Hospitality Uniform Guide
Invest in your team, your venue, and your brand with a well designed uniform.

A sleek well thought out hospitality uniform is now an essential element and investment for all venues across Australia. For a country that loves their fine dining, café culture and coffee; venues are now looking to set themselves apart from the competition with a considered interior style, the finest food & drinks and staff decked out in on-trend styles.

Cafés, pub and restaurant clothing needs to be as hard working as their environments. Unlike other ‘softer’ customer facing businesses, hospitality uniforms get a good work-out in a busy customer-facing environment.

This sector is also looking increasingly to brand building and creating a business that is aspirational in every element of its presentation to its customers. This includes, very importantly, its uniforms, along with the interior fit-out, brand of coffee being served, the best barista and a chef who can deliver the finest food. The front of house staff therefore need to be stylish and in keeping with the interior and brand values of the business.

Here at Cargo Crew we have worked closely with 1000s of venues and our years of uniform supplier experience in this sector means we design with both quality and style in mind.

The elements we consider integral when choosing apparel for your hospitality staff are:

Function First

Our aprons, shirts and t-shirts have been designed first and foremost with function in mind. Style is important, but if your apparel doesn’t make your job easier when on the floor serving, it will only frustrate. 

Aprons are designed with large functional pouch pockets to fit notepads and iPads discretely, as well as easy-tie straps for staff to be ready to serve your customers efficiently. They also come in a range of styles – cross-back, bib, and waist aprons meaning you can put function first for your staff depending on your individual venue requirements.

Crew Confidence

Staff benefit from feeling confident in their uniform. It helps with pride and to exude a cool, friendly atmosphere for your hospitality venue. We always ensure our apparel pieces are available to fit varying sizes. Our shirts come in both men's and women's cuts with subtle design differences in shape to flatter and sit comfortably.

Adjustable cuffs on our shirts are the ideal addition for hospitality staff where rolled sleeves are a must amongst food service. The extra-length cut of our shirts and t-shirts also ensure staff don't expose their skin when reaching across tables, or for that top shelf spirit!

Trending Times

We have classic hospitality uniforms covered with beautiful cuts of shirts, and colour palettes of navy, white & black sorted, but if your venue evokes a sense of on-trend interior style your uniform should complement it.

Our 'Choose Your Strap' functionality on the Henry, Barkly & Ace aprons, allows you to change up your style, match your branding or go with the seasons. Our straps come in a range of different colors, each moving the apron from classic to contemporary to POP. The color palettes we chose in design came from the latest fashion trends across the globe while still focusing on a color range that will not date quickly – think khaki, distressed denims and light grey linens.

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Hard-working fabric

The hospitality sector means uniforms are put through the wringer… quite literally. Regular washing after busy service periods is imperative to removing stains, food and alcohol odors. Our exclusive Fight The FadeTM fabric has been developed by Cargo Crew to ensure your aprons look brand new after 100+ washes. We pride our selves on developing Performance Aprons and fabrics that smash the industries standards. Learn more about our world-class innovation here.

Our aprons are unisex and one size with adjustable straps meaning they can be worn by all your staff.


Branding of your uniforms is important to enhance your brand awareness. We specialize in logo branding on all our apparel pieces and merchandise. When taking this next step in uniform customization, you will work closely with a member of our specialized uniform design team here at Cargo Crew.

Put your own unique stamp on your staff uniform!

Every workplace and workspace is different, so we’ve developed our offering to provide a range of options - from embroidery to screen printing - to suit your branding, budget, or hard-wearing requirements.

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