Food Hygiene Policy

This is the Food Hygiene Policy Statement of: Christ Church, Cambridge 

in the parish of: St Andrew the Less


1. Responsibilities of volunteers

All volunteers using the kitchen (not the servery) must agree to abide by the ‘Kitchen Procedures’ attached to this statement. A copy must be kept in the kitchen. 

2. Training

The PCC will pay for kitchen volunteers to obtain a Foundation Level (Basic) Food Hygiene Certificate. Either a one-day course will be offered on an annual basis, or an on-line course offered, which leads to this qualification. Following best practice, volunteers must re-take the exam every 3 years. 

Basic training (lasting approximately 5 minutes) will be given by the head cook to any volunteers who wish to help in the kitchen but do not have a food hygiene qualification. 

3. Cooking teams

The head cook must hold a Foundation Level (Basic) Food Hygiene Certificate. It is desirable if all other cooks in the team also hold this qualification, however, it is recognised that some may only have had the 5 minutes basic training. 

There should be a head cook appointed (who holds this certificate) for any event involving preparation and/or cooking of food that is served to the public on the Christ Church premises or events that are the responsibility of Christ Church (e.g. a Jubilee Street Party). Exclusions to this are external hall bookings, private events held in the vicarage or homes of other church members (such as Welcome Suppers), or food that is deemed to be low-risk as defined in the Foundation Level training (e.g. biscuits/cake). 



This policy was approved by the PCC on 22 September 2016


Signed (on behalf of the PCC) …………………………………………