Catering gloves that work and still look great

Waiter using white glovess
Waiter using white gloves

Catering gloves that work and still look great

It’s that time of year again when special hospitality events start happening so we like to provide everyone with useful glove up-dates and recommendations.

Many of our high-end repeat customers like hotels and country clubs who we are always in contact with us are familiar with our recommendations. However, if you are new with us, we feel this information is helpful with your glove selection and purchase. By posting this brief on the Glove Guru Blog makes it a permanent archive on our web site for future reference.

I will cover catering serving gloves which are also referred to as food service gloves but this brief is focused on gloves used by waiters, waitresses, and workers serving platted food. I will include a link at the end of this post for those looking for other types of food service gloves.

Suggestion #1 – Use Cotton Gloves

Although our nylon gloves have the look and the feel like our high quality cotton gloves and are more user “size” friendly since they stretch, they are more slippery. That will cost you dearly in broken plates and lost dinners and this doesn’t account for the sound of broken glass and gasps among the crowd during a nice dinner event. Plus, our cotton gloves launder nicely for those that like to reuse them.  

Cotton serving gloves also have dual purposes, too. Besides looking good and keeping hands away from food, the cotton helps as a heat barrier for heated plates. This is a benefit for your employees, so wearing the gloves is useful to them as well.

Suggestion #2 – Consider Beaded Palm Gloves

Perhaps, many of you that are new to us didn’t even know these gloves exist but we’ve been selling them for over 2 decades now. They were always very popular with our honor guard and marching band users due to their enhanced gripping (think long parades carrying flags, rifles and musical instruments) but they gradually became the choice of fine restaurants and food catering companies for the same “gripping” reason once they learned that we made them.   We even make them in Black models so see next suggestion.

Suggestion #3 – Consider Black Models

OK.. We’ve all come to consider White Gloves the gold standard when it comes to hospitality and stellar service and I’m in full agreement. After all, White Glove Service has been a well-known motto for ages.

On the other hand, I’ve seen a slight increase among our very large catering companies to switch to Black models. They attribute the move to black gloves since they hide food stains better. I’m talking about very large banquet facilities here who serve hundreds of dinners at one occasion but it’s something to consider. After all, black is elegant, too.

Suggestion #4 – Glove Selection

Again, as always, we make it easy to find the best catering glove for your individual needs. We’ve even broken it down to make it simpler by having them in a few select glove categories.

I included a few links below to help you, so please check them out and please let me know if you have any questions. These links are also included in our left hand navigation panel for future reference and our robust search bar at the top of our home page is another good option for finding the right glove for your needs.

Useful Links:

White Catering Gloves

Black Catering Gloves

Food Service Gloves (All types of useful food service gloves)

Catering Gloves


https://www.gloves-online.com/

Catering Gloves have always been a large part of our business for many years.
Customers have often bought what they liked but had to scroll through our vast listings to find the models they desired. 
In order to make it easier, we’ve now added a new quick search link on our Home Page in our left hand navigation panel. We’ve even made it simple by breaking the options in the drop down menu down to two preferences.
Both links include the most popular glove models used by food servers including our popular dotted palm models which grasp plates without slippage and speed up serving time. 
The same gloves have always been listed under our Food Service Glove category under General Purpose gloves in our navigation links and that category also includes other gloves such as cut resistant and disposable gloves that are used in the food service industry. 

Black cotton gloves sales surge with food servers


https://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/food-service-gloves

For years we have served the food service and hospitality industry with our popular white cotton gloves which are widely used by waiters and waitresses. 
This past year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in sales to the same customers for black gloves. I’m told that this is due to cost savings since the black gloves generally hide any staining from the food and still look elegant. 
Our black cotton models come in standard versions and dotted versions for gripping and are available in wrist length and 12” length. All are unisex sized. 
See link below for our whole line up of Food Service Gloves. 
 

Whizard Stainless Steel Metal Mesh Cut Resistant Gloves

http://www.gloves-online.com/whizard-stainless-steel-metal-mesh-gloves


We’ve sold these gloves for over a decade now and they remain one of our most popular cut resistant gloves – and when I say cut resistant, there is no glove that is absolutely cut resistant like these. This is why many professionals in the food service industries among other industries turn to these gloves as the finale safety remedy. 
We stock three (3) versions in sizes from XXS to XXL and they are ambidextrous. 
Read more about these gloves at the following link:

How to make rubber gloves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9PMs_N33fU


This is a short video which demonstrates how rubber gloves are made.  The process hasn’t changed much over the last 20 years except for the types of solutions. 
It’s part of my glove history and I thought it would be interesting for the average lay person to see. 
You may want to also see our range of disposable gloves used in healthcare, food service, and industry.

Link: Disposable gloves

Why Allergies Might Someday Mean the End of Latex Gloves



This story appeared in my in-box a few days ago and although it’s not new news, it’s a topic that I’m an expert on since it is how I got into the glove business 25 years ago. 
Latex allergies and the use of latex gloves have been a problem for decades and only gets worse over time due to repeated exposure. Link to story by ABC NEWS. 
The healthcare industry has largely migrated to Nitrile gloves to avoid user and patient exposure to latex but the food industry has lagged far behind. Now it seems that some states have even passed laws prohibiting the use of latex gloves in food handling and more are working on getting bills before state legislatures. 
As a matter of fact, we even discontinued offering latex gloves as part of our Food Service Glove line. We’ve even managed to switch most of our Food Service Glove customers to vinyl gloves which are also half the cost to latex gloves. 
We also offer glove liners for workers who continue to wear latex gloves in other industries. 
Also see link about “Problems with Latex Gloves” on our web site.
If anyone has any questions or needs any assistance on this topic please let us know. 

Food Service & Restaurant Gloves


Over the last 25 years, people are always curious when we tell them we are in the glove business. Most never think that gloves play an important role in our daily lives beyond just providing warmth during the winter months like this year in particular or safety for construction and manufacturing workers. As a matter of fact, we even have two (2) different web sites due to our vast glove inventory – 1 for our Consumer gloves and 1 for our Industrial gloves
A perfect example of our diversity is our Food Service & Restaurant Glove selections. These include gloves such as Cotton Beaded Server Gloves, Cold (Freezer) Resistant Gloves, Cut Resistant Gloves, Glove Liners, Heat Resistant Gloves, Kitchen Utility Gloves, Single-Use Disposable Gloves, and even Stainless Steel Metal Mesh Gloves (shown). 
You can view these gloves at the following links:
This is also a reason that we refer to ourselves as the world’s largest glove store so let us know how we can glove you. The only thing better than our vast glove selection are our prices. 

Food Service Gloves – No More Bare Hands

http://www.gloves-online.com/products.php?cat=157


Starting January 1, 2014, many states across the USA have made revisions and additions to their Food Service Sanitation Rules by their Public Health agencies. These revisions are derived from the 2009 FDA model food code to allow more science based regulatory inspections.
Most important is a well needed rule regarding “Bare Hand Contact with Ready-To-Eat Foods” (RTE).
Example Rule (15A NCAC 18A.2600):
Food handlers will not be allowed to touch RTE foods with their bare hands to prevent contamination of food that is not cooked or food that will not be cooked again before serving. The use of utensils such as deli tissue, spatulas, tongs, single-use gloves, or dispensing equipment will be required.
During my cursory research, this rule (in some states) also includes bar tenders handling ice and drink garnishes such as fresh fruit. I can just imagine how excited some macho bar tenders will feel about having to wear disposable gloves on ladies night.
In any case, we are prepared to service those new customers needing single-use disposable food service gloves. You can see these gloves at this link: Food Service Gloves