The Perfect Checklist for Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning

The Perfect Checklist for Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning

July 25th, 2013   •   No Comments   

Keeping the kitchen of a restaurant clean is extremely important for a variety of multiple reasons. It is important for the kitchen to be clean because it offers a safe, working environment for your employees. Greasy floors = slip and falls. There are also many health and safety regulations that a restaurant needs to pass or it may risk getting shut down. The most important driving factor as to why you should keep a kitchen clean, it so that the food being served to your customers will not only be delicious, but will also not make them ill. Here is a the perfect checklist for restaurant kitchen cleaning that can help you keep up with the important tasks needed to keep your kitchen-facilities impeccable.

Daily Kitchen Cleaning List

  • It is important to clean the grill after you cook red meat, poultry and fish to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Wash the cutting boards when you are done cutting something. Consider leaving them soaked overnight is a little bit of diluted bleach so that they do not become yellow after months of usage.
  • Always clean the surface where you prepare the food.
  • Clean the grease traps so that it does not accumulate. This also helps prevent fires.
  • Change the foil linings daily or nightly.
  • Clean the fryers after every shift. If you will re-use the oil, make sure you store it in a container with a lid once it was cooled off.
  • Wash all the aprons and chefs cloths after every shift. Some companies outsource this.
  • Wash and sanitize everything like cutting boards, surfaces, tables after every shift
  • Sweep and mop the floors. Use a degreaser when mopping.  If you want to stay away from degreasers, make sure you mop with very hot water.
  • Wash all plates, eating utensils with bleach, a little bit of soap, and room temperature water
  • Wash all the floor mats at the end of the day

Weekly Kitchen Cleaning List

  • Clean and sanitize the coolers
  • Sanitize the sink and the faucets
  • Thoroughly Clean the ovens

Monthly Kitchen Cleaning List

  • Make sure to clean the freezers and refrigerators. It should be always clean and organized. Make sure to throw out anything that is old
  • Clean out and sanitize the ice machines. Ice usually gets contaminates and it is important to keep the ice machines clean
  • Make sure to clean behind the stoves, ovens and fryers. It is very important to watch out for grease buildup since it can attract bugs, rodents and bacteria
  • Change all the pest traps. Consider contracting out this service.
  • Wash the walls and ceilings to prevent dirt and grease buildup

Since customers don’t usually see the kitchen of the restaurants, they will never be sure how clean the kitchen really is. Customers usually judge a restaurant by looking at the dining area and the bathrooms. Make sure to keep every part of your restaurant clean and do not forget that the kitchen is also very important. You do not want your restaurant to get a bad reputation. If you are looking for an experienced janitorial cleaning company in Austin TX that specializes in commercial kitchen cleaning that can help you to clean your restaurants feel free to contact us. Austin Professional Cleaning Services offers 24 hour on-call service. Our specialized and trained crews carry the right equipment to do a great job! We are also fully insured in liability with coverage up to 2 million dollars.  Call us today to receive a FREE CLEANING QUOTE.

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