Course Summary:

The kitchen committee works together for a mutual goal—to offer food that is safely prepared and served to church members and guests. Attention to food and workspace safety and hygiene are of paramount importance to the culinary committee. This 25-minute course will help you navigate your way through the church kitchen safely, whether as a staff member or a volunteer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Serve safe food and meals at church events
  • Monitor the safety of food, from storage through preparation and serving
  • Assemble and train a collaborative kitchen ministry that contributes to your mission and vision for safety and hygiene
  • Establish clear, easy-to-follow safety procedures for food preparation and handling
  • Develop guidelines for workspace safety and emergency procedures
  • Maintain a safe, hygienic kitchen work environment

Key Topics Include:

  • Knives and Sharp Objects
  • Appliance and Equipment Safety
  • Electrical, Plumbing, and Exhaust Safety
  • Age Restrictions in the Kitchen
  • Perishable, Non-Perishable and Semi-Perishable Food Supplies
  • Proper Attire and Personal Hygiene
  • Cook and Prepare Food Safely
  • Time- and Temperature-Controlled Foods
  • Clean and Sanitize
  • Pest Management
  • Emergency Procedures and Emergency Contacts
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Church Kitchen
  • Fire Prevention and Safety
  • Waste Management