabrics
  • Oils may stain

Chefswear brands

Here at Banksford we work with some of the best chefswear brands around to bring quality, value and style to your uniforms and protective clothing.

  • Premier: Premier provide the most amazing range of colour choices in their aprons, making sure every customer can colour match their branding. Premier is one of the most ethical suppliers of aprons around, supplying a range of stylish aprons in the most hard-wearing and practical materials to suit your catering and hospitality needs.

  • Denny’s: Denny’s has been around for years. Their expertise is obvious when you thumb through the product catalogue. With aprons of all shapes, sizes and colours, there are several options for every job, available from Denny’s.

  • Kustom Kit – Bargear: Established to provide aprons and uniforms for the catering and hospitality industry, Kustom Kit supply Banksford with outstanding quality aprons designed primarily with the wearer in mind. Perfect for personalisation, each apron has soft-finish seams, cuffs and collars to make sure your team can work brilliantly in every role.

  • Chef Works: A premium brand of uniform suppliers, Chef Works does exactly what it says on the tin – uniforms for chefs. Their chefswear product line, including chef jackets and coats, is second to none for quality, durability and style. They’re committed to consistently delivering excellent service, value, and great design and understand how important uniform is to customer brand perception.

  • BonChef: Proudly British, BonChef provides all kinds of clothing and equipment for the hospitality and catering industry. Their aprons come in a range of styles, materials and colours to help you match your branding perfectly.

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FAQs about chefswear

Can I personalise my chefswear?

Absolutely. In fact, we’d love you to. There are just four easy steps to creating your amazing, personalised uniforms:

  • Choose the perfect product and colour for your chefswear.
  • Then make sure the ‘Personalise with your logo – £2.99’ box is ticked, adjust the quantity you want and add your order to the basket.
  • Finally, upload your logo, slogan or personalisation details and we’ll do the rest for you.
  • You’ll received a design mock up for approval before we make your order up.
  • We’ll do the rest so you can sit back, relax and await your exciting delivery.

Can I order plain chefswear?

Of course. Simply order your garments online and leave the personalisation box unchecked.

Select your product type, colour, size and quantities then add them to your basket. Checkout is easy – simply enter your payment details, select your delivery option and await delivery. And if you’d like your order next day, make sure you order your unbranded chefswear before 3pm.