Cleaning the kitchen

This unit focuses on back of house activities in a café/canteen/restaurant environment. It is based on the National Occupational Standards:

There are two files to download

  • Teacher's notes and additional materials
  • Worksheets

You can find interactive versions of the worksheet activities, as well as the videos here:

Time: Approximately 6-8 hours for this unit.  Timings are flexible and teachers can break down the units into smaller chunks of learning and build in revision as required. 


  • To provide listening practice related to back of house activities in a catering environment
  • To introduce and practise the language associated with setting up a deli counter
  • To raise awareness of opening and closing checks by catering staff
  • To introduce some basic principles of food preparation
  • To introduce and practise vocabulary related to hygiene in a catering environment
  • To revise special dietary needs (also covered in unit 2)