July 26, 2018
The hospitality industry is probably one of the most heavily regulated out there. Ensuring that you hire and train your staff correctly can affect the food hygiene rating awarded to your premises, and getting it wrong could even cause your business to be closed.
If you’re unsure where to start with hygiene in your business and wondering what support and advice is available, your first port of call should be the Food Standards Agency, who provide a plethora of information for businesses.
Before you can train your staff, you have to hire them. What should you look out for?
Hiring restaurant staff
Some employers look solely at experience and qualifications, but in a kitchen where staff have to work closely as a team during extremely busy shifts, perhaps how a new employee will fit with the team is more important.
Most new employees, regardless of their experience, will require some training just to understand your unique processes. Why not consider someone who may need a little bit more training but is passionate, committed and gets along with the rest of your staff?
Get them to work a shift, even if it is just clearing tables, washing dishes and prepping …