good kitchen practices workshop

(The basics for food handlers)

It is essential that food handlers in the catering and hospitality industry have a clear understanding of the requirements of food hygiene. The impact of poor hygiene practices in a kitchen will increase the risk of consumer food poisoning incidents and decrease the chances of your business survival over the long term. Reference is made to the SANS 10049 (Standard for PRPS) and the R962 (South African Regulations governing general hygiene requirements for food premises and the transport of food), as well as the ISO/ TS 22002-1 (PRPs on food safety). This course is comprehensive, addressing all the fundamental hygiene requirements and is hands-on and practical. Delegates are introduced to the Safe Serve food rating system (endorsed by RASA)

Course Content:

  • The basics of microbiology and micro-monitoring
  • Personal hygiene practices
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Purchasing and incoming goods inspection
  • Pest control (detection, reporting etc.)
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Storage requirements and stock control
  • Process control
  • identification and traceability
  • Waste management
  • The effect of time and temperature on food safety
  • Measures for prevention of cross-contamination (raw vs. cooked product)
  • Correct requirements for defrosting, reheating, thawing food etc.
  • Importance of storing food in correct storage areas (Refrigerated storage, Dry goods, Freezer storage)
  • Consumer Information
  • Allergen control


  • A short test is completed after the course
  • Workplace assignment to be completed

Course Benefits:

  • Understanding the Safe Serve Rating system
  • Kitchen audit checklist included in the training pack that can be used for internal audits
  • Training can be conducted in isiXhosa, isiZulu, English and Afrikaans
  • Training is workplace based to ensure relevancy and practical application
  • Delegates can purchase the Food Safety Manual to start implementing in their kitchens

Head Office - Port Elizabeth  

  (041) 366 1970 / 80
   084 5519 524

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