Sanitizing Techniques in the Kitchen

Sanitizing Techniques in the Kitchen

Nobody looks forward to doing the dishes after a good meal, in the professional food service industry this is also not an exception. As kitchen staff works around the clock to provide the clientele with the best they can cook up in their arsenal of dishes. The importance of food safety and cleanliness can not be underestimated as improper handling can call for food-borne illnesses and a number of related issues related to contamination. Most of the kitchens that do cleaning and disinfecting themselves including your kitchen might work off a pre-established checklist with the goal of cleaning and disinfecting everything essential to the operation of the kitchen. A typical list might look like this that needs to be maintained and cleaned properly daily:

Wipe down the walls wherever there are splashes, Clean the grill, griddle, range, flattop, and fryer. Make sure to get underneath the equipment, too, Change the foil lining on top of the ranges, grills, and flattops, Wipe down other equipment, such as coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, and meat slicers, Disinfect prep area surfaces, Clean beverage dispenser heads in the soda fountains, and bars should clean the tips of the soda guns, Wash the utensils, small wares, flatware, and glassware and let them air-dry overnight, Clean the sinks, Wash rags, towels, aprons, and uniforms in the washing machine, Refill soap dispensers and replace empty paper towel rolls, Sweep walk-in refrigerators, and storage areas, Take out the trash and recycling,  Disinfect the waste disposal area and clean the trash cans, sweep and mop the floors.

 Seeing this dizzying array on paper might have somebody think that things are bound to be missed, no matter how disciplined a kitchen staff may be or how much attention they put to it cleaning it. The fact of the matter is that kitchen staff might not put as much effort into cleaning as one would like to have. Problem areas like vents might be not properly cleaned as these are notoriously hard areas to clean even with the right tools and formulations available and this lack of attention can be invitations to further complications with regards to personal health. Grease buildup from vents can eventually liquefy and get into food contaminating.

Sanitizing and disinfecting make up an essential part of any procedural operation where hygiene stands paramount considering the thousands of customers putting their trust in you serving them with the best food and service they can get. Our disinfection and sanitization service can ensure that the right professionals take care of your kitchens and cover every nook and cranny for optimal service and food preparation.