Hand washing for food safety

Alastair McLeod

2m 56s


Lesson Details

Practicing good hand hygiene is a winning attribute no matter what industry you work in but it is absolutely, indisputably crucial in the hospitality industry.

Customers trust that their meals are prepared in a safe and clean environment by healthy staff with impeccable hygiene. If this trust gets broken, customers quickly take their business elsewhere – without food poisoning, if you’re lucky!

While good hand hygiene should be practiced in every corner of a hospitality venue, it has to be practiced religiously in the kitchen until it becomes a reflex action.

If you are responsible for food preparation, it’s time to revise your hand washing habits to ensure you’re handling ingredients in the safest way possible.

In this lesson for back of house staff, chef and TV personality Alastair McLeod explains the importance of careful hand washing for food safety.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • How to wash your hands properly (like a pro)
  • The importance of hand hygiene for food handlers


Alastair McLeod

Owner of Al’FreshCo

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