Restaurant Hourly Inspection

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To ensure we are keeping high standards, hourly inspections are to be performed by all managers. The first inspection begins in the morning with the opening checklist and the last inspection is conducted at the close of business. The Hourly Inspection is conducted throughout the day. Here is a list of the areas that are to be inspected:

KITCHEN AREA

Kitchen Staff Cleanliness and Image
Kitchen staff should be inspected to ensure:

  • Proper dress code standards are followed according the employee handbook
  • Proper sanitation standards are followed according to heath codes
  • Nametags are in place
  • Staff is friendly and smiling

Kitchen Equipment, Tools, and Supplies:
Equipment should be inspected to ensure:

  • Set at the correct degrees/time interval
  • Timers are being used (if applicable)
  • Clean and well-maintained - grease build up to create a fire hazard
  • In working condition along with each component and accessory in place
  • Safe (Safety instructions posted nearby)

Bleach Buckets
The Bleach Buckets should be inspected to ensure:

  • Water is clean
  • Towel is clean
  • Bucket is used properly and towel is in bucket
  • Buckets are in the proper locations
  • Test strip is indicating the proper measurements

Kitchen Walls
The Kitchen Walls should be inspected to ensure:

  • Dry
  • Clean
  • Without cracks or tears

Kitchen Floors
The Floors should be inspected to ensure:

  • Dry
  • Clean
  • Even and safe without cracks
  • Obstacle-free

Kitchen Counters
The counters should be inspected to ensure:

  • Dry
  • Clean
  • Even and safe without cracks
  • Without clutter

Employee Hand Sinks
The Employee Hand Sinks should be inspected to ensure:

  • Hourly checklist is up-to-date and all items meet standards

Temperature Charts
The Temperature Chart should be inspected to ensure:

  • Located in the correct areas
  • Neatly and legibly completed
  • Are current and recorded on an hourly basic

If any temperature is in the Danger Zone, call refrigerator repair person immediately