Principles for a Healthy Environment

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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Before any work can begin in a professional or culinary school kitchen, standards of cleanliness must be set and held. Excellent health and external cleanliness are prerequisites for the maintenance of a hygienic, disease-free environment. Not only is personal sanitation required, all materials and equipment, as well as the workspace itself, must also be antiseptic. To the novice, these rules may seem unnecessary or extreme; however, any variance from these principles can result in extremely serious, even disastrous, results to the health of others. Adherence to the following principles will help ensure that this does not occur.