Commercial Kitchen 305 (CK305) is proud to own and operate its own certified and wonderfully equipped commercial Kitchen. We have taken great efforts to establish guidelines for its use that will serve to keep the Kitchen a healthy environment for all. We recognize that many groups and individuals of our community will use the Kitchen as a support for their business venture. We recognize all entrepreneurs are important and all may use the Kitchen to aid in their programs.
From our Covenant of Good Relations:
We members, friends, staff and partners of CK305 covenant to treat ourselves and one another with respect. We vow to live our values, to learn, and to serve in ways that are fulfilling and responsible.
We respect and honor ourselves and each other when we:
The procedures established for the use of the Kitchen reflect requirements to meet State of Florida Food Safety & Health (FDBPR)(FDACS) standards for health and safety and to maintain licensure as a commercial Kitchen. It is imperative everyone follow the rules and guidelines.
The kitchen facility is available to CK305 members and any non-members who agree to abide by the following guidelines. Long term committed members will have priority to schedule by other members or non-members.
Members: To schedule use of our facilities, please request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To avoid any misunderstandings about policy and procedure, the Kitchen will be following the DBPR codes. Following these codes will insure a positive State inspection for certified commercial Kitchens, as well as keeping the Kitchen clean and safe for all. Every member and non-member, please refer back to the copy of your signed kitchen Agreement with Commercial Kitchen 305.
An informational 3-ring binder kept in the Kitchen will provide Kitchen guidelines, equipment operation instructions, and other information you might need to make your Kitchen experience a positive one. A master copy of the Kitchen Policies & Procedures will be available in the office.
Open Source is a commercial kitchen where a KM would prepare the food for events where food is “served for profit” or the event is “open to the public.” For all of these events, food will need to be prepared in a certified, licensed facility if brought in from outside (not prepared in our certified Kitchen). All outside catering companies must provide a date- and event-specific Certificate of Liability Insurance with Commercial Kitchen 305 listed as an additional insured.
Prior to the use of the kitchen, the Kitchen Manager should instruct all of the Kitchen workers for their event to do the following:
The Partners will evaluate the condition of the Kitchen after each use for compliance with these guidelines. Should the areas not be organized or cleaned in accordance with our standards you will be charged with a cleaning fee and/or will forfeit any deposit. Misuse of the Kitchen may lead to a group or individual forfeiting their right to use the kitchen in the future.
A “Kitchen Use Log” will be filled out by everyone who uses the Kitchen. It is a checklist of procedures to follow in equipment use, cleanup, etc., as described in the Kitchen Policy. Kitchen Use Log sheets are on the information wall. Please sign and return the log to the appropriate area of the Kitchen wall when your time is completed.
Kitchen food safety standards are based on those regulations set forth by the DBPR. We ask all Kitchen workers to remember that safety and sanitation should always come first when making work decisions in the preparation, dishwashing or serving areas. This will
keep food safe and avoid accidents.
Follow the guidelines in the DBPR’s Food Handler’s Guide to Food Safety to:
To ensure that the food you prepare and serve in our Kitchen is safe, we would like Kitchen workers to pay special attention to the following information:
To reduce the risk of a food-borne illness as well as to protect personal safety and comply with DBPR regulations, the following guidelines must be followed when using the Kitchen:
A. The Kitchen will not be used as a building entrance and exit for general purposes, but only for related activities for a scheduled
B. Only the assigned helpers who are certified food handlers are permitted to be in the Kitchen.
C. No children under the age of 18 may be in the Kitchen for any reason.
D. All assigned authorized helpers must wash their hands in the designated hand washing sinks following the procedures posted above the sink before starting to work.
E. Gloves must be worn during all phases of food preparation as well as when arranging ready-to-eat food for serving.
F. Hair nets as well as under hair coverings, caps, or bandanas are required for men and women while in the Kitchen.
G. Clean aprons, provided by the church’s reputable linen service, must be worn at all times, except when using the bathroom. Please see KM for issuance of an apron.
H. Store coats, purses and other belongings away from food preparation areas. Lockers are provided for the use of personal belongings, please bring your own lock. You must remove your lock and belongings after each use of the kitchen.
I. Food Handers may not eat or drink in the Kitchen. However, tasting and covered water bottles are allowed (“sippy” type – no open containers).
J. Cut only on cutting boards and not on the stainless steel counter tops. Wash all counter tops and work areas with the sanitizing solution so designated. Sanitation buckets in red and green are located by the dishwasher, one must be located with the sanitation solution at each station when using the kitchen.
K. The 3-compartment sink is for dishwashing only. Instructions are posted above the sink.
L. The food prep sink located in the front wall is for food preparation only.
M. The Mop Sink is located in the janitor’s closet outside. This location is for filling the mop bucket with water plus approved cleaning product (water and solution are pre-mixed) and the discharging of the wastewaters only.
N. Additional cooling, dry and freezing space is available for rent.
O. All Kitchen carts are to be used only for food service purposes. These are to be cleaned and sanitized after each service.
P. All foods prepared for an event must be either removed from the kitchen or should be distributed among the people using the Kitchen or taken home by the event holder. No leftover (unless otherwise agreed with Partners) food items are to be left in the refrigerator, freezer, cupboards or shelving. Exception: some leftovers, if properly labeled and within approved time limits, may be labeled and used for Social Hour service, at the discretion of the KM.
o All dishes, utensils, pans, etc., are to be cleaned, air dried and put back in the appropriate storage space. Nothing is to be left in/on the sinks, tables, floors, or counters. Handles of utensils and silverware should all face the same direction.
o Food processor and all its components are to be washed, rinsed, dried, reassembled and returned to their proper storage after use, according to posted instructions.
o Sinks, counters, table tops, equipment, etc. must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after use.
o All rubber rugs must be lifted off the floor, taken outside and cleaned accordingly.
– Fans above stove must be turned on when cooking and turned off before leaving unless someone is ready to use it afterward.
– Dishes, pots, pans and utensils washed, dried, and returned to storage position.
– Countertops and sinks washed, sprayed with sanitizer, and air-dried.
– Stovetops washed clean, oven wiped clean (if used).
– Microwave, refrigerator and freezer wiped clean of spills and spatters.
– Leftover foods properly disposed of according to KM’s discretion.
– Kitchen floor swept clean and thoroughly mopped.
– Supplies and equipment returned to their proper places.
– All tables and chairs wiped clean.
– Waste trash cans’ bags tied and taken to the dumpsters. This is to prevent sour odors and varmint infestation from regular garbage. Dumpsters are located outside back door of Kitchen. All empty boxes must be broken down to flats and then placed in dumpster.
– Trash cans relined with proper size bags (spares are located at the side of each trash container).
Designated KM or Supervisor, caterer, or event holder must sign Kitchen Use Log (please see page 18) verifying that all food handling and clean-up procedures have been followed. Kitchen Use Log sheets are on the information wall.
If the Kitchen is left in an unacceptable condition after use by any KM, member, and non-member or non-profit organization, a verbal warning will be issued by a Partner of CK305. A second incident will result in a written warning to the person and/or lay leader and a scheduled meeting with a Partner of the CK305. A third violation will terminate the person’s and/or organization’s right to use the Kitchen. CK305 holds the right to over pass the warning period and terminate immediate if the Partners deem necessary.
Any damage, abuse or loss occurring during the usage of the kitchen must be recorded on an incident report and given to the KM or Supervisor overseeing the event who in turn will forward it to the Partners. Restitution, if necessary for the damages will be determined by the Partners at CK305. Generally, the organization or event group will be charged for the replacement of missing or broken items.
There is a First Aid Kit located on the shelf underneath the POS in the counter. Incident reports are at same site and should be
completed and submitted to CK305 office.