Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area


Guarantee the continuous cleanliness of kitchen preparation, production and storage areas according to hygiene, safety and health regulations.

Alternative labels

tidy the kitchen
clean the kitchen
ensure food preparation area is clean
clean kitchen preparation, production & storage areas
clean food preparation area
ensure cleanliness of preparatory food area

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Cook: cooks are culinary operatives who are able to prepare and present food, normally in domestic and institutional environments.
Diet cook: Diet cooks prepare and present meals according to special dietary or nutrition needs.
Pizzaiolo: Pizzaiolos are responsible for preparing and cooking pizzas.
Fish cook: Fish cooks are responsible for preparing and presenting fish dishes using a variety of techniques. They may also prepare the accompanying sauces and purchase fresh fish for these dishes.
Grill cook: Grill cooks prepare and present meat, vegetables and fish using grill equipment such as grills and rotisseries.
Domestic cleaner: Domestic cleaners perform all necessary cleaning activities in order to clean their clients’ houses. They vacuum and sweep floors, wash dishes, launder clothes, dust, scrub and polish surfaces and disinfect equipment and materials.
Kitchen assistant: Kitchen assistants assist in the preparation of food and cleaning of the kitchen area.
Kitchen porter: Kitchen porters wash and clean kitchen areas, including pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and dishes. They prepare the kitchen area before service, and receive and store supplies.

Optional skill

Ensure cleanliness of food preparation area is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Chef: Chefs are culinary professionals with a flair for creativity and innovation to provide a unique gastronomic experience.
Pastry chef: Pastry chefs are responsible for preparing, cooking and presenting desserts, sweet products and bakery products.
Private chef: Private chefs comply with food and sanitation rules to prepare meals for their employers. They take into consideration the employer’s intolerances to specific ingredients or their preferences and cook the meals in the employer’s home. Private chefs may also be asked to organise small dinner parties or other types of celebrations for special occasions.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022