Keeping your restaurant clean is one of the surefire ways to keep the customers coming back time after time. Given how busy a single day is, it can be easy to lose track of just how overwhelming the traffic coming in and out can be. Simply hanging a sign asking customers to report when areas of the restaurant are unacceptable isn’t enough. You need to be proactive.
Cleaning the kitchen is something that should happen multiple times a day. It needs to be cleaned again before closing time and checked again whenever the restaurant opens for business. This includes making sure that all food prep areas are clean. Then, the floors must be swept and mopped. All pots, pots, and utensils must be washed, especially if they are constantly in use. Doing your best to minimize cross-contamination will also help boost your reputation and avoid customer loss. Any trash left behind must be disposed of, and cleaning the grills cannot be overlooked. This includes switching out old cooking coil for a fresh supply when it is needed.
Then there are the tasks that make more sense to have happen once a week. By following through on these steps, keeping everything in the restaurant will be much easier and less time-consuming. This means that all ovens should be kept as clean as possible – even the wood-fired brick pizza ovens. Some drain cleaner or an all-natural substitute should be used to deal with clogs in any floor drains. All ice dispensers and coffee machines, along with hot water boilers, must be cleaned as well. Likewise, all refrigerators – walk-in or otherwise – need to be cleaned out every week as well.
Now for the finishing touch: what to clean every month. These involve plenty of deep cleaning, so if you are unable to do this, it might be time to invest in cleaning partners. They can clean all of the exhaust hoods, the fryers, dry storage areas, moving the appliances around and cleaning behind them, and doing a thorough scrub of everything else.
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