Select date

Chat with closing MOD re: sales and labour for day part

Any staff issues? Details...

Any reservations tonight?

Product or equipment issues?

Dishwasher chemicals full?

Kitchen walk through completed?
-check cleanliness - take picture
-staff in proper uniform?
- sanitizing station set? Take picture!
- stations stocked?

Restaurant take-over

- Tables set and clean?
- floor swept
- patio swept and clean
- ashtrays clean?
- washrooms clean and odor free
- board cut?
- reservations assigned?

Service chat

Conduct service chat before restaurant is full

Select date

Follow up with staff incentives

Any guest promos - details?

Effective shift management

Music volume appropriate

Lighting levels appropriate

Select date

Kitchen service times appropriate - no delays in food preparation

100% table visits
All guests thanked when leaving?

Toilet checks done on regular basis, issues dealt with without delay

Closing procedures

Assign closing duties

Restaurant closing tasks
-all cutlery polished
-crockery stocked
-coffee machine cleaned
-service fridge clean, condiments labelled
-tables clean of cutlery & menus & salt and pepper shakers
-sanitizer used for cleaning tables
-floor clean & free of food debris

Closing server/bartender tonight (name)

Monitor last call at the bar

Turn off entertainment / turn up lights AFTER last guests have left

Bins empty & clean

Check server / bar / kitchen close

Office duties

Verify sign-offs for all waiters, confirm both cash & CC totals agree

Close trading session completely - enter PC, AMEX and other figures on P&L before closing session

Re-count & confirm float in safe

Banking done according to the standards

Banking log & banking book correctly completed

All voids & promos checked & confirmed any variances recorded on FIR

Payroll - day hours finalised on 4th, correct sales entered

Sales figure?

Make notes in log book

Kitchen close

Fridges / freezers cleaned? Take pictures

Hoods cleaned - take pictures

Temp check on all fridges?

All equipment turned off

Gas turned off

Dishwasher clean and turned off-take picture

Fryers filtered - dump or keep oil

No dirty plates or cutlery left over

Floor clean, free of any food debris

All food covered & properly labelled

Wastage recorded & disposed of


Safe locked

Security system working

Office door locked

Lights turned off

Music off, TV off

Air Conditioning off

Intruder Alarm set

All entrance doors locked

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.