Dishing Up Disease: Food Server Follies

November 23, 2015

(This article was originally posted here and is reposted with permission.)

Few jobs are busier than being a food server during peak eating hours. And for many waiters and waitresses, the job includes more than just taking orders and delivering food. It also includes busing tables, taking money to the cashier, and some minor food preparation, such as making desserts or drinks.

We expect food preparers to wear gloves and practice appropriate food safety procedures. But food servers don’t wear gloves since they are not expected to touch your food. On the other hand, they do touch your plate, eating utensils, cups,…