Year: 2016

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Happy New Year

Frankie & Henry New Years Eve!

Frankie & Henry are wrapping up 2016 with a bang!🎉 We would like to thank you for your support in 2016 and look forward to sharing more curated uniform looks in the New Year. We explored many different uniform looks this year from Rockabilly to Preppy and had so much fun putting them together. What was your favourite? At Cargo Crew we are all about YOU, our clients, so we’re taking requests for 2017 – what would you like to see on Frankie & Henry in 2017?? Perhaps you have a rustic winter themed bar, a penchant for all things pastel, or a love for lapels? Whatever theme you have in mind, send it our way and Frankie & Henry will pull together a uniform look for you. Shop the Cargo Crew range online today, or to see our beautiful collection of designer uniforms up close visit our showroom! Speak with our friendly client care team for more information: +61 3 9411 9850, hello@cargocrew.com.au.

Cargo Crew Blog | Tom Collins Caravan Bar Summer Cocktail

Figsco Cocktail by Tom Collins Caravan Bar

The Figsco Cocktail is Tom Collins Caravan Bar’s summer cocktail choice when asked “What’s Your Pour?”. It’s the perfect fusion of sweet and sour with a Cointreau kick. This little caravan based in Melbourne, Australia was restored to vintage perfection and transformed into a stunning mobile bar. Tom Collins Caravan Bar can be hired for events and includes a curated cocktail menu featuring drinks from the “golden era”. Tom Collins Caravan Bar The Figsco Cocktail as it is a great refreshing drink and we feel Pisco is breaking into the Australian market in a big way at the moment. And besides all that, it looks fantastic in the photos with the Henry Aprons! Figsco Cocktail Pisco – 45ml Cointreau -15ml Grapefruit juice – 30ml Soda Water -100ml Thyme infused sugar Syrup – 15ml Fig Wedges – 2 wedges Thyme Sprigs -1 sprig Add Pisco, Cointreau, grapefruit juice, sugar syrup to glass with fig wedges. Muddle well, add ice & soda and stir. Garnish with thyme sprig.

Cargo Crew Bog | Poolside Cafe Coco Loco Cocktail

Loco Coco Cocktail by Poolside Café

Nothing says summer like fresh coconuts and we think our crew Poolside Café might agree. We asked them “What’s Your Pour?” and they gave us a recipe for their tropical Loco Coco cocktail.🍹 Poolside Cafe We love Malibu coconut rum for a real summer flavour but it is great with golden or dark rums. Try Flor de Cana Gold 4 year old or Goslings Black Seal. Loco Coco Cocktail Young Coconut – chilled ice cold 30ml – 60ml of your favourite rum Fresh Pineapple to garnish Crack open an ice cold young coconut and add in 1-2 shots of your favourite rum. For extra flair top with a fresh pineapple or watermelon garnish to garnish.

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry Aussie Christmas

Frankie & Henry Aussie Christmas

Ho ho ho!🎅🏻🎄 Frankie & Henry are getting into the festive spirit with this week’s uniform looks! Read on to find out how to coordinate your staff apparel for a little Christmas holiday fun. We love our hot Aussie Christmases but that doesn’t mean we can’t participate in some traditionally festive outfitting, like sporting ugly Christmas sweaters!😂 But on a more serious note (not that “ugly Christmas sweaters” aren’t a serious business), staff uniforms can be styled to suit the spirit of the season by pairing your existing uniforms with touches of red – shirts in this colour are an easy and effective way to achieve this. And it wouldn’t be a festive uniform without the addition of Santa hats. Frankie wears the Max Check Short Sleeve Shirt in Red with the “Peace on Earth” Barkly Apron, whilst Henry wears the Max Check Long Sleeve Shirt in Red, the Workers Denim Vest and Todd Chino Shorts in Camel. Shop the look below.

Cargo Crew Blog | Gathering Event Cocktail

Grapefruit Whisky Smash by Gathering Events

Whiskey isn’t just a winter drink, as our crew Gathering Events revealed with their whiskey and grapefruit infused summer cocktail when we asked them “What’s Your Pour?”🍸🍋 Gathering Events are a boutique bar service based in southern QLD, offering their personally renovated caravan bar and a range of pop up bars. They have always believed in the magic of events, and love working on a variety of special occasions such as weddings, corporate events and private celebrations. Their priority is creating old fashioned good-times, with a fun and fresh twist! To learn more about Jen & Adam & what Gathering Events do, visit Gathering Events. Gathering Events “Below is one of our fav summer creations, Grapefruit Whisky Smash.” Grapefruit Whisky Smash 60ml Blanton’s Original Private Reserve – Single Barrel Bourbon 30ml grapefruit juice Dash ‘real’ maple syrup Half lemon Hand full mint leaves In a shaker, muddle cut lemon, maple syrup, and mint. Add ice, grapefruit juice, and Bourbon, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a rock glass over ice. Be sure to garnish with a cut grapefruit wedge and a mint sprig.

Cargo Crew Blog | Frankie & Henry | White on White

Frankie & Henry Winter Wonderland

We don’t get white Christmases in Australia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a little white on white winter wonderland to our uniforms, right?❄️ This week Frankie & Henry dream of a white Christmas and show how this shade can be incorporated into your staff style. White is a classic shade that works with any colour combination, but can just as easily be the dominant colour in your staff outfit. It works particularly well in the hospitality industry for a polished uniform. White is an ideal base to add accentuated touches of colour to suit your theme and brand’s colour palette. Additional coloured or patterned accessories pop, drawing the eye. However, white accessories work just as effectively for a clean and crisp uniform style. You can’t look past the collared white shirt for work wear that is both versatile and sophisticated no matter what industry you hail from. The addition of a white apron is the perfect uniform accompaniment for hospitality and retail. Frankie & Henry Wear Frankie wears the Women’s Campbell 3/4 Sleeve Shirt and Sidney …

Cargo Crew Blog | What's Your Pour

“The Penny” Cocktail by Next Door Cronulla

The silly season is well and truly upon us and as the weather warms up we’ve been asking our crew “What’s Your Pour?” They have generously shared their favourite summer cocktail recipes with us! Next Door Cronulla sent in this stunning and delicious recipe for their favourite summer cocktail “The Penny”, starring tequila, cointreau and fresh blood orange juice. This refreshing & tangy cocktail was a hit amongst the crew at Cargo HQ! The Penny Cocktail 1 part 1800 tequila 1 part cointreau 2 parts fresh blood orange juice Salted rim Stay tuned for recipes from our crew and more from our #WhatsYourPour series in the lead up to the New Year.🍾🎉🍹

Cargo Crew Blog | The Modern Uniform | Great Northern

Cargo Crew ❤️ Great Northern Food

From Melbourne Australia to Grand Central Terminal New York, Cargo Crew arrived on the international stage at none other than world-renowned Nordic restauranteur Claus Meyer’s brand new 5,000 square foot eatery, Great Northern Food Hall. We were thrilled to be selected to outfit the Great Northern Food Hall crew with uniforms that compliment the venue’s abundant Nordic flavour. Famous for co-founding and co-owning Noma in Denmark, which holds two Michelin stars, as well as launching the New Nordic Cuisine movement, the Great Northern Food Hall is Claus Meyers first US venture. Set in Grand Central Terminal’s iconic Vanderbilt Hall, the Great Northern Food Hall comprises five distinct food pavilions and a bar. Each concept celebrates Nordic roots with a focus on pristine seasonal produce harvested from the New York region. “The idea behind Great Northern Food Hall has been to come up with a program that reflects where we are as well as where we come from, all the while being accessible to all, serving food with the textures and flavours we love,” explained Claus Meyer. “That …

Cargo Crew Blog | Claus Meyer Recipe Tarlets

Tartlets with Summer Vegetables in Béchamel Sauce

From Claus Meyer’s kitchen to yours; these tartlets are the perfect party dish. “Pies or small cups of pastry served with stews or sweet fillings have been popular for centuries in Europe. With the birth of classic French cuisine in the 18th century, these dishes were refined with the use of puff pastry or shortcrust pastry. In the 1700s, the term “tartlets” referred only to sweet dishes, and it was not until the subsequent century that savoury recipes were introduced. Tartlets had their heyday in the 20th century, when they were served between the appetiser and main course at the great dinners of the bourgeoisie, but soon they became a beloved part of menus at festive occasions at all levels of society. As a child, I had enough margarine-based industrial tartlets to last a lifetime, so if you don’t have the opportunity to make croustades or tartlet shells using proper butter-based pastry, I would recommend toasted bread instead.” Claus Meyer. Ingredients Tartlet Shells 2 to 3 tablespoons standard canola oil 10½ oz puff pastry (defrosted if …

Cargo Crew Blog | Claus Meyer Recipe | Spinach Tart

Spinach Tart with Cottage Cheese

From Claus Meyer’s kitchen to yours; this Spinach Tart with Cottage Cheese will satisfy your comfort food craving. If you want more greenery with your tarts, serve with a small salad on the side. You can also choose to make the tart a day ahead and serve it cold for lunch or as an accompaniment to a main course. Ingredients Pastry ¾ cup Öland or organic wholegrain wheat flour, plus extra for dusting ½ cup oat flour ½ cup rye flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄3 cup standard canola oil, plus extra for greasing 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup low fat plain yogurt Filling 1½ cups cottage cheese 1 cup low fat milk 3 organic eggs 3 gratings of nutmeg sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons butter 1 lb 2 oz fresh spinach leaves, washed and drained 1 shallot 1⁄3 cup grated hard cheese To finish 1 shallot 1 handful of fresh herbs (Claus Meyer recommends sweet woodruff, chervil, & sweet cicely) a few drops of apple cider vinegar a …