Le Select, the newest restaurant from our longtime client BoKa and world renowned chef - and Chicago native - Daniel Rose, marks Chef Daniel's first foray into the culinary world of his beloved hometown, and one of our most comprehensive uniforms programs of the last year.
With several award winning restaurants under his belt, including La Bourse et La Vie and Chez La Vieille in Paris, and 2017's James Beard winner for best new restaurant, Le Coucou in Manhattan, the excitement in the industry was palpable for Chef Daniel's first Chicago offering.
Let me tell you, dear reader, Le Select does not disappoint. The 12,000 square foot interior was designed by longtime BoKa collaborator Avroko, and it's a stunner. The dining room features classic white tablecloths, large warm booths, classical light fixtures, and a heavy use of arches and windows, helping to create a very traditionally Parisian feel, while staying firmly rooted in modern luxury.
For the uniforms, Chef wanted to follow the lead of the interior design, and create a program that was firmly rooted in the style of a classic French brasserie, but updated with modern cuts and luxurious fabrics.
We outfitted the servers in cropped white tuxedo jackets, reminiscent of classic bartenders jacket worn at hot houses, jazz clubs, chop houses and bistros for decades.
We topped the server uniforms off with a hidden placket tuxedo shirt, black silk bowtie and our black stretch trousers.
Server Assistants were outfitted in a complementary look, featuring our black single breasted vest, a black silk tie, black trousers and a clean, classic white bistro apron.
Support staff were outfitted more with the rigors of the job in mind, protecting their matching white dress shirts and black trousers with a heather gray bib apron. The black straps on the apron help tie the entire look back together.
Finally, the star of the show - the person behind one of Le Select's three stunning bars. Once again aiming to be classic, clean and cohesive with the rest of the program (and the space itself) the bartenders are all outfitted in white dress shirts, black vests, black bowties and black trousers.