The food service industry is very competitive. Most establishments have to invest in sophisticated marketing campaigns to bring more customers through the door and keep their business running. Positive reviews on social media platforms and review websites help draw more people in through the power of word-of-mouth.
Commercial kitchens are busy, chaotic spaces. There can be many food items, unclean utensils, greasy pots and pans, food stained countertops, etc. While most kitchen staff know how to clean up after themselves, grime and food particles can still accumulate in hard-to-reach places like hoods, stoves, grease traps, and even vents. This creates an unclean environment, which can have an impact on food quality.
Restaurant codes and regulations are developed to ensure diners don’t experience health problems after consuming the food. Violating these codes doesn’t just place the business at risk, but can also expose customers to serious diseases and even cause fatalities. According to CDC, around 3,000 Americans die every year from food-borne diseases. Needless to say, restaurant owners need to take health code violations seriously
Browsing through online reviews for restaurants or cafes gives readers a clear idea of what customers value in such establishments. While people do praise or complain about food flavors and customer service, they also have strong opinions on restaurant hygiene. If the restaurant looks or feels unclean, they’re more likely to give it a negative review, which can be detrimental to your business. All restaurants should have a regular cleaning schedule and hire professionals for deep clean.
What should you be looking for daily, weekly, and monthly as you keep your restaurant kitchen in tip-top shape? Let’s take a look.