There's nothing quite like the feeling of satisfaction that comes with opening a restaurant, but you need more than just the proper food service equipment to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. Cleanliness needs to be a priority if you're a restaurant owner – this means making sure that your food equipment is spotless at the end of each shift to prevent the development of bacteria. Staying on top of cleanliness can reduce the chances of you, your employees and your patrons becoming ill. Here are some tips for maintaining a bacteria-free restaurant with delicious food.
1. Have the right supplies on hand
If you have the items you need to keep your restaurant clean, you won't find it challenging to steer dangerous bacteria and viruses away. Some products you may want to invest in include the Kitchen Floor Cleaning Kit and the Cal-Mil Cleaning Kit. Both of these products can help you keep your floors and countertops clean in the kitchen where you prepare delectable meals for your customers. The Cal-Mil Cleaning Kit can take care of acrylic, while the Kitchen Floor Cleaning Kit can help you sweep away dust and debris.
2. Wash your hands frequently
As most people who already work in a kitchen know, it's critical to keep your hands clean at all times. Don't restrict hand washing to only moments after you've been handling raw meat or dairy – wash them frequently to ensure that you aren't transferring bacteria onto your food. Introducing an item such as the Hand Washing & Sanitizing Kit can make it easy for everyone in your restaurant to stay clean with push bar dispensers and antibacterial soap.
3. Cook food thoroughly
Depending on the food you're cooking, you're going to need to keep it in the oven or on the grill for an extended period of time to make sure it's completely finished. That being said, knowing how long to cook your food can mean the difference between a delicious meal and one that harbors illness. Familiarize yourself with the proper cooking temperatures for everything from fish to beef. Invest in a product such as the Hubert® Digital Thermometer as well to read the temperature of your food in just five seconds.
By Courtnie Elston