Cleaning the dining area is as crucial as cleaning the bedrooms of the hotel guests. Everyday, people flock in the dining area to enjoy classy meals and maybe hearty snacks before they start their day. It’s a place where some usually celebrates important events and holidays – where they gather around and enjoy good food. It’s important to keep this place organised and clean in order to smoothly accommodate guests.
What to remember when cleaning the dining area:
You have to understand that cleaning the dining area isn’t as simple as just replacing stained table cloths, napkins, and light sweeping – there is a system that needs to be followed as frequently as possible. There are different tasks for both restaurant staff and janitorial staff that occurs between opening, during business hours, and closing, and they should be done religiously if you want a high rating.
- Everytime the restaurants open, it should be cleaned properly without a spot – dedicate at least two hours for this.
- Make sure you equip the carts and the caddies with cleaning items, and everything should be separated – rags for windows and for the tables.
- Make sure all of the lights are turned on to make sure that you cleaned everything and all is well before you start accepting guests.
- Let the natural light in and make the room feel more warm and welcoming, opening the windows would also ventilate the room.
- Move the chairs and tables to the side to make sure that you clean everything and properly as well. Carefully remove decorative items on the table to minimise accidents while cleaning.
- Vacuum the floor, carpets, and the upholstered furniture to clear up dust and allergens.
- Check meticulously if there are any stains or missed scraps of food that fell on the floor the last time to make sure that everything is clean for the next guests.
- For the tiled, wooden, or any smooth surface flooring, make sure you dry sweep the floor then continue to mopping for a shiny finish.
- Clear up the garbage cans and bins everywhere and make sure that everything is sanitised afterwards, especially the bins in the kitchen.
- Dust up the furniture, the ceiling, walls, and even the chandelier. Some of the dust are stuck in the crevices of the decoration and sometimes falls when the chandelier shakes a bit – make sure that the dust never layers on those lights!
- Disinfect the phones, the arm rests, and the counters to make sure that the surfaces are clean. You should prioritise side stations and the host stations to make sure that they are clean.
- Polish the mirrors and glass panes to make them seem new and shiny again. Do the same with the metal trays and other decorative items in the dining area.
- Replace the stained linens and napkins – make sure that they smell fresh and are free of nasty stains.