As a barista, it is essential to follow safety protocols when cleaning and sanitizing equipment and surfaces in the cafe environment. This is to ensure that customers are provided with a safe and hygienic environment. To begin, tables must be wiped down between customers with a clean towel or microfiber towel and food-grade disinfectant. This is to ensure that any crumbs or food particles are removed from the surface.
Additionally, all common high-traffic surfaces such as chairs, counters, door handles, light switches, and railings should be cleaned and sprayed with a disinfectant solution. Before washing, large food particles must be removed from the surface by soaking, scraping or rubbing them. This is to ensure that the surface is clean before it is disinfected. After this step, all other surfaces that are in contact with food should be washed and rinsed before being sprayed with a properly prepared chemical disinfectant solution. It is important to remember that a dirty surface cannot be disinfected. Therefore, it is essential to follow these steps in order to provide customers with a safe and hygienic environment.
By following these safety protocols, baristas can ensure that their cafe is a safe and healthy place for customers.