Working in the fast-paced food service industry can be challenging. With so much to do each day, it’s easy for something to slip through the cracks. That’s where checklists come in.
A restaurant checklist helps the work day run smoothly—teams know what to do and managers know its done.
A restaurant checklist is a tool used to define all the daily tasks and safety procedures that need to be completed during the workday.
Checklists can help improve daily operations, team training, food safety, cleanliness, and customer experience. Checklists can also be used by managers to quickly identify and resolve issues that may be impact the business.
Make sure to keep updating the checklist, especially when there are changes in the restaurant.
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Creating a restaurant checklist PDF is super easy. It will take you less than 5 minutes, simply carry out the following steps:
It’s that simple.
Here's an example of a checklist pdf:
Alternatively, you could use a digital restaurant checklist. We have a whole library of digital checklist templates—from food safety to COVID health and safety procedures, check them out!
Switching to digital means cutting printing, paper and stationery costs. It might not sound like a lot, but all that paper and ink adds up—there’s an environmental cost too.
Digital checklists can also help you make savings on maintenance callouts and insurance premiums.
Too much time is taken up on site with repetitive admin. Digital tasks automate repetitive processes and help teams focus.
Safety checklists are woven into your team's working day. Teams are prompted to do the right task at the right time, so safety checks become a habit.
Real-time insights and dashboards give head office visibility over multiple sites. Understand where standards are slipping and focus attention where it’s needed most.
“Trail gives me control. I can be certain that stores are doing the right checks and that they are up to date.” Sioned Hatcher, Safety & Risk Manager
You can add training videos and materials to tasks, so new starters can get up to speed quickly, and everyone knows exactly what to do. Job satisfaction improves. Everyone’s happy.
Trail has 100s of best practise customisable templates created from over 100,000,000 tasks completed on Trail. Check them out!