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(*on orders over £75)

UK Manufactures
since 1950

Speedy Delivery
on all Stocked Items

Harveys has Christmas all wrapped up for hospitality

The Christmas countdown has begun!

Let’s face it, it began weeks ago with mince pies and selection boxes spotted on supermarket shelves even before the days were getting shorter and the chills of autumn kicked in.

And for those in hospitality it’s never far from the mind.

The festive period is certainly one of the busiest times for restaurants, bars, pubs, fine dining establishments and bistros and the prep can never start too early!

It’s the time of year when families, friends and work colleagues come together to enjoy some seasonal magic with drinks and meals out – and it’s the role of hospitality staff to make these moments memorable and special.

Although busy – often hectic and a little bit stressful! – it’s the most wonderful time of the year for the industry to showcase its welcoming atmosphere, incredible food and superior customer service.

And after last year, there’s a lot of catching up to do.

Many in the sector faced regional lockdowns during the build-up and over the festive period and restrictions in terms of social distancing and customer numbers.

This is the year to truly shine, celebrating the glittering festive, full capacity comeback of our Great British hospitality venues.

So, what does it take to prepare for full seasonal service to resume?

While we’ve seen a return to almost normality in recent months, it’s important to remember some customers may still have some unease around dining out and being among crowds once again.

Understanding around any anxieties they face while creating a warm, welcoming, yet safe environment is key.

Uniforms are always an essential part of making that happen.

Clean, smart and hygienic, they help to achieve a professional and reassuring aesthetic for customers, instilling confidence in their surroundings and making a return visit more likely.

From the wearer’s perspective a well thought out uniform makes a massive difference, projecting professionalism, pride and a sense of belonging.

From catering and kitchen teams to front of house, Harveys offers a range of stylish, durable and affordable high-quality workwear that will stand the heat of the kitchen and make the right impression in the restaurant, bistro and bar during the festive season and beyond.

With Harveys you can use uniforms to bring some seasonal cheer.

Why not opt for festive red or green shades with our Women’s Short Sleeve Fitted Style Poplin Shirt and Men’s Poplin Short Sleeve Shirt ranges?

You can also add a touch of Christmas spirit to your uniforms through our bespoke embroidery service by adding personalisation, logos, branding and festive flourishes to your order, from aprons to shirts and chef’s jackets. We even cater for your cleaning staff.

Our ‘Chef’s button fasten jacket’ is a popular choice for busy restaurant Chefs who are looking for a comfortable and lightweight jacket to help cope with the pressures of a modern kitchen.

 

With uniforms ticked off your Christmas list, there’s still plenty to prepare for and think about.

According to table reservation platform OpenTable, Christmas Day dining rates have soared by 240% in the last few years – Christmas 2020 aside – and it shows no signs of slowing.

With that in mind, it’s the optimal time for hospitality to capitalise.

Customer insights are a useful way to keep in tune with trends and demands.

Unsurprisingly, traditional British cuisine is the most popular choice on Christmas Day, followed by Italian, modern European, Indian and French.1

So, while turkey and all the trimmings are a vital component, maybe look to include some more unconventional choices to suit the tastes of your diners.

With an increasing number of families opting to eat out over Christmas it’s a good idea to cater for all ages and requirements.

From child friendly menus to vegetarian and vegan options – all allergies should be considered too.

Drinks are now a vital ingredient when it comes to socialising, so much so some venues are more renowned for their weird and wonderful cocktails rather than their food.

As our love for spirits and fruity concoctions continues to grow, bars, pubs and restaurants are able to make a real name for themselves by creating signature beverages – not only an opportunity to lure customers back for more but also to create some marketing festive fizz around your bar, restaurant, bistro or high street eatery.

Creating a cosy Christmas atmosphere has to be one of the most exciting elements of festive prep – showstopping trees, garlands, lights, candles and table centrepieces all help to evoke that seasonal glow customers adore.

And after you’ve achieved all the above, don’t forget to shout about it on social media, taking every marketing window of opportunity to get those bookings through the door.

As long-standing and trusted suppliers to the hospitality industry, we’re the perfect fit for all your workwear requirements and can help you to get ready for the Christmas rush.

From decking out your staff in stylish hospitality workwear to adding those embroidery finishing touches, you’ll find ordering easy and speedy delivery on all stocked items.

Our ‘Woman’s Charlotte Chino Waistcoat’ provides an extremely stylish and smart look for hospitality staff and can be embroided for a personalised touch.

 

Remember, it’s never too early to start the festive prep so why not browse our range of workwear and uniforms.

And find out more about our bespoke embroidery service.

If you have a query about ordering or need some assistance, get in touch with our customer service team by calling 0161 624 9535 or emailing us at info@harveys.co.uk

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