Front-of-House Cleaning Checklist

Wipe down the walls if necessary

Sanitize the tables

Inspect and wipe down the condiments and salt and pepper shakers

Wipe down all the counters

Clean the seats and benches

Run cloth napkins, tablecloths, and wait for staff aprons through the washing machine

Vacuum the carpets

Take out the trash and recycling

Clean the interior and exterior of all the trash and recycling bins

Sweep and mop the floors

Clean and sanitize your bathrooms by:

• Disinfecting the toilets

• Wiping down the sinks

• Emptying out feminine hygiene product bags

• Taking out the trash

• Sweeping and mopping the floors

Dust and wipe down the light fixtures

Wash glass windows and doors

Disinfect the door handles

Dust any decorations or wall art

Check the ceiling for cobwebs

Wash the walls

Back-of-House Cleaning Checklist

Wipe down the walls wherever there are splashes

Clean the grill, griddle, range, flattop, and fryer. Make sure to get underneath the equipment, too

Change the foil lining on top of the ranges, grills, and flattops

Wipe down other equipment, such as coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, and meat slicers

Disinfect prep area surfaces

Clean beverage dispenser heads in the soda fountains. Bars should clean the tips of the soda guns

Wash utensils, small wares, flatware, and glassware and let them air dry overnight

Clean the sinks

Wash rags, towels, aprons, and uniforms in the washing machine

Refill soap dispensers and replace empty paper towel rolls

Sweep walk-in refrigerators and storage areas

Take out the trash and recycling

Disinfect the waste disposal area and clean the trash cans

Sweep and mop the floors

Clean the ovens, including the walls, door, and racks

Delime the sinks and faucets

Boil out the deep fryer

Wash and sanitize the walk-in refrigerators and freezers

Clean any anti-fatigue mats

Use drain cleaner on the floors

Wash behind the hot line to prevent clogs

Run cleaning and sanitizing chemicals through the coffee or espresso machine to remove built-up grime

Clean out and sanitize the ice machine (every 6 months)

Clean and sanitize the freezer

Clean refrigerator coils to remove dust

Empty grease traps

Wash walls and ceiling to remove grease buildup

Wash vent hoods (every few months)

Replace pest traps



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