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post #1 of Old 09-04-2014, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Kitchen/ Catering cleaning


I been in the commercial cleaning business for ten years. Never really dealt with kitchens or restaurants, but I have an opportunity for an up and coming catering company. Here are the details.

They do not serve food on property everything is taken off site/delivered.
They need the kitchen coolers cleaned. Kitchen equipment as well. Stove tops, flat tops, hoods everything you can think of in a huge commercial kitchen.

I need help with pricing. They are currently paying two people $13 an hour. I am almost certain it is a couple without a business. They want a commercial company to take over. It is also seven days a week. Currently takes them 4-6 hrs a day.

There is no way that price works for me. What are the common prices for this type of cleaning?? Any other info would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of Old 09-05-2014, 02:37 PM
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We have a commercial kitchen customer. We only do the floors and the total sq ft for the floors is around 2000 sq ft.
To clean the floors:
1.Pick up the large chunks of food & utensils on the floor I like the rubber/silicone broom from Amazon--$12-14 bucks, stray brooms tend to drop stray pieces on the floor. Use a long handle to reach under equipment.
2. Backpack vacuum the floor, this picks up crumbs, small food particles etc.
3. Liberally mop the floor with a enzymatic food grade degreaser. This product we found works the best on greasy floors as it "eats" the grease and continues to work with NO rinsing or finish moping. I assume it could be applied to counter areas & READ THE LABEL to make sure.
We tried Greased Lightening & Simple Green with poor results.
* has some commercial kitchen cleaning videos, so look at those for ideas.
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1 important thing I forgot to mention regarding commercial kitchen floor cleaning. IF you use a food grade enzymatic to clean & degrease the floor ask or find out if the enzymatic can be used on floor finishes that are water based. Some enyme products ARE NOT recommend for water based floor finishes.
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Use local commercial cleaning services located in your area to clean your kitchen.
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$13 does not seem viable at all, it costs more than to clean a commercial kitchen. I think you have to explain how your service will differ from what they are currently getting to justify the new price
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