Keeping your seafood restaurant’s kitchen cleaned does not only help your restaurant look good to the customers, but also will make your staff happy and respect you. In this article, we have curated our top kitchen cleaning tips specifically for seafood restaurants.
So without further ado, here are the lists:
1. Use Effective Cleaning Supplies & Washing Products
You can’t compromise on the cleanliness of your restaurant’s tools by using cheap or unreliable cleaning supplies and washing products, especially when it comes to seafood. This is because there are stains and foul smells of seafood that need to be get rid of professionally and if your customers see or smell them, this could leave a bad impression.
So make sure to use high-quality washing products to wash your dishes, pans, ovens, etc. and use disinfectant and sterilized cleaning supplies to clean your kitchen’s surface. This includes the cleaning your kitchen’s door, cupboards, food prep areas, etc. When it comes to kitchen’s equipment, clean them every day after you close your restaurant and for the kitchen area, clean the place every day, at least once a day.
2. Clean The Hoods & Filter System
The second tip here may seem to be obvious, but you would be surprised how restaurants don’t really pay much attention to their hoods, filter and exhaust system. The system is important as it helps regulate the cooking process such as soaking up grease and grime, ventilate the kitchen, etc.
Although seafood restaurants don’t really have to keep a close eye on the internal canopy system as the nature of the food doesn’t require much use of heavy oil, yet you shouldn’t totally abandon this. According to our latest interview with Sandy on kitchen cleaning, he mentioned that you should be hiring a professional kitchen cleaning company to clean your system at least once in every 3 months to maintain proper functioning of the device and system.
3. Don’t Forget Your Freezers & Stockrooms
Freezers and stockrooms are crucial part of any seafood restaurant. You need them in order to keep all the sea creatures fresh and alive for maximum quality. However, sometimes these creatures can get rotten or get in a bad shape. Therefore, regular inspection of your kitchen storage is crucial to the overall hygiene of the ingredients.
Moreover, the storage should also be cleaned regularly. You can use things like wet cloth soaked in soapy water to clean off the dust and debris. Look out for cracked lids, worn out containers and labeling to ensure that the storage is in a good shape.
4. Clean Hard Surfaces
Next tip we have for you is to clean hard surfaces such as floors, walls, front of the fridges and other surfaces in and around the kitchen area. For floor cleaning, you may start off with the sweeping process, followed by mopping.
Remember to use high-quality cleaning products with sterilization property to kill the bacteria. For tables, kitchen tops, and other surfaces that require extra hygiene, use disinfectants as stated on the packs’ instruction.
5. Clean Your Bins
Last but not least, is don’t forget to clean your bins. Besides emptying your trash, cleaning bins is also important. This is not something that you need to do everyday, depends on your restaurant. You may schedule it for once or twice and week.
To clean your trash, fill it with water and a disinfecting product. Leave it for 10 minutes then rinse. You may also choose to scrub the bins as well for extra cleanliness.