FOOD LAB PROCEDURES
PRACTICE GOOD SANITATION HABITS
Hands should always be washed before handling food.
Never lick fingers, spoon, and/or other cooking utensils.
Don’t dry hands on dish towels, use paper towels.
Don’t comb hair in the food room.
GENERAL RULES TO FOLLOW TO MAKE COOKING DAYS MORE PLEASANT.
Memorization where things are kept and keep them there.
Pass the jobs around in your unit. Give everyone a chance to do the more
There are no permanent dishwashers.
Leave the counter tops, stoves, tables, dishes clean. You don’t like finding them
dirty; no one else does either. If I find a dirty dish in your unit you will receive no credit
for the food lab.
At the end of the lab you are to sweep around your unit (mop the floor if
necessary) and wipe out the sink with a dish towel.
Put your garbage in a lined garbage can and make sure the liner is in place. Do not
put garbage in the large wastebasket by the teacher desk.
Do not put any metal (this includes foil wrapped margarine) in the microwave.
Always cover anything you put in the microwave with a paper towel to prevent splatters.
if you use a microwave make sure you leave it clean.
You are responsible for any food you put in the refrigerator-- label it and throw
away any thing you have stored there when through with it.
Measure food at the supply table. Do not take food to your unit to measure.
Use correct measuring methods and utensils to insure recipe success.
Do not use the top of your stove as a work area. The burners and drip pans are
more difficult to clean than the counter top.
Do not put anything hot directly on the counter top; use a cooling rack or trivet to
protect the counter.
Never cut directly on the counter. Use a cutting board.
Food is not to be removed from classroom, without permission.
The teacher will not sample food. It is graded on how well it looks and what you
There will be absolutely no “messing around” with food. We have a budget and
can not afford to waste food. Cooking is a privilege.