Food Safety Level 2 (VTQ)

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Serving in bars and restaurants

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If you are serving within a restaurant, then you need to make sure that you keep yourself clean and presentable. If you are handling food, make sure you keep your hands well away from it.

Make sure you do not cough or sneeze over the food and make sure the knives, forks and glasses are clean.

When you are moving around the restaurant and carrying food, be careful not to trip over or to knock into somebody and be careful not to spill the food over them. Take extra care if what you're carrying is very hot as you need to make sure that you don't burn anyone.

If you are serving in a restaurant, you need to make sure you have the correct uniform and that it is clean, personal hygiene is very important. Make sure your hair is tied back and in many areas, this will be a legal requirement, the last thing you want is to get hair into somebody's food.

If you have any cuts or skin conditions on your hands, make sure they are correctly covered. If you need advice on this, talk to your manager. If you are serving food or drink and you spill some onto the floor, make sure it's cleaned up correctly and also dried fully. Whilst the floor is wet, you will need to put warning signs out to make sure no one slips.

Be careful not to put your fingers in the food as you carry plates and be aware of any special foods, so as not to mix foods or contaminate food that could cause an allergic reaction. 

Keeping tables clean and using fresh tablecloths, napkins and cutlery will also ensure that there is no transfer of bacteria to food.