6 of the Best Restaurant Cleaning Checklists

Restaurant and kitchen cleaning checklists can be used to keep areas of your restaurant organized and sanitized and prepare you for food safety inspections. Digital checklists are a great tool to perform regular cleanliness self-assessments.

We have collated the best digital restaurant cleaning checklists you can use to perform inspections or cross-checks across both kitchens and other areas of your restaurant. Download these free templates using iAuditor and conduct your restaurant checks on your mobile phone or tablet. Set up daily, weekly or monthly cleaning schedule inspections for your team and save and analyze all reports in the cloud.

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1. General Kitchen Cleaning Inspection Checklist

This General Kitchen Cleaning Checklist can help to maintain a clean and sanitized restaurant. Conduct your inspections using this checklist to evaluate if employees wear hygienic clothing and if food is properly handled. This also checks if kitchen facilities are cleaned and sanitized properly after use, and waste materials are segregated and properly disposed of. End your inspection by providing your recommendations and overall assessment. Use iAuditor on your mobile device to generate on-site reports and capture photo evidence of defective items. Preview a sample report generated using this digital mobile checklist below.

2. Daily Restaurant Cleaning Checklist

Use this Daily Restaurant Cleaning Checklist to inspect your restaurant regularly. This covers the front and back of the house cleaning which includes the waiting area, dining room, restrooms, and kitchen area. Use iAuditor the world’s most powerful inspection app to generate efficient report even while on site.

3. Weekly Restaurant Cleaning Schedule Template

This Weekly Restaurant Cleaning Schedule Template can help you ensure that restaurant kitchen facilities like ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers are cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected on a weekly basis. Use iAuditor’s scheduling feature to allow managers to digitally assign weekly inspections to team members within the organization and never missed an inspection again.

4. Monthly Restaurant Cleaning Schedule Template

This Monthly Restaurant Cleaning Schedule Template converted using iAuditor helps identify defective items and can assist you with your restaurant’s monthly assessments. Conduct scheduled audits using this checklist to inspect if general cleaning was performed thoroughly. iAuditor’s scheduling feature helps managers gain the peace of mind knowing that inspections are being conducted on time, as required.

5. Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Use this Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist to thoroughly inspect different kitchen areas like ambient storage, freezers, food preparation areas, and cellar. This checklist will help you evaluate if these areas are clean and sanitized. It will also help assess if proper food preparation, handling, and storage were implemented and followed accordingly. Use iAuditor’s scoring feature to have an insight into how your audits are performing over time.

6. 5S Restaurant Cleaning Checklist

Use this 5S Restaurant Cleaning Checklist to help ensure workers follow a standard procedure that applies the 5S principles (Sort (seiri), Set in order (seiton), Shine (seiso), Standardize (seiketsu), and Sustain (shitsuke)) to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of your restaurant. Use iAuditor’s scoring feature together with Analytics to give you an insight into how your audits are performing over time.


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Follow these 5 steps to start performing mobile inspections

  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse other checklist topics
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
  5. Invite your teammates. Save time, save lives
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