It is probably a love of food that got you into the restaurant industry in the first place. So it is more then understandable if you don’t also have a passion for the mundane everyday tasks involved in running your restaurant, such as cleaning it. With the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19), your restaurant has to be the cleanest it has ever been to protect your customers and staff from getting sick. When you really think about it, restaurants are already some of the most consistently cleaned public establishments around. However, if you’re struggling to find ways to keep everything consistently clean, you’ve come to the right spot. Here are some ways to keep your staff and customers healthy and safe during this Coronavirus outbreak.
Focus on Stopping Foodborne Illness
The outbreak of food-related diseases like E. coli and the Norovirus have negatively impacted the reputations and long term success of plenty of restaurants in the United States. And although it isn’t necessarily restaurant-related, COVID-19 has ties to animal DNA, technically making it a foodborne illness. To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, as well as any other foodborne diseases, make sure to enforce proper handwashing with your staff. All employees have to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 full seconds. Also, double-check to ensure that your team is wearing gloves and masks at this time. It has been heavily advised for all food service employees to wear both during this pandemic. If you need soap, H.C. Walterhoefer has got you covered. We’re stocked up on soap as well as many other cleaning products for your restaurant.
Train Your Staff to Prioritize Food Safety and Cleanliness
In a restaurant, multiple pairs of hands handle food before it reaches a customer. Training and educating your entire staff, front, and back of house, in proper restaurant sanitation, hygiene, and food safety, is key to making sure each guest has a safe experience while coming to pick up their food. Post reminders for cleaning procedures in strategic spots (near sinks and clocks). Spot check your staff for their cleaning behavior and regularly share proper cleaning training videos through email. Whatever you can do to connect with your team during this time of uncertainty will help the overall cleanliness of your restaurant.
We’re living in uncertain times right now, but if you need any restaurant or cleaning supplies, come into H.C. Walterhoefer today!
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