There are so many laws, rules and regulations that govern the hospitality industry with regards to the storage and preparation of food. This is a matter that is to be taken very seriously by restaurant owners, chefs, and caterers. After all, you are working with food and that food is then served to the public. Therefore, you have to be very careful when preparing the food and ensure to maintain your kitchen clean and hygienic at all times. What better way to do that than with disposable chefwear.
Disposable chefwear is essential in the hospitality industry because of its hygiene benefits. They prevent cross contamination of foods. You can assign a particular type of disposable chefwear in a specific colour for a particular food item. For example, in all cases a food item has to be handled by a person so you could assign deli products to be handled with only the plastic deli gloves. Or you could instruct your kitchen staff to use only the latex gloves for meat products. Then after each use, these gloves can be tossed into the bin.
There are many types of disposable catering clothing available such as aprons, shoe covers, sleeve protectors, face masks, mop caps, and chef hats. Each of these items has a very specific use that ensures that your kitchen remains hygienic. The disposable aprons ensure that the food splatters do not come in direct contact with the chef’s clothing and after use it can be thrown away. Sleeve protectors serve the same purpose as the aprons except that it extends the protection to the arms. The shoe covers are ideal for kitchens where food splatters may make their way to the floor. The shoe covers prevent any contamination both within the kitchen and outside of the kitchen. Face masks ensure that no contamination occurs from the kitchen staff to the food. Mop caps and chef hats prevent any hair from falling onto various surfaces in the kitchen and then landing up in someone’s soup. It is clear to see that each item has a purpose and is necessary if you wish to keep your catering equipment, commercial kitchen, and food products hygienic.
It is a good idea to keep plenty stock of all the disposable chefwear products so that your restaurant kitchen will remain contamination free and hygienic. Of course, you also need to practice general hygiene and cleanliness to ensure that your kitchen remains up to standard.