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A Food Safety Course Is The First Step To A Career In Hospitality

A Food Safety Course Is The First Step To A Career In Hospitality


    

A Food Safety Course Is The First Step To A Career In Hospitality

by Malcolm J. Richmond

If you're already in the hospitality industry in Melbourne or about to embark on a career in food service, then you already know that this is a town with a sophisticated palate and diners here are hard to please. You can't afford even the smallest stain on your reputation. There are many rewards to hospitality industry careers, but anyone in the field needs to be attentive to the smallest of details, especially in the area of food safety. Before you open your doors to diners, make sure that you and every member of your staff are thoroughly versed in food safety regulatory compliance.

The people who work in your kitchen need to be able to respond to any and every situation which comes up in the kitchen and need to be up to speed on health and safety issues which affect commercial food preparation. Everyone who works in your kitchen must complete a food safety course; this gives you the peace of mind which comes from knowing that your staff is trained in safe food preparation and handling.

Most of us already know the importance of washing our hands when handling food; but there is a lot more to food safety besides regular hand washing and keeping foods at the proper temperature. There are a multitude of details which are equally important such as labeling ingredients in the kitchen to avoid unnecessarily opening containers and risking contamination. It's not an enormous risk, but when you're dealing with food, any unnecessary risk of contamination is an unacceptable one.

If you are running a hospitality business, or if food in any way touches your business at all, having your staff take a food safety course is essential. Otherwise, you may find that your kitchen or food preparation area can become home to microbes that can be extremely dangerous and unpleasant to your guests and clients. Remember that all it takes is one case of food poisoning to really ruin you. It is far fetched, but it is entirely possible, especially when you are operating in a town as discerning and sophisticated as Melbourne! The price of educating your staff is small compared to what a nasty lawsuit might be like.

The truth of the matter is that getting your staff up to code might not be easy. There is usually a fairly high turnaround when you are looking at working at a restaurant and making sure that every person is trained can be difficult. Of course, this is where getting a certification expert and food safety specialist in is imperative. A skilled individual can make sure that you are conducting the right training and he or she can audit the foods in your business for you.

Take a moment to see what role food safety needs to play for you!

About the Author:
Author: Malcolm J. Richmond talks about food hygeine and Food Safety at the homepage of Australian Food Safety, to find out more ways you can prepare safe food. Learn More Food Safety Tips.


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