Personal hygiene in the kitchen

Alastair McLeod

2m 42s


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Back in the day when cooks were hidden away in the basements of restaurants to pour their blood, sweat and tears into meals, personal hygiene wasn’t exactly a priority in a professional kitchen.

Thankfully today we are much better informed about the dangers of festering bacteria and much more focused on the professional standards of the hospitality industry.

With the contemporary trend towards open professional kitchens, back of house staff are now on display to customers just like their front of house counterparts.

Maintaining great personal hygiene as a chef, cook or kitchen hand is obviously a crucial aspect of food safety protocols, but it’s also an important aspect of customer service.

In this lesson for back of house staff, chef and TV personality Alastair McLeod outlines the not-up-for-negotiation standards of personal hygiene in the kitchen.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • The importance of personal hygiene in the food industry
  • The personal hygiene checklist for kitchen staff


Alastair McLeod

Owner of Al’FreshCo

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