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Why do Butchers Wear White?

In our profession and in fact many other culinary professions, you may have noticed that all staff members wear white. From chefs to fishmongers and bakers to butchers, we all wear a beautiful white uniform. But why do butchers wear white?

The simple answer is, white clothing shows up any dirt and blood that may get on our clothing from handling meat. Therefore it makes it easy to notice when a uniform needs to be cleaned.

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White is also easy to bleach clean, making sure any harmful bacteria is not lingering on clothing. At Burts Catering Butchers we make sure that everything is always kept to the highest standards of cleanliness.

You may also notice that some butchers may wear striped aprons along with their white uniform. As you can see, we wear a red striped apron, and you may also see butchers wearing navy blue aprons with white stripes. This used to be a compulsory style of apron to wear if you were a member of The Butchers Guild.

An apron with a single large white stripe means that you have ‘earnt your stripes’ and are considered a master butcher. If you see an apron with a big stripe and a little stripe; they have been trained through an apprenticeship. If you are an apprentice, you can opt for an apron with thin, narrow stripes.

Our Premises and Clean Working Practices

At Burts Catering Butchers we work from state-of-the-art premises that operate under strict controls for temperature, quality and storage. All of our staff members make sure that the high-quality meat we provide is prepared in a clean environment. We are committed to providing the very best produce and highest levels of service.

If you’d like to find out more about our processes, take a look at the How We Work pages. If you are thinking of changing your meat supplier then please get in touch. Either call us on 01424 730417, email us or fill in our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you about your meat requirements. We work with large corporations as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes – any business that wants to serve exceptional quality meat to their customers.

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