Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety

The current circumstances of Covid-19 in 2020 have shown us how crucial it is to pay extra care when it comes to personal and food hygiene to prevent the rapid spread of food-borne diseases and viruses. These precautions are taken for granted by the customers of the hospitality and catering sector and should be taken seriously by anyone who owns or works in a catering business.

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course is designed for everyone from someone completely new to the catering industry as well as chefs with years of experience, kitchen staff or management. It is aimed at clearing misconceptions and educating colleagues in the correct processes.

Food poisoning is one of the most common occurrences in restaurants, bars, or fast food stalls. In order to minimize the chances of this, a lot can be achieved from employees and team members.

The European Union Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs requires all staff that prepare, cook, and handle food and drinks to comply with the law and in order to do this be trained appropriately.

Which Job Roles?

There is a legal responsibility for everyone who deals with food to be trained, such as:

  • Chef / Cook
  • Catering / Kitchen Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Support / Care / Charity Worker
  • Barista
  • Child Minder / Nursery Staff

In all different types of hospitality and catering outlets, such as:

  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • cafes and bars
  • fast-food outlets and takeaways
  • mobile food trucks
  • kitchens
  • hospitals
  • schools and colleges.

It’s in everyone’s best interest to have team members coached, trained, supervised and qualified in the best possible way to ensure food safety for customers and those in need.

What’s covered?

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene course is aimed at everyone no matter if you’re self-employed or employed. It includes the key areas, such as:

  • introduction to food hygiene
  • personal hygiene standards
  • food hazards and their control
  • food handling, storage, preparation
  • clean and hygienic workplace
  • design of food premises and control of pests
  • food law
  • food-borne illnesses

Upon the completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate that demonstrates your capability to handle food to the highest standards. The course has been designed and approved by experts in the food industry. With the certificate, you, your colleagues, and employees can take pride that they are ready to take not only the challenges of everyday food service but also can provide the highest quality of food hygiene to customers. You can prove that the processes of food handling in your business or the business you are working to fulfill the highest standards and at the same time it is an investment into your workforce, support staff retention, and gives them additional confidence and skills.

Stand out from the crowd

In the competitive field of foodservice and hospitality, it’s important for your customers to distinguish between business who take the extra step to make their customers feel safe in every way. Failing to develop a culture of food safety in your business may lead to repetitive customer dissatisfaction, potentially high legal costs, and loss of reputation which can eventually lead to the loss of continued business.

Stand out from the crowd today with our food hygiene and safety courses.

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Caleb Foster Digital Learning Geek
After gaining more than 20 years of experience in operational excellence in the hospitality and digital learning sectors, Caleb wanted to rid the world of dull ‘click next’ and ineffective elearning and solve the epidemic of uninspiring digital learning. Mindboost began back in 2016, when Caleb, saw a huge opportunity to create better quality digital learning content that connects with learners emotionally to encourage a desire to learn more. Caleb realised there was a lack of true understanding of an organisation’s culture and inner-working when learning providers were presented with a request from a client. So, the Mindboost team get under the cover of an organisation’s performance need and ultimately look to connect with learners emotionally. When a learner is connected emotionally, they tend to start believing in a change, this then generates a feeling and makes a greater impact within the organisation than just conveying information.