Restaurant And Cafe Cleaning Checklist

Restaurant And
Cafe Cleaning Checklist

Restaurant And Cafe Cleaning Checklist

A dirty and cluttered eatery is actually a big put off for its clients. Maintaining cleanliness is actually a must to keep the health standards by which every commercial food outlets are actually controlled. Frequent inspections are actually held by the Public Safety and Health Authorities, and the food department to monitor and maintain these standards.

Professional cleaning is almost mandatory for commercial eating outlets at least annually for that thorough cleaning with heavy duty equipment and cleaning agents. Along with it regular cleaning is actually a must, for the benefit of the health of the visitors and the workers.

Preparing a checklist helps in getting things much more organized and also helps in enhancing the efficiency. It stays away from redoing a specific task as well as missing out on another. The checklists here cover almost all aspects of restaurant and cafe cleaning, however you are able to alter and customize them as per the size of the eatery of yours, the work force of yours and needs.

RESTAURANT DAILY CLEANING CHECKLIST – It’s recommended to create 2 separate checklists for a restaurant. One each for the front house and another for the kitchen and the back house as the cleaning requirements are actually extensive and varied


 Clean the entry of the restaurant, sweep and mop the floor

Clean the door mats Clean the door, door knob and door track and wipe off any stains and spots on the glass top.

Dust and clean the booths, chairs and tables

Spot clean any stains and pick up any debris

Clean the counters and wipe off any stains and spots

Clean the counter walls

Clean the host/ cashier section, keep it need and organized

Restock the host/cashier section with needed items

Dust the liquor shelves and organize the bottles

Clean the garbage bins, replace liners

Reset the trash bins at strategic points

Wipe and clean the exterior of the refrigerated displays and keep them organized

Vacuum the carpets and lift off the debris and dust

Wash and clean the customers’ restrooms

Clean and disinfect the toilet

Wipe and clean the mirrors

Wipe and clean the door and door knobs

Restock the washroom utilities

Clean the air vents

Use a deodorizer

Dust and clean all of the lights, light switches, decor and fixtures

Clean the air vents

Wash and clean the windows, window sills and window tracks

Dust off any planter

Dust and clean all shelves

Clean the menu cards, wipe some spills and stains

Keep the cutlery drawers organized and restock cutlery

Keep the linen drawer organized and restock fresh linen

Keep the glass and china organized and restock clean china


 Clean the each and every frequently used kitchen equipment after single use (blender, waffle, holding oven, toaster, kettle, meat slicer, juicer , grill etc.)

Clean the microwave oven as well as the freezer at the end of the day

Clear the sink and clean it of any debris

Unclog the drain, clean and sanitize the sink after the day

Clean the refrigeration unit, steam table, ice machine, meat drawer, cutting boards and every working space each day after a shift

Clean the dishwasher and the dish area

Clean and empty the laundry machine

Clear the working space after the day

Wipe and clean the walls

Empty garbage cans sanitize and replace liners

Mop and clean the floor

Clean and sanitize the employee restrooms

Empty the trash bin, ashtrays and replace liners

Restock the utilities

Clean the light and light switches

Mop and clean the floor

Clean the door and door knobs


 Clean and clear the entrance from any clutter

Dust any planters

Wipe and clean the door, the glass and door knob surface

Wipe and clean the windows, window ledges and glass panes

Dust the blinds

Air and dust the door mats

Wipe and clean the tables and chairs

Wipe and clean the counter tops, counter walls

Vacuum clean the carpet to pick up any debris, crumbs and crusts

Spot clean the carpet for any spills

Dust the glass stand and keep the glasses in line

Wipe and clean the cappuccino machine, coffee machine and pop fountain

Dust and wipe the liquor cabinet before arranging the bottles

Restock the machines

Check linen drawer and restock

Check the cereals and shelves, reorganize and restock

Clean the exterior of the milk machine and juicer, wipe the spills and drips

Manage the server fridge

Restock the window counter if any

Wipe and clean some signs and banners

Clean the lights, switches, decor and fixtures

Mop and clean entrance and floor