I am a hunter. I don’t search for big game, or pummel small birds with buckshot in hopes of securing dinner. The sport I enjoy is to continually search for the perfect restaurant operation.
I am not so naive to think I will ever run across this situation, but I still prowl and ponder.
Last Tuesday I walked into a well known San Francisco caf? that bakes muffins, breads, cookies and other specialties. Its part of a large chain that has grown and expanded to other cities over the past decade and is known for a decent product and clean properties. I ordered a blueberry muffin, paid the cashier and took began to savor the muffin.
Always hunting for the faux pas photo to use as an example, -that one shot that if not corrected could possibly cause a successful restaurant’s demise, I panned the caf?’s serving area and came across a tenable situation that shouted disaster: A baking rack with trays of rolls, loaves of bread and a cookie or two nestled next to two trash cans.
The health inspector would have had a party writing up the violation for this. And< all it would have taken would be one pitch of a half filled cup of coffee and the rolls would have been ruined.
The message the vision sends to customers is also detrimental to healthy business. It doesn’t make any sense to leave prepared food below the opening of a trash can.
And, it seems rather ridiculous to have to point this pout to staff members, but apparently the mangers, the supervisors and the employees didn’t see any problem with this situation, otherwise they would have corrected it.
In a time when the community is suddenly the eyes and ears of the health department and the Internet prompts people to post predicaments that people find themselves in, it is more important than ever to make sure our houses, restaurants, and cafes are in order.
Make sure your trash is not too close to your product. It could turn a perfectly good tray of freshly baked rolls into mere garbage with the toss of a cup…