Restaurant Inspectors

Restaurant Inspectors - No A? Walk Away!Guiding Question:
What is it like to be a restaurant inspector?

Materials:
internet, library

Procedure:
Obtain the restaurant food safety inspection list for your area. Ask a local restaurant or your school cafeteria to give you a tour of their kitchen. Take the inspection list and ask them to show you how the inspectors determine the score they receive on each item.

Additional Questions:
Are some items on the list more difficult to pass than others? What are they?

Are there some items on the list that seem overly cautious to you? Why are they on the list?

What other items would you add to or delete from the inspection list?

Related Video:
Food Safety Scores

Extra Credit:
Take an online tour of a restaurant inspection with a real restaurant inspector from Seattle! Watch the four minute video of the inspector doing his job, and then click through the mock food inspection to try it yourself.