Restaurant Hand Washing Chart

Hand Washing Chart

The hand washing chart is a great tool to use as a reference on how to properly wash your hands. Post it above all hand washing sinks to remind staff of the proper procedure for washing their hands. Especially relevant, this is important in restaurant cleanliness and safety.

restaurant hand washing chart

The spreading of viruses and germs increase dramatically when people do not wash their hands. Just because you cannot see them does not mean they are not there.

Anyone touching foods should be wearing gloves–especially the cooks.

When do you wash your hands?

Always wash your hands before touching

  • Foods
  • Glassware
  • Plate ware
  • Utensils

Always wash your hand after:

  • Touching any food especially raw foods or uncooked foods
  • Using the restroom
  • After touching a dirty apron
  • Touching Hair
  • After touching anywhere on your body
  • Emptying the trash
  • In between prep jobs
  • Before you start working
  • Wash your hands after breaks

In conclusion, to play it safe always wear gloves before touching any foods.

Dishwashers should be wearing gloves because they touch plates, utensils, and glassware that are dirty. A sanitation bucket needs to be kept in the dish-room with fresh sanitation water. In addition, before the dishwashers touch clean dishes, glassware, utensils or anything clean they need to wash their hands and change gloves.

Additional Sanitation Needs

Another important point is restaurant sanitation.  Sanitation is a key need in every restaurant. You need to sanitize food surfaces, tables, chairs and many areas in the restaurant.   A sanitation bucket with sanitation water needs to be in every location in the restaurant:

  • Prep area
  • Kitchen area
  • Dish area
  • Expo area
  • Server area

Hand Washing Chart


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