One of the most significant things to consider when running a restaurant is kitchen and dining area cleanliness. Diners can easily be put off if a restaurant isn’t spotlessly clean at all times. Not only do restaurant owners need to comply with food safety laws but also a clean restaurant and kitchen prevents food from becoming contaminated with bacteria. With restaurants serving hundreds of meals a day the importance of restaurant cleaning cannot be over stated.
Restaurant cleaning should be done during periods when food isn’t exposed such as after closing time. There are important daily cleaning tasks in a restaurant to consider, including washing and sanitising all surfaces, cleaning dining tables, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning bar areas, kitchen cleaning including grease traps, fryers, and grills. Walls subject to food splatter need to be wiped down constantly. These areas are found by fryers, and food prep tables. Appliances should be wiped down making sure crevices of smaller machines are also cleaned. Coffee makers and beverage dispensers are hot spots for bacteria to thrive. Thorough floor mopping should be carried out twice a day, at opening and closing times. Floors should be kept dry and clean.
Aside from daily cleaning restaurants also require deep cleaning on a regular basis. Here are some points to consider when organising deep London restaurant cleaning.
Restaurant dining area cleaning
Vacuum restaurant floor, including all corners
Vacuum bar soft seating area, moving chairs and sofas.
All window and door frames at reception and inside restaurant window frames
Clean dining table tops and bases.
Chairs – with furniture polish
Chair cushions and backs
Dust tops of paintings with a damp cloth
Dust all speakers around room with furniture polish
Scrub skirting boards
Detail clean ceilings and corners
Clean windows inside and out
Vacuum bar soft seating area, move chairs and sofas.
Scrub down kitchen door
Clean waiter’s station
All wood with polish
All glass – with window cleaner
All stainless steel – with stainless steel polish
Ice buckets and stands
Restaurants will also require professional carpet cleaning London services and upholstery cleaning on a regular basis to make sure carpets, sofas, and chairs are kept clean, fresh, and free of stains.
Restaurant toilet cleaning
Clean mirrors and glass
Bleach and scrub grout on tiled floors
Clean toilets – basin, lids, bowls (sanitizer spray/ toilet cleaner/ toilet brush)
Polish all stainless steel (taps/ flusher/ door handles)
Clean sink basins (sanitizer spray)
Scrub and then heavy duty mop floor
All surfaces should be cleared off, washed down, and sanitized.
All fridges should be washed down and sanitized – beside, below and behind.
Wash down and sanitize the sink area, bottle bins, and stainless steel benches.
Wash down and sanitize under the sink area/ glass-washer area.
Seals for all fridges should be washed and sanitized, door runners vacuumed.
Scrub and mop floor
Bleach and scrub grout on tile floors in bar
The food preparation and cooking areas of a restaurant are the most critical areas to keep clean. These areas are known to contain the most bacteria due to the handling and preparation of raw foods such as poultry and shellfish. It is important for these areas to be cleaned often. Using disinfectants is the best defence against germs and bacteria.
Wash and sanitize all surfaces including cutting boards and prep tables
Empty fridges and wash and sanitize them
Descale sinks and taps
Clean grills and fryers
Scrub, sweep, and mop kitchen floors
Use drain cleaners on floor drains
Wash behind ovens, cookers, and fryers to cut down on grease build up
Clean and sanitize freezers
Wash walls and ceilings with disinfectant spray and sponge
Loading and refuse areas should be kept clean and rubbish free for pest control.
Following most or all of these deep cleaning tasks will ensure your restaurant is always spotlessly clean for diners to come and enjoy your cuisine.
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