Check dishwasher is on
Fridges and freezers are working properly
Other equipment is working properly (eg oven, dishwasher)
Staff are fit for work and wearing clean work clothes and a clean apron Food preparation areas are clean (work surfaces, equipment, utensils etc)
There are plenty of handwashing and cleaning materials (soap, paper towels, cloths)
No food is left out, packages are closed, packs are date-labelled.
Food past its ‘use by’ date has been thrown away
Cloths have been removed and replaced with clean ones
Waste has been removed and new bags put into the bins
Sinks are clean and disinfected
All surfaces are clean and disinfected
Cooks are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean and sanitised after cooking.
Afternoon volunteers help by finishing clearing up the dishes and plates from the dining room.
Please take home any fresh leftovers eg cream, eggs, cheese etc.
The dishwasher does not wash – it is a steriliser. Therefore all cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery etc must be rinsed and washed clean before going in the machine.