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Free Restaurant Cleaning Checklist PDF Doc | Cleaning Schedule

May 13, 2020
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Scott
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Now more than ever, a restaurant’s hygiene is singularly important.

Just 29% of consumers say they’d return to an unclean business only if it was absolutely necessary. That’s okay news for mechanics, hospitals, or grocery stores, we suppose. But not for anyone in the hospitality industry. The expectations for the hygiene of places we go voluntarily remains extremely high.

Cleanliness has always been a crucial factor in attracting new customers and keeping existing ones. Now it’s downright critical. A restaurant that drops the ball in terms of sanitization is not only impacting the customer experience, but the very health of their customers.

To make it a little easier, we put together this restaurant cleaning checklist (along with a downloadable, free restaurant checklist cleaning doc). It includes all the big daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks. And if you download the free, printable PDF version, you’ll see columns for staff initials to keep track of completed tasks.

You may notice more sanitization in this restaurant cleaning schedule checklist than in other, similar restaurant cleaning checklists online. As we settle into the new normal, cleaning and sanitizing will become the industry’s number one priority. Our restaurant cleaning schedule checklist reflects that.

A few quick notes about using the restaurant checklist:

  • “Wipe down” means use water.
  • “Clean” means use soap.
  • “Sanitize” means use a commercial-grade sanitizing solution.
  • The “Last Completed” column is so anyone using this checklist on a daily basis will know when weekly and monthly tasks were last completed. And if they have to take care of them that week.

To help you get all that cleaning done, here’s a useful resource on restaurant cleaning supplies if you’re in the market.




Restaurant Front of House Cleaning Checklist

Daily

  • Wipe down walls
  • Clean and sanitize counters
  • Clean and sanitize tables
  • Inspect, wipe down, and sanitize condiments, salt, and pepper on tables
  • Clean and sanitize seats, booths, and benches
  • Launder all napkins, tablecloths, and aprons
  • Take out trash and recycling
  • Wipe down and sanitize down recycling bins
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms
  • Clean and sanitize door handles

Weekly

  • Wipe down and dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down and sanitize doors
  • Wipe down windows

Monthly

  • Dust decorations, painting, and artwork
  • Knock cobwebs off ceiling
  • Clean and sanitize walls

Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Daily

  • Wipe down walls
  • Brush, scour, and clean grill
  • Clean griddle, range, flattop, and fryer
  • Clean and sanitize any meat and cheese slicers
  • Change any foil lining on ranges, grills, and flattops
  • Wipe down other appliances like coffee makers, toasters, and microwaves
  • Clean and disinfect all prep surface areas, including cutting boards
  • Clean and soak all beverage dispenser heads at soda stations
  • Run all utensils, flatware, smallware, and glassware through the dishwasher
  • Clean and sanitize all sinks
  • Wipe down surfaces of ice machine
  • Launder rags, towels, aprons, chef coats, and uniforms
  • Refill any soap or hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Sweet and mop all floors, including walk-ins refrigerators and storage areas
  • Take out trash and recycling
  • Wipe down and sanitize down recycling bins
  • Empty and clean grease traps

Weekly

  • Clean ovens
  • Delime faucet heads and sinks
  • Boil out deep fryer
  • Use drain cleaner on floor drains
  • Clean and sanitize walk-in refrigerators and storage areas
  • Clean anti-fatigue mats

Monthly

  • Clean behind oven, stoves, and fryers (the hotline)
  • Run cleaning and sanitizing chemicals through coffee and espresso machine
  • Burn, clean, and sanitize ice machines
  • Empty, clean, and sanitize freezers
  • Clean refrigerator coils
  • Clean and sanitize walls and ceiling
  • Clean restaurant vent hoods
  • Replace or discard any pest traps

Restaurant Daily Cleaning Schedule Template

Our free restaurant cleaning checklist PDF also includes a blank restaurant daily cleaning schedule template. It’s just like the first two pages, except there are no specific tasks listed. It’s fully customizable, with spaces for you to write down daily, weekly, and monthly bar and restaurant cleaning tasks. It can be your restaurant’s daily cleaning schedule template. It can be your restaurant’s weekly cleaning schedule template. Monthly, too. It can be whatever you’d like. Which is why it’s so useful. Print it out and make it your own!

Free Restaurant Cleaning Schedule Checklist

All the necessary components to running a clean restaurant are included in this post. Both a restaurant kitchen cleaning checklist and a restaurant front of house cleaning checklist. And each section’s weekly and monthly tasks are parts of any good deep cleaning restaurant checklist.

But you should download and print the restaurant cleaning checklist doc above if you really want to keep your suds game strong. Post it weekly and use it daily. We advise against laminating it and using a dry-erase marker on it. Interacting with the same document daily is too great a health risk. At present, the National Restaurant Association recommends paper menus be discarded after every use. And we recommend the same for your restaurant cleaning checklists.

Also check out our guide on how to clean a bar and our bar cleaning checklist template.

You got this.