• Beverly Pogue & Brandy Stone

Keeping it Clean and Safe in the Kitchen

Skills: How to get youself ready for working with food. Use of imagination to understand cause & effect relationships. Keeping food clean when working in the kitchen. Use of imagination to identify solutions. Figuring out good “standard operating procedures.”

Let's Think About It/ Talk About It:


  • Q: What would happen to the food if we touched it with dirty hands? A: Answers could include: Germs or actual dirt could get in the food, and no one wants to eat germy or dirty food.

  • Q: If we don’t want to get dirt or germs in the food, then what should we do? A: Wash hands with soap and water and dry them on a clean towel. Wash hands often while working with the food.


  • Q: What could happen to the food if those of us with long hair didn’t keep it pulled back when cooking? A: Answers could include: Loose hair might fall in the food, our hair might get in our face and make it hard to see while in the middle of cooking, and/or we could get food stuck in our hair.

  • Q: If we don’t want our hair to fall in the food or get in our face, or to have food stuck in our hair, then what should we do? A: People with long hair can tie it back into a ponytail to keep it out of the way and out of the food.


  • Q: What might happen to our clothes if we didn’t wear an apron when working in the kitchen? A: Answers could include: Food might splatter or spill on our clothes and make a stain that would be hard to wash out. If we can’t get stains out of our clothes, then our clothes wouldn’t be nice anymore.

  • Q: If we don’t want food to stain our clothes, then what should we do? A: Wear an apron to protect clothes from accidental splatters.

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