San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
A restaurant training manual is an essential tool in the restaurant business as it serves to delineate what is expected of restaurant employees as well as what the employees can expect from their employers. Some parts of the training manual will pertain to all employees while others will provide guidelines for each employment position in the restaurant.
This restaurant training manual facilitates the smooth running of the restaurant business as it clearly shows employees what their responsibilities are so that there is no confusion or question as to who will be doing what tasks.
Aside from providing information on the duties of each team position, the training manual will also provide information on the general operations of the business. It should provide a run down of the rules and laws in placed regarding the running of a food business and the health and safety standards that must be met.
It is important that everyone in the restaurant has a good overview of the laws that affect the business. Many local governments have laws that are specific to the area, so research should be done to ensure that the training manual reflects this and that everyone in the restaurant can make sure that they are complying to these laws.
Laws regarding the preparation of food, waste disposal, work safety, cleanliness and environmental issues all must be observed or the restaurant may receive a bad score when they are visited by the health and safety inspectors.
The restaurant training manual should encapsulate all the information that employees will need, not just about their duties at work, but their rights as well. The manual should include the business’ policy on benefits, sick leave, vacation time and payment schedules.
It should also provide information on employee rights and responsibilities not specific to the restaurant business, such as policies regarding sexual harassment, personal conduct, grooming, attendance, safety, serving liquor, substance abuse, employee theft and tipping rules as well as the disciplinary actions that will be taken for violations of these rules.
Having these rules clearly laid out doesn’t only help employers who are better able to point out infractions and justify disciplinary actions. It also benefits the employees as they will have a clear idea of what is expected of them and thus will not have to worry if they are doing something that could get them fired. The rules are laid out clearly which improves understanding between the employer and employees and makes for the smooth operating of the business.
Restaurant owners who wish to write a restaurant training manual for their particular restaurant should look up the laws in their area and research the subject by looking at other restaurant training manual reviews.