talk of the town
…with aloha always.
Cooking can be messy. Oil and sauce splatters, fly-away food, you name it. Imagine cooking for hundreds. What would you wear? An old t-shirt? An apron? What about a nice button-down aloha shirt?
If it’s Friday, that’s exactly what our kitchen staff is wearing.
Aloha Fridays at Town started when a Townie came in for his shift randomly in an aloha shirt. The look elicited quite a few laughs and each Friday, more and more Townies came in donning aloha wear. And thus Aloha Fridays were born.
What started off as a joke, a way to ease some of the stress that comes from crafting hundreds of plates of beautiful and delicious food in a hot and cramped kitchen, became a team bonding experience; these aloha shirts tie us together like a uniform. We cheer when yet another Townie comes in overdressed to cook, and all take playful jabs at those who forget.
Here at Town, we believe in the food we put out. And on Fridays, we sure look good doing it.
-By Wei Lum
Even Dino, from MA’O Farms, has changed his Friday delivery uniform to an aloha shirt.