Speaking of uniforms, what wait staff have to sport is often a little dull. All black pants and shirt, perhaps an apron and of course comfortable shoes are fine, but not fun.
Fun is color, fun is style, fun is creativity! Laura Eakins from Fiore Restaurant in Concord knows what I’m talking about. When she was told that part of the restaurant uniform included a tie, she offered a better idea – a scarf! She says she thought scarves were less masculine, more colorful, and of course easier to tie. Although Ms. Eakins knows how to tie a tie (how impressive is that?), she admits the Windsor Knot is not her best.
So in came the scarves for the ladies and oh what a difference they make, transforming bland into chic.
Ms. Eakins tells me she has about a dozen scarves of various colors and now she wouldn’t think of showing up to work without one.
BTW, if you’re in the Concord area pop into Fiore Restaurant on Clayton Road. It’s the best restaurant in town!
(A big thank you the nice folks at Fiore and Ms. Eakins, who despite her reservations allowed us to take her photo.)