Pastors may find it helpful to designate one person as the church’s kitchen coordinator. That person could be responsible for ensuring that individuals who use the kitchen are familiar with and follow the food handling practices described in these Procedure Guidelines.
Those who work in our church kitchens should remember that safety must come first when making work decisions regarding participation in food preparation, serving, or clean-up after an event.
Equipment and Maintenance
All church kitchen equipment should be maintained in a manner to minimize risk and best ensure safe operation for those who use the kitchen. Smoke alarms, fire alarms, and first aid kits should be located in proximity to the kitchen (guidelines regarding this are included in the Safety and Security Manual provided to pastors and building maintenance personnel).
We recommend that a state food handlers booklet be placed in each church kitchen, as guidelines vary from state to state.
Food Preparation Guidelines
All state regulations regarding food preparation and serving must be followed by those who use our church kitchens. These regulations will include (but not be limited to) the following guidelines:
Food Storage Guidelines
Food Handling Guidelines
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