CHEF Alex Dow knocks his pan in to make sure he keeps a clean kitchen and prepares the best food.
Now Alex and his team at KibbleWorks, in Paisley have been rewarded for their efforts with a prestigious hygiene award from Renfrewshire Council.
The kitchen staff at KibbleWorks – the social enterprise and employment training wing of Paisley’s Kibble Education and Care Centre – have been presented with an Eat Safe Award.
The Eat Safe scheme is run by the Food Standards Agency and aims to recognise excellence in food hygiene and food safety management.
Consumers can be assured that the food served in awarded premises is prepared with the utmost care.
Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board, said, “To be recognised with the Eat Safe award is a great achievement and I am sure all involved will take pride in this recognition.
“The scheme is a great way for premises to inform the public that their food has been prepared to the highest standards. Each of these premises can now proudly display a certificate showing they have met these standards.
“Food safety is as much a vital part of a business as customer service is, and it is great that more local catering establishments are raising the bar.”
Eileen Cummings, Kibble’s Head of Education and Young Training, said, “We have high expectations of the young people working at KibbleWorks, and they are supported and supervised at all times by qualified staff.
“These same high standards are applied to the social enterprises. A social enterprise is just like any other business, where quality, service and customer care are paramount.
“KibbleWorks serves the local community and we are pleased to contribute to the economic, environmental and social fabric of Paisley and Renfrewshire.”
Eligible establishments are assessed for the Eat Safe Award as part of scheduled food hygiene inspections carried out by council food enforcement officers.
Since the Eat Safe scheme launched in Scotland in 2005, more than 1,000 establishments have been recognised.