Kilauea Bakery Policies
1. Be aware of where your hands are at all times. Few people do this. Everything we prepare is put into someone’s mouth. Wash your hands often during your shift, especially between transitions. For instance between petting your dog and cooking one of our fine soups. Keep your nails clean, tie your hair back, keep from habitually touching your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and face. Keep your hands above your waist and below your neckline. Wipe and clean with sanitized towels often.
2. Arrive at work combed, shaven, neat, cleanly dressed, and deodorized. If you’re the type who needs a little deodorant please don’t make us remind you to use it. It’s not that we won’t, it’s just that the suggestion will create an awkward situation for the both of us.
3. Please dress appropriately. No midriffs, arm-pit hair, or navels exposed. Skirts and shorts should be long enough to allow for bending over without exposing yourself. This is a family joint we nurture dietary appetites not sexual ones.
4. Cook while straight and awake. Not stoned, buzzed or drunk. In the readers case, you are of course in the privacy of your own home. Just don’t cut yourself.
5. Work safely; be sure your mind is on the task at hand when you are handling knives or any of the kitchen tools. Beware of distractions, concentrate. No cuts, no burns, no errors!
6. Manage yourself. Don’t be a safety lawnmower, you know the kind, every time the driver lets go of the handle the motor dies. Keep yourself busy. Feel free to talk and tell stories, if you can move your hands and your lips at the same time. If you have to stop working in order to tell a story you might make a good committee member, politician or construction worker but not a cook for the Kilauea Bakery.